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Bel and the Dragon

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High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
+44 1628 521263
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the Roast Pork. It was tasteless. The crackling was soft and chewy. When we drew the waitresses attention to that she went of to the kitchen and cm back with some hard (deep fried?) pig fat, which she called crackling. The roast potatoes were soft skinned and did not seem to have been roasted, or... More 

1 Thank santiagozorro
James H, Marketing at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear santiagozorro, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your most recent visit, I was pleased to read you have enjoyed your visits to us in the past. It was however disappointing to read your comments regarding your latest visit. As you will know this is not the standard Bel & The Dragon expects & your feedback... More 

Burnham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was recommended by my daughter who went with a friend the week before. They were providing a special deal in February of two main meals for the price of one. We were pleasantly surprised at both the quality and quantity of the food provided. and the staff were polite and attentive. The building had been tastefully extended combining a... More 

1 Thank Tony J
Marlow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to a Bel and the Dragon - the traditional oldy worldly pub with low ceilings had many different cosy seating areas with a couple of welcoming log fires. We were there for lunch and the bar menu had buy one main, get one free. I selected the fish pie which was absolutely delicious. My daughter... More 

Thank EnglishLady
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 4 person party shared a meal Friday evening at Bel & Dragon which we chose after a delightful Sunday brunch a year ago. Unfortunately, the evening meal let us down a bit. The menu seems odd; lots of unrelated and limited choices and it felt as though the menu could do with a change. The fish pie ordered by... More 

1 Thank Blondechick2013
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a while since I lunched at Bel & the Dragon, so I must revisit. The last time I was very impressed. The food was excellent and the service friendly, but professional.

Thank Stephen Y
James H, Marketing at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Stephen Y, Thank you for the very positive review and we do hope you will join us shortly. We are just about to launch our delicious March menu at the end of the week, so hope you will be tempted. Best, James More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in for an early Saturday evening supper. We shared the steak, supposedly enough for two or three, but could actually feed a family. Lovely crunchy fat chips and we ordered a few side dishes, which were my only disappointment as the were a bit measly, tasted good though! Despite the generous steak we still had pudding, tarte tatin and... More 

Thank AnouskaBS
James H, Marketing at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear AnouskaBS, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Sounds like you had a truly delicious evening in Cookham and we do hope that you will join us again very soon. Best, Lauren More 

Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were visiting friends nearby and went to the Bel and the Dragon for our friends birthday meal. The service and food was stunning, steak done to perfection! Looking forward to our next visit!

Thank Alistair C
James H, Manager at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Alistair C, Thank you so much for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed a delicious steak and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, James More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Popped in for a coffee with a friend as she told me I would really like the decor & ambience. Staff friendly, beautiful setting. Saw that the couple next to us were eating a really tasty looking dessert, we asked the v. friendly & helpful waiter what it was & ordered one! It was a baked alaska, I'd never had... More 

Thank Daniellatrip94
James H, Marketing at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Daniellatrip94, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent visit. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed the coffee & our Baked Alaska, we look forward to welcoming you back for dinner soon. Kind Regards James Hood More 

Portishead, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It used to be a lovelly cozy old world pub, one of the oldest in Britain, then they made it into a modern 'plasticy' feel and the interior desighner really should look for another job. Fortunatly the restaurant still retains its ambiance, and still searves fantastic food, but not cheap, so I now go to the pub opposite, that has... More 

Thank garylomas
norfolk, england
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great late lunch free glass of champers as it was my birthday month which was nice.....we shared lamb which was cooked to perfection and plenty for 2. Couple next to us gave us their pudding as was huge and delicious 'baked alaska' very nice of them! Great lunch only spoil was people letting their kids run around aaargh why do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 41
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Cookham
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 521263
One of the oldest Coaching Inns in England, Bel & The Dragon Cookham sits on the village's picture postcard High Street, a short walk from the Thames Path and under a 30 minute drive from Central London.Following wholesale refurbishment, Bel & The Dragon combines 600 years of history with the best in modern British cuisine. The menu is created by award-winning Head Chef, Ronnie Kimbugwe, who previously spent 7 years with Gordon Ramsay and was most recently the Senior Sous Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges. His passion for the finest seasonal fare, sourced from local & sustainable ingredients, is immediately obvious. It is also complemented by the inclusion of a rotisserie for the very best Roast Chicken, Creedy Carver Duck or the signature spit roasted Suckling Pig.And then there is the Josper Grill, which cooks at up to 600°C and is compared to an indoor barbeque- since it has transformed restaurant kitchens forever, with early converts already including Gordon Ramsay at the Savoy Grill and Heston Blumenthal at Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental.Wine lovers are warmly welcome to enjoy one of the best cellars in Berkshire, stocked with only the best vintages at extraordinary prices. The special Cellar list has been created to provide amazing value for money between £55- £95 per bottle, for some of the best wines ever produced.

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