GEORGE & DRAGON
Tap House for Dent Brewery
In the village of Dent, at the junction of Main Street and Deepdale Lane and overlooking the memorial fountain of famous geologist Adam Sedgwick, proudly stands The George and Dragon Hotel - a grade 2 listed building and 'Tap House' for Dent Brewery.
The George and Dragon has everything you'd expect from a traditional Dales hotel - relaxing public bars with open fires, comfortable en-suite rooms, hearty home-cooked food and best of all - Dent Brewery's award-winning cask ales.
Dent Brewery is one of the country's most remote breweries, located in a converted stone barn in the hamlet of Cowgill a further 3 miles up the dale. Established in 1990, with help from the Rural Development Commission, the brewery was set up with the sole intention of supplying cask ales to the Sun Inn in Dent. Twenty years on and the brewery has gone from strength to strength, expanding it's production capabilites the brewery's ales have become a regular feature of pubs and hostelries across the north of England and Scotland, including the famous Tan Hill Inn - England's highest pub.
As can be seen from the huge array of certificates on display in the George and Dragon, Dent Brewery ales consistently win top awards at many of the beer festivals held nationally each year. As a popular guest ale, the brewery's Aviator has even reached the heart of British government in the House of Commons bar.
Also on display are extensive tasting notes alongside some of the ingredients that go into making these award-winning ales, including all the different kinds of malts, barley and hops - the only thing missing is the spring water that flows in abundance from Rise Hill.
From the range of ales on offer, favourites include Kamikaze (5.0% abv) - a full-bodied, golden-coloured strong bitter with a pleasant dryness and hints of citrus and honey,