The George at Woolley
“Where you'll be in very good hands” - AA Inspector
Alexander Venables and Alison Ward-Baptiste, both with fine pedigrees in hospitality, had long wanted to open the sort of family- and dog-friendly dining pub they themselves would like to visit, with modern British food, comfortable rooms and delicious ales. So they did. Originally three Georgian houses, built of mellow Bath stone, and completely refurbished, The George has a comfortably spacious interior, with modern and period furnishings, chesterfields, winged armchairs and four open fires. At the bar, cask beer drinkers declare their loyalty towards either Butcombe or Bath Ales. From the open-fronted kitchen come tip-top dishes, with meat from Church Farm (just a mile away) and veg from the Woolley allotments behind the pub. You can expect British classics such as sardines on toast; crab beignets; or Cornish mussels to begin, with mains like beef Wellington with red cabbage and dauphinoise potatoes; Church Farm pork sausages with creamy mashed potato; and grilled fillet of black bream on crushed new potatoes with olives, tomatoes and red peppers. Luxurious accommodation includes two self-contained apartments. There’s a sun-trap garden with a dining terrace, and Alex runs a cycle club which sets off from the pub every Sunday morning.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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