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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%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (29 reviews)
“steak” (56 reviews)
“pork” (27 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
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1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was visitng on a Monday lunchtime, and it wasn’t busy. The good was good and tasty, but the service was very slow. No-one came to take our order, the food took a long time to arrive and some of the coffees were tepid. Parking...More

Thank AEGReading
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible overcooked steak and pheasant - poor service. McDonald's is better. Don't waste your money - we spent over 300gbp and I would not go there again. Stay away.

Thank Jonathon D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place this is. Tucked away from the busy reading centre right by the river. Lovely location. The decor and atmosphere is fab. Staff could not have been more freindly and attentive. Sea bass was amazing and so were the puddings.

Thank mick b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a group of 14 for cocktail masterclass and dinner. As always service was great and good fantastic. Enjoyed by all.

Thank julesa300
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited yesterday and had a good meal but particularly impressed with the friendly helpful staff. We had our dog with us and both the waiter and the manager kindly brought him some water as we were sat next to the open fire which was pretty...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Bel & Dragon many times, however this particularly visit we went with my parents and our one year old daughter. The staff were so accommodating, providing us with a high chair and drawing on the slate tables with chalk to entertain...More

Thank TomG22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food , poached egg and avocado is such a simple starter but it was so good, the sea bass I had was to die for . Service is quick and friendly . Decor is beautiful . A little on the pricey side but good...More

Thank Alex m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to the Bel and Dragon a few times in Reading plus we have been to the one near Windsor and Crookham too and they are nice places to eat and have a drink but service is still very poor sadly. I had to...More

1  Thank Sunshinesu
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We organised a company work event here a couple of weeks ago where we had dinner and a presentation in the Boat, the food and service was fantastic and I couldn't recommend any higher. a special mention to Satya and Wimpie who were outstanding and...More

Thank Liamcau90
Lauren C, Manager at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Liamcau90, Thank you taking the time to leave a review and we were delighted to host your work event. We hope to see you again soon. All best,

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 1145 for a pre lunch coffee. Stood at the bar for 5 mins waiting for someone to ask what I wanted. I ordered two coffees to be told that they couldn't find their coffee stocks but were looking and would update me accordingly....More

2  Thank Sam S
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Questions & Answers
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
1 October 2016|
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Response from Wimpie B | Property representative |
Most definitely!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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