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“Not as good as last time”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bel & The Dragon

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Bel & The Dragon
Ranked #1 of 2 Churt B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Not as good as last time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We stayed here a while ago and it was a fantastic experience but this time around we felt not so well looked after. The new manager seemed very green, and a stickler for the rule book. We had brought a bottle of champagne with us as we were celebrating but weren't allowed to bring it down to dinner (as we had already opened it in the room getting ready) fair enough but irks a bit when you're spending over £300 on dinner, drinks and accommodation for one night. The boy on the bar seemed to think pushing our dinner reservation by 30 mins would be a problem (turns out it was ok) but again made us feel like we were inconveniencing them, after dinner (starter had to be sent back as was cold, but they did take it off the bill) I asked for coffee but was denied as they had already turned the machine off (are you kidding? I know this is a big no-no), we went through to the bar but at 11.05 there was no one there, we found the manager and after a good sucking in of the cheeks he said go on then he would serve us one quick drink (last time as residents we could drink as late as we liked and were made to feel very welcome to use the bar). On the way back to the room I remembered the little whisky and coffee station and got myself a coffee (the waitress couldn't have come and got one from here earlier?). The room was lovely although the double doors to the bathroom that opened up into the centre of the bedroom could not be closed properly once you were in the bathroom which was a little inconvenient! The next morning we were told we could have eggs or bacon cooked however we liked so I asked for eggs benedict which the chef was happy to accommodate which did make me happy, although I have to say that some Weetabix in a kilner jar and a loaf of bread by the toaster (which every guest has had their hands all over to saw off their own slice) does not a 'Continental Breakfast' make. Has the makings of a great little getaway but the staff need to be more focussed on making every guest feel at home and not like a corporate program rolled out with little interest from the staff.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had an excellent stay here. The hotel is beautifully and sympathetically decorated, staff friendly and helpful and our room was impeccably clean. We were very pleased with the complimentary sloe gin in the room (who wouldn't be?!) and whiskey down the corridor. Bed was soooo comfortable, shower was lovely.
We had a quick bite to eat in the bar in the evening (yum) before going out for the night. Breakfast the next morning was perfect, proper bacon, bread that looked and tasted like someone had cared about making it and orange juice that was fresh out of the fruit.
Couldn't fault this place, don't change a thing :)

  • Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Perfect Family room - plenty of space, high quality room, excellent breakfast and great service. I'm very fussy with high standards and would recommend without hesitation...... Lots of nice little touches such as complimentary whisky in the snug and sloe gin in the room.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayed in the family room for two nights whilst attending a wedding nearby and ate in the restaurant and bar. Other reviewers have said it all about the high standard of food, decor and facilities, I need to add praise for the goose down pillows - heavenly! However the real joy of Bel & D is the wonderful service; from the welcome by Mike through to the waiters and bar staff, everyone is geared up to make your experience as easy and relaxed as possible whilst providing excellent service. Family joined us one lunchtime and the various demands of teas, coffees, cocktails and drinks and food for 16 disorganised adults plus baby and toddler requested at different times (and places - due to a shower) left the two delightful bar staff unfazed. I can't recommend Bel & D highly enough for a wonderful stay and fantastic value.

Room Tip: Family room spacious and sofa bed large enough for teenagers too with parents.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stayed here for a single night whilst visiting friends nearby. Refurbished to a high standard and with unusual range of freebies on offer to guests which added a nice touch to the experience Room decor excellent and very clean.

Breakfast very good in the morning with offer of full English, pancakes or sandwiches. Staff very attentive and professional.

Worth taking time out to experience.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful and the actual hotel is lovely - the food is fantastic (especially a very delicious breakfast) and the general set up is very comfortable, with nice little additions such as free unlimited tea and coffee and even whisky and sloe gin. The garden is great in warm weather and there's easy parking round the back. If something takes you to the area I'd highly recommend the Bel & Dragon as a place to stay.

Room Tip: The Bennett room is lovely with a fantastic bathroom and free standing bath but it is slightly on th...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buckingham Buckinghamshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

My daughter and i stayed there following a wedding in Farnham. We were able to check in before the wedding and were shown our room which at a glance looked lovely. When arrived back at about 9.00 and found our room was as good as it looked. Unfortunately we are not whisky drinkers but I enjoyed the sloe gin! Beds were comfy, shower and all the addtional things great. Loved the pancakes at breakfast and thought the sevice was excellent. Will be back!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bel & The Dragon

Property: Bel & The Dragon
Address: Bel & Dragon Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Farnham > Churt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Churt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bel & The Dragon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the picturesque Surrey Hills, Bel & The Dragon Churt is a beautifully restored country inn nestled between the historic town of Farnham and the well-known Devil’s Punch Bowl, which is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Following extensive renovation by renowned interior designer Nicola Harding, Bel & The Dragon Churt will offer 13 stylish bedrooms alongside an all new bar & restaurant. The bar, complete with cosy seating and stunning French windows onto our new terrace, is the perfect place to enjoy a warming cappuccino or a delicious glass of wine. The restaurant with its new open kitchen allows you to view the very best local ingredients being transformed into mouth-watering dishes – adding a touch of culinary theatre to your dining. experience! ... more   less 
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