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Old Saint Nicholas is Coming To Town

7th December 2016 by Ronnie Kimbugwe

With Christmas only moments away, old Saint Nicholas is gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Far far away in the North pole where the snow lies deep, crisp & even, the super-cuddly, white-bearded man and his elves are working away preparing to make dreams come true…

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Downton Abbey Getaway

7th December 2016 by Anita Benyon

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.

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New Year’s Eve Getaway

6th December 2016 by Rachel Borland

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…

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Our Christmas Present To You…

16th November 2016 by Rachel Borland

Christmas is a magical time of feasting, drinking, playing games, singing songs & being with those you cherish & love. It is all about giving, sharing & receiving…

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Mulled Sloe Gin

15th November 2016 by Sunny Rutherford

Sloe gin is a seasonal favourite of ours at Bel & The Dragon. Making it yourself is a sloe process but thankfully our partners & friends at Sipsmith have this covered. Their splendid recipe uses hand picked sloes and their award-winning gin as the base. Furthermore, it makes a very pleasing winter warming cocktail and a refreshing change from the traditional whisky & wine varieties…

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