Closed: not long before 1974
grid reference TM 135 618
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
The former Dragon is one of two homes now called Dragon Cottages. The pargetting of a griffon is a more modern addition to the premises. Despite that being on the right-hand side of the building, a house resident tells us that the beerhouse was actually in the left hand side. Apparently the right hand side was once a shop.
The closure date is unknown, but was certainly after 1960. It seems it probably closed not long before 1974, as the then owner of the building complained in a BBC documentary about the village (see village links) that she still got callers hoping for a drink.
The dragon may be a reference to the Earls of Pembroke and a green dragon appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.