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The George & Dragon

Village pub and specialising in fish and seafood

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, salmon tartare with avocado, lime and chilli on toasted rye; slow-roasted belly pork with borlotti beans and salsa verde; and pan-fried hake with prawn and whiskey chowder and rainbow chard. Three very stylish bedrooms are available if you’d like to stay over, and a private dining room seating up to 18 people.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening
  • Opening times: 12-3 6.30-10 (Saturday 12-4 6.30-10 Sunday 12-4)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-3, Saturday to Sunday 12-4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-10

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Butcombe Bitter, Sharp's Doom Bar, Bath Ales Gem, Fuller's ESB and 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
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

1 mile from Devizes, take A342 towards Chippenham

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