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Bel and The Dragon

Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
+44 118 951 5790
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“suckling pig” (28 reviews)
“steak” (55 reviews)
“bread board” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we meet friends or for business in Windsor we mainly come to Bel & the Dragon. We love the location and their food and service have always been excellent.

Thank elmoast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited other restaurants within the same group the Bel & Dragon in Reading didn't disappoint at all. Great food, wonderful service. Had a great evening.

Thank Will L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colleagues recommended the pork with crackling and the steak. I personally tried the duck with fig jam and pak choi (Chinese vegetables) and it was delicious. Great atmosphere. We went on Monday so it wasn't busy as such. Highly recommended.

Thank ivy_oops
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ivy_oops, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to read you enjoyed the atmosphere & found the Duck delicious. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards James

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generally we have a good time at Bel and the dragon however not tonight. We arrived for a couple of drinks in the sunshine and left feeling frustrated. Unfortunately the service was all over the place. We were given a tab already in use, the...More

Thank Bigjohn1987
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bigjohn1987, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, I was pleased to read you have enjoyed your experiences with us in the past. It was disappointing this experience did not live up to our previous high standards & the management team at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant! One of the best in the region. Good food, good wine, nice place and character but a bit expensive. Other stuff that in not excellent is the time you need to wait between dishes. Overall very good!

Thank LuisFafe_Portugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 22 of us had a small party to celebrate my father in laws birthday. We pre ordered in advance due to numbers. Service was very good and food came out very prompt. Starter was amazing but was left very disappointed by my...More

Thank Siobhan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well the good news is that the food was good. Actually the wine too. It was a Wednesday night, and sadly the restaurant was mostly empty. Shame. But the bad news is that the service was mediocre. What seems to be the man in charge...More

Thank david h
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear david h, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to read you enjoyed the food & wine. It was concerning to read your feedback on the service you experienced. The management team are looking into...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took advantage of their offer of free mooring with the expectation we'd eat at the restaurant. The mooring was secure, and other boaters were,in the main, a very friendly bunch, as you'd expect. Wimpie (pronounced Vimpie) the General Manager couldn't possibly have been any...More

Thank John H
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear John H, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent stay. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your meal in the resturant & Wimpie took such good care of you. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, nice surroundings, very pleasant staff, service could have been a little quicker but overall a very enjoyable evening.

Thank SDix67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for drinks at this pub/restaurant set outside for drinks and after a few we went in for some dinner, waitress explained that the kitchen were busy and it would take sometime for the food, we were ok with that and the food came on...More

Thank SleepyTopCat-BR
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SleepyTopCat-BR, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your drinks in the garden & subsiquent. We hope to welcomie you back soon. Kind Regards James

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Noonie1911
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Wimpie B | Property representative |
Dear Noonie1911 We have a private car park for all our guest It is right next to the main building and have ample spaces If you have any other question you are more than welcome to contact myself and my team... More
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guildfordfourtour
October 1, 2016|
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Most definitely!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 951 5790
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