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Reviews of The George

Tower Bridge Road, London SE1


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The George
I'm sure if any of these old men wandered into a trendy bar they would get the same "all eyes on you" treatment - if they could get past the bouncers on the door, that is.
Old men's pubs are fairly scarce nowadays, let's not start demanding they fit in with the gentrification of Bermondsey!
- 65 years old dont bother!
It was raining, I came in.... as someone said previously, it was like everything stopped and all the eyes on me!

It is a real OLD MEN pub... very boring in fact... the same olds locals, some sleeping on the table... disgusting!

3 TV playing differents sports and a big mix noise.... Rude customers, acting like if the pub was their pub... and looking at you as "the stranger in the place" not really welcoming.

Brilliant bar staff, an australian girl, well educated, train like a dog to do anything is asked by their dear locals and pretty ignorant with the stranger I was.

Dont bother to go there... It is the worse stinking place I ever been in!!!

The place is smelling at some places like if a cat just pee....

Which George was the earlier referring to?
I have lived in the tower bridge area for over 25 years,and although the George is not a local,I have been impressed by both the bar staff and the customers for making me feel welcome when I have dropped into the pub.Even when football matches have clashed with horse racing there has always been an amicable compromise.Okay sometimes the food has not been brilliant,but this is a SE London pub not a Bistro.It's family friendly with some great,if sometimes eccentric charachters.
george tower bridge rd
I strongly disagree with the review dated 8/4/08.
I have always found the pub to be one of the most friendly in the area.
The pub has been decorated recently and is NOT necotine stained.
Bar staff are welcoming and there is a real community 'feel' to the place.
I guess we all judge places differently but my friends and I would recommend a visit.
Grim up t'George
You know those pubs that you walk in to and immediately you feel fifty pairs of eyes on you as everyone stops in to a stony silence? Well for me that's the George. Whilst the bar staff are friendly enough adding the obligatory 'love', 'darling' or 'sweetheart' after every utterance, I felt I was in the middle of a tradition old man's working club. Now don't get me wrong, I love a pub with a bit of character and there is something immensely endearing about sticky carpets and nicotine-stained wallpaper but The George isn't the kind of pub which makes you wonder about the secrets its walls hide, mainly because the facts are plastered all over them. For a cockney style knees up maybe but for a quiet drink where you don't think the locals hate you I'd consider going somewhere else.
Slowly-changing Tradition
A blast from the past roughhouse boozer. No real ale but plenty of characters, not all of them savoury. At its best on big football matches when some of the local Africans make for a more multi-cultural atmos.

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