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Downton Abbey Getaway

7th December 2016Anita 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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Mulled Sloe Gin

15th November 2016Sunny 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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Jingle Bels

20th October 2016Anita Benyon

Christmas, that most wonderful time of the year, is arriving at Bel & The Dragon very soon along with some of our favourite festive events.

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Celebrate The Season

5th October 2016Anita Benyon

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.

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Sweet Pairings

20th January 2016Steve Rooney

Winter is a time for comfort food and indulgence. Hearty suppers and puddings loaded with rich, robust flavours are to be embraced both day and night.

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More Room at The Inn

13th January 2016Rachel Borland

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.

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Sub 1,000 Calorie Menu

12th January 2016Rachel Borland

Eat yourself fitter this January at Bel & The Dragon. Our healthy menu allows you to still enjoy the luxury of eating out without having to worry about the calories.

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