The Green Dragon is a 13th-Century well-preserved Yorkshire Dales pub that closed suddenly in September last year. It is unique as it is the entrance to the famous Hardraw Force waterfall, the tallest single-drop waterfall in Britain.
The pub features as the interior of the Drovers Arms in the popular Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small, which is set to return to our screens this month.
The pub overlooks the Upper Wensleydale region of the dales and is a stone’s throw from the popular town of Hawes.
The current owner, Mark Thompson runs the nearby waterfall visitor centre, and has owned The Green Dragon since 2001 and ran it himself until 2016.
The 13th-century inn, has announced it will open without food service on Friday May 26th from 11am-11pm, under new management of Owen and Lisa O’Sullivan.
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In a statement on Facebook, he said: “I’m sure everyone knows there are plans afoot at the legendary Green Dragon, and whilst matters are fermenting in the cauldron beside our ancient Yorkshire range, we thought it only right to share a few glasses with you all over the early days of summer – after all, nothing lasts forever!
“To add to the fun, along come Owen and Lisa O’Sullivan, erstwhile innkeepers and music providers of fair repute. Naturally they’ll keep the Guinness flowing – as yours truly will the Theakies, Taylors and a couple of local specials along the way.
“Now it goes without saying that none of this will work without your company so please arrive promptly (we’ll be there from 11am!) and enjoy a glass or three in our ancient inn – without the upset of food service. We will be one of the very few pubs in our beautiful Yorkshire Dales to operate on a wet-only basis – I’ve finally got my wish after 22 years!
“Don’t forget your instruments, I’m relying on you to provide us with the craic!”
If you’re going to give it a visit, then make sure you bring your cash as they don’t have a card machine yet.
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