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Expect to rub shoulders with locals and walkers alike at this sleepy village's welcoming pub. Concise menus offer a good range of dishes with well-judg...
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Award winning restaurant serving elegantly prepared food; think laid back fine dining. Open fires, real ales and a fantastic selection of wines. . We really appreciate genuine and objective critique which is integral to our business and welcome all comments. Unfortunately as a review platfom Trip Advisor continues to allow deeply hurtful, damaging qnd malicious commentary without proper validation or support for businesses and its personnel. With this in mind we, like many reputable places do not acknowledge TA as a credible review platform. We trust you will quickly sort the wheat from the chaff and understand we can no longer respond to reviews on here. It is our preference that any concerns,
PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$203
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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All reviews tasting menu venison fish and chips pudding bread burger peak district the pub dining room sunday lunch fine dining beautiful village worth every penny three courses booked a table lovely lunch high standard
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Exquisite food, wonderful staff, beautiful atmosphere…a serious 12/10! We dined here on a Saturday evening as a celebration for my dads 60th and had such an amazing experience. The food was out of this world, the pictures we took don’t even do it justice. The...staff were lovely, both the owners are so friendly and welcoming. We will most certainly be back. Thank you for helping us create some wonderful family memories. You more then deserve that Michelin Star!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute we stepped through the door to leaving everything was spot on . Friendly professional staff …beautifully decorated dining rooms . Food that was not only aesthetically pleasing but tasted sensational. I cant remember the last time i ate out and enjoyed everything...!! What a gem !! Thank you xxMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to The George and it certainly lived up to the glowing reports our friends gave us. Every dish was super, very interesting and tasted wonderful. Impeccable service. Wonderfully friendly welcome- and we were sat by a glowing open fire which was a...bonus. Great value for really enjoyable meal. Can't fault it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before leaving my review I note that the owner’s response to critical reviews is to make sarcastic comment. However my experience was so disappointing it needs to be commented upon. We were not prewarned that the “Taster” menu was effectively a set menu with only...two choices for starter and main course. The petulant waitress proceeded to tell me that I would be charged £150 if we chose not to dine. The evening went down hill with the pigeon breast being cold when served. My wife’s pork main course was just warm whilst my lamb and the vegetables were stone cold. The only hot dish served was the souffle. The restaurant was also colder than the atmosphere created by the staff. Over priced, over rated and not to be recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You were in the wrong place, that’s ok. But being ignorant, aggressive and so rude to the point where neighbouring tables commented and almost stepped in is unacceptable, so to follow up with a ‘review’ is next level. Unfathomable even. We had the good grace...More

Reviewed 2 December 2021

I visited this restaurant this evening with my husband for his birthday, we were staying at accommodation near by and decided to book for the an early evening sitting for the Taster menu. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with professionalism but...genuine warmth. We love fine dining and have eaten in Michelin star restaurants in the UK, Spain and France, tonight was a truly wonderful dining experience. Every course was beautifully presented and full of incredible flavours. The staff added to to experience by explaining exactly what we were going to sample, but also answering any other questions we had. We do not live near by, an hour and a half away, but we would stay overnight to be able to eat here again. Thank to everyone, especially the chefs for a truly wonderful experience. Keep up the good work and we will see you again very soon.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

Wow! This is so wonderful to see / read and is genuinely so encouraging; we love what we do and this kind of feedback makes what we do so worth while. Thank you so much, our team will be so very pleased and happy. We...More

Reviewed 24 November 2021

Went to The George for lunch, planning to have the 'small plates' but were enticed by the Plat du Jour.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

Excellent! Thank you for your valued feedback

Reviewed 22 November 2021

While there is a lot that is very good about eating at The George there were a few things that let it down for us. Overall, it's good value for money for a tasting menu, however, the portion sizes are miniscule. We ended up having...8 course, partly because we were still peckish after our 7 courses and I personally was savoury bereft. The bread and the amuse bouche du jour are counted as courses (not usually the case). The bread 'Cours de Pain of rosemary & rocksalt , rapeseed oil may well be delicious, but I needed something a little more substantial than a thin round circle of, possibly, a decent slice of bread to really appreciate the oil. Nothing too heavy obviously. The amuse bouche was tasty and dainty. The Tempura cauliflower was devine (small and perfectly formed), the fennel foam a bit heavy handed. The crab sublime .. really fresh tasting.. miniscule but delicious The monkfish was the size of an oak leaf and was served with acorn sized turnips, carrot, cauliflower and mussels and was overcooked and needed a sauce. Avant le Dessert of Mango jelly, yuzu & cocoa foam, lime madeline - Yum The Blackcurrenr souffle was more like a glutenous sweet gloop and a real disappointment. Likewise the chees course, but, this, to be fair was due to us actually expecting a plate of cheese and biscuits rather than a cooked cheese course. The service is great and the staff friendly. The main dining room was quite noisy, but then it was a Saturday night and felt slightly impersonal. It could do with a bit of colour or more mood lighting. On the plus side we could actually see the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

We are not for everyone! But thankfully the majority really enjoy the food, flavours, ambience and sheer effort and passion poured into our work. I think you were the ladies asking us all about our respective birthdays / star signs and the bearing on styling...More

Reviewed 15 November 2021

We have been fortunate to have eaten well over many years in several Mitchelin Starred Restaurants. However, we found the experience at The George to be possibly the best in respect of the quality, taste and service at a very reasonable cost, moreso, considering the...dreadful situation that all similar establishments have endured over the past 18 months. We had the 8 course tasting menu, each dish was explained by knowledgeable and polite staff who provided exceptional service during the whole evening. It is only fair to compliment the Chef and his team for delivering such fine and deliciously tasty food for every course, each course was timed to perfection.A great choice of reasonably priced wines are available with a good choice of wine to suit most customers tastes and pocket. I strongly recommend a visit to The George, should you be visiting the stunning Peak District region.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2021

I’ve been coming to the George once or twice a year for many many years. My first meal there was scampi and chips in a basket when I was far too young for any alcohol! Last night’s meal was the best I have ever eaten...there. The front of house staff were excellent. The tasting menu courses were all very good, particularly liked the pigeon. Great decor and atmosphere. Mind you, a bit more expensive than that scampi & chips, but worth the money.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

excellent food, of a standard which is difficult to find, reasonably priced in a gorgeous setting. The small plates lunch time menu is an excellent idea. We tried every dish (amongst 3 people) and every one was excellent and thoughful.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2021

Brilliant- Great to hear! Thank you for your valued feedback. We hope to see you soon.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
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