Glowing with twinkling candles and a warm festive welcome, Bel and The Dragon will transport customers from the frosty outdoors into an inviting interior of spiced candles, cosy blankets and comfort food. They are a range of 7 country inns in the south of England – each one is elegant and uniquely styled with a penchant for fine wine and menus that offer a range of delicious traditional and modern seasonal dishes. T

hey will be pulling out all the stops for Christmas, complete with decadent decoration, logs fires, warming cocktails, indulgent Christmas treats and a cosy atmosphere. Think seared scallops with crispy bacon and crab bisque to start, Local roast turkey with chipolatas, stuffing, bread sauce and crispy duck fat roast potatoes; and Classic Christmas pudding with brandy butter to finish.

Their Christmas party & feast menus are suitable for groups of six or more people. To make a party booking we require a £10 per person deposit (£25 for Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve bookings).

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Award winning pub with rooms, The Greyhound on the Test is the perfect spot to spend a festive weekend this season. Guests can feast on the special Christmas three course menu, available until 24th December.

Priced at £35 per person, dishes will include Braised shin of beef with truffle mash, pancetta, caramelised shallots and wild mushrooms; and Roasted breast of Hampshire Turkey & confit leg with stuffing & all the trimmings.

Diners can then retire to one of The Greyhound’s beautifully decorated, cosy yet luxurious bedrooms. Located in the old market town of Stockbridge, the property is situated on the River Test and surrounding by stunning countryside, perfect for walking and enjoying breath taking views.


The award-winning Plowden Arms, set in the stunning countryside between Henley on Thames and Reading, are treating guests to various festive frivolity’s over the Christmas period. Resident chef, Matt Woodley who has worked for many top named chefs including Gordon Ramsay, will be rustling up a bespoke Christmas menu available until – 23rd December, which includes seasonal, traditional dishes such as; pheasant, venison and turkey.

Not wanting to leave you parched, The Plowden Arms will be serving Lamb’s Wool throughout December, a traditional tipple served during medieval times. Encompassing cloudy cider, Bramley apples, fresh nutmeg and ground ginger, this mug of merriness will be sure to get you in the festive spirit.

For those looking for a quick pit stop on Christmas day, The Plowden Arm’s doors will be wide open from 11:30am-2pm, offering free homemade mince pies and mulled wine, who ever said there was no room at the inn?!