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Bel and the Dragon

€€ - €€€, European, British
High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
+44 1628 521263
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We dropped in a few times over 2 days and our experiences were always great. They had remembered one of our group was a vegan and also how I like my coffee. Staff were attentive and positive, not just about the food but also about...More

Thank SouthseaSarah
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked a table for dinner Saturday just gone, the restaurant was fairly quiet around 7pm but soon filled up. It has a super cosy and inviting feel when you walk in. We were welcomed with a welcome which was nice. But almost all our starters...More

Thank Rosie-loves-Jim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as a party of 6 and had a fantastic meal. The food was extremely good, service friendly, surroundings very pleasant. We ate a variety of dishes and no one had a bad word to say. I haven't been here for quite a few years...More

Thank Henry901
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Bel and Dragon pub, it has a great atmosphere and is really cosy. Its a great place to take friends and is especially cosy in the colder months. The restaurant at the back is impressive. I've only dined here once and it...More

Thank 19maz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this amazing place with some friends. Wonderful atmosphere with all fire places on. Nice and cosy, really warm and welcoming. We decided to try the food as well, I had the most amazing duck ever! Strongly recommended, thanks guys at Bel & Dragon...More

Thank christmazz2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food and service and coped well serving a massive group - 45 of us. Lovely setting. Mackerel pate particularly good.

Thank HelenaSharp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No doubt this is a quality restaurant but cant help feeling it needs refreshing. As restaurant chains grow they seem to lose the original focus. Took ages to get drinks at the bar due for a hunt for a dry ginger. Then could not put...More

Thank TONY P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group and enjoyed a fantastic meal at bel and the dragon. The staff are all friendly and very helpful and the food is first class. This is a great location with great food....its difficult to beat

Thank NeilJ-HongKong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a lovely night away from the children at The Bel & Dragon. On entering the pub you are immediately struck by the warmth of the log fires, the lovely decor and friendly accommodating staff. The mojitos were excellent, the breakfasts...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us had lunch at the Bel and Dragon in Cookham. It is a lovely old inn to the front and appears to have been extended sensitively at the rear. The environment is appealing and the staff very professional and efficient. The food was...More

Thank DJM1965
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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