HARDENS CLUB PARTNER

survey result

Summary

£83
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The days when this was a pub have long gone: it is an unashamedly ambitious restaurant which charges a full price for some very good cooking” – so say fans of this Peak District gastropub near the Dove Valley, who say “the chef knows what he is doing, and as long as you can afford it this is one of the best places to eat in the Peak District”. William Sitwell of The Telegraph paid it a visit in September 2022 and gave a similar but more nuanced view: the “cooking really is excellent and delicate with clever flavours” and “there is talent and charm by the bucket-load”, but he felt the dishes on the menu were presented and served in tiny portions, and he was encouraged to think of them as tapas. He declared, they “are the most un-tapassy things I’ve ever seen”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“With excellent cooking, delightful service and an ambience to die for” – this beautifully restored but unspoilt village gastropub near the peaceful Dove Valley sources most of its ingredients within 15 miles. “Not able to go on a planned trip to France we had a long weekend in the Peak District instead. Relying on Harden’s, after some wandering around the area we finally found The George: completely delightful!”.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A new regime has done nothing to dent the charms of this “fantastic gastropub in the middle of nowhere” – it’s “just as beautiful as ever” while still being “a real pub”, and “the food, always good, has got better if anything”. Top Tip – “they now run good value set-menu tasting evenings; huge credit to anywhere brave enough to run an all-vegetarian evening in the beautiful depths of rural Staffordshire!”

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Alstonefield, DE6 2FX

Restaurant details

Highchair
12
No dress code
35

The George Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The George Restaurant in DE6, Alstonefield by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The George restaurant.
Walter N
A very nice Siobhan P review. Oooooh...I se...
Reviewed 7 months, 29 days ago

"A very nice Siobhan P review. Oooooh...I see the owner is Siobhan P too!! My, what a coincidence!! :)"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available 7
Menu2 90.00 Always available 9

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Alstonefield, DE6 2FX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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