Peter Jackson’s Tolkien films have put his country of New Zealand on the world stage. It’s amazing landscapes are featured in both the LOTR trilogy, and the recently released The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and if you’re like me they’ve definitely made an impression on you. Ever since 2002 fans of the films have been able to visit Hobbiton near Matamata to take in the real life Middle-Earth, and since then about 300,000 fanboys and girls have made the pilgrimage.
That number may increase dramatically now that an official watering hole has been opened in the Hobbiton village. That’s right folks, we now have a real life Green Dragon Pub to drown our sorrows away in. Too bad it’s a million miles away for most of us, but based on some pictures of it I think it may motivate some super fans to go on their Tolkien dream vacation to New Zealand earlier than expected. You can check out the real life Green Dragon Pub in picture form after the break. You’ve been wishing you lived in New Zealand…
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