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Bel & the Dragon

Gas Works Road

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Opening Times

Monday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday9.00 am - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 6 - 10 Mon - Sat
12 - 9 Sun

About the Pub

Bar and restaurant housed in a tastefully converted former industrial building on the waterfront of the River Kennet and now ownned by Fullers. The smart, modern bar serves beer from local breweries. A real fire and an eclectic mix of soft furnishings create an atmospheric environment, which can get lively around peak dining times. The separate restaurant offers upmarket dining of excellent quality - drinks can be taken in from the bar. Check out the little free museum a bit further up from the boat which features a fully-restored old gypsy caravan from the turn of the century.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Fuller's London Pride

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Usually West Berkshire / Windsor & Eton.

Source: Local

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Level entrance (no automatic door) and ramped access to disabled toilet (which is labelled as "baby change & disabled")

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    In restaurant.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    In restaurant.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Tables on a terrace outside - also a boat for dining!

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    In bar area.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly


  • Accommodation Accommodation

    Five rooms.

  • Events Events

    Special events linked to museum events.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Can even book whole pub.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Tables outside under cover.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    For 'special' matches.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Bel & the Dragon

Gas Works Road

Sat Nav Reference

51.4558, -0.958401


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (300m)

4/X4, 17, 19, 13

Closest Station (1100m)


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