Connoisseurs of English village pub culture will love The Green Dragon – a freehouse often described by surprised and delighted visitors as â€˜a proper localâ€™. Certainly, the relaxed ambience created by the beautiful, sympathetically-extended building – much of it dating from the 17th Century – is unarguably enticing. A superb choice of refreshment can be savoured within either of The Dragonâ€™s two distinctive bar areas.
Deceptively spacious though intimately cosy, together they provide seating for over 50 people, as well as more-than-ample standing room for those who prefer to circulate whilst socialising. The Dragonâ€™s only significant compromise in respect of English pub cultural tradition can be seen in its cuisine- which can be enjoyed either within the beamed restaurant, which seats 20, or less formally, in the bar areas. Alongside the traditional â€˜pub grubâ€™ menu and selection of sandwiches freshly made to order, there is a quality Thai menu featuring over 40 authentic dishes- all served daily (except Mondays) until 10pm. The Dragons spacious yet secluded country garden-a magnet for summer visitors-seats up to 100 visitors, who can enjoy the abundance of birds and other wildlife, as well as a varied collection of fuschias, and even a walnut tree! The garden also contains childrenâ€™s games, plus a sheltered area for smokers. The Dragons historic Tap Room, for which time has virtually stood-still since it was re-constructed in 1838 – the same year as the current village Church nearby. Essentially unchanged since the 19th Century, the Tap Room has always been – and remains to this day – a veritable haven for active rural, village and community groups.