The George & Dragon
41 Boxworth Road, Elsworth, CB23 4JQ
Conveniently located just nine miles from Cambridge and close to Huntingdon, this destination pub has earned itself a reputation for serving some of the finest seafood around. Staff strive to provide an outstanding dining experience for guests, and this ethos really shines through in the friendly atmosphere and menu, which represents great value for money. Owners Paul and Karen and their team work hard to provide a fresh, regularly changing menu and always guarantee a warm welcome that keeps customers returning time and again. The pub’s exterior is adorned with hanging baskets and planters bursting with colour, which invite you inside. The interior emanates a rustic, olde-worlde feel, with plenty of wooden beams and traditional decor, along with a roaring wood burner. For the summer months, the beer garden is a suntrap where you can relax and enjoy your meal with a refreshing drink. All dishes on the wide menu are cooked fresh to order, and complemented by a selection of wine, beer and a large array of gin. Specialising in quality seafood, The George & Dragon sources produce from Lowestoft fish merchant J T Cole. Menus change with the seasons, and the fish specials board changes weekly – if you’re struggling to decide, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist. If seafood isn’t for you, the menu also features plenty of options for meat-lovers and vegetarians too. The large selection of seasonal seafood includes moules marinières, and native lobster throughout the summer months. Equally popular to start are the seared king scallops served with black pudding, chorizo and cauliflower cream. For the main event, you might find yourself drawn to the likes of pan-fried Scottish salmon with mussels, smoked salmon, prawns and lobster bisque, as well as smoked haddock Monte Carlo. Vegetarians can enjoy the likes of delicious wild mushroom Stroganoff with jasmine rice, while meat-fans will be thrilled with the 28-day-dry-aged Herefordshire steaks. A selection of light bites and sandwiches are available for lunch, along with a weekly changing set lunch menu, and the Sunday lunch is always a hit. This family- and dog-friendly pub exudes a warm, welcoming vibe that contributes greatly to its broad appeal. Offering outstanding value as well as top-notch service, it’s a firm Cambridgeshire favourite.