I've never been to New Zealand but it's a place I've always wanted to visit and hopefully one day will. If that day ever comes I will take the Middle Earth tour and go hang out for awhile at this new Hobbit pub called The Green Dragon that just opened up!
The pub is located in the tourist village of Hobbiton, which is a town that's been around since 2002. Nearby is Matamata, which is where the Hobbit village was built for the Lord of the Rings films back in 1998. The addition of the pub just makes the town even more awesome! Hobbiton manager Russell Alexander said he estimates that the release of the film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will help bring in 100,000 visitors over the next 12 months.
As you will see in the photos the pub completely recreates everything that we love about Hobbiton and Middle Earth. WingNut Films art director and Green Dragon project manager Brian Massey oversaw the construction and detailed decoration.