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Bel & The Dragon Reading

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Front of property
Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
Banquet hall

Overview of Bel & The Dragon Reading

Bel & The Dragon Reading

3.5 star property
3.5-star inn with restaurant, near Thames River
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

75 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
The price is £108
Price available on 11/6/2023
Blakes Lock, Gas Works Road, Reading, England, RG1 3EQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Wedding services
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Banquet hall
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Reading City Centre
  • Thames River - 11 min walk
  • University of Reading - 4 min drive
  • Nirvana Spa - 9 min drive
  • Lapland UK - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 39 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 47 min drive
  • Reading Station - 14 min walk
  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station) - 14 min walk
  • Reading West Station - 27 min walk


  • McDonald's - 4 min walk
  • Back of Beyond - 5 min walk
  • KFC - 7 min walk
  • Lincoln Coffee House - 7 min walk
  • The Jolly Anglers - 7 min walk

About this property

Bel & The Dragon Reading

Bel & The Dragon Reading puts you 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Thames River. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travellers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Reception and check-in hours are noon to 10:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services


  • Terrace
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare.
On-site venue No. 2 – bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Bel & The Dragon Reading Inn
Bel & The Dragon Reading Reading
Bel & The Dragon Reading Inn Reading

Frequently asked questions

Does Bel & The Dragon Reading offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bel & The Dragon Reading does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Bel & The Dragon Reading?
As of 7 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bel & The Dragon Reading on 11 Jun 2023 start from £108, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bel & The Dragon Reading?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Bel & The Dragon Reading?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Bel & The Dragon Reading?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bel & The Dragon Reading?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Bel & The Dragon Reading?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers British cuisine.
What's the area around Bel & The Dragon Reading like?
Bel & The Dragon Reading is a short 2-minute walk from Kennet & Avon Canal and 8 minutes' walk from Royal Berkshire Hospital. The local area is considered quiet, as well as being good for sightseeing.







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4/10 Fair

Clive, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Great place to stay in a beautiful setting. Rooms are fantastic. Highly recommended
Ali, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Theresa, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nigel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Worth it
Great, friendly, amazing food, great team. Cool place to stay
Christopher, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

O, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel with character and friendly service
Nice staff, great service and location, room was nicely decorated and had everything needed. Some very loud building work at 10pm on one night for around 20mins wasn’t ideal and some walls and furniture had some wear and tear but overall good and would definitely stay again
2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wayne, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely overnight stay
Chose this place as wanted a quieter location than being in the centre of town and it was ideal and not too far. Given the location on the banks of the river you can take a really pleasant walk along until you reach the Thames. The staff were welcoming and accommodating and there is a really relaxed atmosphere there. Didn’t eat here but wouldn’t hesitate to stay again and eat in the restaurant. Our room was lovely with good quality tea and coffee and a couple of extra pleasant surprises!
Sally, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Keith, 1-night trip
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