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Bel and the Dragon

High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
+44 1628 521263
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
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1 - 10 of 643 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Would highly recommend to others see my other review for the bel and dragon which I think is under hotel

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were attentive but not obtrusive, the menu was small but well composed. Loved the Duck Egg starter and the Suckling Pig main. Great value for money on the food side - have spent much more elsewhere for worse food and service. Will definitely...More

Thank AnothER32
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK so... Arriving on time, ordering 5 minutes later and waiting N hour for lunch when other who arrived after us were fed within 30mins was not great. An apology by the Manager or removing the already added service charge might have helped redemption the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly impressed on how well rehearsed the staff are on a busy Sunday. Exceptional friendly service and super tasty food 100% recommend and I will be returning soon!

Thank Ollie_Eats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner knew of this pub due to its rugby connections & decided to book a table whilst we were down here. Well what can I say, we had the sustainable fish pie & the suckling pig. Both were to die for!! Followed by the...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner and evening with friends. The staff were courteous and very accommodating. The food was great. I would highly recommend the Suckling Pig and the Crumble with Custard. The wine, Malbec was very nice. The restaurant was very busy but did...More

Thank Ladyjane76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attractive old coaching inn with large beamed bar, roaring log fires and cosy atmosphere. Five rooms, ours small but perfectly formed, very Farrow & Ball. Modern restaurant, good service and fine food, our meal was part of the Valentines Day package. Well presented dishes, excellent...More

Thank chrisryderjones
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dropped in a few times over 2 days and our experiences were always great. They had remembered one of our group was a vegan and also how I like my coffee. Staff were attentive and positive, not just about the food but also about...More

Thank SouthseaSarah
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Booked a table for dinner Saturday just gone, the restaurant was fairly quiet around 7pm but soon filled up. It has a super cosy and inviting feel when you walk in. We were welcomed with a welcome which was nice. But almost all our starters...More

Thank Rosie-loves-Jim
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Went as a party of 6 and had a fantastic meal. The food was extremely good, service friendly, surroundings very pleasant. We ate a variety of dishes and no one had a bad word to say. I haven't been here for quite a few years...More

Thank Henry901
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Cookham
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 521263
  • E-mail
One of the oldest Coaching Inns in England, Bel & The Dragon Cookham sits on the village's picture postcard High Street, a short walk from the Thames Path and under a 30 minute drive from Central London.Following wholesale refurbishment, Bel & The Dragon combines 600 years of history with the best in modern British cuisine. The menu is created by award-winning Head Chef, Ronnie Kimbugwe, who previously spent 7 years with Gordon Ramsay and was most recently the Senior Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges. His passion for the finest seasonal fare, sourced from local & sustainable ingredients, is immediately obvious. It is also complemented by the inclusion of a rotisserie for the very best Roast Chicken, Creedy Carver Duck or the signature spit roasted Suckling Pig.And then there is the Josper Grill, which cooks at up to 600°C and is compared to an indoor barbeque- since it has transformed restaurant kitchens forever, with early converts already including Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy Grill and Heston Blumenthal at Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.Wine lovers are warmly welcome to enjoy one of the best cellars in Berkshire, stocked with only the best vintages at extraordinary prices. The special Cellar list has been created to provide amazing value for money between £55- £95 per bottle, for some of the best wines ever produced.
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