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George

55 Great Portland Street
Fitzrovia
London
W1W 7LQ

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.30 pm
FridayNoon - 11.30 pm
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 9.00 pm

Operator

JKS Pubs

About the Pub

Following closure in in July 2016, the Sethi family, behind JKS Restaurants and London venues such as Gymkhana and Brigadiers, were amongst a private investor syndicate which took over this site for a gastro-pub concept. A licence was granted in 2021 to The George London Limited and the venue finally reopened in late November 2021. The interior renovation has been carried out to a high standard; see the detail on the CAMRA Heritage website.

The ground floor bar gives a “quintessential British pub experience” and offers a short menu of traditional pub snacks, main courses and puddings from Wednesday to Sunday. The “Upstairs at The George” offers up-market food dining and a sparkling wine bar all set in in beautiful surroundings: chandeliers, Persian rugs, tiled fireplaces and so on. Note the finely-lit wine "cellar"; the wine list here is spectacularly long and includes a large selection of southern-county English wines in addition to wines from around the world.

Prices here reflect the ambience. Sister pub to the Cadogan Arms in Chelsea.

Historic Interest

Established on this site in 1677 the George is a Grade II listed building (Historic England ref 1392409, rebuilt at a cost of £4,467 by Bird & Walters in 1878. It was a large corner pub that has kept its excellent Victorian wood panelling, gilded mirrors, and ceramic panels and tiling. It was yet another pub frequented by the impoverished wartime Fitrovian set of writers, scratching around for work at the nearby BBC. The pub was nicknamed the Gluepot by Sir Thomas Beecham because he claimed his musicians kept getting stuck there!

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Purity Mad Goose
  • St Austell Tribute

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Thornbridge Jaipur IPA

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Features

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Wed-Sun.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Wed-Sun.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Private dining room, & ground-floor snug.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Selected events screened, see venue website.

  • WiFi Wifi

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George

55 Great Portland Street
Fitzrovia
London
W1W 7LQ

Sat Nav Reference

51.517716, -0.141753

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

TfL: 353

Closest Station (1300m)

London Euston

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Oxford Circus

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George Fitzrovia-1 Jan 2022

George

55 Great Portland Street
Fitzrovia
London
W1W 7LQ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Function Room
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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