The George Harcourt Inn (opposite Cockington Green) was built in 1980 and named after a local landowner, George Harcourt. George was a bit of a lad in his time. He was a good businessman, a keen sportsman and, generally, an all round man’s man — and an Englishman to boot.
In 2006, The George was taken over by a couple of Canberra folk and as a result, underwent a face lift that has recharged this cosy meeting place for years to come.
Your hosts Gil and Colleen offer a convivial atmosphere , great food and regular live music, giving The George a unique ambiance. This fine establishment has great appeal to those who don’t want the *kachink* of pokies and the constant drone of TV screens in the background. The noise has been replaced with the sounds of cruising music as a background for good conversation and relaxation.
The George has brought back great live and local music every Wednesday Night with "Sing For Your Supper" and Sunday afternoons. The George fosters an ‘unplugged’ environment and a great atmosphere to enjoy a great meal or just some great live music. Check out our ‘What’s On’ guide to see what’s coming up!
Inside or outside, front or back, there’s plenty of room to find your own groups niche or mix it with the guests. The demographic is diverse and colourful and always friendly and comfortable.