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The Blue Bell Inn

) #4 of 33 Restaurants in Stanley $$ - $$$ , British,
Beamish Burn Rd | Kip Hill, Stanley DH9 0LS, England
+44 20 7232 3163
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“steak pie” (7 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“turkey” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Beamish Burn Rd | Kip Hill, Stanley DH9 0LS, England
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1 - 10 of 439 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived early for a normal Saturday evening but had no trouble getting a table. We ordered but were warned that they had a large party in so our starter would arrive on time but our mains might be delayed. Everything they said was true...More

Thank hilary b
SteveProud, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Hilary...... Oooops sorry your Hubby enjoyed the best pie he has ever had. ..... he may have been kidding. ... I am sure it was yours 😂😂 Come back and try our pie and let us know.. So pleased our staff kept you informed...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food and lots to choose from, all hot and very nice, seating is well spaced out so you have room to enjoy, good selection of drnks and snacksMore

Thank mccauley433
SteveProud, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Mccauley... It's just great that you have noted the way we have the restaurant set out. We like it intimate and comfortable. ... no jamming in tables here 👌👌 It also pleased us to hear you were very happy not only with the quality...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two meals here, good value, no frills, friendly pub. Food was quick to come out and was hot and plentiful.More

Thank Imelda77
SteveProud, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Imelda.. Great to hear from you and letting the readers know what a great experience you had while visiting our restaurant. We have a fantastic deal on at the Blue Bell at Kip Hill Stanley .. for a time period we have....A.....HALF PRICE MENU...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to book a table for father's day - phew and although we had to wait to be seated as they were extremely busy it was worth the wait. The carvery is excellent value for the standard portion with two slices of meat from a...More

Thank Sarah G
SteveProud, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Sarah, Ha ha ha so he was defeated by the extra large carvery... don't worry, i think "Man versus food" is frightened to turn up lol. So pleased we looked after you all on this special day, do come and see us again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On entry, welcomed with a smile and choice of tables. Menus bought over and asked if we wanted a drink; which was served quickly. Not pressured to make food choices. Our two (different) chicken dishes were pretty to look at, with the vegetables, sauces and...More

Thank Geoff M
SteveProud, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Geoff, It's Steve Proud, Customer Relations Manager for Proud Inns. So pleased you noticed the greeting you received from our staff at the Blue Bell, it's important to us that our customers feel at ease as soon as they put a foot through the...More

Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

One time we went I got a carvery...they ran out of gravy, this to me is a definite no no, however another time I orders a beef and ale pie and it was fantastic. For every time they got a meal right the same is...More

Thank angeldevil1984
Steve P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Hello and thank you for taking get the time to review our Blue Bell.. Brilliant that you have giving us 4 stars, Management and staff always read our reviews, so they can improve on any negatives, as all they want our customers to do ,...More

Reviewed May 8, 2017

Visited the blue bell recently with friends sat night. Booked in advance and requested our seating which we were allocated ... excellent start!! Then came the only real blip of the night...The young guy hadn't a clue what they had drinks wise..After a while we...More

Thank KevinandLou
Steve P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Hi Kevin, Hi Lou, Well first off , its great to see so many. ..... "Nice Minds" many thanks for that, also I assume the meals were to your satisfaction, The Chefs do know what they are doing ..lol. Yes we have an amazing butcher...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017

Lovely atmosphere and great service. Food was faultless. Carvery is to die for. We went for mothers day and will definitely be returningMore

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Thank Louise M
Steve P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Greetings Louise, We are so pleased you didn't die for our Carvery. .. ha ha yes I know what you mean, it is delicious if I say so my self , I see you were in on Mothers Day, a very busy day so I...More

Reviewed April 27, 2017

Value for money and friendly service. Lots to choose from the menu and you don't have to have a traditional Sunday Lunch which is fantastic for my family as quite a few of us do prefer to have something else.More

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Thank lisajs73
Steve P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Hi Lisa, Great to hear from you. We at Proud Inns are delighted when customers take the time to tell us what a fantastic experience they have had in one of our restaurants , on this occasion it's our Blue Bell in Stanley. I am...More

Reviewed April 26, 2017

We have made the Blue Bell our restaurant of choice In the past it has had a varied standard but now it is consistently good.More

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Thank Eddie W
Steve P, Public Relations Manager at The Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you Kindly Eddie for your kind comments above. We do strive to a constant superior standard within the Blue Bell and the rest of Proud Inns, the Blue Bell is a fantastic cosy pub in Kipp Hill Stanley, we have a great menu Eddie...More

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SteveProud
Hi Kev Lou its Steve, PR Relations manager from Proud Inns, Would you you the date of the Sat you were in the Blue Bell ?? Many Thanks Steve
May 13, 2017|
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Response from SteveProud | Property representative |
Hi Kev, it's just so I can identify who was on duty the night the member of staff let you down. Regards Steve.
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sue53Newcastle
pre xmas menus hv u got any yet pls
October 27, 2016|
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Response from Brenda C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'm sure their Christmas menus are available, check out their website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beamish Burn Rd | Kip Hill, Stanley DH9 0LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Stanley
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7232 3163
  • E-mail
Description
The Blue Bell Inn Stanley's Hidden Gem!

Located on Kiphill in Stanley on Beamishburn Road opposite the South Causey.

All our food is locally sourced where possible & cooked fresh to order serving traditional pub classics throughout the week & carvery on a Sunday serving a selection of roast meats. Children are more than welcome with outdoor areas for playing, outside seating with great views and large car parking to the rear of the Pub. Our Bar serves a wide selection of drinks including beers, spirits, soft drinks and wines from around the world.
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