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The Blue Bell

$$ - $$$, ,
Jesmond Vale, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1PH, England
+44 191 232 1774
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“beef” (11 reviews)
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Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Jesmond Vale, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1PH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a joke the food hear used to be amazing however Sunday 22nd of October was a disaster. Sunday lunches not hot no veg and service terrible. OK there was a large party in but look after the regulars!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank ian.luke37
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in October and after the total didn’t add up we checked the menu and the prices are wrong and also the price does not include VAT. It wasn’t too bad because there was only two of us but could be a stinger if...More

1  Thank Hannah S
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

First time visit, and ok, I didn't actually have a sunday lunch but 2 people in our party did and they left nothing. Thumbs up. I had the "whale" and chips. Not a massive fish but it was big enough and well cooked. The chips...More

Thank Mr Steve-1
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We booked the Blue bell very last minute for my sister's wedding breakfast. With just over 24 hours notice, the staff (and especially Scotty the chef) pulled out all the stops to put on a fabulous morning for us. We used the summer house in...More

Thank orionsangel78
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Great Sunday dinner. Mash potato was awesome! Food came out quickly. Added bonus was being able to bring the pooch.

Thank emmay1982
Reviewed August 20, 2017

After a walk through Jesmond Dene my husband and I had Sunday lunch at this lovely place. We sat outside in the very pleasant outdoor area. Our food arrived very quickly and it was really tasty. The meat was tender, veggies were plentiful and gravy...More

Thank lilywil2016
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Return visit now the original chef Scottie back. Good food, plentiful and great service. Would certainly recommend a return visit if you were previously disappointed, you will not be sorry.

Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Bar staff more determined to serve their mates than you when they've clearly seen you stood waiting for a good few minutes before everyone else. Barmaid stood texting on her phone whilst my mate waits to order food, food comes and the burger looks like...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Fab new menu tapas hubby had mixed meat wings and baby ribs was fabulous I had smoked patatas bravas loverly and salt and chilli octopus best I've ever tasted also had whitebait bites amazing would definitely go back exellent all round service fab great place...More

Thank lesley53
Alastair A, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it! I look forward to seeing you both again!

Reviewed June 7, 2017

I visited this pub 6 months ago and it was so good when I was in Newcastle this time I made the effort to go back again. The food is delicious and portions are very generous, prices are fair and the staff are great.

Thank johnwotherspoon
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David W
April 20, 2016|
Response from GJGJGJGJGJ87 | Property representative |
Hey we certainly do, it usually kicks off around 8pm. See you there
March 28, 2016|
Response from GJGJGJGJGJ87 | Property representative |
We certainly are
Carolyn S
October 24, 2015|
Response from Aems28 | Property representative |
Just our Sunday Menu is available on a Sunday. This comprises a selection of starters, a choice of Sunday Roasts for the main course, and a choice of desserts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $16
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jesmond Vale, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 1774
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A modern pub set in the idyllic surroundings of Jesmond Vale. We serve high standard food, real ale, world lager and a wide selection of spirits, with a small cocktail menu. We have a large garden and decking area outside which is open to the public, and we are also a dog-friendly pub for those who are walking their dog in the adjoining woodland.
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