George and Dragon pub, Ilfracombe – listing

George and Dragon, Ilfracombe

I picked a bad time to take this as it was raining.

I picked a bad time to take this as it was raining.

George and Dragon,
4 Fore Street,
Ilfracombe,
Devon,
EX34 9ED

01271 863851

 

The George and Dragon is officially Ilfracombe’s oldest pub having been one since it was built in 1360. The Prince of Wales next door is the older building but has not been a pub for as long.

It is a small and cosy place with plenty of beams and old features. Outside on sunny days there is space to sit and almost no traffic as the road is close except for access.

George_and_Dragon_barApart from a small selection of decent real ales (I had an Exmoor at £3) the pub also serves excellent food.

There is a notice on the bar that requests customer snot to use mobile phones and this is enforced fairly strictly. Although I was allowed to use mine as a camera and notebook, actually taking a call would have had me asked to leave. As this is the only pub in town that I know of which has such a rule it means that if you do want a quiet pint this is where to go.*

Dogs are welcome as are children; the kids menu is good as well.

*Mobile reception in this part of town is dreadful anyway. A woman asked me (in a welsh accent) where she could find a mobile signal, I told her Cardiff. 

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