Really great sourdough pizza! (by Sodo)
I visited this pub a few times when I first moved to the area. It was fine. A nice local with comfortable ambience and traditional Italian food. Nothing really out of the ordinary and I never really thought to return. A typical 3-star affair if I ever saw one.
On a surprisingly sunny Sunday my husband recommended that our group of 4 head here for the pizzas. I was doubtful (as I remembered the very heavy/garlicky former fare) but hungry, so I agreed. I just figured he had had pizza off the menu at some point.
BUT NO! In fact, George & Vulture made a very sound decision and now their entire menu is produced and carried out by the dudes at Sodo. A fine looking menu of oven-fired sourdough crust pizzas floated by me and soon enough (very quick actually) our foursome was enjoying the Dirty Boy (lots of meat!), the Cured Meats (obvious) and the Goats Cheese pizza with rocket. All were absolutely delicious, light/thin crust and went great with the beers outside at the picnic tables.
They also have a short list of starters (olives, burratina, salad) that I will try next time, along with the desserts. And the wine. And more pizza, please. More of that pizza! They even have you gluten-freerers covered, they do a pizza on broad bean baked crust. Now, there you have it!
If you really get hooked they have a Monday special (I think 2 for 1) for keyholders. Keys cost just £5. I don't know the details but if you are a Monday regular that 5 quid investment would surely be worth it.
Ales, beers, etc all standard. Service is always just fine. Gets busy with the after work crowd (especially in nice weather as their side walk real estate is plentiful and side street unbusy) -- but the weekends are actually quite pleasant and full of neighborhood folks and revelers alike. It's a cozy pub in the winter as well. I look forward to being more of a regular now that I know the food is up to snuff.
Sodo link: sodopizza.co.uk/hoxton.h… (they have other locations as well!)
Lovely pub with big windows looking onto the street. We only had drinks but we could smell the pizza which was giving us food envy!
Saw this pub soon after moving to the area. Had a pool tablelooked a bit rough to be honestin keeping with the street it's on. So I dismissed it early on and never gave it a second look.
Which is a shame as it has been transformed. No more pool, just a comfortable boozer serving a wide variety of drinks (including 3 ales when I was there) in a relaxed atmosphere. They have events such as quizzes and acoustic nights. These days it's well worth a visit.
Came in to grab some good food near a friends house. Looks like a spacious and typical british pub, but they serve Italian food.
I've only had the DEEElicious calzone. And it was big too. Shared with said friend and still was satisfied. I likes to eat, so that's saying something. I don't remember what I drank. I think I just got a cider so not sure about our bartenders skillz.
Bartender was super friendly despite being tired. I forgot why he was tired. But he said he was. But still smiled and chatted. It was a Friday evening, fairly quiet.
Whatevs, I'm a fan. I want to go back and try some other menu items.
Had a great time here.
Really unusual pizza. Make from scratch on the premises. Tasted delicious.
***LOVED*** the live music I experienced when I was there. [No TV WOOHOO!]
I found the staff very accomodating and had a great evening here.
Just off from the hustle and bustle of Old Street, I regularly come here, whether for a quick drink or a meal. The food is lovely; more pricey than that of the other pubs I go to in the area but definitely worth it, the chips and garlic breads and pizzas are lovely. I often buy myself a jar of sweets, a great unusual offering that goes well with any drink!
There is no student discount here, but the staff are lovely, even when there are nearly 20 students filling most of the indoor seats!
I know they have live music nights regularly.
Wonderful spot to have a couple of beers with friends. My mates and I are a bit noisy party and these guys somehow don't mind and keep addressing us warmly and welcoming. I guess that's the kind of but it is. In addition, food is a delight.
I've been looking to find a new local since recently moving to old street. While my new neighborhood is great for going to clubs, raging till 5 am and fitting in as a hipster on my fixie bicycle, I have had a hard time finding a place i feel comfortable going in alone for a pint and a bite on a weekday evening.
However I feel that I may have found a bit of what I am looking for in the George and Vulture. On first glance there is nothing that really distinguishes it from any other pub. It is the little things that makes this place somewhere I plan on frequenting. I had a delicious pizza made on the spot along with a good salad. Additionally, this is the first place since moving here that the staff were extremely friendly. Instead of spending their down time exclusively on their cell phones, each of the 2 bartenders took a moment to come over to me and strike up a friendly conversation. A level of service rarely seen in a London pub.
After the re-opening, this place has changed. I don't bother going there anymore, the new staff is rude and aggressive.
Yes i have reviewed this pub before. but im back to say tonight was a very special night.customers brought in inflatable palm trees,and dressed as heroes and legends,I met batman spiderman, Tina Turner,a guy dressed as a car think it was a renualt.Marelynn was awesome,oh yes the guy dressed as a plane,and many more like , there was so many who put a lot of time and effort into what was a great great night.This was a ladies birthday party,and she must be a very special lady, to have such good friends who did her proud,I spoke as I said to Spiderman and hes keen to have more of these nights , so if I hear its happening I will let you all know.Only a venue like the George and Vulture can spring these surprises,but qypers You will know as soon as I do.Trust me this was so different,photos soon
This is my local and the guys behind the bar are super friendly. Usually when I go for a pint it's during pub quiz or live music nights. There is limited seating and the eclectic range of old furniture makes navigation a bit hard, but on a quiet evening it's worth hitting the pub for their excellent pizzas and a bottle of wine. It's great value and tasty stuff.
We popped in here on Saturday afternoon. It's a mellow place then, and you can sit out on the street-side picnic tables in the sun. We ordered a bowl of olives, and boy do you get olives, a whole lot of teensy olives. It was rather amusing, as there were only two of us.
On Sunday we went back and ran into a bloke we know, and he's a big fan of this spot. He said it's been fixed up recently and the crowd changed a bit as a result, to more mellow folk.
Pub quiz on Tuesday evenings if you're interested. I'd put this as a place to go if you're a local, rather than a destination.
A cozy good looking pub hidden in the midth of Hoxton, serving an increadibly tasty home-made italian pizza (id say one of the best one in london) and has a very athmospheric acoustic live music from one of the best original singer-songwriters on Sundays, Weds and Sats! A must! Xx
We live in the area, and this pub has become by far the nicest, and most chilled in the area. Far from the wine bars of Hoxton Sq, but bit more upmarket than a lot of the other pubs nearby.
They did a live music night on thursday that was really great - if slightly warm! A lot more proffessional than your average open mic - apparently some signed, yet unknown next-big-stars in the acoustic world!
Decent enough food, and really great beer - tastiest pint of lager I've had in a while!
Defo a locals place - a good ecelectic mix of young and old, suits and boots, trendy and normal - pretty much sums up this part of London!
my favorite pub in Local, wish I was my local
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