The George on the Strand

Directly facing the spectacular architecture of the Royal Courts of Justice, The George is a traditional English pub with a great reputation for outstanding service and excellent food. 

We have a wide selection of beers and cask marque accredited real ales on offer, an extensive wine list and range of malt whiskeys. Our function room is available for hire 7 days a week, and we have a full function menu tailored to suit every occasion.

What’s on at the George 

St Patrick's Day
From Friday 14th - 17th March

Meet the brewer
Wednesday 19th March, come and meet Paul from Truman’s brewery


It remains unclear whether The George, founded in 1723 as a coffee house, was named after the reigning monarch, George III or its original proprietor, a man by the name of George Simpkins. Before it became a public house the building was turned into George’s Hotel in 1830. The portrait on the pub’s sign is not of Simpkins but rather George III and is best known for his bouts of madness.

Although the design of the building appears to be 18th century it is in fact late Victorian, even the reproduction half-timbered façade. The work was commissioned by the then owner and entrepreneur Frederick Stanley in the late 1890s, following a popular Victorian trend of imitating the timbered style of several centuries earlier. Allegedly the headless ghost of a cavalier haunts the cellar.

Function Room

Our function room is available for hire 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, parties, comedy, drinks, sport events and weddings. Taking bookings up to 80 seated, 150-200 standing.

Function Menu

Famous Carvery

Carvery meats and vegetarian option served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and seasonal vegetables. Selection of salads and dessert are included in the price.

Carvery lunch for £9.95 Mon - Fri 12:00 to 15:00

Join us this Christmas and we promise to make your party unforgettable. We will even give you a present - book before 1st November and receive a complementary bottle of bubbly.

Food Menu
Valentines Menu

Best ales on the Strand

We now have nine ever changing Cask Marque accredited Real Ales on Hand Pump. Championing Britsh pale ales, classic bitters, porters, stouts and changing Seasonal ales from amazing UK breweries. Is there an ale that we dont sell that you would like to see, tell us.  

Wine List

Sport on the strand!

At the George on the Strand we have full Sky Sports and ESPN coverage. We will show all major sports on our 4 HD screens and we can show multiple games at once in Full HD and sound if requested.

We take table/area bookings for any sporting events. Check out for upcoming fixtures. For any football news and info ask Tom at the bar.

Showing at the George

  • Premier League Football
  • International Cricket
  • ATP Tennis
  • Champions League Football
  • Six Nations
  • Football World Cup 2014

For more details:

Find us on Matchpint

Why did the Cockney cross the road?

The Funny Side of Covent Garden is an upmarket yet friendly alternative to the usual London comedy experience. Exciting bills; mixing top UK acts with the very best of visiting international talent in a truly great atmosphere. All shows last approximately 2 hours.

Saturdays the doors open 7:00pm and show starts 8:00pm

Occasionally we have shows on Sundays the doors open 6:30pm and show starts 7:30pm

All tickets are £12.50 except where otherwise stated in listings. 


Contact Us.

213 Strand

Need directions?

020 7353 9638