But you’ll never find a beer so brown As the one we drink in our hometown.


  • The Green Dragon pub is found in Hobbiton, near Matamata, New Zealand
  • Shire inn was popular watering hole for Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin
  • Used in filming for the latest Hobbit film, the iconic pub includes characteristic circular doors made famous in movies

The Green Dragon 

Oh, you can search far and wide
You can drink the whole town dry
But you’ll never find a beer so brown
As the one we drink in our hometown

You can keep your fancy ales
You can drink ’em by the flagon
But the only brew for the brave and true
Comes from the Green Dragon

Wouldn’t you love to spend your drunkin’ mushroom lovin’ hairy foot balad singing times in this incredibly awesome recreation of ‘The Green Dragon’ located in the far away land of New Zealand.

“The pub offers exclusive drinks on tap including two beers, a cider and ginger beer and features original looking interiors.”


The Green Dragon was one of many inns of the shire. In the books it was located in Bywater on the Bywater Road and was the building nearest to Hobbiton, situated one mile southeast from the bridge over he water that led to Bag End.

When Bilbo Baggins looked at the letter that Thorin Oakenshield had left on his mantelpiece after the Unexpected Party, he found that he only had ten minutes to arrive punctually for the 11am start of the quest to the Lonely Mountain at the Green Dragon Inn.

Bilbo made it, barely, and found that the Thorin and company were packed and ready to go.


Hobbiton Board director and former Tourism New Zealand boss George Hickton said that in future it may be possible to convert the facility to allow for overnight stays. {Via}

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