Dragon Inns, a South Wales pub group, has been withdrawn from the market after offers failed to match the owners’ price expectations, M&C Report understands. The company, which runs seven food-led managed houses, was put up for sale earlier this year through property agent Christie & Co. It is thought to be worth up to £6.5m. Dragon Inns is owned by entrepreneurs Keith Hardwicke and Graham Wall. The duo have built and sold pub portfolios before, having sold a previous group to Punch Taverns several years ago. Its pubs include the Carne Park Hotel at Abercynon, the Commercial Inn at Pontymister, the George at Aberbargoed, the Morlais Tavern at Dowlais and the Plough Inn at Aberaman. The company recently told the Morning Advertiser newspaper that it had grown like-for-like sales by 25% in the first quarter of 2008 and by 12% in the second quarter.