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The Great Outdoors

17th August 2016 by Rachel Borland

Warm evenings & even warmer days, clear skies & sunsets. Yes, summer is still in full swing – time to seek out a great garden or terrace to enjoy a long family lunch or sundowner with friends. Tucked away in the rural countryside of Surrey & Hampshire, along the picturesque Kennet & Avon canal and in other quiet urban locations, Bel & The Dragon have a variety of prime secret spots for you to enjoy whilst the sun shines.

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Eton Mess Staycation

16th August 2016 by Rachel Borland

Looking for something fun for the children to do this summer?

If you have a child aged between 7 – 11 years, then join us this August at Bel & The Dragon Kingsclere for a complimentary cookery class. Let them get creative, and probably very messy, while they make a true British classic – Eton Mess with Strawberries & Cream.

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Natural wine at Albury Vineyard

15th August 2016 by Georgie Kukielka

There is no doubt about it, English sparkling wine’s premium status is well earned. In fact, it won 80 medals & trophies in this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards. So do not be surprised if you hear talk, on the grapevine that is, of a new viticultural phenomenon. I am, of course, referring to natural wine.

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The Glorious 12th

12th August 2016 by Hector Ross

Heather moorlands will echo once more to the sound of gunshots today, marking the beginning of the British game season. The red grouse is widely considered the king of the feathered birds and a much prized ‘bag’. Yes indeed, the Glorious Twelfth is upon us.

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Meet The Team: Andrew Crompton

10th August 2016 by Andrew Crompton

It is all about the guest. After all, creating a memorable experience is paramount and every decision we make has to be about them. Each Bel & The Dragon has its own individual personality but many elements remain consistent in terms of the food, wine, decor, homely touches & of course the warm welcome.

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