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Bel & the Dragon, Newbury

Swan Street
Kingsclere
Postal town: Newbury
RG20 5PP
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Quinno _ left this review about Bel & the Dragon

Now a Bel & Dragon bar/restaurant. Light grey and blue interior with the occasional bit of exposed brick. Surprisingly large dining area to left, smaller bar to right, with rabbit warren areas to rear. Kitted-out in the usual mid-market style, the odd soft furnishing and cushion. Lots of old books strewn around. Very swish unisex booth cubicle loos with battleship grey tongue and groove panelling. Rear garden area. Easy listening classics on the speakers. Large selection of papers. Three ales, West Berks GOB, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Upham EPA (good nick) though the teenage staff didn’t exactly radiate the air of competency. Desmond was well-happy with the quality of his lemonade. Pretty dead mid-Saturday afternoon but I guess it’s more of an evening place overall. It’s fair enough for what it is.

Oct 2014
Now closed for real - re-opening as a gastropub! Was a GBG regular, really annoyed to have missed bagging it - well their own bloody fault I suppose.

December 2013 (as Swan Hotel)
Closed in the afternoon, not that you'd know it from their website (why do so many licensed premises fail to list their regular hours??)

On 9th October 2015 - rating: 6
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Latest updates View all updates for Bel & the Dragon, Kingsclere
9th Oct 2015, 18:02
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
4th Oct 2015, 13:47
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  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 October 2015 by Quinno _
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