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“Derby's 'Best Out of Town Pub/Restaurant 2012' - Well deserved” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dragon

The Dragon
The Green | Derbyshire, Willington, England
+44 1283 704795
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Willington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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“Derby's 'Best Out of Town Pub/Restaurant 2012' - Well deserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Dragon is our local.... and what a great local it is! Excellent food, friendly customer service and a great atmosphere. If you don't fancy dinner before you go in, you definitely will once you're there as plates of delicious food are brought out to lucky diners Owing to popularity you're best to book a table, even mid week. Failing that, stand in the bar and enjoy a good quality guest ale and a packet of dirty pork scratchings! Well done to the team on the recent award win!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Fab lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Called in, rather late, lunchtime today whilst travelling home from Blackpool. Nothing was too much trouble for the friindly staff. dlicious homemade pie and real chicken goujons. I understand they are in the final three of the Best pub food and drinks in Derbyshire tonight so we wish them good luck. Lovely setting by the canal, will be back when it isn't raining!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Set overlooking the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Dragon balances a traditional pub feel with contemporary food and presentation. It was extremely busy when we were there, and there were only a few staff on, meaning quite a wait to be served. (Not the staff's fault, though - they were very hard working!) The food was worth the wait, however! The busyness only attests to the quality on offer.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Foodie Derby”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food very good service and fantastic atmosphere . Need more pubs like this that are all round good value for money and above average food and service . Will be going again very soon Watch out Bulls Head @ Repton !!!!

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Alanshep, Manager at The Dragon, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Delighted you are now a regular, always great to see you April x
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Went for Sunday lunch and found it to be a place with a great atmosphere and brilliant food. It was nice to see the people that were working there actually enjoying where they work.

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    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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