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…
Raise A Glass To Autumn
8th November 2016
The day is Thursday and the month is November. The place is Bel & The Dragon. The occasion is special and a handful of wine-loving friends are joining you. Your waitress passes you our comprehensive Cellar List. You order a bottle of 2011 Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge 1er Cru`Morgeot`and one of your friends says ‘Oh, I prefer the 2009 Les Fiefs de Lagrange. Do you have any?’ Another adds ‘Can we try the 2010 Château Talbot Connétable?’
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.
20th October 2016
Christmas, that most wonderful time of the year, is arriving at Bel & The Dragon very soon along with some of our favourite festive events.
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.
Celebrate The Season
5th October 2016
Celebrate the Christmas period with friends, family & colleagues at Bel & The Dragon. Our seven restaurants & Country Inns offer the perfect venue for sparkling receptions & beautiful banquets and our Christmas Party Menus are available from noon until night. What’s more, we specialise in catering for large groups and offer private dining facilities & exclusive venue hire.
Eton Mess Staycation
16th August 2016
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.
Summer Drawing Competition
1st August 2016
Aged 12 years or younger? Read on…
To celebrate Bel & The Dragon’s 6th anniversary and the beginning of the summer holidays, we have launched a Drawing Competition for children aged 12 years & younger, which will run for the whole month of August. We are appealing to all young budding artists throughout the South of England, to draw & send us a picture of a dragon enjoying their summer holiday.
Afternoon Tea For Two
26th July 2016
The tradition of taking Afternoon Tea as a light meal is said to have been started by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford in the 1840s. Often troubled by hunger pangs between lunch & dinner, the Duchess felt that taking tea, delicate sandwiches, cakes and biscuits at 5 o’clock helped to bridge the gap. Over time, many a well-heeled acquaintance joined her and the custom has continued ever since.
A Dog’s Life
21st June 2016
Planning a trip with a dog can be a challenge. One question that often has the owner pausing for thought is where to eat. Thankfully, it is simpler than you might think – or at least this is certainly the case in the South of England. The warm convivial atmosphere at Bel & The Dragon means guests on both two and four legs are quickly made to feel at home. What’s more, there are no breed or size restrictions (one of our regular guests is a Great Dane). All we ask is that you find a table in the bar or outside.