Downton Abbey Getaway
7th December 2016
Discover Newbury & its historic surroundings with an overnight stay at Bel & The Dragon and visit the magnificent Highclere Castle, home of the Crawley’s in the award-winning television series, Downton Abbey. Walk in the footsteps of Lord & Lady Grantham as you explore the breathtaking palaces, magical gardens & beautiful countryside, whilst discovering fascinating facts about how the series was made and the wonderful history behind the buildings involved.
New Year’s Eve Getaway
6th December 2016
New Year’s Eve is perceived by many as the ultimate celebration of the year. A time to kick up your heels and have a jolly good time. If you are hankering after an unforgettable New Year’s Eve then look no further than our Country Inns, located in beautiful spots in the South of England…
JOIN US FOR A GETAWAY THIS WEEKEND
27th October 2016
Enjoy a relaxing break in one of our stylish bedrooms before waking up to a sumptuous country breakfast. Spend the day exploring historic towns and idyllic countryside, then indulge over supper with some of our exquisite wines and tempting puddings.
Gourmet Getaway For Two
11th October 2016
Autumn is upon us and Bel & The Dragon have teamed up with our partners & friends at Laurent-Perrier to invite you to enjoy a Gourmet Getaway that promises a cosy, indulgent experience from start to finish, without breaking the bank. There is no need to venture far afield when our very own countryside is ablaze with colour at this time of year. The South of England is a paradise for ramblers & indeed anyone that is looking to make the most of the season of mellow fruitfulness.
Settle In Sundays
15th June 2016
At Bel & The Dragon, we like to make the most of the weekend and this season we are offering the perfect summertime retreat – an opportunity to get away from the hustle & bustle and enjoy a relaxing Sunday in beautiful surroundings. Tuck into a traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings washed down with a complimentary Sipsmith London Cup or Bel Bloody Caesar (if the British weather is being temperamental) and retire to one of our luxury en-suite bedrooms.
Taste of Spring
19th April 2016
At Bel & The Dragon, we always celebrate the seasons. Here is just a selection of things to look forward to this spring – the countdown to summer has officially begun…
21st March 2016
A mini break exploring the English countryside can be every bit as indulgent as a trip abroad if you choose the right location. What’s more, it offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy some downtime and recharge those batteries. No jet-lag or hefty price tag required…
Bel & The Dragon Guide To Easter
15th March 2016
Spring is in the air and we couldn’t be happier to see its return. As the air loses its chill and nature comes alive once again, it can only mean one thing – Easter. Seasonal fayre, Easter egg hunts, two-night getaways & live music are all on the menu at Bel & The Dragon this bank holiday. Here is our guide for the long weekend…
More Room at The Inn
13th January 2016
Winter is the perfect time for simple pleasures. A ramble in the countryside, food for the soul, crackling log fires & cosy retreats. After a brisk day exploring the local countryside, Bel & The Dragon offers the perfect place to relax on a winter’s night.
16th November 2015
“This stylish pub-restaurant with rooms is 15 minutes from Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey. However, that’s far from the only reason to visit. Run by the restaurateur Joel Cadbury, best known for the pioneering Chelsea gastropub the Admiral Codrington, it has real pedigree. The dining room is just what you want from a a rural pub – all beams, bricks and bare boards – and the menu is equally appealing. There are on-trend items such as a lobster cooked in a charcoal-fired Josper grill, comfort food including a sustainable fish pie, and lots of inventive modern British dishes, including seared Scottish scallops with artichoke puree and crispy pancetta.” This is how The Times described our latest opening in Newbury, in their recent review of the top 25 new restaurants in Britain.