West Cumbria

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

GEORGE HOTEL, Keswick update

Saturday 4 June 2022

The George Hotel, Keswick Beer quality very good last night in the George under new Marstons Pub Company management.

Cumberland Ale £3.60, Wainwright £3.90, plus a Hobgoblin beer.

Under the previous tenancy, 6 real ales were on handpump, but this was too many to ensure fresh beer across the board.

A shame that some old pictures have been removed from the walls, but as the Marstons Pub Company terminated the long-term tenant’s lease and as he owned the fixtures and fittings, this comes as no surprise.

Seating beautifully reupholstered, so surprising that Marston’s new management turned a blind eye to a couple with their large dog on a bench seat last night when I was drinking there.

But no food on sale yet and rooms advertised as bed only. Wetherspoons for breakfast ? Consequently the George is much quieter and less profitable than it was, as it was food-driven along with big wine sales to diners.

No doubt they will manage to recruit kitchen staff eventually.