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The George and Dragon

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Houghton, Arundel BN18 9LW, England
+44 1798 831559
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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105 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recommend this pub for its lovely setting, cosy atmosphere and good food. The staff were very helpful and the food is good value for money. We would especially like to thank the friendly Polish waitress, Joanna, who gave good service and chatted to us and our friends.

Thank Couple-Tadworth
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here to celebrate our wedding anniversary on a hot evening we ate outside and the views of the downs and the sunset were amazing The food was fantastic the service excellent Not the cheapest pub grub you will find but worth paying that bit extra 50p surcharge for using your card is a bit like... More 

Thank nigel h
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend Stuart said "let's go to the George and Dragon at Houghton for supper". This brought back wonderful memories - I first visited the pub over thirty years ago. So off we went, and as it was a warm spring evening, headed for the terrace at the back. From the terrace the George and Dragon offered a truly fabulous... More 

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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good meal at the George and Dragon the service was good the wine wasn't the best but ok, we felt the food had been microwaved as it was really hot and bland. This is no gastro pub by any means but it serves good honest plain food!!

Thank Yvette B
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent Saturday lunch here while midway through a walk from Amberley to Arundle. High quality food, great menu choices, and I had a lovely dressed crab with bread and salad. It's a beautiful pub with excellent staff, and the whole experience was welcoming and relaxed.

Thank Sushi-fan10
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a Saturday, pre-booked, which is just as well as a sign in the car park said they had no more spaces available for diners. The view from their terrace over a slight dip in the landscape to the fields and hills beyond is to die for, but the weather (and the booking) dictated that we ate inside.... More 

Thank rosnorfolk
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388 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily we had booked a table as when we arrived there was a sign in the car park saying that the restaurant was full that evening. I'm not surprised. It was our first visit and we were happy with the choice of food and drink. We were fortunate enough to have a table with a view and all enjoyed our... More 

Thank lakegirl48
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked dinner at this pub, after a long absenc of many years. We weren't disappointed. The pub was full and therefore very busy, but we still received great service. The food was delicious and freshly cooked, with lovely homemade dressings. I couldn't manage a dessert but my partner ordered the Dark chocolate torte with rum and raisin ice cream,... More 

Thank Anna F
Reigate, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met with some friends for Sunday Lunch, expecting a good meal. The starters were OK and the two different roasts were OK, however the roasts were without lustre and tasted rather bland. The roast potatoes were good bur generally the whole meal was just about OK. We decided to not chance a pudding to avoid further disappointment! Not sure... More 

Thank Lemon1000
Aberdeen, Scotland
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for lunch while passing through on way to Gatwick Airport - what a fantastic find! We ordered two of the largest ploughman's lunches we have ever seen - 3 large slices of cheese (all local), ham, Gala Pie - 2 slices, salad, chutney, a couple of chunks of fresh bread - if you order this you'd better be... More 

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?