The George Tavern
373 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, London E1 0LA
- Shadwell DLR Station (0.4 km)
- Whitechapel Station (0.7 km)
- South Bermondsey Station (0.6 km)
- Contact us:
020 7790 1763
- Opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 16:00 - 24:00
Fri: 16:00 - 2:30
Sat: 12:00 - 2:30
Sun: 12:00 - 24:00
222 South Ealing Road, London W5 4RL
“Welcome to The Ealing Park Tavern, hidden away in the South Ealing suburbs. The wood, brick and whitewash exterior, reminiscent of something from a Harry Potter movie, holds many a tale and now we are looking to put our own stamp in the gastro pub...” more...
5 reviews of The George Tavern in English
I really like this pub. Its a beautiful vintage building with plenty of character and a great place for a pint.
Unfortunately, I've had a couple of bad experiences with the staff. There can be a cliquey vibe at times and one guy I find to be particularly rude as well as the services being terribly slow at the slightest rush.
But so far it hasn't deterred me from going there and I wouldn't like to tar all the staff with the same brush.
Its a really nice bar, plenty of history there. Would definitely recommend a visit.
Place is in an awful state of disrepair like going into a Millwall pub wearing a west ham kit if you ain't a regular it kinda feels like everyone is looking at you and am sure there was a lot of strange deals going on, lets just say the place has charector and I won't be going back
The surrounding are might be a bit Crimewatch, and if you're walking back to nearby Shadwell station after hours, you probably need a martial arts expert or a switchblade, but despite all that The George Tavern is actually an alright boozer.
I was here last night for a live music and BBQ event, and I have to confess that my first thought was how much it looked like a crack den. The stuffing is hanging out of all the seats, the beer garden has a hole in the fence (but it also has two cats, which in my eyes more than makes up for any drawbacks), and the toilet walls are covered in amazing graffiti (personal highlights included "We all love vaginas!" "Why can't I be myself?" and "What's the big deal about children?" with various scrawled answers like "you can kill and eat them.")
That said, once dark has fallen and the inside is lit with lanterns and candles, the tatty edges are much less obvious and the whole place starts feeling friendly and cosy. The staff are chatty and lovely, and the food was cheap and plentiful. I wouldn't make this my regular (it's far too close to trendy Whitechapel for my liking), but if I spot another night of barbecued meats and blues on the listings, I might venture back...
Not exactly the place you would think it is from its outside and the ... well, unwelcoming atmosphere of the area.
Inside you'll find a dedicated crowd of regulars, very cool theme nights and events, eclectic music and a light-up 70s dance floor. How cool is that?!
Good choice of drinks, very good prices, real candles on empty bottles, interesting people. It also has a back area for smoking which is nice and the most poetic / hilarious scribbelings on the bathroom wall I have ever seen in London...
Watch their website for upcoming events, it is a very lively scene and there is always something coming up. Definitely worth the detour from Shoreditch!!! A bus stop is right in front of their door.
The George Tavern is a unique pub, perched in an unwelcoming part of Whitechapel, that acts like a strange sort of cultural oasis.
From the outside it just looks like your classic old boozer, but round the back is a Ford Capri covered in mirrors, and there are a few rooms upstairs and at the back that are used for high-end photo shoots and pop videos (I believe Pulp’s “disco 2000” may have been filmed here on the light up disco floor!)
The beers are cheap, the music policy is very eclectic, with bands and djs on every night of the week, and it’s well worth popping in!
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