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The George Hotel, Buckden, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire

The George Hotel

4.5
4.5
642 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The beautifully refurbished George Hotel offers not only fine dining and comfort dishes in the colonial inspired décor of the restaurant under Head Chef Bennaisa El Akil, but an array of cocktails in the lavish Bobbie's Bar, as well as decadent Afternoon Teas in the botanical haven that is the Orangery.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea can also be enjoyed on our terrace when the sun is shining.
With shades of Victorian inspired elegance, this professionally designed and individual destination is a hidden gem in the Cambridgeshire countryside.
We serve bar food throughout the day - Monday to Saturday between 12pm and 9pm.
On Sunday we serve bar food along with our set Sunday menu including roast options between 12pm and 8pm.
Our A la carte menu is served Monday to Saturday between the hours of 12pm and 2.30pm and 6.30pm and 9pm.
We look forward to welcoming you.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Mediterranean, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:30–20:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    01480 812300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Benaissa El Akil
  • Private party contact
    Katie Goodacre: 01480 812300
  • Area
    Huntingdon
  • Cross Street
    A1 - easy exit & entrance to village at Buckden roundabout.
  • Parking Details
    There are 25 spaces located at the back of the hotel. We also have ample street parking with no restrictions.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £29.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in one of our luxury afternoon teas served in beautiful surroundings.

What 642 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

642 Reviews
  1. ZakR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food . Staff very helpful and accommodating

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  2. JanetM

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    table noisy, food overpriced for what it was. service poor as kept changing waiters/waitress asking the same questions. Main course not hot. Curry was mostly juice and very little beef. Sticky toffee pudding served ice cold. Asked for it to be hot and the 2nd ones came out cold. they need to get their act together. told wait to have a gap before dessert and one minute later a waitress gives us the dessert menu. Felt rushed. paid bill, then asked to pay bill again.

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  3. DaGC

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious food and gentile ambience. Staff friendly, efficient and professional. Table perfect although could have done with being a bit warmer (Radiator was off) Coffee tables and windows on entrance door looked a little grubby but I’m being picky as it was highlighted due to the strong sunshine that day Overall a delightful visit and shall return again

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  4. Padthai

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch, nice varied menu with interrresting flavours.

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  5. Buba

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service was very poor, unfriendly and slow. They didn’t have brunch menu even though it said so on the menu. It wasn’t child friendly either. The food was good but the overall experience was poor and we won’t go back.

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  6. Coco

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat very welcoming in every way

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  7. JacquelineJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food served by helpful staff in very comfortable surroundings.

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  8. ValerieS

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a speacial treat this is the place to go , its beautful. The food was so good, and the cakes were to die for.

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  9. KerryC

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new menus. Much better choices and reasonably priced too. Had a lovely meal last night and we will be back on Sunday!

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  10. DebbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely to stop off at the George, it has such a lovely feel to it. Great food and friendly staff. Look forward to my next visit

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  11. SusieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was extremely tasty and arrived promptly nice and hot. In fact we could not fault the food or the service.

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  12. DavidY

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We booked at the George for a birthday celebration, having last been there in 2015. The ambience was pleasant, although sitting next to the kitchen doors was not ideal. We were disappointed by the lack of choice on the menu. Many of the dishes were "exotic" and were not matched by less exotic choices. We decided to have "while you're waiting" nibbles to share before the main course. These were good but overpriced. The bread stood out as delicious, while the individual pieces of whitebait were large and very pungent, sadly not to our liking. The wine was served elegantly, and the waiting staff were courteous. The main courses were mostly tasty but overpriced, particularly the steak at £35. This had been overcooked and had to be sent back. It was replaced courteously. The jerk beef burger at £18.95 was delicious but hardly value for money. The chips were well cooked and crisp. It might help to explain what some of the terms on the menu mean. I had to look up jerk! We were impressed by the birthday chocolates presented after the meal. I would probably not come again, owing to the very restricted menu and the high prices.

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  13. Steelyneely

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    A rather disappointing meal, let's leave it at that!

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  14. Dave

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very average lunch. Beef nice. Chicken dry. Garnishes inconsistent quality. Manager brusque without reason. Will seek an alternative.

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  15. HelenD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was great as was the service in the restaurant . Unfortunately the service in the bar, whilst friendly , is inefficient and lacks managment. Once we had been served drinks and given menus we were ignored. We had to try hard to get attention to order some olives despite a member of staff chatting to their friends on the next table and again had to wave to someone to take our food order despite a table reservation and menus in front of us

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  16. JuneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always book The George for meals , either on our own or with friends, always welcoming staff, food always good …my favourite place to eat .

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  17. No12

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff Knew my dietary requirements and told me everything I needed to know without me having to ask A lovely relaxed lunch

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  18. LouLou

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious Sunday lunch. Such a relief not to be over faced with vast amounts of good. It was just right. All 4 of us enjoyed it.

