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Gas Works Road | Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ, England
+44 118 951 5790
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09:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really lovely restaurant with a nice atmosphere, even at a quiet lunchtime. Good menu with some slightly unusual dishes. The food isn't that cheap but the dishes are more filling than we expected. Good, quick service. Would be interested in going back for an evening meal or trying to Windsor restaurant.

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Thank akm515
Reading, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently visited here again (as part of a pre organised group of friends) having dined here back in November for a work function which left me less than impressed, but this time was a much better experience, the food was much better for a start and the service slightly better than last time although bar service I noticed this... More 

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Thank Hazel P
Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here for lunch with a friend and it was nicely busy with a buzzing atmosphere. We were up for a relatively light lunch so ordered a couple of starters and the bubble and squeak brunch option each as a main. The calamari starter was very nice - well seasoned and flavoured but the whitebait was over battered so... More 

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Thank Jennimonty
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Jennimonty, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to see you enjoyed the food & wine pairing. The management team have been made aware of your feedback and are working with the service team to ensure your expereince is not repeated. We hope to see you again soon. If you... More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing pre dinner cocktails at the Bar. Cosy wood burning Fire. Went through to the restaurant, fantastic food. Duck salad. Potted crab and prawn. Highly recommended. Suckling roast pig very good and desert rice pudding with a twist!!! Lovely espresso martini and cannot fault anything at all

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Thank Rachael S
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Rachael, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to see you enjoyed our food & our signature espresso martinis. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards James More 

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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting this place which we had heard good reports. Elected for the Valentines set meal (pre ordered). Friendly welcome and courteous. Table wasn't ready (we were 15 mins early!) but invited to go to the bar. Service there was a little slow but they were busy doing orders for the restaurant it seems? Taken to our table and... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great building with a really nice atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and varied so all of our party found something they loved. Prices were reasonable and portions were just right. Would definitely recommend especially to anyone planning a family get together. Parking was free as well which is always a bonus in Reading. Looking forward... More 

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Thank Briggsmacala
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Briggsmacala, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to see you and your party had such an enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards James Hood More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had some fantastic food there.all cooked fresh. Average price for great quality. Very welcoming.lovely staff. Great bar for just relaxing and drinking with a big open fire.

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Thank bossyboots2017
James H, Marketing at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear bossyboots2017, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to see you enjoyed your experience so much. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards James Hood More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good place to have brunch or lunch, with traditional British food of excellent quality. Friendly and efficient service. Very quaint ambience.

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Thank Cecilia C
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371 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had eaten here before and had been quite impressed. Needed a venue to take 25 business associates and selected this. We pre- selected from a set menu which offered good choices. Made very welcome on arrival and had a couple of drinks in the good bar area. We were seated in our own area up a flight of stairs... More 

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Thank David J
James H, Marketing Assistant at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear David J, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your business supper with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards James Hood More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold Wednesday I thought I would try somewhere new and different. We popped in, very welcomed and invited to have a drink at the bar. From start to finish the service was incredible. Considering there was large part needing service, we were treated like the only ones in there and it made the whole evening so much more... More 

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James H, Marketing Assistant at Bel and The Dragon, responded to this review

Dear BlueWonderful, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent visit. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards James Hood More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?