Bel & the Dragon

Gas Works Road
Reading
RG1 3EQ
Emailku.oc.gnidaer-nogardehtdnaleb@ofni Telephone(0118) 951 5790
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Opening times: 9am-11 Mon-Sat; 9am-10 Sun

Bar and restaurant housed in a tastefully converted former industrial building on the waterfront of the River Kennet. The smart, modern bar has three handpumps and serves beer from local breweries with prices that are fairly reasonable given the location. A real fire and an eclectic mix of soft furnishings create an atmospheric environment, which can get lively around peak dining times. Both the inside bar and outside terrace provide an attractive venue for a pint and there is now a mobile bar outside for the summer months. The separate restaurant offers upmarket dining of excellent quality – drinks can be taken in from the bar. Check out the little free museum a bit further up from the boat which features a fully-restored old gypsy caravan from the turn of the century.