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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“suckling pig” (33 reviews)
“steak” (55 reviews)
“pork” (28 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Had a terrific bistro meal here on a sunny lunchtime afternoon. Loved the menu, great choices and everything was well presented and cooked perfectly. We sat in the cobbled area but noticed that there was dining areas in the main buildings and a purpose fitted...More

Thank Robin I
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. I had the bubble & squeak with chips on the side. So unbelievably yummy. Staff were efficient, polite and pleasant. Beautiful restaurant. I could spend hours looking around its features. I will be back...

Thank freyjamclennan
Reviewed July 7, 2016

we booked the barge for an afternoon Board meeting preceded by lunch and topped of with dinner. the venue was perfect and could easily have taken 15-20. the staff and mangers were exceptionally helpful. And as ever in the Bel, the food was exceptional

Thank Ashley330
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Good food that was slightly pricey but very enjoyable. A lovely location by the canal - we were lucky enough to be able to sit outside as it was warm and sunny. We had scallops, mussels, crab linguini and suckling pig as our main courses,...More

Thank Lynda A
Amy R, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2016

Dear Lynda A, Thank you for leaving feedback, this is greatly appreciated. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and loved sitting out by the canal, we are very lucky to have such a beautiful venue. Please accept my apologies...More

Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant pub with good food and decent array of drinks. Worth a visit if you are in the area as it is one of the better pubs around Reading.

Thank rodney120
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Recently celebrated a big birthday on the 'boat' - the Majestic Bel at the restaurant. This old barge has been renovated and turned into a fantastic party venue, heating, lighting, retractable roof, licensed for weddings as well. It was a fabulous location, food was fabulous,...More

Thank Beryl P
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

10 out of 10 to Wimpie and staff for friendly, welcoming and amazing service. As for the kitchen; wonderful food..... Thank you. 😊

Thank Victor W
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Vimpy and his staff for an amazing 10 hours of service at a 60th birthday party today on the Majestic Bel. Fantastic venue,excellent food and service. Highly recommended 5 star

Thank stevefog
Reviewed June 24, 2016

I hadn't been to the Bel and Dragon for at least 8 years - I had fallen out of love with it as it became poor value and the décor was a bit dated. But having met business colleagues there today I was pleasantly surprised...More

Thank KatyPUk
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A lovely pub who do everything they can to make your evening go with a bang. Lovely food and a good selection of cocktails and drinks

Thank Andy C
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Questions & Answers
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
October 1, 2016|
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Response from Wimpie B | Property representative |
Most definitely!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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