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“Time for candour.”
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Bel & The Dragon
Ranked #1 of 2 Churt B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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144 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Time for candour.”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The booking was odd. I looked online and found two nights would be £153 but i hate online booking so telephoned. I was quoted £250 with a comment that I should put the phone down and book online to save a £97. At least I was informed. Odd but honest.

Arrived to meet the group of chums for a two night stay and was immediately impressed by being taken upstairs by the manager who, firstly pointed out the coffee and gratis Talisker and Auchter****** malt whisky residents' tipple stop (bloody marvellous) with two decent coffee machines. This was an amazing treat to have really decent whisky and coffee offered gratis to guests rather than being hammered in the bar at £5 a shot for the same. Superb.

Landlord showed us about a beautifully appointed and well equipped double room (at Travel Lodge price) with great toiletries. accoutrements and a bottle of Damson Gin for the drinkers who had got past the whisky room.It was all delivered with such warmth that clearly the hosts just wanted us to feel as though we were entering their home rather than a pub/hotel.

Cannot fault the room. Clean/superb.

Dinner next with friends. Scallops brilliant. Steak with béarnaise sauce perfect. Attention to detail everything and achieved calmly.

So far, and I am excited by another night here, this is brilliant.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed here for a friend's wedding in the area, and had to look around as the hotel they had suggested was full. I am so glad it was! The room was lovely, the complimentary drinks were a nice touch too. Staff were friendly without overdoing it, the breakfast was amazing with a great selection of teas, breads and hot dishes, and prior to leaving for the wedding the bar staff made one of the best Bloody Marys I've ever had. Very relaxed, and accommodated our wishes for early check in/late check out. I think it's had a décor-facelift recently too - tastefully done without being pretentious. All in all fantastic stay, and if we are ever in the area again we will definitely be back! Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just what we were after. Fabulous setting, decor and atmosphere. Friendly, helpful staff. Gorgeous food. Complimentary whisky, vodka and nespresso machine. A real treat and will definitely return. Loved the quirky touches and the relaxed feeling.

  • Stayed March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

As a hotel reviewer, I am rarely in a position to say I can't find fault but with this place, I was bowled over. Affordable, well thought-out and charming. I also liked the care that had gone into restoring the inn - it has all the creature comforts, without compromising on the feeling of homeliness. I'd go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Would love this place to work as it is my local and have given it three goes. but no more as all visits deeply disappointing. If this is to be regarded as a restaurant, (given the prices assume this is the aim,) far greater attention needed to quality on all levels, delivery, service and ambience. There has been an excellent renovation of a tired building, completely transformed, I hope the owners follow this through to delivering the menu equally well. Staff are delightful but appear to lack experience. I would revisit for a lunchtime sandwich style meal as I work/walk locally but that would be all.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Completely in love with this place. Amazing service and excellent hospitality. Family run with a group of incredibly friendly staff. Accommodation, quaint and kitsch, still provided maximum comfort and care. Lovely details such as vintage books in all the rooms, which were named after literary figures from Austen novels, and beautifully thought out interior design. Very clean and high spec modern bathroom. Although expensive, well worth the price! Complementary damson vodka was a plus as well! Food was of a high quality, and there was a lot of it! Extremely welcoming environment, multiple lit fire places and very warmly decorated. Wonderful restaurant/bar lay out, allowing maximum amounts of eating and drinking. I would not of stayed anywhere else!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Bel and The Dragon is a very relaxing, attractive place with the most welcoming atmosphere. The room we had, Bertram, was extremely comfortable and the bathroom and the products provided were luxurious. Underfloor heating in the bathroom was much appreciated. Mike was the perfect host, very hospitable and friendly and truly enthusiastic to make your stay a memorable one. I'd recommend sampling at least one of the cocktails on offer in the bar. We were unable to have an evening meal due to our late booking and a large party already booked in, however if breakfast is any gauge of quality, it shouldn't be one to miss. The best scrambled eggs ever and the warmed bread drizzled with olive oil was just delicious. It was also refreshing to have such a big 'window' for breakfast; 8am - 11am. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bel & The Dragon
Address: Bel & Dragon Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Farnham > Churt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Churt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bel & The Dragon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the picturesque Surrey Hills, Bel & The Dragon Churt is a beautifully restored country inn nestled between the historic town of Farnham and the well-known Devil’s Punch Bowl, which is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Following extensive renovation by renowned interior designer Nicola Harding, Bel & The Dragon Churt will offer 13 stylish bedrooms alongside an all new bar & restaurant. The bar, complete with cosy seating and stunning French windows onto our new terrace, is the perfect place to enjoy a warming cappuccino or a delicious glass of wine. The restaurant with its new open kitchen allows you to view the very best local ingredients being transformed into mouth-watering dishes – adding a touch of culinary theatre to your dining. experience! ... more   less 
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