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Bel and the Dragon

High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
+44 1628 521263
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:30 Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Bel and Dragon has been a favourite for us over the last 5 years. Our first visit of 2019 has left us disappointed. Quality of food good but definitely smaller portions, one carrot and one parsnip with Sunday Lunch ! There appeared to be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank jonp828
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely enjoyable evening with my family at this charming restaurant . Would highly recommend this establishment to all.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a great lunch here today had to write a review. My mum and I visited and opted for the January set menu which was £15 for two courses. We both had the venison and game casserole followed by the crumble. It was delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 31laral
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on the run up to Christmas and the first challenge was finding parking. When we secured that some distance away we walked back to the restaurant to find it packed already. We were positioned near the toilets meaning that we had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank AndrewN424
Lucia G, Guest Relations Manager at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. Parking has been a long-standing issue with our Cookham site and we do our best to recommend places for our guests to park but as it was December it was especially...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Bel & the Dragon for Christmas Day lunch today... and it was perfect! Food, service and atmosphere all faultless.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maidenheadbloke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No apologies for another review of Bel and the Dragon. It is welcoming and charming with superb food, excellent service and at this time of year decked with lovely decorations. We will go back again and again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WDandAK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed! Squid was average for £10 portion... the gnocchi was also overpriced it was a very small portion for £15... like kids’ food. It was also very underseasoned. I cringed at the bill when it came. Not the best dining experience sorry. However, the staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank gseym720
Lucia G, Guest Relations Manager at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Bel & The Dragon Cookham. I am very glad to hear that you found the service friendly and attentive but am sorry that you did not enjoy...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner with my family, delicious food and great service. Kids loved the fact the kitchen was open and they could watch there meals being cooked. The only downside was the toilets were abit dirty. One of the toilets had the seat half hanging off...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KatieK293
Lucia G, Guest Relations Manager at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and soaked up the festive atmosphere. We have noted your comments about the toilets, and are getting this issue resolved as soon as possible. We look forward to you welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018

This might be part of a chain in a converted pub but it is laid out well and attractive inside. Service is quick and the food very acceptable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank really_razamataz
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We have just had our annual Christmas Party at Bel & The Dragon , and have been overwhelmed by the quality of venue, food and staff helpfulness and service. The evening was a massive success, Rosie was instrumental in ensuring the evening ran as we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annaradler
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4 June 2018|
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Response from lovetoholiday1954 | Reviewed this property |
No but there is a free public car park just across the rd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$43
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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