The George | Pub in Staffordshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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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)

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

A green sward ripples in this remote limestone village, perched on a plateau between the gorges of the rivers Dove and Manifold. 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), ramblers cram the benches out front and time passes slowly. The 18th-century coaching house is perfect for private parties. The welcome is warm, the beer's on song and the food is fab. Young chefs are creative with local, seasonal produce so try partridge breast, roast belly of Gloucester Old Spot pork, or the George proper pie. Vegetarian dishes are super too, maybe wild mushroom vegetable suet pudding. Delicious.

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).
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
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

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Lunch £9-£30. Bar meals £5.50-£16. Dinner £11-£30.


3pm-6pm. Open all day Fri, Sat & Sun.


The George Alstonefield, , DE6 2FX, Staffordshire


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