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Bel and the Dragon

High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
+44 1628 521263
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“suckling pig” (38 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (27 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Cookham SL6 9SQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fabulous experience, surprise high level of food & service etc. I guess the standards are generally quite high around Berkshire, but so are the prices! So how lovely to pay fair & reasonable prices..£7 Starters, (£15- £20) Main courses, Steak £25....for great Gastro...More

Thank Tadz
Lucia G, Guest Relations Manager at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Tadz, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It is always delightful to hear when we manage to exceed expectations and show our guests what we are capable of at Bel & The Dragon. I'm very glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter chose this place for me to stay when I came down to spend some time with her. Lovely old place in Cookham High street. Fantastic restaurant that served up a wonderful evening meal for us. Breakfasts are great too. Had the full English...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights and had dinner both nights. Rooms small but then it is an old building. Much thought gone into the renovations and provisions for guests. Very good food. Staff very helpful and professional. It is a pub /restaurant on a busy main so...More

Thank anneZ1683VF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time my wife & I had been to this restaurant , our friends who live at Wycombe had been before, was not impressed, seated adjacent to the cooking area with gangway so constant people walking by, My wife had Dover Sole cooked nicely but...More

1  Thank Philip G
Lucia G, Guest Relations Manager at Bel and the Dragon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Philip G, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. I am very sorry to read that your first experience with us was disappointing. We take all feedback very seriously and whilst we don’t like to receive negative feedback this will ultimately...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 40 years ago, give or take a decade, we went for dinner and thought this time we should try lunch and see what it was like in the daytime. Someone else has mentioned the ambience, both within and certainly the garden. Nicely enclosed, so...More

Thank bryan490
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a week. The room was lovely and the bed very comfortable. There was plenty of cupboard a drawer space. The bathroom was small but had plenty of shelving and a power shower. There was complementary bottle of sloe gin in the room....More

Thank kaz1061
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for some pre-dinner drinks and was delighted by the comprehensive wine menu. Great service too.

Thank JPY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took visiting foreign friends out to B & the D for a midweek dinner. Great service and Ronnie added the extra "bazzazz" to the evening. Food was excellent and described by our Hong Kong based as top notch English cuisine. The quality of the...More

Thank doodahband
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Distinctly superior to the average gastropub both as regards food and as regards venue. The manager was very helpful when we showed up without a booking.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

One of our favourites and never fails to disappoint. The bone in steak for 2 is recommended. Staff always friendly and helpful.

Thank alexrbowles
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Ramboclockdoc | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. It is located in a very narrow old street.
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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