George & Dragon Hotel

“Charming and relaxed family-owned favourite”



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A whitewashed coaching inn that’s welcoming and dog-friendly. Affectionately known as the G&D, it’s full of charm – from the log fire in the bar, the collection of local, historic photographs, to the fountain in the sheltered courtyard – and there are five well-kept, hand-pulled real ales on offer, including an in-house brew, plus continental lagers and an extensive wine list. At lunchtime, enjoy a baguette or panini in the bar or, if you fancy contemporary decor and leather seats, Knight’s Restaurant's menu offers a great selection of fish dishes – the ‘scaddock’, that’s a combination of golden wholetail scampi and battered haddock; and Whitby Bay thermidor are just two. For meat eaters how about slow-braised shank of Yorkshire lamb; Holme farm venison steak; or steak and Stilton pie? If you have a sweet tooth, don’t pass by their Cadbury’s tuck shop cheesecake. The traditional Sunday lunch is hugely popular.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
George & Dragon Hotel


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £6.95
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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