The Exelby Green Dragon
New signage for a new era

What we are doing...

Great news!
The Exelby Green Dragon is fully open!

For current information or to make a booking visit the pub website CLICK HERE 

In accordance with the "new normal" and guidelines for social distancing the pub will be fully open.  Why not book in, come for a meal or enjoy a relaxing pint?

Our tenants, Tom, Becci and their team look forward to welcoming customers old and new as the Exelby Green Dragon moves forward.

The Beer Garden is looking great and hopefully the scaffolding will be removed from the building this week following the completion of extensive external works that started in February this year!   There are great plans for the future of the shop and the Bed & Breakfast is open for relaxing breaks and staycations.

In Exelby and neighbouring villages there is lots going on to support the community including shopping and prescription deliveries.  You can find out more by exploring the pages of this site.

Exelby Green Dragon Community Pub Ltd is doing all it can to help Tom and Becci whilst continuing to support the community of Exelby and beyond - please keep a lookout in the News section of this website and our Facebook Channel for latest updates.

We have bought a pub!  On Friday 12th October 2018 we completed on the purchase of the Exelby Green Dragon!  We have raised sufficient investments to purchase the Green Dragon and the cottage with access to over £350,000 of funding.  From December 2018 the pub reopened and once more is at the heart of the local community.  We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Further investment will go towards completing the refurbishment works to both properties.  We hope you can invest and join us on this very exciting journey.

The Green Dragon has been a focal point in the community of Exelby for many years and with your help it will become all this and more once again.

We believe that the Green Dragon once again can be a vibrant public house and hive of community activity and we have now found exceptional tenants Tom and Becci Baker to share our vision and take it forward.  There is a rolling programme of exciting events and there are clubs and volunteering opportunities for everyone.

We have been successful in applying to Hambleton District Council for the Green Dragon to be listed as an Asset of Community Value and we have developed the cottage as Community Led Housing, providing a high quality home at an affordable rent for the benefit of the community.

The Exelby Green Dragon will be a community pub and more with a café, shop and space to become a vibrant community hub for everyone.  We have formed a Community Benefit Society so that everyone can have a say and the pub will be protected for future generations.  By buying community shares in Exelby Green Dragon Community Pub Ltd you too can own a little piece of Yorkshire and a big part of our community, your investment will also earn a competitive rate of interest dependent on performance.

We have the support of the Plunkett Foundation and The Pub is the Hub together with an energised village that really wants to make a difference.

Imagine having a pint or meeting friends for a meal in your very own country pub!

Shareholders and customers old and new will always be assured of a warm and genuine welcome at the Exelby Green Dragon.

If you would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Don't forget you can also stay in touch on Facebook: here

To visit the Exelby Green Dragon's own website, book a table for a meal, find out about the latest events and generally keep up with whats going on check out Tom and Becci's new website here:


Our café and shop projects were made possible with the advice and support of Pub is The Hub, the rural and community pubs organisation.



Make an investment

If you would like to make aninvestment in our Share Offer, you will find all the information you need here.

Next Steps...

If you would like to join us on our journey we would be happy to have you on board.

In particular we are looking for people with sales and marketing skills with a passion for social media.  Could you be a Green Dragon Ambassador?