Celebrate Royal Wedding at this secret restaurant covered in flowers next to Windsor Castle

October 11, 2018
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All eyes will be on Windsor Castle once again as a royal wedding takes place on Friday (October 12).

The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie of York, and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel at the castle before they depart on a short carriage procession around Windsor.

The build up, service and departure of the newlyweds will be aired live on ITV for fans to watch at home, but for those wanting to get into the thick of it, we’ve found a hidden treasure.

Located a stone’s throw away from all the action is Bel and The Dragon.

The charming country inn is positioned on the corner of Datchet Road and can easily be missed for it is covered in pretty flowers and hidden when big red tour buses swing past.

Bel and The Dragon in Windsor
(Image: Laura Nightingale)

When and where is the royal wedding?

The wedding of the Queen’s 28-year-old granddaughter to drinks executive Jack Brooksbank takes place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle – the same venue as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The ceremony starts at 11am on Friday (October 12).

*Watch live*: ITV 9.25am-12.30pm on This Morning at the Royal Wedding

Smoked salmon starter
(Image: Laura Nightingale)

What to expect at Bel and The Dragon in Windsor:

Bel and The Dragon is more like a dainty pub than a restaurant as it is full of charming nooks and crannies and cosy alcoves.

With the River Thames flowing one side and Windsor Castle standing on the other it is positioned in a very picturesque spot with beautiful backdrops in every direction.

Its white building and outside terrace is adorned with pretty pink flowers, while the inside is furnished with rustic wooden tables and chairs, blackboards and a menu blending home comforts with elegant dishes.

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There is definitely a polished meets homely vibe from both the atmosphere and food and drink on offer.

Upon entering, customers have to step down into the Aladdin’s Cave of delicious delights.

The Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea menu costs a reasonable £17 per person and includes House of Windsor Scones, cakes, a selection of hand cut finger sandwiches and a pot of loose tea.

The entrance at Bel and The Dragon in Windsor
(Image: Laura Nightingale)

There are also cream teas available for £8 per person and Eton mess for £5 each.

The a la carte menu changes regularly and reflects what’s in season at the time.

Currently, diners can expect butternut squash and parmesan risotto, Cornish cod and vanilla clam broth and autumn vegetable bourguignon.

Cornish cod and vanilla clam broth
(Image: Laura Nightingale)

Classic meets chic at this ornate retreat and you can expect refined food, excellent hospitality and of course all the excitement of being just seconds away from the great castle .

How to book a table at Bel and The Dragon in Windsor:

Address: Datchet Road, Windsor, SL4 1QB

Website: belandthedragon-windsor.co.uk

Telephone: 01753 866056

Afternoon tea: Served daily 3pm-5pm

Food served daily from 9am

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/celebrate-royal-wedding-secret-restaurant-15265596


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