About Us

Welcome to

The George and Dragon

Enjoy a warm welcome from Michele and Lisa.

Landlords Michele and Lisa Bucci, husband and wife have been the faces of The George and Dragon Ashbourne since November 2022, welcoming both locals and visiting tourists come rain or shine. Together, Michele and Lisa have over 25 years’ experience in the licensed trade and when the tenancy came up for The George and Dragon, it was just the move they’d been looking for knowing Ashbourne well and having many friends in the area.

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Steeped in History

The George and Dragon is a Grade II listed building, with its important focal position at the corner of Ashbourne’s marketplace. It was built originally as a house in the late 18th century, but re-fronted in the late 19th century when it became a pub.

The marketplace dates back to medieval times and a reminder of this is still present today with The Francis Wright Memorial located directly outside The George and Dragon.

History has it that wheat was sold in front of the pub, as well as pigs, sheep, poultry and horses and cattle through-out the market square.

Image kindly provided by the Ashbourne Heritage Centre

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Nearby Attractions

Situated in Ashbourne’s market square, we’re the perfect place to stay in the Peak District. We’re close to;

• Alton Towers
• Matlock/ Gullivers Kingdom
• Carsingon Water
• Chatsworth House
• Uttoxeter Race Course
• Monsal Head
• Dovedale Stepping Stones & Thorpe Cloud
• Local market towns of Leek, Bakewell & Belper

Photo by Jonny Gios

Local Events

There are lots of fabulous local events that take place throughout the year in Ashbourne. These include;

• Shrovetide - Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday
• Ashbourne Arts Festival – June
• Ashbourne Agricultural Show- August
• Christmas Market- December
• Boxing Day Meynell hunt, gathers in the market square
• Local weekly market - Thursday
• Vintage Market last Sunday in every month.

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Frequently Asked Question

  • qWhat are your opening hours?

    Our opening times are as follows:
    Sunday - Thursday: 12pm – 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 12pm – 11pm

  • qWhat time do you serve food?

    Food is served between the following times:
    Monday - Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm – 7pm

  • qIs there parking available?

    Parking is available on the marketplace in-front of the pub, it is £2.20 for 2 hours. There are also a few long stay car parks that offer parking from £2 to £6 which covers parking until 8am the following morning. All car parks are £1 after 6pm until 8am. (These car parks are run by the local council and are subject to change).

  • qWhat time is check-in and check-out?

    Check-in is from 02:00pm, and check-out is until 10:00am. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

  • qDo the rooms have drink facilities?

    Yes, all of our room-only accommodation rooms have tea/ coffee making facilities.

  • qCan I book a table online?

    You can make a provisional booking via our online form and a member of the team will then contact you back to confirm your booking slot and check on any special requirements. If your preferred time is unavailable, we will try to offer a slot closest to the time as we can.

    PLEASE NOTE All online table bookings MUST be at least 48 hours in advance, if you wish to make a table booking with 48 hours please call (01335) 343199 to check availability.

  • qCan I book a guest room online?

    Yes, you can make a provisional booking via our online form, then a member of the team will contact you to confirm the details and check on any special requirements.

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