George and Dragon Hotel - Belper


One of the oldest pubs in Belper serving Real Ales and the finest Lager.


Live Music Events and Sporting TV.
We also offer accommodation.


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Our Story

Welcome To The George and Dragon Hotel

The George & Dragon one of Belper’s oldest and finest public houses.
Serving Real Ales and making people feel welcome for nearly 200 years.
Situated on the main A6, at the north end of Belper, the George and Dragon has something for everyone.

A quiet corner, to sit and enjoy a pint from our excellent range of Real Ales or maybe the open-plan section of the pub, with its large wooden tables, is the ideal place for you and your friends to get together.

In the summer our beer garden is a great place to enjoy your drink, along with views of the Derbyshire countryside.

As with all good traditional pubs there are plenty of activities for you to join in with. We have teams in most of the local pub leagues and Friday nights at the George have always been associated with some of the best live music you will find in Belper.

Within walking distance of many of Belper’s best restaurants, the George is a popular venue for diners to gather before going onto their restaurant or to continue the evening once the meal is finished.


Blighty bells bring the music of the 40s to the George and Dragon Hotel Sat 30th of August

The Blighty Belles (Formerly known as The Covergirls) present a tribute to the wonderful music of the 1940's and the Second World War. Covering all the best loved songs from the Wartime era, The Blighty Belles will bring a tear to your eye whilst at the same time...

BIG MUFF play the George and Dragon Hotel 30th of August

Proper Rock classics from Big Muff If you like it loud and full of drive then these guys are for you.... BigMuff..... We fell off the 'classic rock' bandwagon. Playing the music we love to rock out to from the 90's to the present day. Audioslave - RobZombie Live from...

Lil Jims one man musical show… at the George and Dragon Hotel 23rd of August

 Jim is the founder of “Down To Roots Music” and has made a name for himself in Derby and the surrounding area as well as performing at numerous festivals around Europe. He has even played several times on stage in Louisiana, the home of Cajun & Zydeco! Dynamic...

“Three legged Cat” rock out the George and Dragon Hotel 17th August

3 legged cat.. proper 70s classic rock covers with range from Sabbath to Lizzy to Rainbow... 9pm til late Free Entry....

Northern Soul night with Steve Clifton 24th of August 8pm til 12am

Remember those nights of Wigan pier soulful tunes coming from America... lads and lasses spinning kicking and bouncing like Zebbedy.... well we are having our own evening of Northern soul at the George and Dragon Belper.... It may not be an all nighter but it'll give...

No Direction @ the George and Dragon hotel

A wonderful 2 peice... guitar and drums... popular covers Great fun and proper pub fare The George will be dancing and singing along 9pm start til late

Weathered eye rock out August 25th at The George and Dragon Belper

Popular Rock covers done well by excellent showmen... If you love to dance sing along and have a great time Weathered eye return August 25th and we guarentee you will love them...

The George gets trashed Fri 31st of may 9pm onwards

The Mighty Mick Doyle's trio of Cajun and Celtic wandering minstrels, that come together to form the Fabulous SWAMPTRASH... playing from 9pm here at the GND (GEORGE AND DRAGON)

Fact George and dragon Landlord is an athlete

We at George and Dragon news interviewed Landlord Craig Tennick this morning at 9am.. This remarkably unfit looking chap was tucking into a pile of pasties left from previous evenings DARTS and dominoes, with a cheeky wink he mentioned the fact he was in training for...

Skittles Reprieve for George B

Following a major cock up by a certain member of the Team Dragon staff... the submission of a George and Dragon B team skittles team to the JCB and sons Belper skittles league nearly didn't happen... fortunately disaster was averted as the league kindly allowed the...

Landlady of George and Dragon hotel Belper preps for Derby 10k

Land lady of the George and Dragon hotel Belper Rebecca puts aside stresses of the preparations for April 18th GEORGEFEST Beer festival and is resting up ready for 7th of April Derby 10k... Last summer she did the derby half marathon... so what's the best way to...

Music nights lots of fun at George and Dragon Hotel

It's a proven fact people who laugh and smile on a night out enjoy themselves at least 100% more than folk who sit around moaning and complaining about the place they are in... Above research done by Shandy Tennick in the George and Dragon Belper people behaviours...


Spotted for the first time at Thursday night's horse racing was the signs of spring at the George as a young gent brings nesting spring chicks to the George... Staff said how excited they were to see the end of winter as the nesting birds frolacked in their new...

Ghost spotted last night in bar of George and Dragon Hotel

Last night the world famous most haunted pub on bridge street opposite a furniture reclaim shop was visited by a strange enterty... Landlord Craig commented ' the alarm had been triggered so I dashed down to see if we had intruders' But on my arrival the alarm was set...

Flocking into the George and Dragon Belper

Not just drinkers flocking into the George and Dragon Belper, we have ever improving decor with flock of birds now roosting in our bay window

Loony Party and Wetherspoons love us

In the Autumn The George and Dragon was the venue for the National conference of the Monster Raving Loony Party. Many things were discussed such as a 99p coin, money being made out of plastic and seatbelt’s to be fitted to all pub seats. But one of the looniest things...


What People are Saying

Margaret Smith 5/5

Recently stayed in one of the rooms for a few nights. Lovely room, very comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful. Had a great stay. Look forward to returning very soon.

Andrew Dabbo 5/5

My father and I enjoyed this pub for it’s simplicity and atmosphere. We visited many pubs in the UK on our holiday from Australia and we felt very comfortable here and welcomed by locals and staff.

Aileen Tilley  5/5 Facebook

Great band and pint… ladies toilets are fab too

Scott Doonican  5/5 Facebook

Superb hospitality, great ale, lovely rooms and a fab atmosphere. Would happily return.