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Charm and character ooze from this pub, which overlooks the green of a sleepy Peak District village. Tasting menus are served at lunch and dinner, with...
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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,
US$57 - US$189
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to The George. What a lovely place. We were there for Sunday lunch so the menu was limited. The food was a revelation but the starter and the pudding were so small - they felt like an ‘amuse bouche’ and...a palate cleanser rather than a starter and pudding. They felt mean for the £45 a head. This was the only negative- otherwise the food was delicious and the service very good and welcoming.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With apologies, a belated review..But had to add that this is a delightful little gem of a dining experience; set within in a small but relaxed and well presented restaurant. Each course that my partner and I encountered, we immensely enjoyed and all thought at...the time, there wasn't a 'flight of wine' menu list offered; the staff offered verbally a good choice of wine for us to experience with the meal settings throughout..this place is well worth a visit for a dinner experience with a difference.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding cookery for every course served. Incredible service to go with it. We had an amazing evening last night - thank you!!

Date of visit: April 2022
Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!! Thats wonderful; we’re really pleased you enjoyed your visit so much. Hopefully we’ll see you again in the near future! Great stuff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited many times in the past, and seen a few transitions of this lovely pub (we thought it still was a pub, but it’s now a restaurant, so the bar wasn’t in use in the evening). The staff were very friendly and helpful. However,...I usually drink Prosecco or rose wine, neither were on the wine menu. I felt this was odd, and with hindsight I realise it’s possibly as they don’t see themselves as the kind of place that serves these wines. The food was absolutely delicious, but the portions of each course were so small, just one mouthful for the majority of courses. This meant you couldn’t enjoy seeing what you were eating, as it was all in your mouth. They were like very decorative, divine, canapés. We’ve been to other restaurants of note and had their taster menus, but have never been hungry at the end of it before. We just didn’t understand why they couldn’t put more on the plate, and so enhance the enjoyment of the food. It would have been perfect if they had.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi! As luck would have it - I had the 9 course menu tonight which was absolutely delicious and I felt beautifully satisfied by the end. We started with snacks just like the one you’ve pictured; the beef tartare, and progressed through the menu to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Absolutely perfect evening. Really friendly staff, amazing food and nice wine list. So good we booked for next month before we left. The only options are 7 or 9 course tasting menu. We went for the 9 and we’re glad we did as all courses...were fantastic. The hen of the wood with confit yolk would not have been out of place on the menu at l’enclume. The Cornish crab with asparagus was another highlight. As was the Stilton on fig and walnut cake with honey from their own hives in the garden - a really nice idea for the ‘cheese course’. Set in a lovely old pub, in the beautiful surroundings of Alstonefield, this is surely going to become a destination dining spot, if it isn’t already… Congratulations to Graham, Jordan and the team. Can’t wait for our next visits in May!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Epic - thank you so much for your critique and such positive words, it’s much appreciated and we hope we’ll see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

Had we known the only menu is the option of two set menus (one priced £70 & the other £85) we wouldn't have come. Taking customers credit card, whilst phone booking, and threatening to charge them 70% in case they don’t show up or various...other threats in case there are changes in the booking, should have given us a red flag! The food was very good and of very good quality, however the bite size portions were extremely disappointing. We left the restaurant feeling hungry. The whole experience left us very disappointed! It’s a far cry from London fine dining. At the end of the day it is a country pub! But as the pubs go, this pub lack the atmosphere as well!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2022

Oh it’s such a shame you hadn’t checked out what we do here before booking. The kind of establishment we are and what we do is made super clear plus our menus are online too. We definitely do not threaten anyone (that’s quite offensive) and...More

Reviewed 28 March 2022

After my second visit since the current owners Graham and Sibohan took charge, I can't express how impressed with the quality on offer here. They clearly have ambitions to be at the top of there game. Although Mothers Day Sunday lunch can't provide the best...barometer, the place oozes a cool and contemporary approach, and service I believe is at least Two rosette standard, but I think with some of the newly recruited kitchen team, they probably will push to be one of the regions top restaurants in time. Ignore previous comments about confusing menus, it's refreshing too see, and full power to the team here! I look forward to what's in store in the near future.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Found this in the Michelin Guide- thought we’d give it a go for Mother’s Day Absolutely fantastic!!!!! Can’t rate this high enough - not one thing at fault Food was amazing - 3 courses for £39- fantastic value for money. Staff were welcoming and so...friendly Building is old stone and such ambience It is one of the best places ever- can’t wait to go againMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

Excellent!! Such an amazing experience, the food is literally the best I’ve ever had. The service was fantastic, and we had the loveliest time there, thank you, it’s our fourth time there, and it keeps getting better!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

We absolutely love The George!! The amazing food ,great service and cosy ,relaxed atmosphere. Every dish on the taster menu was a delight . Thankyou to all the staff xxx

Date of visit: March 2022
Owner-TheGeorge, Owner at The George Alstonefield, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2022

Lovely stuff - and wonderful to hear, we love what we do and encouraging, positive feedback keeps us going forward. Thank you very much!

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So sorry but I can't help you there as we dined at lunch time and our kids are fully grown . I'm sure if you phoned the pub they would advise you .
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The George Alstonefield is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4