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The Dragon

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11 The Green | Derbyshire, Willington DE65 6BP, England
+44 1283 704795
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good location and quick service. Nice food, and good selection. Efficient staff. Very nice garden overlooking the canal.

Thank Lucy S
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked for very late lunch/early tea with friends. Beautiful summers evening so asked if we could eat in the beer garden which was no problem. Really friendly staff explained about ordering from menu or could have bbq which smelt divine but decided to go with menu. Two of us had burgers, two fish and chips, all excellent, well cooked and... More 

Thank gaytonannie
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This pub has its own microbrewery which does fantastic beers (recommend 'Clod Hopper') The food is great and not badly priced (recommend the dragon burger) The beer garden is large, situated near to a canal with a nice atmosphere, when we visited they were also running an outdoor BBQ. Small play area for children to the front of the pub,... More 

Thank Sam M
Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful refreshing drink near the canal . The bbq was sizzling the staff were busy helpful and friendly throughout . Great choice of everything . The restaurant and bar tables were busy . Good sign 👍🏻😀

Thank YvonneAB
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Welcoming and friendly staff, set in a great location, very clean and lovely food. Highly recommend a visit

Thank Clarabel81
Derby England
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Second time we have had a meal at the Dragon, first time was about5 years ago and it was Steak night, we couid not fault the meal or the host a very friendly pub/restaurant, last Sunday 20th Aug we tried to get in at another Willington restaurant but had stopped serving so we went to the Dragon it was really... More 

Thank derbywillmar
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Claire and the team who took excellent care of our little boy, Teddie's Christening. Claire had everything in hand and I was extremely impressed by her organisational and people skills. Her staff clearly love her and worked along side her to make the day run perfectly. The food was excellent. It was exquisitely cooked. I've had people come to me... More 

Thank sarebear1980
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The problem is I think it's trying to be something it's not. The food was okay, but it was trying too hard to serve up an artistic presentation and forgot some basics. A couple of examples, great to have little metal buckets for the chips and the bread, but there just wasn't enough. Sure I can ask for more, and... More 

Thank Tony A
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at The Dragon for lunch on Saturday to be shown to a lovely table in the restaurant. As a vegetarian the choice in the menu was the best I have seen.

Thank Mark S
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the 10th time we've visited the Dragon for dinner and every time we're delighted we decided to go. Fabulous food, fabulous & friendly service and super atmosphere. The Dragon remains our favourite pub :)

Thank Nicola G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $22
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Green | Derbyshire, Willington DE65 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Willington
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 704795
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?