Welcome to the Dragon

The Dragon, is a 150 year old pub with character, charm and a warm welcome! Situated in the heart of Willington village, backing on to the Trent and Mersey canal. It has recently been sympathetically extended, renovated and restored with the introduction of a new 70 seater restaurant, courtyard and dedicated bar area to compliment our fabulous beer garden, on the edge of the canal. There is nowhere quite like The Dragon on a sunny afternoon … we are the area’s favourite destination for diners, drinkers, walkers and boaters alike.

We serve a superb selection of classic and contemporary dishes throughout the day. Bookings are advised for evenings and weekends but there is plenty of room and plenty of parking with a FREE public car park right next door!

There is always plenty to see and do at the dragon including featured dining nights, themed evenings and community events. …

Fri 11th July – Chris Baldwin

Fri 18th July – Lawrence Penn

Fri 25th July – Fazz & Chris

Fri 1st August – Chris Baldwin

Fri 8th August – Lawrence Penn

Fri 15th Aug – Jacksons Bank

Fri 22nd Aug – Black Water Blues

Sun 24th Aug – Fazz & Chris


daft race day

bank holiday mon 25th august, 2.30pm

Derbyshire’s daftest race - great prizes, great fun!

Race along the canal in anything inflatable - enter a team today!

BBQ & fun for all the family!



steak night

thurs 18th sept

Locally reared beef steaks prepared by our chef…

Choose your cut and we will cook it and serve it just the way you like!