George and Dragon
Set in the heart of Great Budworth village nestled amongst quaint cottages and the impressive St Mary’s & All Saints Church, entering Great Budworth is like a step back in time, and the traditional old fashioned service we offer at The George & Dragon blends harmoniously with our surroundings.
The George & Dragon has many original features worthy of seeking out including our original 1722 stone bar inscribed ‘NIL NIMIUM CUPITO’, I desire nothing to excess. The inscribed Oak and Post fence or the inner door stone with a verse from Warburton for whom the building was redesigned circa 1880.
The entire village is steeped in history. The Running Pump at the foot of Great Budworth was until 1934 the source of drinking water for the whole of the community. It is renowned that local sweethearts would swear undying love here, and according to legend the love will last “so long as runs that water from the spout”.
Our menu is created by using the finest locally sourced ingredients to the highest of standards. Please contact us for details of chef’s individual weekly specials.
Food is served daily and is available:
Val and Roger Shakespeare
Just wanted to say thank you and how much we enjoyed our lunch today, it was well worth the drive from Nottingham. Excellent service and very pleasant staff, hope to see you soon.
James and Nic from Northwich
Decided to have a quick bite to eat on Wednesday 29th Aug. Hadn't been to the G and D for years. Anyway the short version is... Amazingly friendly welcome, when the staff treat you like family, its going to be good. The Beer was excellent, not too cold, and the food was great. All the food was piping hot, the tomato soup was very good, and the mains were hot, tasty, well presented and just the right amount. Didnt have room for a dessert, but will come back to make sure we get to try them. So food was great, but the clincher for me was the lovely people running the place. Thank you.
W & A Hammond
Gem indeed! Happened here by chance, escaping from motorway blockage on way home up North from Normandy. Had excellent supper. Bravo to chef for slow-roast lamb loin, full of taste, with "Irish" cabbage (ie perfectly cooked vivid green + yellow with perfectly lean bacon lardons, nicely timbaled-out) and very good dauphinoise potatoes. Lovely best-of-English decor & ambience. Will make a point of stopping there for supper on way back from France!
Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you and your staff for last Sunday, the food was tremendous and the service was impeccable, everyone who attended the Christening and meal was so very impressed with their experience in your restaurant.
We had a fabulous evening, so a big thank you to your staff.
The food was excellent as was the service. We will all certainly return.
All of the family were catered for, including a couple with some food intolerances in addition to 3 children and 2 teenagers.
I very much appreciate the courtesy extended by your personal and excellent customer service – it’s such a pleasure to come across people who really happy to hear their customers feedback.
I wish you and your team every success with the George & Dragon!
Vicki Walker, St Marys and All Saints Church Bell Ringers
Dear Christopher on behalf of the band I cannot begin to thank you enough for all the care and attention we received last night. Each and everyone felt welcomed and commented as they left on the high quality of the service and delicious food. The ability to establish such an ambience the moment one walks through the door of either of your hostelries is a gift you have in spades. We are all too keenly aware that constant appraisal and attention to detail are the only successful methods of maintaining standards. We consider ourselves lucky to have you in such close proximately and look forward to many more evenings of feasting and merriment.
Visited on the evening of 14/12/11. The Pub was beautifully decorated and had a civlised and relaxing atmosphere despite the fact it was extremely busy. Staff (especially Manager) were welcoming and worked their socks off to ensure all was well. First-Rate meals completed a superb visit.
killicoat stoke on trent
took our friends for lunch today(07/12/2011) outstanding food, first class welcome and service, beautiful unspoilt cheshire village, roaring fire, wish this was my local, cannot be better cheers jeff
Mr Rowland, Warrington
The food and service were outstanding and of high quality. The staff were extremely kind and courteous and very efficient. They are a credit to Antique Inns.
Before leaving I made sure to thank the Chef and his staff for providing us with a most wonderful dining experience. I am of the opinion that service such as this always begins at the top, and of course this must include yourself.
Due to the excellent time we spent at the George and Dragon, we will most certainly recommend it to family and friends and we plan to dine at the Golden Pheasant in Plumley, in the not too distant future. Thank you once again.
As part of the walking group which had lunch with you today, may I just send you a brief note of thanks for the lovely food and excellent service we had today.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for lovely lunch.
Jim and Rose Helsby
Went here last night for the first time in ages and loved how things have changed, very nice surroundings and loved the new landlady, very friendly and helpful, great food and good service despite it being very busy we still felt as if our every need was important to the staff. Can't wait to go back when all the real fires are burning, looks so cosy.
Went here on Sunday and had a really lovely time, set in a 'midsomer' type village the pub is just perfect, all new decor done really well to keep the traditional pub feel but also the sophistication of a top restaurant. The landlady (I think) was really nice very helpful and pleasant and the food was fantastic. This is not a cheap place and they are clearly aiming at the top end of the market and they get 5 stars from me.
We've been visiting this pub on and off for years, but not been recently, so we popped in last night for a browse of the menu, not realising it had been fully renovated, and WOW ~ this place is fantastic!
New menu, food was superb, staff very friendly and service at it's best. Highly recommended.
Paul and Branka
Great meal, lovely ambiance, staff friendly and attentive, try it, you would like it!
Steve & Kat, Broom.
Just been re-furbished...lovely welcome, lovely food and first class ale...can't fault the place...well done...great place....
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