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The George


Located in the village of Alstonefield, in the Peak District, The George is an award-winning restaurant with a great atmosphere. It offers superb food and a carefully-chosen selection of wines - all of which has been recognised by The Good Food Guide, Sawdays and Michelin.

Where is The George located?

The George is perfectly positioned for exploring the Peak District National Park, set as it is in the White Peak and just a short distance from the Manifold valley. It is 8 miles from Ashbourne, 12 from Bakewell and 16 miles from Buxton.

What cuisine is on offer at The George?

A la Carte, small plates lunch and seasonal tasting evenings, with guest chef residencies and special events. The chefs at The George work with local producers and suppliers, and use the kitchen gardens own vegetables too. Sawdays has recently commended the venue for the atmosphere, and the outstanding food, as well as Michelin, The Good Food Guide since 2009 and Good Food awards.

What is the signature dish at The George?

Head Chef, Matt Egan brings his 3 Rosette and vast experience creating dishes all made on the premises with sustainable, high welfare ingredients sourced wherever possible within a 15 mile radius. It’s important that the food offering stays true to the environment which means maintaining a natural relationship to the produce worked with.

Imaginative and beautifully cooked food served in a relaxed setting, with a sprinkle of understated elegance.

The George runs a 3, 4 or 5 Course menu

Dinner always starts with snacks, and a sprinkling of additional treats throughout dinner; some serious indulgence for the tastebuds!

What makes a meal at The George unique?

The George's atmosphere is one of unhurried and relaxed friendliness, with a roaring log fire and charming quarry tiles. In summer, the benches at the front are filled and in winter, the coach house offers a cosy space for wet and muddy walkers.

In the dining rooms the old character of the place has been retained with lime plaster on the walls and rustic furniture.

Other Information

Menus are based around meat and fish.

Facilities & information


17th century buildings



Extra info

Closed Times: 25 Dec

Nearest Airport: Manchester, Birmingham or east midlands

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Train Station: Derby

Nearest Railway Time: 45 minutes

Open Times: Thursday - Saturday: 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10pm. Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Vendor Accreditation: Good Food Guide, Michelin, Hardens, Sawdays

Arrival information and directions

Address: Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Staffordshire, AshbourneDE6 2FX, United Kingdom

Please contact for directions.

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