George IV

4.4
192 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Nestled away in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Great Amwell near Ware, The George IV offers exceptional restaurant cuisine within a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere reserved only for that of a true country pub.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm-2.30pm/6pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm-2.30pm/6pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
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Phone number
01920 870039
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Oliver D'Arcy
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
What 192 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, will be back. Friendly staff. Looking forward to a return trip

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CM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They serve a very good Sunday lunch, good wine and beer, very friendly

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RM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Visited on a Saturday evening. Of our four dishes, the two fish dishes were well cooked, however both the pheasant dishes were over cooked. One so much so it wasn't finished.
We told the waitress who said she would inform the chef however we received no offer to remove it from the bill or even an apology.
I found this very disappointing but my father did not want to make a fuss.
We won't be visiting again.

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DM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff could not have done any more to make us feel welcome, we have 11 guests in total. The kitchen staff stayed on later to serve us food. Everyone bent over backwards.

Would highly recommend.

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NM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food
Good service
Lovely area but no parking so this was quite stressful for me and my friends who i was meeting for lunch.

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IC
London
19 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As ever George doesn’t disappoint. An oasis inn the Hertford sands .

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I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service, the waiter was very accommodating and the chef was very helpful when we went with a friend that has gluten/milk allergy. They were happy to make a few changes to the dish to accommodate her diet.
Very friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not visited this pub for over 30 years. Went last week for dinner with friends and was very impressed with the quality of the food and the service. The pub has obviously been taken over since I was last there and is now owned by the chef. Table numbers and parking are a bit limited but well worth the visit. We will, return again for sure.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always, friendly service, great homemade food, these guys know what they are doing. One of the few/best independent pubs around!!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked here after hearing a Bob FM advertisement for a special deal. We took my dad and his partner here for Sunday dinner. The service and food was excellent. Proper home cooked food and plenty of it. Well served and presented. We will certainly visit again. The downside is trying to park.

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A
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday lunch and can’t fault this place. Food and atmosphere amazing. Lovely pub and fantastic food, excellently cook.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good service. Highly rate this place.

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JD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good service . Would recommend for special occasions.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food great service

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SH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party - Book Club Group - of 11 and had an excellent lunch with excellent service. I think it was our noise level that was at fault and hope we didn't pul off any of the other less noisy customers! If we did apologies and we much enjoyed being at George 1V

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bloody Marvelous - Meal out for 8 for Sunday Lunch. Stuffed.

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w
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing 3 course meal here . Great friendly service ! 5 star food , will definitely be coming back

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GD
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time visit following a family recommendation. Nice welcome and decent service throughout. Just had mains for dinner and my wife felt whilst the lamb was superb, the vegetables provided were limited. I had liver and bacon, generally okay, though the thicker parts of the liver were under cooked. Not enough to be sent back or complain, but slightly soured the meal.

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J
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food as always only down side was the service by waitress which was slow and unfriendly

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LB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seasonal menu
Beautiful food - cooked and presented
Attentive and friendly staff
Lovely lunch

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KJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great roast dinner. The food and service are always great.

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MK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Sunday lunch on a perfect sunny November afternoon. Very attentative Service a notch or two above your average pub. Sunday roast was very good. Shame that the normal menu wasn’t available though

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EM
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food quality was superb. With a varied menu to suit everyone’s taste but in the end with decided on the rack of lamb which was really tender and delicious.

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G
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal at small country gastro pub. Concise modern menu with variety of simple well cooked and presented dishes. Very attentive and friendly service. Definitely one to go back to.

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JS
Angus
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely location and ambience topped by great food! Service very helpful and ready to cater for gluten free, which is often a pain going to some restaurants and spoils the whole dining out experience when you get given one choice! At the King George they are very accommodating and work round the menu so there is plenty to choose from which is delicious and healthy. Highly recommended

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place , lovey food

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A cosy, well-presented gastro-pub. Decent wine list, including some exciting off-beaten-track wines. Seasonal menu of high quality fayre. Food was delicious and well-presented. Overall a lovely evening.

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CM
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an absolute pleasure to dine here. The service is always warm, friendly & welcoming and the food is delicious and decadent without being over the top. I can highly recommend for any occasion!

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c
London
72 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Its the second time I have visited and the puddings are outstanding! Recommended!

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PR
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The kitchen continues to turn out very good food. There is demonstrable talent within the team and the menu is well constructed.

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PE
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality menu, excellent presentation, and very good service. The specials are always worth a look, and both snack and full menus contain quality options.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food good service reasonable prices lovely location will definitely be a regular

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MD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb delicious food with great service, I look forward to going back

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FM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Great service. Lovely place. Would highly recommend!

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Sunday roast was not up to the standard of the last time I visited for Sunday lunch, however every other meal I have had has been very good, so we were a little disappointed this time.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb food. Surprised by the excellent quality of the food at this local pub. Great chef.

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JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Disappointed as sourdough bread burnt but pit on plate with burnt side down so not seen until eat also my baked Alaska had not been baked had been blowtorched which meant the ice creams was solid and meringue cold. Also disappointed snacks menu not changed for ages.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just a tag expensive but the food was very good and the staff were very efficient and friendly. There was just the right time between courses and there was a nice atmosphere

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable lunch at a good pub with friendly staff and good food and drink

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CH
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

A but disappointed that chicken was not on the menu for Sunday lunch

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