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The Dragon

) #1 of 12 Restaurants in Willington ££ - £££ , British,
11 The Green, Willington DE65 6BP, England
+44 1283 704795
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (91 reviews)
“beef” (54 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
11 The Green, Willington DE65 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 1,658 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came out for some sociable drinks with friends last night. When waiting in the heavy filled bar (which is understandable and impressive on a friday night) I was then asked for my drinks order by a young girl with purple hair. I usually have no...More

Thank Michealcotton71
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hired out the private function room for a retirement do with 29 attending and no one left disappointed. Everyone commented on how delicious and tasty the food was and the service from the staff was impeccable they constantly kept the drinks topped up and...More

Thank Carmen P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Harriet was amazing - great customer service, she was so helpful and friendly. This is a great place for either a meal or drink with friends - love it here

Thank Ejh4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Consistently the best restaurant I've attended, in terms of food quality, service and value for money.

Thank PeterC0X
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Phoned and booked the day before, glad I did as it was busy. Beautiful Sunday roast - beef was a bit pink - perfect! Good taste fresh veg, excellent Yorkshire pud! On a busy Sunday parking was a bit of a nightmare, not the pubs...More

Thank LSelvey
Reviewed 6 days ago

We always visit with our dog and they are very accommodating with her. We always enjoy the food but the choices are very limited for our liking not enough vegetarian, pasta or rice. But we do enjoy what we have. Our waiter on our last...More

Thank LolaDerbyshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

as always the dragon delivered excellent service and food. if you havent tried it yet youre missing out .its not the cheapest place but the quality of the meals easily warrant the price......go on treat yourself

Thank jeanetteandjohn498
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend for lunch. Assumed it would be busy so booked a table. We both had the sandwiches which were extremely nice. Not cheap but you did get a lot for your money. I wish pubs would have a better selection of diet drinks...More

Thank DerbyJools
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd not been to The Dragon in a while. We were taking friends out to dinner so I had my fingers crossed! No need - the food was excellent, the service first class. A very nice evening and, though busy (this was midweek evening), everything...More

Thank Amber_Midlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

On hearing good reviews on your breakfast, we decided to celebrate my husbands birthday with yourselves with our daughter. We were shown to our table as I had booked the previous night. We were asked what we wanted to drink, two teas and a coffe...More

Thank lindyl0u66
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Questions & Answers
13 June 2017|
Response from BespokeInns | Property representative |
Hi On a sunny Sunday we serve our Big Green Egg Sunday menu outside - which includes BBQ and Roast Sandwiches or, if the Green Egg is not on, we have a Sunday Garden menu - with dishes and sandwiches from the Sunday... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from Gillian B | Reviewed this property |
I would think it would be okay to eat in the bar with your dog, but find to make sure
27 May 2017|
Response from Pinklady9 | Reviewed this property |
hi, yes its a dog friendly pub. We've seen groups in the restarant area with their dog. It gets busy so may be advisable to book; however Monday lunchtime (except bank hols) may be ok without. Hope that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Green, Willington DE65 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Willington
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 704795
  • E-mail
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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