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“One of the best in the Forest of Dean”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bluebell Restaurant - CLOSED

The Bluebell Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $49
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Medway
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252 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“One of the best in the Forest of Dean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were fortunate that we thought to nbook well in advance: the restaurant is understandly popular.
Four of us dined, and after a delay in ordering drinks (10 minutes) there were no more hiccups in the service.
We had a fixed price Christmas Meal - three courses that included poached pear, crusted brie, trio of fish and fig crostini.
The main course was again a selection, with two opting for pork fillets, one for roast beef and the fourth for duck breast.
As smoothound54 commented the Royal Forest Pudding is a delighted that you really must leave room for! However, two of the party went for the customary panna cotta and the chocolate torte.... misguided people
The restaurant is part of a small hotel that was once the home of David Mushet, the Forest ironmaster.
It oozes character, is run by a couple who clearly enjoy running a popular eating house, and who don't believe in piling on the pence on an excellent little wine list. We'll be back!

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

The host are genuinely nice folks, the service is spot on and the food delicious and very well prepared - and the veg and meat is obviously top quality - the royal forest pud is a delight - leave enough room! - see our review of the forest house hotel for a more in depth review.

Visited November 2013
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Thank smoothound54
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not so good ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Been here three times but not again. The presentation was good as always but something had changed ! The flavour just was not there and had to wait far to long for desert menu . To expensive for this drop in quality of food and service.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent in every way!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was our first visit and was superb from arriving to leaving. Food was cooked to perfection fresh and delicious. Our elderly aunt was made so welcome she can't wait to visit again

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank John B
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South Wales
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“fab all round.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Second visit and both occasions food as been faultless with exceptional service and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. One was a quiet night the other really busy and there was no difference in the service or quality. Food is served at a relaxed pace, so you don't feel rushed, but not to slow that you feel like your waiting.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank valleysgirl18
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