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Submitted on Thursday, 12th May 2011
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The Dragon, Derby

1 The Green
Willington
Postal town: Derby
DE65 6BP
Phone: 01283704795
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Green Dragon

Part of a terrace of canalside cottages,the photos inside of it's days as a genuine boaters boozer sadden the heart,given the unsubtle gastro makeover.It was busy with diners early evening,impressive for a Monday but when they had all departed there was an influx of locals and the drinking and chat increased exponentially.The young bar staff increased the musak volume but took their eye off the service ball.I was not convinced by the food and ale quality was questionable,but this pub would be hard to beat for it's view over the Green and canalside.

On 12th May 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2194 recommendations about 2194 pubs]


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Thuck Phat left this review about The Green Dragon

The Green Dragon has clearly been recently updated and refurbished both inside and out and still feels new and rather corporate. I suspect it's been done by a chain but there isn't any obvious branding.
The pub sits right on the Trent and Mersey and there's a decent sized garden at the back overlooking the canal and its popular moorings here.
Inside is a large single room but it feels like the tardis in reverse as it seems much smaller inside than the outside view suggests. Floors are wood, tables new and it's all tastefully decorated with the obvious hand of a chain formula.
The menu is interesting and varied and there's clearly an ambition towards the gastropub end of the market. Early evening it was full of diners and the food we had was well cooked and presented but with an obvious control of portion size. As soon as food finishes at 9, the place filled up with local youngsters having a beer and a laugh with the young staff. A good atmosphere enhanced by some attractive young ladies with the inevitable disadvantage of a reduced focus on service.
Three handpumps dispensed Pedigree, Doom Bar and TT Landlord. The latter was ok and although it went down reasonably well wasn't in the best condition.
Certainly worth dropping in for a pint, some food perhaps and a view.

On 10th May 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 670 recommendations about 669 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Willington, 0.04 miles, 0 min walk (show)
Burton-on-Trent, 5.43 miles, 1 hr 44 min walk (show)
Peartree, 5.73 miles, 1 hr 50 min walk (show)
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4th Aug 2011, 13:20
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4th Aug 2011, 11:39
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - 20p per pint - last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Friday & Saturday - last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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