Dragons Head

We have received an interesting email from an individual who has declared that they are interested in considering the purchase of the Dragons Head. They have asked for the views of the residents of Whittington as to the future of the building. The message is as fellows:

I see that the Dragon’s Head is up for sale again, and having read your blog, there appear to be several opinions on it.

I was wondering if there was any consensus in the village for the conversion of the pub into a house, along with the barn/stable? Currently, it is being offered either as one lot or potentially as 3 lots, of a pub, stable/barn and land with permission for three houses. I am considering a bid on the pub and the barn, with the intention of creating a house from the barn for sale, and converting the pub to a family home for myself.

Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.

After such a delay in getting a satisfactory outcome to the niggling issue of the future of the Dragons Head maybe it is about time that the redsidents of Whittington aired their views on the future of the building. So – get commenting!

John Keegan

4 thoughts on “Dragons Head”

  1. Morning John,

    Now then this is interesting! Personally I would love to see the Dragons Head Open again, realistically I can’t see this happening. Is this potential interested party linked to Mr Nutter I wonder?

    I would be in support if there could be an up to date and modern refurbishment of the supper room at the Village Hall to provide a “pop up” pub.

    That aside I am not sure the City Council would be keen with all the trouble there has been with the planning permission and the issues with the right of way and parking facilities currently being used by the Villagers.

    Another nail in the coffin.

  2. We have received the following comment in respect of a Blog item entered last year. As it is relevant to this current Posting I felt that it was worthwhile adding it here as well:

    “Hello Whittington Blog.

    I came here through a series of searches around the Dragon’s Head Following an email from Fleurets commercial property agents, mostly pubs, sent out this morning.

    I’m one of the admins for Protect Pubs – a private facebook forum of people concerned about the loss of pubs.

    The pub and its community have clearly been through years of pain… Is there any appetite among the community for buying the pub and reviving it? I understand the barriers to this happening which are very real – otherwise the pub would not be back on the market – it’s such a shame, it so obviously is FULL of great potential if capital were available to bring it back into proper use with input from the whole local community. It could be a marvellous asset.

    If anyone locally would be interested in joining Protect Pubs – I’ve put the url in the posting form and below…


    Would be interesting to know more about the background

    J Mark Dobbs”

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