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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%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (29 reviews)
“steak” (55 reviews)
“pork” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
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1 - 10 of 705 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed here between Christmas and New Year in their newly refurbished rooms which were delightful and cosy with excellent bathroom facilities. I ate in the restaurant on both days and the food was exceptionally good; especially the muscles. The staff were very friendly and helpful....More

1  Thank Roblegor
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were several large groups here all having pre Christmas fun, which of course is fine but there was no feeling of intimacy. The food was served well and the wine was Ok. Service was OK

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for our Company Christmas dinner. 32 of us attended, so we choose our dishes in advance. The restaurant was packed, but the staff were great and the service excellent. None of us had to wait for our chosen dish and it was all...More

Thank 137terryp117
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited for the first time to try their Brunch today and were very pleasantly surprised. It is a really nice setting and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The food was superb and we really enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. The...More

Thank Brianm37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Bel on Boxing day in their newly kitted out rooms and was pleasantly surprised. Authentic, rustic and elegant come to mind with a cosy decor. Rooms are well heated, with the bathroom floors and towels fantastically warm. Love the shower which is sizeable...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We popped in just for a drink, as it was rush hour. Didn’t want a full meal so ordered a starter, staff were very helpful and the food was a delight. Sat near the open log fire, which was very pleasant.

Thank 61popcorn2013
Lauren C, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 61popcorn2013, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The Bel and Dragon has been recommended by different people and some stated it is their favourite place to eat in Reading. I wasn’t feeling it. The menu was OK and the starter was nice. The pork as my main course was slightly on the...More

1  Thank Yoastie
Lauren C, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Yoastie, Thank you for taking the time to leave to leave a review and for your feedback. Sorry to read that we did not live up to expectation, but do hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We came here for my parent’s birthday (I’m using my mother’s account) and were astonished at the quality of food, service and just, well, everything really. Everyone was charming, the food was delicious and everything was perfect. But what surprised us most was that the...More

Thank Rebecca B
Lauren C, Manager at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review and so pleased you all had a very happy birthday. Do come back to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

From the time I stepped in everyone was so helpful and friendly, Jack on the bar was very knowledgable in helping me choose a good wine to suit my meal, The manager Wimpy was so friendly and made sure my Sunday lunch was perfect, I...More

Thank Luc C
Lauren C, Manager at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Luc, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. So pleased to hear you felt so welcomed at Bel & The Dragon and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've come here several times when family and friends visit, it's peaceful and the food is excellent. The only small criticism I have is that sometimes you have to wait for service more than you'd like. All in all one of my favourite restaurants in...More

Thank Yasmine H
Lauren C, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Yasmine, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Delighted we are one of your favourite restaurants and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Noonie1911
20 January 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
1 October 2016|
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Most definitely!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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