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Bluebell Inn

Farnah Green | DE56 2UP, Belper, England
01773 826495
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Ranked #28 of 57 Restaurants in Belper
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we have visited the 'Blubell' and on both occasions we have had a lovely time. We had a variety of food, and whether it is Soup, Scallops, Mackerel, the Bream, a Steak, or the lamb; the food is well cooked, well presented and tasty and very good value. The wine that accompanied the meal was... More

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East Midlands
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had a return visit and used the bar menu this time which offers better value, yet we still sat in the restaurant area. As our previous visit the food is of good quality at a fair price. I think we just have to grin and bear the host who continues to be the most grumpy character around. Everyone says it... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

we booked this meal for thirty people several months in advance as we were having a family meal before a wedding the next day. My daughter went to The Bluebell two days before the meal only to be told by the landlord that he had cancelled it! When she asked why he said he hadn't heard anything from her, she... More

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UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've recently moved to the Belper area so have been working our way around the local pubs, restaurants etc to work out our favourites and this will be one of them. Booked into the restaurant as we turned up the previous week to find it was fully booked on a Friday night and we had a lovely meal My wife... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a lovely old pub and restuarant tucked away above the historic mill town of Belper. Its changed hands a number of times during the past decade and even been closed for some periods. But under new owners for some 12 months its definately back to the halcyon days of the Mid 90's. Great food, well presented, good portions... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We eat here fairly regularly, sometimes in the a la carte restaurant, mostly in the bar. The meal is always really good , the staff very professional and the host very welcoming. Give it a try you will not be disappointed

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derbyshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food, grumpy host, all the other staff very friendly went that extra mile to help. Lovely fresh food, quick service. Limited menu, not too much appeal for younger dinners. Salted caramel cheesecake divine.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was our first time at this restaurant and will definitely be our last. Our evening started as FoodieFred's did with a 'greeting' from an disinterested, abrupt man. There was no atmosphere to speak of and the tables were far too close to each other and felt cluttered. For our starters we ordered avocado, tomato and mozzarella salad which turned... More

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East Midlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We recently visited with some friends for a meal at night. On entering we were "greeted", if that is the right word by a quite abrupt chap. After ordering drinks we were literally thrown menus and 'instructed' to go and "...sit at any table for four, the restaurant is down there..." We all wondered what we were in for after... More

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East Mids, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Upon arrival it was lovely to have a drink by a tall fired heater - lovely and romantic. The atmosphere in the restaurant was lacking a bit though unfortunately. Tables quite close together, lighting too bright. However, the food was lovely, we had the lamb and it was plentiful and delicious. Not cheap but it is good quality. Service was... More

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