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  19. Nikki

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Hamburger was pink and undercooked, reordered still pink and undercooked. Waiter picked up his spilled chips from the table and put them back on my plate by hand. Seafood Linguine was tasteless, lacking seasoning and garlic.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely surroundings, good staff and food was gorgeous!

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  21. JanetR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, imaginative menu. Great staff, superb wine choice.

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  22. RonaldI

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Generally very enjoyable but why serve excellent medium rare roast beef up on luke warm plates? Just a little justifiable criticism to what otherwise was a lovely lunch meet up with friends.

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  23. MurielO1234

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Sunday Lunch with friends very much. Excellent service by professional staff. Haven't been for a while but will be back.

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  24. JulietB

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing birthday meal for my partner, staff were lovely the food excellent one of the best steaks I’ve had perfectly cooked, I recommend the rocket and Parmesan side as the perfect accompaniment. Meal finished off with a lovely happy birthday chocolate treat for him, thanks for a lovely evening The George Buckden!

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  25. Willow

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the afternoon tea which was plentiful with a excellent assortment, lovely cakes, all freshly made. Great service .. will definitely be back!

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  26. SteveL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    One of the nicest meals i`ve had for a long time , refurbishment has been carried out to the highest standard and the staff were attentive considering their young age. I would definately come again . Just one thing , please consider changing your menu on a monthly basis I work in the catering industry and find this to be both beneficial and lucrative on a returning customer basis as people will notice this and believe me will find it repetitive and boring. I wish you all the best for the future.

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  27. MichelleS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely calm ambience, beautiful furnishings & great food

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  28. Oldtimer

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food chosen from a varied menu at lunchtime. Attentive service from pleasant and helpful younger staff. We enjoyed our visit very much. Only one small fly in the ointment - the Diet Coke from the £3 bottle tasted like ordinary coke whereas the Diet Coke from the smaller £1 + bottle tasted as it should. A mystery!

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  29. KarenH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I enjoy visiting The George, although only really eat there on special occasions. The menu is quite limited and lots of truffle used, so would always advise to take a look before booking. I expected there to be a special in addition to the normal Al la carte menu, however, it was a Monday when we visited. The food was really lovely and enjoyed the ambience, however £36.95 for a Sirloin Steak was a bit expensive in my opinion. I would recommend The George though there are other restaurants around which would be hard to beat, like The Plough @Bolnhurst

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  30. GordonA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is very well cooked ad presented. The menu is a bit limited and the choice of salad could be better, however it is a very nice restaurant to eat in and we would recommend it. We just feel the menu could be a bit broader.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my mothers birthday on Monday and what a memorable day, thanks to all the staff who made lunch extra special!

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  32. Bonnie

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first time at The George, to meet friends as it is a half way stop between us both. Loved it and we will all certainly visit again. Relaxed vibes though efficient and friendly team who were knowledgeable about the menu, eager to adapt as requested and everything was served without interfering with our conversation. Lots of smiles and good humour - they all looked like they were happy to be at work and serving us. Very original and stylish decor throughout. A gem.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Sunday dinner. Never been before and never had a recommendation and so I just thought I’d try it as I’m new to the area. The three of us all enjoyed our meals and drinks. Will definitely return. Staff were very polite, happy and attentive.

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  34. GinaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just spent a beautiful afternoon at the George celebrating belatedly my 50th birthday!! The service and food and atmosphere was amazing! Thank you very much! I’ll definitely be back!!

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  35. LisaD

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to have a catch up with friends, ambiance was chilled and selection of food was good

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  36. LisaE

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Range of areas (more or less formal) in which to eat which is ideal.

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  37. MarianO

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The George @ Buckden is a superb venue. Very classy, relaxed atmosphere, superb food, lovely service and very friendly staff 🌸

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  38. LadyMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was presented well, hot and very tasty. Would definitely recommend.

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  39. Kaza

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Beautiful hotel and Decor. Seated promptly. Young man served us very nervous I guess fairly new, but he was lovely, polite and courteous. Main meal very overpriced. Starters fair price. Service started as attentive but later we felt forgotten. Had to grab attention of staff twice to get top up of drinks. Had to ask for boill. You need a token for car park. Not offered Had to go to bar to get...poor!

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  40. Lynds

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were good and we enjoyed our evening at the George.

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The George Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The George Hotel

The George Hotel, 39 High Street, Buckden, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 5XA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    A1 - easy exit & entrance to village at Buckden roundabout.
  • Area
    Huntingdon
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 08:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:30–20:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:30–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Mediterranean, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There are 25 spaces located at the back of the hotel. We also have ample street parking with no restrictions.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Benaissa El Akil
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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