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Behold The Hobbit's Green Dragon Inn in New Zealand

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Alcoholic nerds rejoice because now it is entirely possible to go out for a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, a popular watering hole for residents of The Shire in The Hobbit. Totally one-upping the Denny's Hobbit-themed menu, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key recently cut the ribbon on the Green Dragon Inn, the newest site in Hobbiton — a 10-year-old film-set-turned-tourist-attraction Hobbit village located in Matamata, NZ. According to Sunshine Coast Daily, the Green Dragon is indeed a working pub built by an 80-person crew that will offer visitors a choice of beer, wine or cider.

That said, since the Dragon Inn is part of the larger tourist site, it doesn't seem as though one can just stop in for a pint whenever they want. Per the official site, "From 01 December 2012 all tour groups will now visit the Inn as part of their tour and have the opportunity to walk inside and partake of a liquid refreshment." So anyway, what is that liquid refreshment? A Facebook page reveals a bar menu of Girdle Fine Ale, Sackville Cider, Oak Barton Ale and Southfarthing Ginger Ale. Take a tour in the gallery above.

· The Green Dragon [Hobbiton Movie Set Tours]
· Hobbiton pub is officially open for business [Sunshine Coast Daily]
· All The Hobbit Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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