The George, Ashbourne
PUBLISHED: 16:21 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:21 26 November 2018
The George is an unspoilt, award winning pub in the village of Alstonefield nestled in the Peak District National Park.
As you walk into neat rooms of old beams, gleaming quarry tiles and a crackling log fire, you will know you’re in safe hands. It’s unhurried, cosy and restored to its original simplicity, with candlelit scrubbed tables and lime plastered walls.
Join us to enjoy our carefully selected wine list, well-kept real ales and exceptional food; a standard recognised in The Good Food Guide since 2009; Michelin and Sawdays – to name but a few.
The dining room and snug have been restored to their original simplicity with lime plastered walls and farmhouse furniture. Candlelight and fresh flowers add a touch of elegance.
Our hopes and good intentions…
The main ethos at The George today is about making it even more of a special place for the team and the customers, simply by creating an all-round lovely experience, from the food to the service.
All the dishes on the lunch, dinner, and tasting menus are made on the premises with ingredients sourced wherever possible within a 15 mile radius. It’s important to us and our whole team that the food offering stays true to the environment which means maintaining a natural relationship to the produce we work with.
The pork, for example, comes from Gloucester Old Spot pigs reared at The Oaks Farm by Jeff who raises them with welfare and environmental conservation at the forefront of his mind. The Long horn cattle Jeff rears graze land where sustainable management methods are practiced, enabling farmers within our National Parks to be proactive environmental managers whilst, at the same time helping our rural economies to become more sustainable – win, win.
Nearby allotment holders , along with Pingle Produce based in Ashleyhay supply our salad leaves, herbs and seasonal vegetables which are grown to organic principles and produce some wonderful ingredients – all of which of course, are integral to our dishes and enable our talented chefs to do what they do best; innovate and create.
The Coach House – Venue Hire
To the rear of The George sits our wonderful Coach House where we can host your private party. The rooms in the Coach House offer a completely private and intimate venue for up to around forty guests.
For larger events we can offer our beautiful, private walled garden adjacent to the Coach House which comfortably houses a Tipi for around 80 guests.
Our private event menus have a similar style to those in the pub, featuring simple, British food. The Coach House sits across the courtyard to the rear of the pub. In Summer months it is shaded by an immense Ash serving as a splendid setting for pre-lunch drinks. The courtyard can be reserved for your sole use and makes the perfect setting for classic car/bike rallies.
WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
The upper floor of the Coach House, is an intimate wedding venue for up to forty guests. We offer a service to the wedding party that is a reflection of the style of the pub with rustic furniture and beautiful table settings. Our wedding menus have a similar style, featuring simple, British food.
Working with the bride and groom we create a lunch or dinner party atmosphere where all your guests will be close to you on your wedding day.
Please note that if any of your guests require level access the Coach House has old stone steps to the upper floor and are a little uneven.
Address: Church Lane
Telephone: 01335 310205