Coronavirus Update

The George and Dragon re-opened at 12pm on Saturday 4th July, however things will not be the same as before so we would like to explain how we will be working for the foreseeable future. This is in keeping with all Government guidelines and to ensure the safety of all our staff and customers. During this time we need your support and understanding because this is a whole new way of working for us and it may not always run smoothly.

Our initial opening hours from Monday 6th July are:


Monday: 12:00 – 9:00pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00pm

Kitchen, including takeaways:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 – 2:30pm and 5:30 – 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00 – 2:30pm

We will be operating a one-way system throughout the pub so entrance will only be through the front door (on Thorpe Rd/Silver Street) and exit will only be through the back door (into the garden). Once inside the pub you will need to provide your name and contact details for track and trace purposes.

Hand sanitiser bottles have been placed throughout the pub, you are advised to use this when entering the pub and then before and after entering the toilets.

No more than 2 households can sit together indoors and up to 6 people from 6 different households can sit together outdoors so please bare this in mind when planning your visit.

Bookings can be taken for inside and a limited food menu will be available; however, to reduce contact across the board and to ensure distancing in our very small kitchen your food will be served to you in disposable lunch/dinner boxes and cutlery and condiments will be brought to your table with your food. You will be given an allotted time at your table so that we can accommodate as many people as possible but in a safe manner.

Full table service will be provided inside the pub so you must stay seated at your table for the duration of your visit other than to use the toilet or go outside; and you are not allowed to sit at the bar.

Table service will be provided to customers sat outside but all food and drink will need to be paid for in advance, we are reviewing a couple of ordering apps and hope to have this up and running very soon so you will be able to order and pay via an app and we will then bring your food and drink to you.

We have had to change the layout of every area of the pub to ensure distances of 1m+ from each other so under no circumstances are customers allowed to move any furniture (tables, chairs & umbrellas)

We will still be accepting cash as payment but wherever possible we would encourage card payments and no tabs of any kind will be authorised.

We will only re-open the car park once we have assessed our capacity, but spaces may still be limited so that we can accommodate more tables and chairs outside.

A lot of work has gone into getting this right for both you and us so anybody that is seen to be flouting our rules or being disrespectful to us, a member of staff or another customer will be asked to leave immediately. Please work with us through this time so that we can continue to provide you with the best pub around. If you require any further clarification, please phone us on 01295 711500.

Iain & Gemma