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GREEN DRAGON WYMONDHAM Index
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FOREHOE HUNDRED FULL LICENCE -
FOREHOE HUNDRED REGISTERS taken 12thSeptember 1794
BURROUGHES in 18th C
CANN & CLARKE to 11.05.1894
MORGANS to 1961
WATNEY MANN 1967
PUBMASTER   
PUNCH TAVERNS by 2004
ADMIRAL TAVERNS by 2011
Licensees :
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CHARLES TODD 1794
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CAUDELL CLARKE 1822 - 1850
GEORGE STANDLEY
age 46 in 1851
(George Stanley 1856 - & pork butcher)
1851 - 1858
CHARLES AYTON
& farmer 90 acres
Died Q2 1875 - age 40
*1861 - 1875
Mrs SARH AYTON 1875 - 1877
ALFRED SMITH 1879 - 1908
Mrs LUCY SMITH 1912 - 1916
SIDNEY JAMES SMITH 1922
FREDERICK C TURNER 1925 - 1937
CHARLES (Fred) TURNER 1973
JAN & MARTIN SCOTT 1999 - 2002
MICK ....... & DEBBIE ..... 2002 -
JUSTIN HARVEY &
DAVID BEAR
2009 -
JUSTIN HARVEY &
LEESA ARROWSMITH
2010 - 2014
JUSTIN HARVEY &
LEESA ARROWSMITH &
COLIN TICKLE
February 2014
NICK JUDGE
Manager 
2015 

Image provided by Gordon Cox.
The Green Dragon bar


Dates vary regarding the age and original purpose.

Earliest date given is 1317 but also said to date from late14thC or as late as the mid 15thC.
Thought to have been built as a hostel for the nearby monastery by some sources, but Pevsner / Wilson attribute it as a mid 15thC hall house with a shop range at the front with hall and domestic quarters behind.

"Once connected by tunnel to Benedictine Monastery".

Left by landowner Thomas Randall to his grandsons in 1738, one of several houses in his estate.

During the period January 1878 to October 1878 Mr Charles Ayton purchased goods from Bullards to the value of £134/5/-, of which he had only paid £71/5/3d at the time of his death. (1878)
(The outstanding debt of £62/19/9d was paid following the death of Mrs. Ayton 26th March 1881).

"Most successful of Cann & Clarkes public houses."

Prior to WWI the house did not sell mild beer -
"so as not to attract the lower classes".

Morgans sales for 1960 were :-
65 barrels of beer
10 spirits.


CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year 2012, 2014 & 2015