What People Say

post image

“The Weekender: Bel & the Dragon, Churt, Surrey”- Condé Nast Traveller

WHAT IS IT? A creaky little late-19th-century coaching inn betweenFarnham and Haslemere. There are half a dozen Bel & the Dragons scattered across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire – owner Joel Cadbury has got the London stockbroker belt cinched up tight. A new addition to the portfolio, in Kingsclere, is due to open shortly. BEHIND THE […]

Read More


post image

“Lucy Self paid a last-minute visit to the Bel and the Dragon in Churt where she enjoyed fabulous rooms, long walks and lazy breakfasts.” – Eat Travel Live

Though it has many plus points, ‘easy access’ is not one of the Bel and The Dragon’s strengths. In its defense, any idiot with map reading skills and a car would probably manage, but we had neither and it proved a problem. To be fair, no member of the charming restaurant with rooms situated in […]

Read More


post image

“business people traveling or families visiting relatives will be equally comfortable with the offering at Bel & The Dragon, Churt…” – Surrey Life Magazine

In my regular adventures around Surrey, one of my favourite places to visit is the Sculpture Park near the village of Churt. Found down winding lanes, out in lush countryside, it’s a magical place to while away a day with a picnic while perusing inspiring works of art – its only downfall, being its lack […]

Read More


post image

“a sanctuary”- The Arbuturian

Bel & The Dragon. This sounds rather like a scrambled-up classic British pub’s name; it doesn’t sound quite right. The Bell and Dragon – yes. The Dragon & Bell – fine. But Bel & The Dragon? Dyslexic sign maker? No, not at all – the inn’s name references a rather unusual and ancient story; a […]

Read More


post image

“Countryside chic in Surrey – we check out Bel & The Dragon in Churt” – Hot Dinners

What can you tell us about Bel & The Dragon? Apart from sounding a bit like a children’s TV show, this is one of a small chain of inns in Surrey and Berkshire run by Ollie Vigors and Joel Cadbury who used to own the Groucho club in Soho. They’ve brought in Ronnie Kimbugwe, former […]

Read More