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Blue Bell Inn

Low Street | Retford, East Drayton DN22 0LN, England
+44 1777 249410
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Low Street | Retford, East Drayton DN22 0LN, England
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed March 19, 2018

A very pleasant pub set in a good location. Served really nice food and ale although felt a little cramp

Thank michaeloneill2015
Sharon C, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thanks very much for a nice review, much appreciated!

Reviewed January 23, 2018

We used the blue bell for our club dinner, around 30 or so people, service was good, staff were very friendly and helpful, food was good. Only small gripe was the plates were so cold it felt like they had been in a fridge, they...More

Thank WGuyC
Sharon C, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thanks very much for your lovely review!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub and staff, we wouldnt go again, as food tasted frozen, not great quality, burgers as in most pubs are a safe bet. Maybe it was a bad night as there was only half a dozen people in there. Otherwise ok

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Ivanbluebell, Manager at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

sorry for your bad experience ,i do apologise for this , it would be helpful to no when you were in , so as i can look into this and rectify were things went wrong , many thanks.

Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We always go to the Bluebell Inn after going to Sundown at xmas. This year we were a bit apprehensive as we knew the pub had changed hands, and we'd somehow booked an economy day at Sundown so it closed at 4. So we were...More

Thank KarenCE99
Ivanbluebell, Manager at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

we are very pleased with the review you gave us , and a pleasure you enjoyed your meal with us. many thanks from all the staff and hope to see next time you visit.

Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Called in for quick drink..nice atmosphere and some friendly faces. Can't remember names of them but few months since last called in.

Thank kdc169
Ivanbluebell, Manager at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you very much for visit and your review, hope to see you very soon again. many thanks from all the staff.

Reviewed September 28, 2017

My partner and I visited the Blue Bell this week for an early evening meal, fist visit for many years, we used to go here regularly for sunday lunch and bar food but then we just seemed to drift away. The first thing we noticed...More

Thank irenenights
Ivanbluebell, Manager at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a review, pleased you enjoyed your meal ,and will pass your kind comments to our staff ,your comments on the decor is actually going to be addressed shortly, so we hope to see very soon.

Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

traditional but somewhat tired in the bar area. However, lovely staff, great food, excellent prices and good service to boot! Don't know too many places to eat in the area but if I was nearby again I'd definitely go back.More

Thank MrPJ
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review - we are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and will pass on your kind comments regarding the service and the food to our team! We have kept the feel of the...More

Reviewed July 8, 2017

Some pubs claim to be family friendly but this one really is. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They served with a smile, making sure the children were served first and given age appropriate size cutlery. The food itself was excellent and they...More

Thank Gillian M
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Wow, thanks very much for a great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is incredibly homely with welcoming staff. The rustic environment mixed with a modern take on traditional food and drink. I would definitely recommend the trip if you are after good food with good people.

1  Thank Tim S
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your kind comments, we really appreciate them and will pass them on to our team!

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We ate here after a day at nearby Sundown Adventure Land with our 2 year old daughter. We had already been recommended the place by a friend, but picked up a voucher on the way out of Sundown for a free child's meal and ice...More

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sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your kind review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us after your visit to Sundown and appreciate all your positive comments! Thanks very much and we hope to see you again soon, maybe next time you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $40
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Low Street | Retford, East Drayton DN22 0LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  East Drayton
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 249410
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Description
Traditional village country pub with a tartan carpet and a warm welcome. Home cooked food updated seasonally. Outside grassed seating area and we have a fully equipped party marquee for hire. High focus on gluten free or allergen requirements with all pages of the menu identifying options for diners. In the winter we have a wonderful wood burning open fire. Full entertainments program and special offers on our website. Catering for all tastes and offering food every day except Tuesdays, we have a home cooked £3 starter and £6 main meal fantastic offer, and we also offer British Blackgate matured steaks, beautifully presented with all the accompaniments. Home made chilli in a freshly baked tortilla basket, served on a full platter of sides is one of our favourites! Find full details of our menu on our website!
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