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The Dragon

11 The Green Willington , Willington, United Kingdom, DE65 6BP
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Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Easy Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
  • Gluten Free Available

About The Dragon

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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2015

This was our office/team meal. Great venue, good atmosphere, good service. Would definitely come back either for personal, or for business bringing visitors.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2015

Staff very friendly though service was slow, drinks had to be ordered twice. We were in the new dining area which lacks the character of the rest of the pub. The food was well presented and meals tweaked to suite dietary needs with no problem. I had the lamb and mint pie lamb tasty and tender, would recommend the Dragon.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2015

Considering the meal had to be pre ordered it was unbelievable that you ran out of one of the ingredients for the meal chosen by three people. Such a shame, especially as equivalent was not as good.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2015

excellent service and food enjoyed our meals and visit very much.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2015

Thank you. We had a lovely evening and everybody was very happy. Always difficult to please everybody at a works function but you succeeded. As the organiser I was delighted. The new room is excellent and made a big difference to the event. Have a lovely christmas

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2015

Third time back recently and will not be our last by a long shot! Although the Dragon experience tends to spoil you so we like to keep it to special occasions :) The service is second to non and the seasonal menus always a delight! Can't recommend enough!

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Great food, great pub

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2015

A delightful experience, lovely atmosphere, good food - delicious and nicely presented, friendly and efficient service. The waiting staff somehow manage to convey that they enjoy their work and genuinely want to give the customers a good experience at the Dragon. What more could we ask? We'll be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2015

We had a fantastic night last Saturday in the bridge side restaurant. Amongst all the drinks and merriment of the night one thing that stood out to us was the quality of the food. I think everybody enjoyed every course. We ended up being the last group in there and had there been a little dance floor , your staff wouldn't have got us out (maybe a hint for next year) . Very well done to all staff for a really enjoyable night and putting up with us !!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Our table was booked for 6.30 we arrived at 6.20 and our table wasnt quite ready which was fine. We ordered drinks and the waiting staff said they would come and tell us when the table was ready. At 6.45 i approached the staff to see if our table was ready....they had forgotten to fetch us. We sat down at 6.50 with menus, at 7.10 i again approached waiting staff to see if they would take our order, again they had forgotten us!!! Our order was taken at 7.15 and the food was lovely but the service let down our dining experience. It was my husbands birthday dinner and unfortunately it was a disappointing evening.

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable evening-nothing too much trouble even though 1 of our party was half an hour late-food excellent value for money-christmas fare 3 courses for 19.95

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2015

The food was as lovely as always, but I must say I can't speak highly enough of the service and friendly welcome we get from the staff, in particular Michelle. Michelle makes each one of us feel so welcome that we go back time and time again, thank you for a lovely meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2015

The waitress was lovely, she was fantastic and made our day.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2015

We had a fantastic time at the Santa Sunday, we weren't expecting the music and games which we all really enjoyed and really put us in the Christmas spirit. We had to send our bill back twice because of errors but it didn't spoil our visit in any way. When can we book for next year?!

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2015

Great food, Great atmosphere, Great service. What more can I say

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2015

Unfortunately our night didn't go to plan. We were the last booking of the night and the whole experienced was rushed, we turned the waitress away 5 times before we'd had our main, twice because we'd not had chance to read the menu and 3 times to say we'd not finished with th starters.one of the meals- the gormet burger had a stale bun so inedible And the sea bass with crab mash had a 1/2 plate of mash with 2 tiny fillets of fish... When we realised they were lifted chairs around us whilst we finished our dinner and drinks we noticed we'd only been there an hour! For 2 courses and a bill of £100! To the restaurants credit thet apologised and amended the bill in accordance with the experience we'd had but I wouldn't return or recommend sadly. Apararently the kichen closes at 9 and we were last in but it would have been nice to have been notified of this when booking or on arrival...

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2015

We were served by Alex who was very attentive he helped make the evening an enjoyable one! Food was great thank you!!

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2015

We had our christmas night out (22 of us) and the service was outstanding! The staff were efficient without being intrusive. We had nice gaps between courses so never felt we were being pushed out the door. The food was excellent and all arrived together and hot which for the amount of us was quite a feat! It was a great night and would thoroughly recommend it ****

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2015

Food was exquisite (Xmas Fayre menu) 8 of us dined, 6 of which had never visited before.. Had our annual Xmas night out here on our recommendation.. They left very impressed & have vowed to visit again, service was excellent & patient, especially as we had a 'later' sitting, so, apologies & thanks to the chef!!! Now, looking forward to New Years Eve! Hope it's as good as last year! Thanks for the continued consistency & great varieties of menu.... See you again VERY SOON....

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2015

Children's meals are not child friendly in presentation or choice - no option of sauce on side etc. No offer of small spoons for young children. Other options should be available other than half of adults menu for 3/4 yr olds. Adults meals delicious and service first class.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2015

Great food & service.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2015

Excellent full English breakfast, good value for money. We'll be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2015

Enjoyed a fabulous stay at the cottage. Comfortable, cozy accommodation, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Food served at the 'the dragon' next door was to a very high standard, staff friendly and seemed to work as a great team. Thank you very much. Hope to visit again next year .

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2015

We preordered our meal as we were a table of 14. Courses were delivered promptly and as we had ordered. It made our evening relaxed and most enjoyable everyone in our party was complimentary

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2015

Excellent food and service as usual.

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