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The Dragon

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The Green | Derbyshire, Willington, England
+44 1283 704795
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Description: In the heart of Willington village backing on to the Trent and Mersey...
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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  • 568
    Excellent
  • 217
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 40
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent (As Usual)

We are getting quite regular at the Dragon and again on Thursday Lunch (4th Feb), the food was piping hot, tasty and generous enough without feeling too full for a pudding. The Local beers were top condition as always and the service was friendly & efficient. We will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
perryms2
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East Midlands UK
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are getting quite regular at the Dragon and again on Thursday Lunch (4th Feb), the food was piping hot, tasty and generous enough without feeling too full for a pudding. The Local beers were top condition as always and the service was friendly & efficient. We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got back from the Dragon having enjoyed a really nice meal with my wife. The service and the meals were of the highest order. Highly recommended.

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Thank Phil M
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived for breakfast and were greeted warmly. The food was lovely and they were happy to adapt a breakfast for a vegetarian. Great atmosphere, plenty of parking and when my mum let it slip it was my birthday they bought out a beautiful board of biscuits to have with our post breakfast pot of tea. They are also disability... More 

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Thank pen922
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited The Dragon numerous times over the past year and have been extremely impressed on each occasion. The service is friendly and efficient and the food is fantastic and well priced. There is also a good selection of beers, including the ones brewed at the Boot in Repton. I would highly recommend this place.

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Thank PeteWBA777
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just popped in when passing nice ambiance Staff were very pleasant and approachable.Food was good pub grub and the desserts were nice if a little expensive. Overall would recommend and would visit again

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Thank Sarah D
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can see why The Dragon wins awards. Absolutely first class, the food , the service ( even though very busy) and the ambience. A really lovely night out, will definitely return

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Thank keekee27
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, Brilliant atmosphere and fab entertainment!! Great service and the food was lovely and at a good price. would defo return

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter brought us here for breakfast, before we left to come home. There was a lovely real fire burning in the restaurant, which gave a great atmosphere to the place. The staff here were friendly and efficient, they offered the extras when placing our order. The breakfast was fresh and perfect. The toast was lovely a nice thick slice... More 

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Thank Dawn S
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday night. The pub is lively and the atmosphere was good. The food is good solid pub Stuff and was tasty and well presented. The portions are of a reasonable size. We called in later and it was equally busy. A popular place. We sat near the door and so could see all of the staff... More 

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Elloughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the fourth visit we have made to The Dragon whilst visiting family. The pub is warm and welcoming and the food served in the restaurant is excellent. We stayed next door at the cottage over night and had breakfast served in the Dragon the following morning, again this was spot on, well presented and the staff were a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Green | Derbyshire, Willington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Willington
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 704795

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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