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The George and Dragon

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Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 863851
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oldest pub” (24 reviews)
“great pub” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a couple times over my stay in Ilfracombe. Really enjoyed the ambience in here - a friendly, local pub which is steeped in history. Tried the food once, it was okay. I was able to bring my dog in here which was a big...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Wandering_Hippy_Me
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Ilfracombe for Christmas and popped here for a few drinks, lovely, calm and welcoming pub. Had lunch for my birthday on 27th and was cooked perfectly. Had scampi and chips and it just hit the spot!! Thank you George & Dragon and certainly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We visited for Sunday lunch and found the pub to be friendly, and not full ! Food was very good - several imaginative vegetarian options, and a great steak and kidney pie for the carnivores (and other things too !). Very old building, and what...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank huww2013
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A really nice traditional and friendly pub, serving good quality beer and sensibly priced tasty pub food. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank batfirst
Reviewed 10 October 2018

There were 15 of us this year and as usual the first stop is the George and Dragon. we have a great pint with friendly people and they put up with us lot invading them a lot over 4 days. Super ale. Claire has patience.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Willam O
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Came here several times while on holiday. Good beer and friendly staff. Good mix of locals and holidaymakers.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Went here several times for a drink and ate here too. Really traditional pub with friendly bar staff and locals. Nice atmosphere and clean and cosy. Good selection of drinks and good quality pub food which was well priced and had good portions. If you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Stevie B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Popped in today, first time visiting this traditional pub. Lovely beamed interior and friendy staff. The menu enticed us to stay for lunch as the food was in the main home cooked. My partner had the beef in ale with a baked potato and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I had a walk and decided to go into this lovely public house which is the oldest pub in the town and was very welcoming to me on entry and the food was great

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Philip G
Reviewed 27 September 2018

.....blaring pop music so loud that you couldn't have a conversation. We were going to have a meal here but decided against it as the music was so loud.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank prodog
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Irene A
23 May 2018|
Response from blueboy25Ilfracombe | Property representative |
Sorry no, standard toilet with two steps to negotiate. We can't accommodate a different loo because of restrictions on the 700 year old building. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863851
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Beautiful old terrace building from the 12th century. Large fireplaces, old wooden beams on low ceilings.
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