Green Dragon – Alternative Chinese Take-Away

With the demise of the Bovingdon Chinese Take-Away, why not try an alternative Thai Menu from neighbouring Green Dragon Pub at Flaunden.
The Dragon’s only significant compromise in respect of English pub cultural tradition can be seen in its cuisine – which can be enjoyed either within the beamed restaurant, which seats 20, or, less formally, in the bar areas.
Alongside the traditional ‘pub grub’ menu and selection of sandwiches freshly made to order, there is a quality Thai menu featuring over 40 authentic dishes – all served daily (except Mondays) untill 10pm.

Download the latest take-away menu in pdf format mergedgnmenu.

Bovingdon – Banksy?

Has Bansy revisited the village?

He is perhaps the most famous, or infamous, artist alive. To some a genius, to others a vandal. Always controversial, he inspires admiration and provokes outrage in equal measure. Has he revisited Bovingdon and the proposed Tesco site?

Thought to have lived in Bovingdon in 2006, he has dozens of celebrity collectors including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Christina Aguilera and possibly a local celeb?

What is happening to our village?

Edgware Road, no! Bovingdon High Street.

The old Chinese take-away now kabab and pizza shop

The old Chinese take-away now kabab and pizza shop

24 hours later

Well, that bits gone!

Amongst rumours that Tesco are pulling the plug on the Tesco Express, leaving the old Chiltern Jag site a bombsite, now the High Street is turning into an Urban town centre! Must be some planning needed for this surely? Any comments.

Greyhound social event

Greyhound social event at the Royal Oak, Bovingdon, 2 July 2011

Greyhounds and their owners will be gathering for lunch at the Royal Oak on Saturday.  Why not pop along and meet some of these wonderful, gentle dogs and find out more about giving a loving home to a retired racing greyhound?

Hand of Help?

‘I live on Vicarage Lane and today (Saturday, 11th June) a collection bag was pushed through the letter box. It has all the same markings on it as other charity bags, except this bag isn’t a charity bag. It’s a commercial company with an incredibly misleading appearance.

In my opinion, it would be a shame to give away unwanted items to any other organisation, other than a charity, especially when we have a need represented by premises on the High Street.

The commercial outfit named ‘The Hand of Help Ltd’ state they shouldn’t be confused with ‘The Hand of Help UK Ltd’ (that’s how subtle it is!) and are reviewed in the article below.

 Kind regards,


This secondhand clothes collection operation is a business, run from London by Lithuanians Mindaugas Visockas and Nijole Zemaitiene.