George IV

4.6
508 reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 508 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Joel
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Food is exceptional. Recent investments made in the outside dining area has been done brilliantly well.

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Debs
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was fantastic as was the way it had been set up for social distancing!
It was the night before another lock down so excepted that there wasn’t much turkey and stuffing in our buns as levels may be running low but what there was, was delicious
Great pub and food

JC
JennyC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went in just before lockdown for some drinks and a couple of bits to eat. Scotch egg was delicious as were the lamb ribs , but very salty. Can’t wait to return after lockdown!!

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MartinR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food, service, highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff beautiful food.

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WilliamD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The food was great with a good range. The service was good but perhaps the staff could do with knowing a bit more about the menu some of the relatively simple questions we asked were met with some indifference, this was later redeemed by the manager...
The wine was fantastic but should have been at the price and the music was an incessant beat that was perhaps a little intrusive. With all that said the pub is wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves so much that we will go back.

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TracyS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service with great Covid measures in place. A lovely evening out!

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MargaretG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleasant lunch w with excellent service and attention to covid measures

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SWIlde
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside eating fully recommend as seating was well heated and if you come prepared with thermals and coats they give you a blanket but also took my own! Friends took hot water bottles too! Lovely evening Prosecco and fish and fish and chips followed by their awesome chocolate fondant. Would definitely recommend.

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BruceM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a nice varied menu. Well cooked and served, despite Covid restrictions!

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Adiemulford
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely pub. Distancing followed. Staff always professional yet friendly.
I adore the food they sell. On this occasion my crab linguine was very salty although I did eat it. The Jerusalem artichoke veloute was superb. Creamy, smooth and beautifully designed with green oil etc.
Pork chop and ox cheek both delicious and nice cheeseboard.
Thank you.

JC
JennyC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Great Sunday roast as per usual, but on this occasion our starters arrived before our drinks, and I had to ask for the bread that was supposed to come with the soup. Had also run out of one of the puddings but we were only told when we tried to order it.

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JaneS
Angus
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. Food excellent but maybe slightly even higher standard during the week and not on a Sunday lunch when it’s so busy. Feel totally safe as very high standards applied for COVID 19 checks and restrictions. Would recommend to everyone

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Charlie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, very well managed covid controls, enjoyable visit

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SueM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal, really top quality ingredients, nice comfortable and cosy pub and could not thought the service, well done you George IV

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DonnaB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never tried this restaurant before and we were really impressed and Callum our waiter was very attentive but not over attentive, just right. We will certainly be booking again. Also loved the way they had accommodated out door drinking with the blankets and heaters. Felt very safe in terms of the measures in place for covid 19.

IC
vipIanC
London
51 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcome back George, usual high standards ! See you soon.

JG
JolyonG
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding kitchen. The flavours and presentation are superb and the brigade is at the top of its form. Quite excellent. The service is also a joy. Thank you so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib sharer was absolutely delicious and the whole experience felt very covid safe. Thank you for yet another wonderful evening!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, the Monkfish was outstanding. Friendly and We felt very safe the whole time.
Would definitely recommend

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Nettie
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food service was very good would recommend this establishment

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andyp
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service and safety measures in place, our first time here and we’ll be back 😊

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Logie
Kent
18 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great location - slightly expensive but worth it for something special

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vipMoley
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with a special ambiance.

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vipAndrew
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and friendly staff. The food was great too. Highly recommend!!

JS
JosephS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was good. Service slow. We were a table of 2 with a toddler and the tables around us were getting served a lot quicker then us. With the toddler we need to be in and out quite quick but it just seemed the service took an age. For 2 courses we were there for over 1.5 hours which to me is too long.

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AndyW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Lovely food. Excellent waitress. Perfect for a last family meal before lockdown. We’ll be back when we can.

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Benct
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Can’t fault anything about our experience. Food more on the expensive side but incredible.

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anniemc2003
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and lovely inside. Service was a bit slow but we weren't in a rush.
This is not cheap but the food was definitely special - I had the pork belly which was unlike any pork belly I'd had before, amazing!

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ChristaB
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were really impressed at how well the staff handled COVID protocols. We felt completely safe while in the pub. (I’ve been to other restaurants that aren’t taking this seriously, and it really impacts my ability to enjoy the meal.) The food was amazing as always and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves because we felt safe. Thank you.

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AnthonyB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can you say first class food, first class service,friendly and helpful staff and value for money.
Recommended anyone to go there so long as there is room for us.

JS
JaneS
Angus
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service really relaxing night out. High standards regarding COVID very impressed and feeling safe. Well Done King George1V team!

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vipChocci
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family pub lunch on a Friday half term break, everything was delicious. Generous portion of fish and chips for the kids, my rib eye steak was one of the most tender steaks I’d had in a long time and they were able to cater to dairy intolerance with red wine jus substitute.

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KanizeC
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband was a bigger fan than me. I though the portions were rather small. The staff however were very pleasant and we would definitely go back again to try other dishes.
Both of us were slightly intrigued by the choice of music but everyone has their own style, I never got ABBA.

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Alex
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely country dinning at this gastro pub. All dishes are elevated to excite your palate and never disappoint.

JA
JanetA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable evening, good food and service all within a very feel safe environment.

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal especially in these difficult times. Every effort was made to make us feel welcome and safe.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good value with the £10 off. The food was good but the chairs a bit uncomfortable. Would have preferred to be in the bar area.

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SherifH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Another lovely lunch at the GeorgeIV The pork belly was delicious!!
We’ll be back 😊

IC
vipIanC
London
51 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A splendid Sunday lunch. Nothing to fault. Thanks again

FAQs

George IV is rated 4.6 stars by 508 OpenTable diners.

George IV does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.georgeivpub.co.uk/contact-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.