The Blue Bell has been a constant in my life since childhood, though it has changed a lot since then. When I was a kid it was where I had to sit in the beer garden because children weren’t allowed in — it had a bit of a reputation. Since then it’s changed a lot to become a pub with an amazing atmosphere, wonderful staff and great drinks.
At £2 a pint and £2.50 for a single vodka and lemonade you can’t really go wrong with The Blue Bell’s prices. All their drinks are also organic and vegan which you might not expect from the low prices.
The landlord is a lovely man who you’ll almost definitely meet behind the bar, he’s incredibly accommodating and is always happy to talk about the pub itself and any events it may be hosting.
Three rooms and a beer garden means you’ll always find a place to sit and for any dog lovers the pub is dog-friendly and you’ll usually find a pup to stroke.
The food is wonderful and reasonably priced for what you get. The pub also happily hosts events where you can either provide your own food or for an extra cost they will provide the food for you.
I’ve been at many events hosted at the Blue Bell, including birthday parties and a wake, and the whole staff have always been wonderful and incredibly accommodating to us.
Definitely check the Blue Bell out for a traditional pub experience.