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The Green Dragon Inn

501 Buckland Road | Hobbiton, Matamata 3472, New Zealand
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“apple cider” (5 reviews)
“pork pie” (2 reviews)
“pavlova” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
501 Buckland Road | Hobbiton, Matamata 3472, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in at the end of our tour of Hobbiton. Very friendly staff, lots of comfortable seating, try one of their unique ales (non-alcoholic one available for teetotallers). They also serve some snacks, pastries, and there's lots of comfortable seating, all while you sit and...More

Thank christrox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ginger beer is delicious, the decor of the green dragon is true to the script for any LOTR or Hobbit fan. The props team have done above and beyond amazing work on every single little detail from the signwriting to the paintings and artwork adorning...More

Thank ShazTKmo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax and have your complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer at the end of your Hobbiton tour. Look for Pickles the cat relaxing by the real fire. Friendly staff.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience to drink where Frodo and the other hobbits drank. Nice and warm fire place was going as we entered. Drinks were served quick. I only wish they had memorabilia on the walls from behind the scenes of the films.

1  Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first read the hobbit in 1958, LOR a few years later. I have read both many times since mostly for the beauty of the language, but also excellent yarns. Rarely do films match the books. Whilst Peter Jackson's films strayed from the books they...More

Thank andrewrobarts
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We wanted something special to do to celebrate hubbys 70th Birthday. We are locals and had never been so opted for the banquet. We had a late afternoon tour, a huge feast and the night tour back to the bus with lanterns. Would thoroughly recommend....More

Thank noelgaylebt
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Excellent meals for Hobbits and humans alike at this restaurant inside the Hobbiton tour. We had dinner reservations so we had the full feast!

Thank Kara M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The night tour, along with dinner at the Green Dragon Inn, was a wonderful experience! A complimentary drink is served before dinner: your choice of cider or ale. More drinks can be purchased, as well. Dinner and dessert are served banquet style, seated in large...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 25 July 2018

After a delightful stroll through the Shire what better way to enjoy your trip than a glass of beer in front of a roaring fire on a misty day. Not to mention the lovely warm muffins.

Thank k2512b
Reviewed 18 July 2018

For a Tolkien fan the places magic. I wish I could have stayed longer. Wonderful atmosphere. Loved the walk through the place. The views across the lake were wonderful. I didn't need a lot of fancy stuff, just being there was enough. Good picture opportunities.

Thank delockhart
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Jackson T
7 March 2018|
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Response from brymcd | Reviewed this property |
I assume as it is part of the tour it will be open - if it wasn't, I'd want my money back. You don't get a lot of time there (Half hour max) so not much time for food. We bought a scone and a cake to go with our pint
28 July 2017|
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Response from EileenE82 | Reviewed this property |
There's a cafe at the car park near the shop and the Green Dragon does amazing Beef and Ale pies but you only have about 20 mins to have your complimentary drink, order your pie and eat it - so not the most leisurely meal... More
Melissa M
28 April 2017|
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Response from karina f | Reviewed this property |
Hello. No you cannot visit the Green Dragon Inn without buying a Hobbiton Ticket at $79 that takes you on a 2 hour tour and at the end you get one free drink per person included in your ticket. Or you can but the Evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Buckland Road | Hobbiton, Matamata 3472, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata
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