Transformed in 2021 into a popular gastro pub, The George has now taken pride of place as one of Hathersage’s popular destination food and drinks venues!

Located in the popular Peak District village of Hathersage, in the heart of the beautiful Hope Valley, this 500 year old historic building has been returned to the beautiful coaching inn that it once was, but with a a whole new vibe and buzz about it, including a hidden courtyard for alfresco dining and drinks! Showcasing all of its traditional features, with oak beams and stone floors, The George now has a stylish restaurant, vibrant bar, along with comfortable ensuite bedrooms for those wishing to stay a little longer.

All of this makes it the perfect place to stop off for a delicious home-cooked meal or to meet friends for a drink, and it’s the ideal base to explore this stunning area.

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Delicious Home Cooked Meals

Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and evening meals, with a fantastic selection of drinks, The George is the perfect place to visit at any time of day. Whether you’re meeting friends for breakfast, fuelling up before a walk in this beautiful area of the Peak District, or stopping off for lunch, The George is for you…..and your four-legged friend!

The George now prides itself on serving pub classics with a modern twist, with gluten free and plant based options, catering for all dietary requirements. All produce is fresh and locally sourced, creating a fabulous, varied and exciting menu.

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For breakfast choose from a traditional full English, a bacon sandwich on fluffy bloomer bread, buckwheat pancakes with seasonal fruits, and lots more to suit all diets. At lunch and dinner enjoy mouthwatering meals from the a la carte menu, succulent steaks, delicious burgers on a brioche bun, and wood fired pizzas. Or for those wanting something a little lighter, opt for nibbles or a tasty fresh sandwich.

Delightful afternoon teas are available Monday – Saturday, and they cater for everyone too!

Obviously the little ones are catered for too with a Kids menu, and ensure you check out The George’s website for their mid week specials!

Enjoy a Huge Selection of Drinks

Whilst enjoying a meal at The George, or meeting up with friends for a few drinks in the vibrant bar, you won’t be disappointed with the drinks menu! There’s a great selection of local ales, Derbyshire gins, a fantastic wine selection, and for those wanting something a little warmer, an array of speciality teas and coffees.

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Corporate Hospitality and Private Dining

With the provision of projectors, flip charts, and ample parking, The George makes the ideal venue for corporate meetings. They can accommodate meetings of 4 – 30 people and offer a variety of catering options.

For the perfect private celebration or gathering, hire out the stylish ‘Dragon’s Den’ which can accommodate up to 30 people, ideal for birthdays, christenings or just a fun catch up with friends.

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If you need something a little bigger, for wedding celebrations, why not consider The George’s sister company, The Maynard in nearby Grindleford.

Staying at The George

If you’re looking for the perfect place to rest your head whilst exploring and enjoying the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales or even the city of Sheffield, The George prides itself on providing spacious, stylish en suite rooms – with lots of emphasis on comfort! The staff have tried out the rooms and didn’t want to leave! With luxury linen bedding, complimentary coffee and breakfast included, you’ll soon see why!

Choose from a selection of rooms, from a snug for the single traveller, to comfortable King-sized rooms, superior rooms and family rooms, sleeping up to 3 people. All rooms have ensuite bathroom/shower facilities, and include flat screen TV, hairdryer and luxury toiletries. To find out more, or to book a room, please visit The George website, or use the Contact Us button at the top of this page.

Check out the newly refurbished Lady C. Bronte Suite, with free a free-standing Heritage Osterley bath, an emperor bed and lots original features.

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History of The George

The George in Hathersage is believed to have been first built in the 14th or 15th century as an alehouse serving the packhorse trains travelling between the quarries of Castleton and the city of Sheffield. This traffic increased and boomed in the 1700s as packhorses brought in metal from Sheffield to be made into buttons and needles at the newly-formed factories in the village. At this time The George became known as an ‘inn’.

The George Hotel was then owned by the Duke of Devonshire. It was sold to the Eyre family in 1839 and then on to James Morton in 1841, when it became known as a ‘Hotel’. It is also around this time that Charlotte Bronte was known to have frequented The George. She based her novel ‘Jane Eyre’ on the village of Hathersage, its surroundings and the characters she met.

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The George Location

Hathersage sits at the Eastern end of the beautiful Hope Valley. Overlooked by wooded hillsides, heather moorland and rugged gritstone edges, the village is incredibly popular for outdoor pursuits. Stanage Edge above the village offers world-class gritstone climbing and great views.

The beautiful River Derwent flows just to the south of the village and many paths and trails into the hills are accessible from the village. Hathersage also has its own train station offering regular links to the rest of the valley and beyond on the main Sheffield to Manchester line.

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