Just three miles south of pretty Market Harborough, The George extends a warm welcome to all its guests. With eight boutique bedrooms – each individually styled and named after key figures from the Battle of Naseby – this is the perfect spot from which to explore Market Harborough, the surrounding countryside and all that the region offers.
Alongside a traditional village bar and a large patio area that’s perfect for whiling away summer days, The George has a beautiful restaurant that boasts a relaxed atmosphere. Seasonal menus showcase the best of British ingredients and never fail to exceed diners’ expectations. Expect the likes of scallops with Clonakilty black pudding and garlic mash, and duck and chestnut terrine with plum chutney and walnut bread to start, and mains such as confit Barbary duck with Dauphinoise potatoes and red wine sauce. Seafood-lovers will savour the sea bass paired with pak choi, crab ravioli and sweet chilli sauce, and vegetarians will be impressed by the grilled halloumi with potato, squash and spinach – a beautifully simple treat. The medallions of beef fillet doused in Diane sauce is extremely popular and comes highly recommended. For dessert, treat yourself to crème brûlée with shortbread, banana and raspberry Pavlova or the indulgent chocolate pavé with Turkish delight ice cream.
An extensive wine list complements the menu and showcases an array that has been carefully selected by Corney & Barrow, The George’s dedicated wine merchant. From Old World wines to new and exciting producers, there’s something for everyone on the list.
Afternoon tea at The George is always a special event, whether you’re just looking to have a relaxed afternoon or are planning a birthday celebration or a pre-wedding get-together. Options range from a classic cream tea, a full afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and a selection of homemade cakes, or The George’s special afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne. Advance booking of at least 24 hours is essential for the latter. With beautiful bedrooms, sumptuous food and a homely ambience, The George is well worth a visit.