Green Dragon pub in Flaunden wins refurbishment award

A pub has been awarded a refurbishment award as part of a nationwide celebration of the industry.

The Green Dragon is a 17th century public house in the village of Flaunden, Hertfordshire, and was awarded the Refurbishment Award in the Campaign for Real (CAMRA) Pub Design Awards.

This year’s awards come after over a year of restrictions and uncertainty for the pub industry.

Held in conjunction with Historic England, the awards celebrate pubs across the country that have undergone conversion or conservation work, or are newly built.

The pub was in poor condition when new owner Mike Ghazarian set about refurbishing the building in 2019 to the designs of architect Martin Kearney of Newline Architects.

Andrew Davison, chair of CAMRA’s Pub Design Award judging panel, said: “The Green Dragon pub had unfortunately suffered from unsympathetic alterations in recent years, before the attentions of its new owner Mike.

“The work that has been carried out here is well-designed without being showy, and is raised above the ordinary by the unusually high quality of the workmanship and finishes.”

Winners will be recognised at a virtual event on Zoom hosted by the awards’ judges at 7pm, August 26.

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