George & Dragon

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Type: Bar, Eatery

Main Street
Dent, Sedbergh, England, LA10 5QL
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1539 625256 | map

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

With friends, I used to catch the Train to Dent Station, then walk the 4½ miles to Dent village several times a year, in all weathers, & all Seasons. On arrival in Dent, we always did the George & Dragon first, then the Sun Inn, before walking back to catch the Train to Leeds. The George & Dragon is often forgotten, frequently known as Dents “other” Pub. It is not as famous as the more traditional Sun Inn, but it certainly has its own merits.

Like the Sun Inn, it is also owned by the Dent Brewery & serves a good range of their fine Ales. But the similarities with the Sun Inn end there, for the George & Dragon could not be more different. For a start, it is actually a proper Hotel with many On-Suite rooms & therefore probably the best place to stay in Dent if you are not under Canvas. It is a 3-storey building that is made from neatly fashioned stone block bricks. It sits right opposite the Adam Sedgwick Memorial (a large pear-shaped) Stone set on a small fountain in the cobbled street.

The George & Dragon was recently refurbished throughout, & it shows. The Bar is all crafted from wood & it sits between the front (Main Bar) & back room (Lounge). The Pool Room is set off of the Main Bar, has a great Jukebox & can get busy on weekends. Wood paneling & all new high quality furnished Table & Chairs add a real quality feel to the George & Dragon Hotel. Overall, it also has a rather modern look to it, which fits in well with the Customers. It has several Handpumps that serve a fine selection of Dents greatest made beverages. Usually the “Wickets” serve 3 Dent Beers, nearly always including the Kamikazee (5%). It appeals to a more boisterous younger clientele from the village, & can have a more happening feel than the quieter Sun Inn at weekends, & throughout the Tourist season. Often we decided to eat here as it was much easier to get a Table than at the well-frequented Sun Inn. The food here is equally as good as at the Sun Inn.

It is very rare to find the George & Dragon AND the Sun Inn closed, usually at least one, or the other, is open.

There are many fine places in the English Countryside to drink Real Ale: But in the village where they say that time has stood still -Dent- this is certainly one of the very best of them. If you walk here from nearby Towns, or Villages – you will not be disappointed, even when it is raining, it still has a beauty!.

I timed it once, a Pub Crawl of all of Dents pubs, takes 8.7 seconds. That just has to be England’s fastest, surely?

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George & Dragon in Dent, Sedbergh, GB2, United Kingdom
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