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The George & Dragon

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

In 1917, the writer Edward Hutton said that Rowde had a ‘curious inn’, but as this Wiltshire village possessed four at the time, it’s not known whether he meant this 16th-century hostelry or another one. Narrowboaters on the nearby Kennet & Avon Canal can spend up to six hours negotiating the 29 locks of the Caen Flight – that's hard work, so no wonder they flock to this modernised pub with its large open fireplaces, wooden floors, antique rugs and candlelit tables that create a wonderful ambience. The reward for the thirsty might be a pint of Butcombe or Bath Ales Gem; for the hungry, maybe a seafood platter or another special featuring fish delivered daily from Cornwall. Other possibilities from the award-winning menu include, as a starter or main, double-baked cheese soufflé with parmesan cream sauce; chargrilled fillet steak with tenderstem broccoli and hollandaise; and roast chicken breast, curried bubble-and-squeak and red wine jus. Three very stylish bedrooms are available if you’d like to stay over.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sun eve
  • Opening times: 12-3 6.30-10 (Sat 12-4 6.30-10 Sun 12-4)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-3, Sat-Sun 12-4
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6.30-10

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Butcombe Bitter, Sharp's Doom Bar, Bath Ales Gem, Fuller's ESB & London Pride, Ringwood Fortyniner
  • Real ciders: Ashton Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

1m from Devizes, take A342 towards Chippenham

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