The George Ruislip
The George Ruislip (Now a Harvester restaurant)
If you have read other pages in the pubs section you will see that some have changed their names over the years, well this is one that not only changed its names but went totally off the rails in some sort of mid-life crisis.
For years it was The George Hotel, standing quietly at the bottom of Ruislip High Street with its bar and, I assume, letting bedrooms. It was a quintessential English place, you expected Jeeves to arrive from the back at any moment.
Then, in the early eighties somebody went potty. They decide to make The George Hotel in to some sort of trendy bar. The inside was gutted, old "proper" floors were replaced with thin laminated stuff, standard lamps with spots, Bach with .... well you can guess. But the people who did this had two more aces to play. They changed the name of the place to Sullivans and painted the outside lime green! This is a conservation area and the local folk of Ruislip went mad.
Hardly anybody went there. I did, once, to "We don't sell cider Sullivans". I never went again. It did not last very long.
Now it is part of the Harvester chain of restaurants and has half decent floors, is painted cream (should have been either white or magnolia, but we will not go there) and is The George. I am not sure about the veranda at the front but I guess anything would have been passed to get it back to some sense of normality.
Where it is, by road
At the bottom end of Ruislip High Street near the roundabout and church. Turn down Bury Street, the car park is 20 yards down on the left.
Brief details are show below. Some of the web sites are very large!
Main Ruislip site
Up to date information about Ruislip and the area. Plus sections with suggested walks and even why houses are so expensive. Not forgetting the spies and USAF South Ruislip, so some history too.
Ruislip In Pictures
Ruislip's premier attraction and so important it gets a web site all to itself.
Everything from the history from years back to struggling to park today. It is all here.
Some classic pictures from years gone by.
We also run the community web site for Ickenham. Loads of old pictures and some more up to date one plus details of all that Ickenham has to offer.
Details of all the pubs and more is just one click away.