The George

‘Very much a town hotel’ (‘at teatime it was full of people taking tea; in the morning, it was heaving with coffee drinkers’), this popular spot attracts many guests who return for the ‘friendly welcome’ and the ‘pleasant, unfussy’ service. More

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The George
71 St Martins
01780 750750

Hotel information




all year.


2 lounges, 2 bars, 2 restaurants, 4 private dining rooms, business centre, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds (courtyard, gardens), only public areas suitable for disabled.

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all ages welcomed.


allowed, not unattended in bedrooms, only guide dogs in restaurants.

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all major cards.


[2017] per room B&B single from £125, double £150–£275. À la carte £50.

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VisitEngland Four Star Hotel

Good Hotel Guide Review

A hostelry of some sort has stood on this spot for a millennium, gradually sweeping up a church, motley outbuildings and a hospital to create this traditionally run hotel that remains ‘very much a part of the town’. No wonder: with log fires and deep sofas, a panelled bar, and a courtyard for alfresco entertaining, ‘the place heaves from morning coffee to afternoon tea’. Arrive to ‘a friendly welcome’ – the staff are ‘pleasant, attentive, efficient’. Bedrooms are variously sized and shaped, with different outlooks. ‘Our mini-suite, actually a comfortable, large double room, had a sunken bath and lots of storage space in the bathroom. The room overlooked the courtyard; there was some noise in the early evening, but all was quiet at night.’ Join the revellers for a ‘faultless’ informal dinner in the Garden Room (‘our lobster spaghetti and summer pudding made one of the best meals of the year’), or an ‘excellent’ traditional meal in the Oak restaurant. In the morning, alongside good cooked dishes, the ‘impressive fruit selection’ might include a ‘perfect exotic fruit salad’. (JM, PA, and others)

Special offers

Sumptuous Sundays Special Offer

Indulge yourself! Stay in one of the fabulous bedrooms over a Sunday night from only £130 for two when you dine beforehand in the renowned Oak Panelled Restaurant. It is also possible to request Classic, Junior Suite, Four Poster and Single rooms. Morning tea or coffee is brought to you at an agreed time with The Times or Daily Mail, and a traditional Full English Breakfast of your choice awaits you in the Garden Room – all in the price of your room! Dinner is taken in the elegant Restaurant, chosen from the tempting, extensive and simply delicious menu, and needs to come to at least £35 per head, excluding wine and drinks. This rate is available on Sunday evenings, subject to availability, except on Bank Holiday Weekends when the Monday effectively becomes a Sunday! Jackets are requested for gentlemen – it is a special occasion after all. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


The George
71 St Martins

Guest comments

'In all aspects as good as ever. Staff without exception were helpful and extremely pleasant. Breakfast was excellent - lots of choice and very good service. Some rooms can be quite small. ' - Helen Ann Davies - June, 2017
'A very "traditional" hotel - surely requiring a jacket to be worn for dinner is a bit outdated. But very good. We were upgraded to a mini suite, it was very comfortable. It overlooked the courtyard which was noisy during the early evening but quiet at night. We ate in one night in the less formal Garden Room which is open all day. One of the best meals of the year, lobster spaghetti followed by summer pudding. Couldn't fault any of it! Very impressed with the fruit selection at breakfast. Staff were good, efficient and friendly. ' - Peter Anderson - May, 2016
'Good room, very friendly welcome, good service, breakfast good, sent someone up at once to adjust a faulty radiator, complimentary newspaper nice and early outside room. ' - FS - January, 2016
'Consistently good. Run like a well-oiled machine. The staff are so good. We had one of the best rooms in the hotel. Large, with half-tester bed, sofa, comfy chairs, excellent lighting, bright, modern, gleaming bathroom, peaceful view over a small garden. Food was again consistently good, from breakfasts through bar snacks to an excellent dinner in the Oak Restaurant, Service in all these areas was unobtrusive and professional. ' - Lynn Wildgoose - November, 2015
'Yet again, I enjoyed my stay. I had two excellent vegetarian dinners. All the staff were helpful at all times. Breakfast is cooked to order as well as a buffet. The delivery of tea or coffee to the room is an excellenttradition, giving an enjoyable start to the day. Though I stayed alone I was a never neglected. ' - Helen Davies - August, 2015

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