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The George & Dragon, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The George & Dragon

4.5
4.5
330 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Welcome to George and Dragon! We aim to serve the best quality fresh seasonal food, locally sourced in our 13th Century pub. Newly refurbished with an extended garden area our dedicated team welcome you with a friendly smile in a warm and friendy manner
Rob, our Head Chef, sources Kentish ingredients wherever possible using local suppliers. His sole aim is to create dishes that showcase these products in the best way possible.
With an extensive wine list and cocktails aligned with local cask ales we have something for every taste and ocassion.
Three roaring fires in the winter months make for a cosy environment if popping in for a quick drink and a portion of 'Aubergine Meatballs' to share or a sumptous Sunday Roast with a bottle of Chateau Pontesac.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Mon, Sun 12:00–22:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–17:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01892 338549

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Modern British Cuisine

  • Private party facilities

    All Private events catered for

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Parking Details

    Car park on site. Over flow car park 150 meters away iat weekends

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 330 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Outdoor Eating

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Most Booked

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  1. e

    emmab

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service today thanks Had a tasty vegan burger
  2. J

    James

    Adelaide

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The pandemic has not been kind to eating out and the G&D has put up prices significantly, charges 12.5% service charge, but is not delivering at that level and is now brewery owned. Having used the G&D for 33 years, with it changing ownership a few times, this will be our last meal for a while. It can remain for drinks and nibbles but not for food. The service was very good and attentive, but the food was mediocre at best, with a steak and sides at nearly £40…. London prices without the delivery (London is often poor now as well due to Labour shortages). Wine remains fairly priced at about 3-4x the buy price. The short drive further to The Hare at Langton (original owners unless something during the pandemic has also changed) is better until the G&D can understand their local clientele need more than it currently delivers.
  3. T

    Takski

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proper destination pub out in Speldhurst. Superb food, friendly staff, beautiful building.
  4. AS

    AlexS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Staff were attentive, dined on a monday so quiet but food came out quickly. Bread and butter starter which is enough for 2. Fish and chips was great, great portion size and very well cooked. Would recommend.
  5. M

    Mike

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very ordinary in all respects. A disappointing lunch.
  6. p

    partyof4

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    We would not recommend because the menu is full of garlic laden dishes, with little choice. It is obvious the food is bought in ready made. A shame because in days gone by this Pub/Restaurant was outstanding and had excellent chef(s).
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place ever! Literally my favourite place!
  8. SF

    SaraF

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly welcome , lovely food, great ambience
  9. TG

    TishGo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father's Day! Absolutely fantastic food and service; you would never have known they'd been working so hard to cater for table after table... our servers were super friendly, patient, good humoured and couldn't have been more helpful. Roast beef and roast lamb beautifully cooked and scrumptious puddings! Thank you!
  10. SB

    SandraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal and great staff! We felt very welcome. Thank you
  11. RA

    RichardA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and very welcoming staff would highly recommend
  12. WR

    WilliamR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Sunday roast and it was perfect, service great all and all a great experience! Thanks
  13. PD

    PeterD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely Sunday lunch sitting in the sunshine. Very enjoyable!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always happy
  15. S

    Swinny

    Hertfordshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub & setting. Great food & attentive service given, despite the fact that a large wedding party were having a function at the same time. Top marks!👍😁
  16. UL

    UteL

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    There was very little choice on the a la carte menu and with hindsight we should have used the pub food menu. We found the food very expensive.
  17. JP

    JamesP

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and outstanding service. Looking forward to our next visit!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Great place, great food, very slow service
  19. J

    Jyo3

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service and wonderful food and wine in a beautiful old country pub. I would recommend this highly.
  20. HY

    HannahY

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely atmosphere sat in the garden. We really enjoyed it.
  21. LB

    LizB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    We were really disappointed with the food - the menu sounded interesting and it did not live up to the descriptions. Overpriced steak, sticky tasteless beetroot hummus and a crab risotto which was salty and had bits of cucumber stuck in it. Lovely staff though. Sorry won’t be returning.
  22. JC

    JeannetteC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, we had a lovely experience and a warm welcome. Thanks for a lovely evening!
  23. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food came quickly and tasted good well cooked. Real ale choice rather limited but adequate. Initial service slow but waitress knowledgeable and courteous.
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    sophiap

