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The George Inn

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Sandy Lane, Chippenham SN15 2PY, England
+44 1380 850403
00:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 00:00 - 23:00
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Calne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not an active trip-advisor user.. in fact, I had to create an account on here to rate this place as I was beyond disappointed with tonight's experience. Begrudgingly.. I'm writing a negative review... I've been in the hospitality and customer service industry for ten years now, one element (no matter whether it be a pub, bar/nightclub, retail etc) always... More 

Thank FrancescaEmma44
Meltham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling from a day in Bath to a weekend in London and looking for interesting places on the way. Came to Sandy Lane over 30 years ago and remembered The George. Needless to say it had changed but it's recent refurbishment is nicely done. We had a lovely friendly welcome from Helen and the food was very tasty. The cod... More 

Thank Paul R
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Hi Paul thank you so much for the review, it was very nice to meet you and your family. I do hope the journey to London wasn't too painful. We are pleased you like the changes and trust you will come and visit again Kind regards Helen and team George More 

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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A disappointing visit, despite good reviews. It must've changed hands or lost a good chef or two. Lovely setting, beautiful old building. We sat in the bar with the dog which lacked much atmosphere on a Thursday afternoon, bad music, and sitting at a table far away from every one else. Our waitress was very nice, however did not attend... More 

1 Thank Ruby C
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for the time you have taken to post your comments. I am truly disappointed that your did not enjoy your visit to the George as we we work hard to deliver great food and service to all our guests. I understand that you waited a little longer than anticipated for your meals and this why we provided... More 

Wiltshire, England
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked 10 miles to reward ourselves with Sunday lunch and a couple of pints on 09/04/2017. I am awarding the 1 star for the location only. At £14:00 at head this is what you get - a modest lunch comprising of 2 small slices of beef, 3 roast potatoes, 1 small Yorkshire pudding, a dribble of gravy and cold,... More 

3 Thank ShelleyBarnes
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive by this pub on a regular basis and finally decided to stop in for a quick bite to eat. We were barely even greeted by the bar staff who continued to lack any sort of personality, not only with us, but other visitors. We ordered starters and drinks- the beer was bitter, warm and cloudy- not what you... More 

Thank clpps2012
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your comments. We have a wide range of dishes on the menu from small light bar bites, beef and ale pie, ham, eggs and hand cut chips to more seasonal dishes on the restaurant menu such as pork tenderloin, fish, burgers. We are more than happy to make a none menu item where possible if requested.... More 

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went without booking, we ordered drinks and decided to have the Thai curry, wow v good, the steak and Ale pie, very nice flavour and the Taglateli which had a fabulous kick....just how we like it. We all felt the desserts were too expensive, nearly the same as the main course!! Would go back again, really loved the restarant...

Thank Jennifer S
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer Thank you so very much for taking time to post. We very much appreciate your comments. Desserts start from £4.00 so we trust we have something for everyone. We all so offer a two course lunch for £10.00 on Tuesdays for you to try some of our other dishes. Trust we will see you again soon regards Team... More 

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for eight and when we arrived were told to sit anywhere ,as their was eight of use went to put two tables together but was abruptly told not to do that. Food was ok but atmosphere was tense . If we had booked as a couple would have left immediately . Woman in charge needs a customer... More 

1 Thank derekwalter
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for posting Tuesday £10 two course lunch is the busiest day of the week. The meal deal has become very popular. You were offered a choice of seating in the main bar as this was a request of the person making the booking. I am afraid we needed access to serve other table in the bar and... More 

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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Under new management and definitely too precious for dogs. We were looking forward to another good meal but were turned away. Let us know when they move on.

5 Thank Simon H
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Simon I need to correct you!!! We are most defiantly Dog friendly, we have dog treats on the bar, a sticker in the window to show we are dog friendly and water bowls front and back. The pub has a resident dog "Ollie" a 2 year old Labrador who is loved by all the locals and regular customers. It is... More 

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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It's probably been 10 years since we last visited The George at Sandy Lane. It was always a traditional pub, with log fire and brass plates, and although a lot more modern now still has a lovely feel and Wiltshire charm. We found the service friendly and efficient and the food was absolutely superb. It was nice to re-visit again... More 

1 Thank BarrackObama2
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you for your post, greatly appreciated, point taken with the meal promotion for Tuesday lunch, this has been advertised in three local magazines and we have three A-boards on the roadside advertising 2 course lunch for £10.00 every Tuesday. I trust this will be clear enough. I hope you visit us again soon kind regards Team George More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went along here today. Were asked if we had booked as it gets very busy on Tuesdays because of the over 60's special lunch. We hadn't booked but were shown to a table. Very nice decor, nicely spaced out seating and comfortable. We had the roast beef meal which was full of flavour and nicely presented on warmed plates. Staff... More 

1 Thank chris n
Helen D, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review

Chris Many thanks for the post, really grateful for your comments. hope you return soon Kind regards Helen and team George More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 31
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandy Lane, Chippenham SN15 2PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Chippenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1380 850403
The George Inn is a lovely little pub/restaurant nestled in Sandy Lane amonst the most beautiful little thatched cottages. The Pub has views across the Bowood Estate from the recently refurbished dining room with log fires there is always a warm welcome from the New Owners. the cuisine is classic British with a modern twist.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?