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The Dragon

The Green | Derbyshire, Willington, England
+44 1283 704795
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Ranked #1 of 11 restaurants in Willington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: In the heart of Willington village backing on to the Trent and Mersey canal, the dragon is the area's favourite destination for diners, drinkers, walkers and boaters alike. the dragon, is a 150 year old pub with character, charm and a warm welcome and has recently been sympathetically renovated and restored. The introduction of our new beer garden at the back of the dragon, on the edge of the canal, is a big hit with locals and visitors. There is nowhere quite like it on a sunny afternoon. Awarded the "Best Out Town" Pub/Restaurant in Derby the menu is a classic mix of traditional britsh cuisine with a tist of quality that will not disappoint. A large range of cask ales, fine wine and thirst quenching lagers will ensure your visit will be one to remember.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: In the heart of Willington village backing on to the Trent and Mersey canal, the dragon is the area's favourite destination for diners, drinkers, walkers and boaters alike. the dragon, is a 150 year old pub with character, charm and a warm welcome and has recently been sympathetically renovated and restored. The introduction of our new beer garden at the back of the dragon, on the edge of the canal, is a big hit with locals and visitors. There is nowhere quite like it on a sunny afternoon. Awarded the "Best Out Town" Pub/Restaurant in Derby the menu is a classic mix of traditional britsh cuisine with a tist of quality that will not disappoint. A large range of cask ales, fine wine and thirst quenching lagers will ensure your visit will be one to remember.
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English first
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great menu choice and the food was an excellent standard, plenty of choice for the children too. Service was good & the staff extremely friendly. Would definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff and great food,a very enjoyable experience had by all (children included! They loved the 'grown up' kids menu!) will definitely recommend and return

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The staff were extremely friendly whilst having a fantastic sense of humour. The chicken and steak were beautifully cooked and presented "Masterchef" style. Had a fantastic evening and would definitely visit again soon. The staff made our night one to remember x

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and first class service. Was busy but we were given a table promptly. Would recommend.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

my wife and i have visited several times since xmas and each time there has been an improvement to the dragon first with a new restaurant area taking diners away from drinkers (excellent) and again moving the kitchen and createing a new eating area, the menu is not extensive but caters for all. we have eaten inside and out and... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely meal at the Dragon, the food was great and the service was even better. Our lovely waitress could not do enough to help. Worth a visit for service and great food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

After a number of recommendations for this place we gave it a try last Saturday. The table was for 8.30 and quite frankly.. If you're hoping to have a meal and enjoy it.. Book your table a lot earlier. The reason being is that they stop serving at 9pm so staff were literally waiting for us to finish each course... More

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Alanshep, Owner at The Dragon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I was really sorry to read that, after so many excellent recommendations, your experience didn't match that of your friends. I am exceptionally disappointed that your meal (which you were delighted with) was spoilt by a waitress. Especially, as we have invested so much in staff training. You should certainly not have had a 3... More

Midlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Friday night. It was very busy but plenty of staff to cope with it. Our previous visit we waited and waited for service. This time the staff were very friendly and efficient. The sea bass was excellent as was the belly pork. Well done everyone for taking note of previous complaints and putting things right.

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burton on trent
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great location by the canal and tastefully decorated pub/restaurant. We would and will definately return but for us, not for the food. Ate there for first time (six of us) and unfortunately our experience was very mixed. My view is the place has been vastly extended and its struggling to cope with the vast increase in numbers of customers eating... More

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Alanshep, Owner at The Dragon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry that your experience wasn't as it should have been. You are right we have been caught out a little by the popularity of our business since we have made the alterations and, because of our fabulous location, when the sun shines everybody wants to come here! There are certain things you... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Just found a hidden gem.visited here with my partner wednesday.staff greeted and seated us in the restaurant part of the inn.menu was tempting but we were instantly drawn to the poached duck eggs in breadcrumb with broccoli tops prosciutto and hollandaise sauce.was truly sublime.my partners main was the pork belly with scallops and duchess potatoes and I went for the... More

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