The George

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Once a 19th-century coaching inn, Anne and Richard Furbank’s ‘well-modernised’ hotel stands on the main street of a village on the Great North Road. It is liked today by locals who come for the popular Sunday lunch. There is a wood-burning fire in the entrance hall; the public areas are ‘smart and stylish’. Staff are ‘efficient and friendly’. Named after famous Georges (Orwell, Eliot, etc), the bedrooms vary in size: two standard rooms have an en suite shower room; others have a bath. ‘Our room wasn’t big, but we had a decent, comfortable bed and a reasonable-sized bathroom. On a hot and humid day, the room was cool, and a fan could have been provided if needed. There was some noise from the kitchen just below.’ Rooms have no tea/coffee-making facilities, but ‘tea was brought promptly at 7 am’. A biscuit barrel on the landing is ‘a nice touch’. Chef Benaissa El Akil is the new chef in the brasserie; his ‘excellent’ modern British dishes have a Mediterranean touch. A typical dish: a ‘generous’ portion of ‘tender duck breast with plenty of vegetables’. (Peter Anderson, and others)
  • Nice old building, a family-friendly restaurant-with-rooms. The dinner was excellent. Breakfast was delicious. All the staff are friendly. The manager was present, very helpful. Bedrooms not the strongest point.

    R F, 09/03/2016

  • It's a very attractive building, beautifully decorated. Dinner was excellent. As we had an early start breakfast was delivered to our room. We agree that the in room lighting is poor. Tea making facilities were missed but possibly we could have requested a kettle. A fruit bowl was in the corridor - how nice. The staff are courteous and obliging, with big smiles. A very nice atmosphere and to be recommended.

    Judith and John Albutt, 02/11/2015

  • An old hotel which has been well modernised. Not a big room but a decent, comfortable bed and a reasonable sized bathroom. It was above the kitchen and although this didn't bother me, my wife found it noisy. On a very hot and humid day, the room was cool and a fan was provided if needed. The food was excellent. Portions were generous. Tender duck breast was served with plenty of vegetables - often a hotel restaurant will serve few vegetables. The staff were efficient and friendly. Overall, a very good hotel.

    Peter Anderson, 22/07/2014

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Discount Vouchers

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Contact Details

The George

High Street BUCKDEN Cambridgeshire England PE19 5XA

Telephone

01480 812300

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

12. 3 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, bar, lounge, restaurant, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, courtyard.

Background music

varied in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in foyer lounge and courtyard.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2015] per room B&B £95–£150, D,B&B from £150. À la carte £35.

GHG voucher offer

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