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Bel & the Dragon Kingsclere - Pub in Hampshire

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Swan Street, Kingsclere, RG20 5PP, Hampshire
England, United Kingdom

The Manager
+44 (0)1635 299342(landline)

Eat local and seasonal in the beamed dining room, sleep deeply in bright, cosy bedrooms with sleek bathrooms – family and dog-friendly

Today’s version of this inviting red brick building is a happy mix of old and new, with friendly staff keen that both locals and visitors enjoy themselves. On a corner in the centre of Kingsclere, it has been a hostelry since the 15th-century when royalty galloped into town and, it’s said, billeted the stable boys here. Now families and dog-lovers, country and business folk, gather in the different spaces of the beamy bar: cosy with exposed brick and inglenook fire; casual with benches and wood block floor and smarter with blue velvet club chairs – and out in the sunny courtyard. Dine in the attractive beamed dining room with its booths and private spaces for parties, where pastel colours complement the red brick. Food, including Sunday roasts, is mainly local and as seasonal as possible. Wines are well-chosen; Sipsmith gin/vodka is the house brand.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from The Manager:

Local points of interest from
The Manager:

  • Nestled between chalk hills and springs, Bel & The Dragon at The Swan, takes its place within the heart of Kingsclere village. This country inn emulates Bel & The Dragon’s distinctly cosy and classic style, and offers nine beautiful en-suite bedrooms.
  • Enjoy a discount off Bombay Sapphire tours when booking with us. Discover the artistry and heritage behind Bombay Sapphire at their state-of-the-art distillery (tickets to be purchased separately)
  • Join the Bel & The Dragon team for an exciting, fun introduction to the world of cocktail making. Weekly classes cost £15 per person and include two cocktails. Classes are held every Monday & Tuesday evening between 6pm – 7pm. Booking Essential
  • Just a stones throw away from the home of Downton Abbey, visit Highclere Castle with just a 10 Minute Drive from us.
Points of interest

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Breakfast from £4. Lunch from £7. Dinner from £10.




Swan Street, Kingsclere, RG20 5PP, Hampshire


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