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Posted: 19 August 2014
Blog category: Pub of the Week
A lively evening and lunchtime spot, popular with thirsty Londoners, The George in Soho is self-proclaimed as ‘Soho’s new local’. This traditional street corner pub, housed in a characterful late-Victorian building, is a buzzing city pub which offers a convenient watering hole in this busy part of the capital.
Situated in W1, just yards from both Oxford Street and Central Soho, The George enjoys an enviable location perfect for a post-work pint with friends. Having received a refurbishment last year, funded by Shepherd Neame, the pub gained a fresh new look while retaining many appealing character features. Although not the largest of pubs, the pub’s convivial, fun-loving atmosphere makes for an ideal retreat from the bustling streets, for regulars and visitors alike.
The pub serves a wide range of drinks, including drinks of the day to suit all tastes, as well as a good range of beers, lagers and wines by the glass. The kitchen is also now open, serving a range of bar snacks as well a fantastic new selection of rustic home-baked pizzas, served from 12 – 10pm. Food can be pre-ordered, which can be useful if you are popping in after work for a pint and a pizza, and it is also possible to arrange platters for larger groups when booking in advance.
For sporting fans, there are three screens showing all major events. The friendly bar staff, known as ‘Team George’ really contribute to make this pub what it is – a welcoming, comfortable local pub, with great beer and tasty pub food, and a quirky twist that is rapidly making The George a very popular place to be.
There is now also a function room available for hire upstairs – ideal for private parties, office Christmas celebrations, and corporate events, with a capacity of up to 50 people. Or, if you have a bigger party in mind, The George also offers private hire on Saturdays and Sundays – ideal for weddings and birthdays, giving you the whole pub to yourself, right in the heart of Soho.
The pub is currently running a special offer of free pizza for parties of 25 – 40 – just book by the end of September for any party date (excluding December).