Beer is good. Hobbits are good. Beer and hobbits go great together, but please don't try to drink the J.R.R. Tolkien creatures. In the author's Middle-earth, the Green Dragon is an inn at Bywater that saw everyone from Thorin Oakenshield to Frodo Baggins making a stop there. In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, we see Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Cotton in the pub, which features briefly throughout the three movies.
Inspired by fiction, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key officially opened a real-life version of the Hobbit pub near Matamata, which is the same location that the epic movies were filmed. An 80-person crew helped construct the fantasy alehouse, which is full of accurate details that Tolkien would be proud of. We wonder how New Zealand residents feel about the massive marketing push Peter Jackson's upcoming film The Hobbit has caused in the lush country. See photos of the real-life Hobbit pub, below. Visit Design Taxi for more.