West Haddlesey Parish


The George & Dragon (which has its own website here) has been the village pub for over a hundred years. Currently in the safe hands of landlords Paul and Shirley Torkington, the pub was recently declared the Community Pub of the Year in the York Press Pub Awards 2009 - 2010 for its contribution to village life.

Its house beer, the 4% Simpson and Simpson White Dragon, a pale aromatic beer with a zesty finish, is brewed by the excellent local Brown Cow Brewery, and can only be found in the George & Dragon and one other pub. There are always two other real ales on tap at any one time, and the pub has received CAMRA accolades for the quality of its beers and is featured in the Good Beer Guide.

The pub also serves a great selection of home-cooked food every day of the week other than Monday (times are to the right) - click here for a menu.

There is a regular quiz night which has been running every Tuesday night for the last nineteen years. Starting from 9.30 pm onwards, entry is just £1.00 and includes supper, and the quiz is followed by a prize game of Play Your Cards Right. There's Karaoke from 9.00 onwards on the first Friday in every month, and a Jazz night on the third Thursday of every month.

The pub holds two weekend-long beer festivals with live music, one in the summer and one in the winter. This year the first beer festival was held between 20th and 22nd April to coincide with St. George's Day, and the second will be held later in the year (generally October or November) - more information is available on the pub's website.

The pub has a marquee (capacity of 60 people) available for hire, and can also provide outside catering for functions.


The George & Dragon

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
5 pm to 12 midnight

5 pm to 2 am

2 pm to 2 am

12 noon to 10.30 pm

Food available

No food served

Tuesday - Friday
5 pm to 9 pm

2 pm to 9 pm

12 noon to 4 pm


Paul and Shirley Torkington
01757 228 198