The George Hotel is a beautiful Scottish hotel with lovely views over the loch. The surrounding is so beautiful and quiet and is a great place to visit if you fancy a different environment to the hustle and bustle of the city.
I have been to the George twice now and have thoroughly enjoyed my visits each time. The food is great and the drinks are fairly cheap - we got 3 alcoholic drinks and the cost came to around £8! During my most recent fist, I ordered a spaghetti bolognese (boring I know) and it was delicious! The cheese that accompanied the dish separately did however taste like croissants?! Very weird! For desert I had their cheesecake of the day which I think was a blueberry and lemon - really lovely but the portion size was just way too big for me otherwise I would have demolished it!
The staff are also very friendly and helpful.
The restaurant a very old traditional feel to it with wooden decor. They also have a beer garden which is beautiful and very cosy. It is definitely worth a visit.
Make sure you are in the right bar.
Hang a left from the front door. The bar to the right pales in comparison!
Sitting at the bar, it's hard to ignore the incredibly large selection of whisky. Bigger than alot of pubs in Edinburgh!
Between the 2 of us, we tried 7 over 3 hours. They were punctuated by the fantastic langoustines they were serving and the smoked seafood platter. Both delicious.
Barmen were very helpful. Use the recommended whisky list. They know of which they write.
I happily paid 9 pounds for their top pick: Macphunn. So good, I bought a bottle the next day!
Popped in to the George Hotel on the way back from Oban for some macaroni cheese on a particularly freezing Sunday afternoon.
Staff were great, really attentive and friendly. Mac n' cheese was excellent and just what the doctor ordered. My partner had the burger with cheese, chips and salad. It was really substantial and he really enjoyed it too.
Noticed a lot of the tables had reserved signs on and when questioned, the staff advised they weren't reserved but they were holding them in case bigger groups come in. Bit cheeky if you ask me.
Price-wise, definitely value for money and perfect place to escape the cold with the fire on and folk mulling around reading the Sunday papers. Well worth a look.
The excellent food in the George is still compromised by the tardy service. We ate there last week and, although our table was booked for 8, our main course didn't arrive until 9.50. Two other tables came in after us and were served and left before we had finished our meal. Its such a shame because the George does so much right the food is good, the choice of beers wide, and prices are reasonable.
As a hotel it is hard to beat. As a restaurant it is hard to recommend.
I love a beautiful Scottish hotel with a bit of history behind it. This building has been around since 1770 when it was originally two private houses before it became The George Hotel in 1860. The Clark family own and run this wonderful hotel and have done now for seven generations! You can feel the pride and passion that the family has for this hotel the second you walk through the door. The place just looks and feels so friendly and welcoming and you feel like you have been transported back in time. The hotel has been restored since the 1800s of course but much of the original features remain which is what gives The George its unique charm.
The surrounding scenery is some of the best in Scotland with views of the stunning hills and loch. The George is in an ideal location for anyone who wants to go out and see what Scotland has to offer, and that includes us Scots! I love living so close to Glasgow's city centre but when I want to get away from it all without going too far from home then somewhere like The George Hotel in Inveraray is ideal.
I first became aware of The George Hotel when a friend of mine had her wedding reception there. It was love at first sight for me. We had our meal in the conservatory and partied away for hours in the cocktail bar. It was all exposed brick, slate floors and wooden everything else! There are wonderful roaring fireplaces in the cocktail bar which were great to sit by the following morning while I ate my hangover fry up, yum yum! My friend had booked a piper to pipe her and her husband into the venue after the ceremony in a neighboring church but unfortunately he let her down at the last minute. Luckily the owner of The George had a son who played the bagpipes and he done a sterling job filling in for the missing piper in full Scottish get up of kilt, sporran and all the other accessories. Now if that's not fantastic customer service then I don't know what is!
I stayed in one of the master bedrooms on that occasion and it was lovely but the newlyweds were staying in the Merchants Room and it is absolutely breathtaking. For a start the door is a door from a 1820s merchant ship (hence the name Merchants Room) and there is a raised, double jacuzzi! The bed is absolutely huge and to say that this room is grand and decadent is an understatement. I have posted some small photos here but I highly recommend you visit the hotels website and click on the virtual tour of the room. It has to be seen to be believed! It you would like to stay in the Merchants Room you'll need to book months and months in advance as every time I have requested this room it has always been fully booked. If you can't get the Merchants Room though the other rooms on offer are also of an extremely high standard and you will not be disappointed!
A favourite destination for a scenic drive from Glasgow. Nice interior with the ceiling festooned with lights, good food (moist chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream is hard to beat) and friendly service.
Popped into here for a meal, but regretted it the second we arrived. Staff were just awful - appalling service and appalling attitudes.
Average food, large portions and food was freshly cooked which is about the only thing going for it - shame about the staff as this ruined the whole visit - with the choice available locally, will never need to visit here again.
Good food and a good cask ale selection.
Me, my partner, my brother and his wife had a fantastic time in the George Hotel during their bluebell festival, which runs on the last bank holiday weekend in May. Outdoor in the beer garden during the day there was some amazing bands playing...keeping everyone well entertained. In the evening everyone moves in doors where the live bands don't stop...highly recomend to anyone who enjoys live music and a good atmospher.....it was eletric. It was a very busy event, but credit to the bar staff you never waited very long for our drinks..... We will be attending next year!!!!!!!!
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