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Bel & The Dragon Reading, a former biscuit factory, is located on the waterfront of the Kennet & Avon Canal and just a short distance from the centre of the town. The unique building has been lovingly refurbished to house a vibrant & atmospheric restaurant and bar as well as five new, beautiful en-suite bedrooms. The boardwalk and dining riverboat, The Majestic Bel, also provide an ideal waterside setting for alfresco & private dining.

Visiting by boat? We provide a perfect stopover for yachts & boats of various sizes.

Planning a wedding? We are licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies both on board The Majestic Bel and on dry land in the main restaurant.

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Monday – Thursday: 7am – 11pm
Friday: 7am – 12pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Sunday: 8am – 10pm


Monday – Friday: 7am – 10:30am | 12 noon – 3pm | 6pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 8am – 10:30am | 12 noon – 3pm | 6pm-9:30pm
Sunday: 8am – 10:30am | 12 noon – 8pm