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The George and Dragon

$$ - $$$, British,
Houghton, Arundel BN18 9LW, England
+44 1798 831559
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Houghton, Arundel BN18 9LW, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The exterior lures you in with its characterful brick and flint walls ,and beamed ceilings viewed through the mullioned windows. You are not kept waiting, even though they are busy, and a table is soon found. You don’t expect nor receive, rapid ,city style service...More

Thank Thereaper2808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here and had a great time. They have a good selection of real ale which is well kept and they serve drinks to your table. Our food was great. The steak was cooked just right at medium rare and the nut loaf...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lunched yesterday at this pub and I get the impression it has changed management having been there a few times before in passing. The distinct impression we got was that passing trade was not particularly welcome as almost the first thing we were told...More

4  Thank simonstown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little pub with good food and spectacular views from the garden. During the summer there's nothing better than having lunch in the garden, watching the cows in the adjacent field (or the farmer ploughing, depending on what he's using the field...More

Thank Skitalets777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food as ever was good but I have to say that staff were pleasant but the management were somewhat remote. We use the pub and restaurant quite regularly but the attitude if the owners who barely speak or attempt to recognise or remember their guests...More

2  Thank Ros T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here about 10 times..great English pub. Menu is always inventive & staff are always friendly. The place is dog friendly & in the summer I would definitely recommend you soak up some sunshine in the beer garden

Thank aoifebdillon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, the special plaice on the menu today was first rate. A large plump fish served on the bone and perfectly cooked. I have been very disapponted recently trying to find a decent plaice so often the fish is thin, flabby and just over cooked,...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb Sunday Roast Great starter and the Beef was rare and fab. Great Roast Potatoes. If I had any sort of criticism it would be they the gravy should be served separately Will def go again

Thank Phil N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner here after a day of walking. My chicken with bacon, brie, and cranberries was delicious and the cheese board was an excellent finish to the meal. Friendly staff and wonderful views of the Downs from the back room. Do book...More

Thank FionaYB
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Hello everyone Welcome to the past Something felt strange as we entered the George and Dragon car park , the landscapes stretched out and shimmered, our watches hands started going backwards and the car stereo began playing Cliff Richard. As we entered the ‘could be...More

Thank David D
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Questions & Answers
Jane F
3 April 2016|
Response from David_Trip1234 |
Dogs are welcome inside and out.
Stephen B
2 June 2015|
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Response from Booodooo |
Yes, my sister visit's occasionally, and she is restricted to a wheelchair, the George & Dragon get's full marks for restricted access in my view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Houghton, Arundel BN18 9LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Arundel
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 831559
  • E-mail
The George & Dragon in Houghton is a busy and beautiful old coaching inn situated in the South Downs National Park. We are a family run pub that is passionate about good food, service and above all ensuring the customer has the best experience possible.
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