The dragon, is a 150 year old pub with character, charm and a warm welcome, in the heart of Willington village backing on to the Trent and Mersey canal. It has recently been sympathetically renovated and restored and 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. the dragon is the area's favourite destination for diners, drinkers, walkers and boaters alike. We really hope to see you there sometime.
WINNER - BEST TRADITIONAL PUB, DERBYSHIRE FOOD & DRINK AWARDS 2013/2014
Richard Taylor, Alan Shepherd, Rick Graham Rick Graham (Manager) & Chris Blincoe (Head Chef)
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VOTED DERBY'S BEST OUT OF TOWN
There's always something going on at the Dragon ... along with our regular quiz nights and regular live music nights we have lots of parties and themed nights. To be kept up to date with what's happening click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
|Our New Extension Plans ..... |
|Development of our New Restaurant ..... |
|Looking out to the new Courtyard |
| MOTHER'S DAY |
SUNDAY 30TH MARCH
|St. GEORGE'S DAY CELEBRATION |
MEDIEVAL BANQUET - April 23rd 7.30pm
A FUN EVENING - GUARANTEED
BANQUET & ENTERTAINMENT £24.95
|The Perfect Gift... Dragon Gift Vouchers .. Available Now |
Whatever the occasion .... why not have it at The Dragon?
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The Derby Telegraph have visited us undercover twice and wrote how they really enjoyed their visits.
"Your spy went for an old favourite, beer battered haddock and chips, which was imaginatively presented on a wooden board with a fake newspaper under the fish. The chunky and simply perfect chips accompanying the meal were served in a mini fat fryer. It looked delightful and was just as good to eat." "Secret Service felt that the prices of our main courses pretty good value, especially considering the amount of food served".
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Our tantalising menu provides quality, home cooked food with an ever changing specials board and we host regular live music, quiz evenings and special events to make sure there is always something to do or see at the dragon.
Willington is situated on the River Trent approximately halfway between the town of Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire and the city of Derby. It is situated at the crossroads of the north-south B5008 and the east-west A5132. We are close to many local attractions including; Donnington Park the UK's most popular racing circuit, Calke Abbey, and the award winning Conkers.
We promise you a friendly warm welcome with fantastic service.