The George & Pilgrims is a Grade I-listed 15th century pub with rooms in historic Glastonbury. There has been a hostelry on this site since the 11th Century but the present building dates from 1475 and was used to house pilgrims visiting Glastonbury Abbey. Over the years it has also been used as a flour mill and a prison. They have a long and proud tradition of providing good food, drink and lodgings. Guests can unwind in a cosy interior with a fireplace, mullion windows and old oak beams. The restaurant and bar area feature menus which focus on Somerset produce and local suppliers.
The George & Pilgrims a la carte is replete with delectable classics, with vegetarian, vegan dishes and gluten free options. This includes dishes like seared Taunton pork chop served bone-on with a black pudding mash, Abbot Whiting’s vegan curry with roasted sweet potato and sautéed spinach in a rich tomato and coconut sauce or Moroccan-style chicken breast stuffed with chorizo and sun-dried tomatoes and wrapped in prosciutto. On Sundays indulge in roast with all the trimmings.
Round off a hearty meal with a sweet treat like gooseberry and dark chocolate fool with white chocolate ice cream, or orange and juniper posset with hazelnut and raspberry sorbet. The George & Pilgrims also features a traditional afternoon tea with delicate finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with butter, jam and clotted cream.
Located in the heart of Glastonbury, The George & Pilgrims is a 5-minute walk from the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and easily accessible from the A39.
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- al fresco (2)
- breakfast (1)
- child friendly (1)
- dinner (6)
- large parties (1)
- lunch (5)
- private dining (3)
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6 September 2020
This restaurant more than lived up to my expectations. The Sunday roast was excellent and good value for money too. I had cherished happy memories of a previous visit here way back in the 1970’s .. the place still has that extra something and the staff are brilliant.
31 August 2020
Good food in a great historic setting
29 August 2020
We had a wonderful time; the hotel is wonderful, creaking floor boards, uneven walls, stained glass leaded windows. And ghosts but sadly we didn't see any. The staff are terrific and we felt very at home. Our evening meal with mead was terrific. We would stay again
29 August 2020
Average pub food which was overpriced for the quality.
19 August 2020
Beautiful food in unique historical surroundings
18 August 2020
I know they were operating under Covid restrictions, but.... Very restricted menu compared to how it used to be. Tables very sticky - unpleasant to use. Why not waitress service? Long queue to single serving position at bar, even if you're not ordering food. Food "piled up" on plate - I know that seems to be the modern presentation style but I don't like it. Lay things out properly, I say.
18 August 2020
The building is very old and full of character and that has been retained It would benefit from a little TLC in places, however. The staff were very friendly and the service was good and the food (I chose the lamb) was delicious and well cooked
10 August 2020
Lovely experience dining at the George and Pilgrim. I had a chicken and tarragon pie in a delicious creamy sauce. The pastry had a fantastic crispy texture. Food was so good that we came back for lunch for the next two days of our holiday. Friendly staff who cared about the guests.