The George is a beautiful 18th Century pub set on the banks of the River Avon on the edge of the New Forest National Park in the charming former market town of Fordingbridge.

Here with us you have a choice of dining experiences. Enjoy a stunning view of "The Great Bridge" and River Avon as you eat in our waterside conservatory, or have a cosy evening by the fire in the restaurant. Alternatively why not just pop in for a drink in the bar or enjoy a coffee or a cream tea on the waterside decking.

At The George we offer classic gastro pub food using locally sourced, seasonal produce whenever possible. We have a comprehensive wine list tailored to suit all tastes and pockets and of course carry a well stocked bar.

Well behaved dogs are very welcome here at The George in the bar and outside area, we even have dog biscuits behind the bar and water bowls.

During peak times we strongly recommend booking a table if you want to eat with us. During busy periods once our kitchen is at capacity we stop accepting "Walk Ins" and can only serve customers who have booked to eat. Booked tables will be held for 20 minutes after which they will be released; if you are running late for your table please call to let us know. Thank you!

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday
10am - 11pm

11am - 6pm


Time for tea at The George!

Afternoon tea
Homemade scones with jam and cream
Homemade brownies
Selection of sandwiches: cucumber, local smoked trout and cream cheese, ham and mustard
With a hot drink or soft drink £16.50
Upgrade to Prosecco Afternoon Tea for £22.50

Available Monday to Saturday, 3-5pm
Booking essential

Afternoon tea at The George


Cream tea at The George

Cream tea
Two homemade scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream, local strawberries and a hot drink

Prosecco cream tea for two
Four homemade scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream, local strawberries and a bottle of Prosecco

Served all day

We are very proud to announce that The George has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! We'd like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. The accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.

"I fell in love with the George... You couldn't beat the ambiance of the place. It was a true highlight of our trip to the UK." - Read this fabulous review of The George from a US visitor on Road Tips.