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Helpful staff on the whole but forgetful… had to go and fetch them to order and to remind them of the order they didn’t also tell us the kitchen was closing so when we went back to add to the order they informed us we couldn’t
  25. DB

    DougieB

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location outside, very attentive staff and menu and food cannot be beaten.
  26. B

    Brain

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good quality but they were very small portions, we thought maybe we ordered from the kids menu by accident. It also took 50 minutes to arrive, we gave dessert a miss as the waitress could not guarantee it would not take another 50 minutes to arrive. I would suggest there needs to be push to try and manage peoples expectations a bit better.
  27. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A busy bank holiday Monday, meant that service took a little longer than usual. Some of our party chose starters, which meant that others had to wait over an hour for their mains. However, this did not detract from an overall very positive experience, with excellent food and service. The burger, accompanied with beef dripping chips, must receive a special mention as it was better than anything I have had at any of the dedicated burger chains. I will certainly return.
  28. A

    Annabel

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We are locals to the G&D and love it. But on bank holiday monday our experience was not the greatest. Food took about 45 minutes to arrive and our expectations were not well managed during that time. Half of our party of 8 people were under 7years old and so it would have been good, since we asked about the food twice, if initiative was taken to offer some crisps / bar snacks to bridge the gap. The gnocchi was not great and the fish and chip portions had chunky chips, which were lovely, but less than 10 chips so the plate was extremely sparse. We did not stay for pudding as the service was too slow and we no longer had energy for placating hungry small people. Really unfortunate because we love the G&D. We will come back, these things do happen but I think if they could have taken a moment to read the situation and intervene then the results would be from happy customers and positive onward reviews.

    The George & DragonResponded on 3 May 2022Dear Annnabel Thank you for your feedback and a sincere apology from us all that we didn't meet our own expectations on waiting time for food yesterday. It was a challenging day and the young team made their best efforts but I take full responsibility for not communicating with your table that we were experiencing delays. We have also noted your feedback on the Gnocchi and Fish & Chips and appreciate the task of managing hungry youngsters! We look forward to welcoming you soon Richard GM

  29. ML

    MissL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our booking was relatively early and it wasn’t that busy when we arrived. Unfortunately the wait for food was just unacceptable. It was 45 minutes for the starter and an hour for the main. The food was nice but nothing spectacular. We were given dessert menus but after waiting to order for 30 minutes we gave up and paid the bill. Wouldn’t recommend as much better places with much better service in the area.

    The George & DragonResponded on 7 May 2022Dear MissL I'm so sorry that there were delays with your meals on Monday and agree that this is just not an acceptable time to be waiting. We're working hard to build a reputation for great food and service and its clear we still face a few challenges that I assure you we will overcome. We really do value your feedback and . I hope that we can make amends. I'd be delighted to arrange this for you personally. Yours sincerely Richard Maher General Manager

  30. HR

    HughR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent value. Lots of roast vegetables to go with beautifully slow cooked lamb.
  31. HC

    HelenC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Didn't eat there but service was very good. Thank you.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and friendly staff
  33. T

    Teddy

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday roast perfect round table to catch up with friends
  34. OM

    OllyM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I really like this place. The food is always good, the service very friendly and the prices not unreasonable given what’s going on. I’ll definitely be back. On the noise under open table review I love noise to a point and here people are having a good time
  35. MB

    MartinB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love the atmosphere in this place... the sense of history. There was some music, but not too loud, so we could talk to each other very easily. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty... only minor problem, the leek which found its way into one meal, was very tough -- 12th century? Otherwise, fine.
  36. o

    opentabl

    Kent

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good indeed
  37. LC

    LucyCS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. We had a large party but all the meals were hot and came together. So pleased we booked for Easter!
  38. JP

    JamesP

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!! Lovely country pub. Looking forward to coming back!
  39. e

    ezza1

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch on a glorious Easter Saturday. Lovely grub and great service (although struggled to understand the Geordie accent of one of the really friendly waitresses 😀😃). Definitely recommend!
  40. n

    ndiz

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Special pub meal out, very high quality, nice staff

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The George & Dragon is rated 4.5 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The George & Dragon

Speldhurst Hill, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 0NN

Additional information

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Mon, Sun 12:00–22:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–17:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Car park on site. Over flow car park 150 meters away iat weekends

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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