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The George (Cardiff)
Member Name: bigdave
The George (Cardiff)
Date: 29/11/00, updated on 29/11/00 (112 review reads)
Advantages: Sport's Coverage, beer price
Disadvantages: not everyone's taste
The George is an example of Bass' new range of student pubs that are appearing all over the country at the moment. All the pubs follow the same layout, they are all painted in the same colour's and the building's exteriors are all done the same as well.
One of the best things about the chain is that even though they market themselves towards students, the bars still attract a wide range of customers.
The chain's yellow card scheme is excellent(like a customer loyalty card) with special promotion's for cheap beer. On certain day' and certain times of the day the yellow card can be used to get your drinks considerably cheaper than normal prices. The card can also be used during important sporting event's, with yellow card prices until the first goal/try. Unfortunatly the yellow card is only available to people who are members of the NUS(students).
Food in the chain is reasonable and very cheap, I would recommend to anyone looking for lunch to sample their cheesy chip butty's, as these are inexpensive and very tasty. Other meals offered range from Sunday roast's to Beer and burger meals, and the trditional curries.
Sporting events are well catered for in these pub's especially The George, with two large screens and a number of T.V positioned around the bar. I would especially recommend watching the Rugby(Wales Vs England is always good) as the atmosphere is excellent, but it can some times get a little turbulent, with many different nationality's drinking there(It is a student pub in studet areas)
The only fault I have with the range of pubs, is that during exam dates, the atmosphere is always a little sombre, with a dip in custom, its usual up to the local's to keep the till ringing.