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“We keep coming back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Green Dragon

The Green Dragon
Ranked #57 of 80 Restaurants in Devizes
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Devizes
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394 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
“We keep coming back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is the 5th or 6th time my wife and I have eaten here and it gets better and better. The food and service are the finest we have encountered in the area. Steve and Nicky are wonderful hosts and the staff ate fantastic. Compliments to the Chef who I understand is new and their chef left a couple of weeks ago. No change however, in the standard of the food. We will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pretty Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Went here based on reviews and I fail to see what the excitement is all about. We were greeted by presumably the landlord critcising his staff to locals across the bar , not a great start.. followed by a grunt and a point in the direction of our table. No explanation of the menu or where to even find it was given.

We had 2 course (which the deal "oddly" enough only extends to a starter and main rather than a main and dessert) Had the soup which was faid and the Sunday Roast which was quite lame and I would go as far as say it was reheated / microwaved. The lamb was a shank type cut and was tough/reheated and the roast potatoes well past their best!

There waiters were a couple of young school aged kids which whilst they weren't overley efficent were polite enough and tried to accommodate everyones needs.

We heard another couple across the room talking about the same comments as us so this wasn't just us either! Certainly wouldnt rush back :)

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank jennyd1975
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Could and Should Do Much Better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Came here for Sunday lunch after reading some reviews and was expecting something a bit special. Nice to see a big traditional pub buzzing with locals and visitors. Not so nice to see the boss having a go at his young staff and then criticising them further to the locals once the poor lad was out of earshot.

The young staff here are exceptionally polite and do their best to help you but I'm afraid they're let down by the chef.

We both had butternut squash soup and both had lamb. Soup was ok but lacked much flavour.

Roast Lamb dinner presented on cold plates, lamb shank was tasty but overcooked, gravy was completely tasteless and thin and the roast potatoes had really tough skins like they'd been cooked a while ago and reheated. The menu is confusing, it states mains at £8.95 and 2 courses for £10.95 but that doesn't include starters apparently and they tell you that when you come to pay your bill. Doesn't make much sense, soup has to be cheaper than all of the desserts on the menu.

Anyway, we were handed a £5 off voucher for our next visit which won't get used. If you present and cook good food you don't need such gimmicks.

The pub's website gives the impression that it's top quality pub grub / fine dining. It definitely isn't!

  • Visited November 2012
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Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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“Exceptional service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Always a favourite with friends and family. We have never had a bad meal here. It is always an experience as there is always a buzz about the place. Friendly staff, good food and wonderful beers.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Philip M
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Devizes
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394 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
“Fantastic NOT pub grub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

We again visited The Green Dragon at Market Lavington near Devizes in Wiltshire for an evening meal having previously had a Sunday lunch here which I reviewed on Trip Advisor in March 2012. We we not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food fantastic. The staff were young, polite and friendly. The service overall was brilliant and the atmosphere was outstanding. My wife and I will certainly return.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Mohawk1946
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