Nice review. I put The George Hotel on Qype before adding my review a while back - so if you go and have a look for it there are now quite a few reviews! Like yours all are good…..naturally. :)
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The George Hotel
2 Bridge Street, Langham, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 7HU
Real ales, traditional home made food and B&B availability
9 reviews of The George Hotel in English
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It is pricey, but it's well worth paying the extra to dine in such lovely surroundings, alongside fellow guests who know how to conduct themselves with dignity.
The most I've ever paid to pour my own wine all evening. The George has a place in local legend, not least thanks to its impressive buildings, but the product doesn't match the status. We ate in the garden room and the main impression was it doesn't quite know what it wants to be. Prices were very steep but the food was pretty mediocre - the first time I've seen French onion soup served in a wide bowl without a hint cheese. The service was very friendly when you spoke to someone and their young front of house staff/waiting list managers were extremely attentive, although they would also be redundant if the restaurant allowed the public to book tables. I desperately wanted it to be better and you get the feeling the owners are slightly confused about what they're trying to achieve. Stamford needs a prestige restaurant but The George seems to become more mediocre each year.
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A gorgeous historic coaching in with a sumptuous interior and an absolutely top-notch restaurant, serving up-market traditional English dishes.
Burghley House is nearby - indeed within walking distance.
Firstly I have to say that this place is in Stamford not in London! I couldn’t get Qype to change it for some reason. Anyway I wanted to tell you about it as I think it’s one of the best hotels and restaurants in this country. It is a beautiful old fashioned inn which has amazing rooms if you choose to stay over it is extremely elegant and every room is different. There are two restaurants a bistro one and a posher one. We had a baby with us so we could not go into the posh one but were more than happy with the bistro, the food is incredible and the surroundings are lovely. But even better are the breakfast on offer! You are given a menu with every concieveable breakfast option on offer and the food is absolutely amazing! A lot of it is locally sourced and it is all totally yummy well worth a visit!
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Getup_Early, 28 November 2008:
I have enjoyed eating and drinking in this hotel, but have never stayed. The food is really special, as are the surroundings.
Stamford itself is an old, beautiful town, and has played host to the cast and crew of Middlemarch. The George fits this old world town perfectly, and is a sweet, elegant establishment.
The main bar is warm and cosy, but with a wicked selection of truly fine wines and Champagnes. It is, however, just as easy to order a pint of bitter.
Diners are offered a choice of the Garden Room, a more formal restaurant, and outside. Each option has its own charms, but my personal favourite has to be the Garden Room, which provides an interesting and pleasant surrounding for lunch.
Food and drink is expensive, but I have always felt I have been paying for quality. The fare is more than just standard quality food; much thought and care has obviously gone into creating the menu.
The building deserves a mention. It’s old, with low ceilings and uneven floors, and is attached to the old gallows. This is a really elegant place to eat in a town that is well worth a visit.
For a smart traditional place to dine, look no further than the oak panelled dining room at The George Hotel in Stamford.
Dating back to the Middle Ages, The George is a historical building. But the service is not stuffy. The hotel is a traditionally syled building and has a pleasant garden too.
The restaurant has top class service and the menu varies from the tradional roast beef to modern interpretations. With Dover sole, duck, oysters, lobster, seabass and risotto on the menu, there is something for all palates. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
Despite being a fancy place to dine, the costs are reasonable, with an average main course costing £25. A meal for two all in I would budget £100, which is quite a lot, but this would be a meal to remember.
Booking ahead is advised.
Many a wedding I have attending here, it’s a beautiful old Coaching Inn which lies on the old Great North Road in the ever so charming historic town of Stamford. Dating back to 12th Century it has all the grandeur of an old Hotel with a huge open courtyard and luxury four poster bedrooms. There is alot of exposed polished dark wood and cast iron fireplaces in this hotel you will feel like you have stepped back in time, where everyone painted their faces white and the men wore powdered wigs. However don’t let that fool you (breathe easy…bed pans are only optional) it has all the mod cons. Staff are very friendly and most hospitable - I broke my heel of my shoe the last time I was there coming down the stairs, in a jiffy the concierge had sat me down with a nice G & T and sent my shoes off for repair down the road! Check out the local countryside especially Rutland and rutland waters. Great place for a cheeky weekend away my tip is to splash out on the four poster bedroom!! (from £205 a night)
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