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Blue Bell Inn, Holywell

Rhosesmor Road
Halkyn
Postal town: Holywell
CH8 8DL
Phone: 01352780309

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Graham Coombs left this review about Blue Bell Inn

The external appearance of this rural pub is not hugely attractive, but do stop - inside you will find a superb drinkers' pub, with an excellent and ever-changing range of beers. Also range of real ciders, live music and even the local Post Office! Does not appear to be offering food at the moment, although special catering can be arranged. Otherwise, quite excellent.

On 29th August 2016 - rating: 9
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Steve Marquis left this review about Blue Bell Inn

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Steve Marquis
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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn – CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2010
Rhosesmor Road, Halkyn, Flintshire, N.E. Wales, United Kingdom, CH8 8DL
Bar: 01352 78 03 09 | Tel: 07010 700 072 | Fax: 07010 700 073
www.BlueBell.uk.eu.org

Built in the mid 1700s at the crossroads of two old coaching routes, the Blue Bell Inn is purportedly named after a local privateer’s boat the Blue Bell. Legend has it that he was later caught and hanged for his piracy and is thought to be buried a few hundred yards away in the cemetery next to Halkyn Castle.

We are an independent, family run, award winning freehouse - Regional Pub of the Year 2008 [N. Wales, Cheshire & Merseyside] & Cider Pub of the Year 2010. We were also listed as one of the Sunday Telegraph's Top Ten UK Country Pubs in 2008 and 'The Best Pub!' in 2009 and have just been picked out as one of the Best Summer Walks for 2009 in the Sunday Times! With an extensive events list we are enjoyed by walkers, riders, cyclists, folk & jazz musicians, game players and locals alike. At 850 feet we are near the top of Halkyn Mountain with spectacular 70 mile views over the Dee & Mersey rivers, the distant Cumbrian mountains & Pennine hills. Real fires in winter add to the warm welcome.

We’ve had hundreds of different cask ales to date and our own local Welsh brewed Blue Bell Bitter is always on along with other regularly changing real ales, ciders and perrys - we even make our own Rosie's Blue Bell Cider. You will find us in the Good Pub, Cider and Beer Guides and we have a Cask Marque for quality. We also have a good selection of great wines, a large range of soft drinks and FairTrade tea’s, coffee’s and hot chocolate.

Our food is a mixture of locally sourced, home-made and traditional meals ranging from lighter bites to those that challenge the hungry.

Good Pub Guide, Good Beer Guide, Good Cider Guide
Sunday Telegraph ‘The Best Pub 2009’ and the Sunday Telegraph Top Ten UK Country Pubs 2008
Sunday Times Best Summer Walks 2009
CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year 2008 [North Wales, Cheshire & Merseyside].
CAMRA Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2007 [North Wales, Cheshire & Merseyside].
Vale of Clwyd CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2008 & runner-up 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Vale of Clwyd CAMRA Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2007, 2008 & 2010
Flintshire Evening Leader Pub of the Year Runner-up 2008
Nominated for National Cider & Perry Pub of the Year 2006-2010.
We’re one of the top half dozen scoring Cask Marque pubs in the UK!
Nations Favourite Pub Walk winner 2007 MyFavouritePubWalks.Com.
We have three winning walks in the UK wide Hills Pet Nutrition Top 21 Dog Walks 2008.

There's lot's more information about us on the web site like a map to find us, download a multi-award winning walk, places to see, stay and things to do.

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On 4th November 2010 - rating: 10
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Anne Other left this review about Blue Bell Inn

The Blue has a lovely friendly atmosphere and we've have been back several times and have had delicous food every time (there's a new chef called Mark). We came for roast buffalo on Sunday - it was great!

On 21st June 2004 - rating: 10
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Steve Marquis left this review about Blue Bell Inn

A warm and welcoming atmosphere; spectacular views; real fires; Cask Marque accredited; frequently changing real ales, including our own Welsh brewed Blue Bell Bitter, and wholesome pub grub, including some unique meals. Coaches welcome.

On 18th June 2004 - rating: 10
[User has posted 2 recommendations about 1 pubs]