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THE GEORGE

ALSTONEFIELD

"My perfect Peakland pub: lime plastered, lit with fat candles and configured for lunch" - Sunday Times

"The George is at the heart of the village, elegant but simple with roaring fires" - The Observer

"A lovingly run pub in the Peak District, with lime-washed walls and a log fire" - The Times

"Village local with comfort food" - The Good Food Guide

"Perfect" - Alastair Sawday

"ONE SIP FROM HEAVEN"

We have recently been selected by The Sunday Times as one of 15 best country pubs.

"It has rhubarb bellinis instead of brown ale, and home-roasted almonds rather than pork scratchings. But don't be misled: the George has not lost touch with its roots. Emily Brighton is the third generation to pull a pump at this stout 400-year-old coach house, and she's retained the lime-washed walls and photos of lugubrious locals, adding only fresh flowers, church candles and a mighty fine steak and stilton pie. Out front, you'll find picnic sets right by the village green. The views hereabouts are straight from the I-spy book of the English countryside: tottering haystacks, tree-dappled meadows and (rather more surprisingly) Alstonefield's resident T rex. Expect to share a table with hikers and horsewomen - it's a short trot from here across dung-scented cow pasture to Dovedale, the prettiest valley in the peak district."

THE SUNDAY TIMES
24TH JULY 2016