The George | Sawday's

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The George - Pub in Staffordshire

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The George, Alstonefield, DE6 2FX, Staffordshire
England, United Kingdom

Siobhan & Graham Penrose-Johnson
+44 (0)1335 310205(landline)
+44 (0)7941 537173(mobile)

Log fires crackle in winter, the lawns glow green in summer... Food is always fabulous here, and so are the ales and the wines

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The welcome is warm, the wine list is inventive and the food is fabulous. Young chefs are creative with local, seasonal produce so try fillet of Derbyshire beef with shallot tarte tatin or book in for a tasting menu evening. Vegetarian dishes are super too, maybe chargrilled raddichio with puy lentils and butternut squash. Set in this verdant Eden, the handsome George is an ultra-reliable local, lovingly owned and managed by Siobhan and Graham. As you walk into neat rooms of old beams, gleaming quarry tiles, a crackling log fire, you know you're in safe hands. It's an unhurried place, where everyone knows everyone else (or soon will). The 18th-century coaching house is perfect for private parties. To walk it off, wander through the limestone village, perched on a plateau between the gorges of the rivers Dove and Manifold.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Siobhan & Graham Penrose-Johnson:

Local points of interest from
Siobhan & Graham Penrose-Johnson:

  • We're at the heart of the Peak District with its beautiful scenery, whether you're walking or driving!
  • 7 miles from historic Ashbourne, which is bursting with antique shops and boutiques.
  • Fabulous fishing on the River Dove.
  • We have a wealth of stately homes within easy driving distance.
  • Alstonefield has a wealth of accommodation, from stylish bed and breakfasts to cosy cottages for two and large country houses many of which features in Sawday's!
  • Drop the children off at Alton Towers and enjoy lunch with us - we are a very scenic 20 minutes away!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"The George is the sort of pub that you dream of discovering after a day spent hiking or cycling in the Peak District. It is the quintessential English pub: beams, log fires, local photographs and artefacts on the walls - and most importantly delicious food, good beers and a very convivial atmosphere. The beetroot and apple soup is exquisite! Attentive staff ensure a warm welcome too. Perfect."

Mandy - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

October 2019

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Lunch: set menu, 1 course £14, 2 course £21, 3 course £28. Dinner: starters from £9. Mains from £20


Mondays to Wednesdays all day.


The George, Alstonefield, DE6 2FX, Staffordshire


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