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Address: Rhosesmor Road, Halkyn, Holywell CH8 8DL, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1352 780309
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

We're an independent, family run, award-winning freehouse & Post...

We're an independent, family run, award-winning freehouse & Post Office. At 850ft near the top of Halkyn Mountain we've spectacular 70 mile views over Dee & Mersey rivers, distant Cumbrian mountains & Pennine hills. Dogs are welcome.Our extensive events list is enjoyed by walkers, riders, cyclists, musicians and locals alike. Award-winning walks are on our website and a free wireless internet keeps you in touch. Real fires in winter add to the warm welcome.Open Sun-noon/11pm, Mon-11am-1pm & 3pm/11pm, closed Tues, Wed-5pm/11pm, Thu-11am-1pm & 3pm/11pm, Fri-5pm/midnight, Sat-noon/midnight, Bank holidays-noon/11pm.

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short visit

went here on Saturday afternoon.4 of us and only 2 other people there when we arrived along with I presume the owner who was quite enthusiastic about his array of beers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
ray s
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

went here on Saturday afternoon.4 of us and only 2 other people there when we arrived along with I presume the owner who was quite enthusiastic about his array of beers and ciders.the pub is quite dated and traditional and if you are a real ale fan this is a good place to go

1 Thank ray s
Hawarden, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Called in one afternoon to try the cask ale which was very good. Unfortunately the man behind the bar was very off hand, just poured the drinks and didn't speak. Felt very much not wanted and will not go back.

Thank evilcat
Steve M, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this review

Very sorry you didn't get the opportunity to open up a conversation as I think you would have found the individual most welcoming. He may have been distracted by the challenges of the day but that's no excuse. At least, as you say, the cask ale was very good! More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A proper community Pub/Post office.. Hard working & friendly staff.. Clean , cosy.. Great ales/ciders . Worth a visit to see a proper village pub with a heart.

Thank hendo66
Cheshire, England
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We visit this pub every second Thursday to listen to some wonderful acoustic music and just love the ambiance, the friendly pub staff and the excellent real ales on offer. The array of beer mats nailed to the ceiling beams provide an interesting read as does the blackboard with a changing theme....some very witty people frequent this pub!! We think... More 

Thank lynanne
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

One of the best pubs I've visited in years - and I live near the admirable Queen's Head in Newton. As soon as the landlord saw we were undecided about which beer to choose, he went along the pumps pulling shot-glasses of the beers for us to try. The pub is obviously the centre of the community, putting on everything... More 

Thank TeacherE
Holywell, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visit the Inn whenever I can living in a neighbouring village now without a local. I often walk there as the walking around the area is excellent with beautiful views across the Dee Estuary and over towards the Clwydian Hills. The Inn boasts a large and ever changing array of ciders, ales and whisky and the staff are friendly... More 

1 Thank arsierc
Burntwood, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very relaxing pub (and post office). Enjoyed the Thursday night folk music.Sell a wide range of beers and ciders.

Thank Phil D
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited the Blue Bell Inn whilst on holiday in the area and staying in a cottage nearby. What a great pub! Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts who have turned this into a fantastic local which now doubles as a post office at the bar! Doesn't serve food but does offer a good range of beers, ciders, Wrexham lager and... More 

Thank RichardT187
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Recently had a short break staying in Halkyn, we spotted the Blue Bell Inn on the Web before going away and decided we would pay a visit. The real ale on offer was excellent with four choices which changed on a regular basis, they also offered 'real cider' again with a good selection. The atmosphere was generally welcoming and the... More 

1 Thank Hardtoplease55
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68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Steve and Ness celebrate 10 years at this fantastic pub on the 6th of april. In this time they have had 893 Real Ales and 199 Ciders, which is some statistic. This is our second visit and we can't wait to return. The cocktail of good entertainment, real fires, quality beer and ciders and a warm welcome is beguiling. The... More 

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