The Green Dragon, Leek

place and public house

Aged 325

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Brian Cooper on Flickr

The Green Dragon. This Grade II listed building is said to be Leek's oldest inn. Called The Green Dragon in 1693, the inn was still known by that name in 1750. However, by 1783 it had become the Swan, more formally the Swan With Two Necks. This name originates from the centuries-old tradition of marking the bird's beaks with nicks, or necks, to denote ownership. The early 19th century extension at the rear of the building was a grocery and provision store. In the 1860s it became the premises of the Leek and Moorlands Industrial Provident Society.

2 St Edward Street, Leek, United Kingdom where it sited