George IV

4.3
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324 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European

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Sunday Lunch
Nestled away in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Great Amwell near Ware, The George IV offers exceptional restaurant cuisine within a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere reserved only for that of a true country pub.
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Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Have been to George IV a few times and the food has always been really good.
Our last visit was on New Years Day and I must admit the service did seem a bit disorganised on this occasion. Also the vegetarian options were rather limited as some of the usual items weren’t available but I understand there were no deliveries with it being a bank holiday.
However, I’m still looking forward to returning again as we think George IV offers the best food in the area, always fresh and well cooked.

VS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, it's a shame that the parking lets it down.

T
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable for our first visit. would thoroughly recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

IC
London
42 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unlike other members of the Royal Family , the George continues to deliver a high standard of reputable service .

A well deserved Merry Christmas to James and his crew

SK
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a super 3 course lunch, friendly service, interesting seasonal menu, fresh and tasty. Had Crab cake, followed by Rump steak and apple pie, all of which were delicious!

JG
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly staff

k
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal. Great food, fresh ingredients and friendly service.

JH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, we shared 3 dishes from the small bites menu. Not sure the cranberry sauce worked well with the delicious scotch egg though.
Padone peppers delicious as was the chicken wrap with very lovely crispy chips.
Nice touch with little flapjack with the coffee and little brownies with the bill.
Very helpful and relaxed staff.

A bit draughty every time the door opened on a cold day.
Music was a little loud but as the restaurant filled, it was less noticeable.
Thank you. Will definitely return

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Never ever disappoints.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Lovely decor and very clean. One of the best pub restaurants I’ve been to.

S
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice meal. Excellent choice on the menu, good wine list, helpful and attentive staff. Excellent. Will return soon.

S
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was okay, although there was a piece of plastic in my desert. Lovely atmosphere.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to the George IV for Sunday lunch with family - the staff were very good, friendly and professional - the food was excellent - with hindsight we should have informed them that one of our party is dairy free - might be worth noting if anyone has dietary concerns - as the desserts were not suitable and the veg limited with short notice. Apart from that small issue we had a great time and we would definitely recommend this lovely pub! Hope to return soon.

JM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu, crab risotto and venison delicious , will visit again

CF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - a wide choice - and very good service from very attentive staff.
Lovely surroundings, very nice restaurant and bar area.

1
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another lovely meal at The George IV. Looking forward to going back.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a table for 5 for sunday lunch, we felt a little like we were on show as the table was right in the middle of the room, & seemed like it was an extra table placed there, but once seated forgot about it. There wasnt much chair room behind each side though.
Unfortunately there was an extremely loud group of 12 right next to us, which was a bit annoying as it kind of meant we couldn't hear our own conversation, plus their language at such volume was a bit choice given that there were children in the restaurant, including my own. So overall surrounding and ambiance could have been better.
The food was however beautiful, and all 5 of us enjoyed that. The waiter on the day friendly & helpful, waitress however didnt manage to even crack a hint of a smile sadly.

SJ
London
93 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. London fine dining at local prices in a great pub - love it.

KR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful pub and the food was excellent, I would definitely recommend it. Parking though is very limited.

PS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fast and efficient service with good food albeit price for a glass of wine is extreme

PC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very helpful staff, good food although portions could have been bigger. We will definitely return.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely food, but i would have liked more vegetables to be shared among the roasts- there was just one for two people, and we were the other two and our fish dish was gasping for a bit more veg. Of course i could have asked,and I am sure we would have got it, but in the end I didnt!
The puddings were out of this world and the blackberry in the crumble full of fresh flavour.

JG
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service — really lovely place tucked away in a nice setting

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous lunch at this tucked away dining pub. Exceptional menu lived up to billing in the execution of all dishes; looked fantastic and tasted wonderful too. Friendly and knowledgeable staff made us feel very welcome and we were not hurried in the slightest, making for a very relaxed lunch. Would definitely recommend and is on our "return" list especially to taste the wonderful smoked haddock scotch egg again.

LW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We were given such good reviews about this place but we were so disappointed with our choice to come here for Sunday lunch.

I personally think £21.50 for 2 courses on a Sunday is quite expensive, and even more so based on what we were served. We both had the beef (£2.50 supplement each) and they gave us 2 small slithers of beef each, both slices with big bits of fat on them.

The sides came up piping hot but the main plate with meat, gravy and Yorkshire was not warm at all.

People next to us were charged for extra gravy.

They sat us in the middle of the restaurant which felt weird for a table of 2.

Overall wasn’t happy with this country pub and won’t be going back!

IC
London
43 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maintains its usual high reputation . Especially recommended the crab risotto starter and shepherds pie , made with real shepherds!

ME
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything fine, but I do object to a service charge being added to the bill.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food. Nice staff. Restaurant area was a tad soul less and somewhat drab!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Parking can be a problem but worth it for such a lovely pub.

SP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The George IV was a great location and having eaten there before I was confident it would be good. It was for a special occasion for my family and they didn’t disappoint in any way. Food was excellent as I’d know it to be and the rest of my family were very impressed. Service was attentive without being pushy and it was a great pleasure to celebrate a special occasion there.

IC
London
43 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

As ever the George standards are a highlight . Recommended

MT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Service, wonderful food and great setting for a Sunday lunch. Forget the rest just go to the best place.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, good service, venison shank was something I had never had but will definitely have again! Thanks

FS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants. Visiting with friends and one had a dairy intolerance. Happy to adjust menu accordingly. Two of us asked to vary parts of the main course and they were happy to accommodate us.
Food was excellent and staff very polite and helpful.

HG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely BBQ on the Bank Holiday Weekend. Great choice, and enjoyed by all. Not your usual BBQ, well exceeding standards!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came for a birthday meal but despite putting this in the booking form no mention was made of this. The service was excellent and we did enjoy the food. However the portion of Hake was extremely small, that said, it was beautifully cooked

S
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A little disappointing to be honest. We ordered a glass of Picpoul at over £9.00 a glass. It was served tepid. When we complained the young waiter asked us if we'd like some ice cubes in it. This was eventually changed for a properly chilled glass of Pinot, which was fine, but not quite the same. To add insult to injury the Picpoul was on our bill even though we had returned it virtually untouched. Food was ok with the exception of the creamed mash, which was rather gloopy with the texture of wallpaper paste. We are unlikely to return there.

GP
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Lunch. Delicious

r
Hertfordshire
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely meal - 4 of us had starters, mains and desserts. Staff are all very nice and the food is far beyond the normal local pub grub.

The setting is tranquil and the food is great. Will return again. And again.