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Blue Bell Cider House

Warings Green Road
Hockley Heath
Postal town: Solihull
B94 6BP
Phone: 01564702328
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Blue Bell Cider House

The pub sign proclaims this to be the Bluebell Cider House which means that it immediately appealed to me, besides it’s attractive canal side garden which is certainly another enticing feature. The pub itself is a traditional brick built affair with a good sized car park off to the right, and it was surprisingly busy at 6:00 on a recent mid-week evening. Perhaps they do some sort of food deal to entice people in as many punters seemed to be eating, although this is by no means a gastro-pub.

Approaching from the car park, you enter through some sort of conservatory style extension, and this looked a little ramshackle to be honest. A large stainless steel food servery was just to the right of the door. The larger lounge bar was to the left, and this too had a slightly dated appearance with an old patterned carpet on the floor with some quarry tiles around the bar. It was further divided in to different areas with some partial walling. Dark wood panelling was on the lower part of the walls with cream painted wallpaper above. A plasma screen was mounted up on one wall, although this was not in use, and there was an old brick fireplace at the rear. Behind this was a slightly cosier area perhaps, with the décor being broadly similar other than a deep red paint on the wallpaper. A public bar to the right had some type of blue lino on the floor, as well as a TV screen showing a quiz, darts board, a couple of trophy shelves and another brick fireplace with a few plates and a ships wheel above it. A collection of jugs were hung around the bar counter.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar, Kinver Half Centurion, Wye Valley HPA and Bluebell Starfire and Barracuda. Ciders were well represented as might be expected with Stan’s Traditional, Cheddar Valley, Thatcher’s Gold, Black Rat, Strongbow, Sharp’s Orchard and Cornish Rattler.

On 31st October 2017 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about Blue Bell Cider House

Very popular busy real ale brew pub by a canal with a lovely outside garden area. They had one of their own brewed beers available, Blue Bell Brew House Pure Brew'd Continental Pale Ale which was unfined so a little cloudy and not really to my taste. It was 5% but did not seem to have that strength to taste. Maybe just me. The setting is brilliant though, once you can find it.

On 31st August 2016 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Blue Bell Cider House

A nice old building which, despite a recent refurbishment still feels a little down trodden.

There are some nice features, such as the fire, but its not really a comfortable place & has standard pub decor and furniture and carpet. The entrance seems to be through some kind of extension that must be used for food which felt odd especially as it was not in use and immediately makes you feel uncomfortable.

2 real ales, the quality was average.

Could be a nice place.

On 4th November 2013 - rating: 5
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31st Oct 2017, 15:14
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 October 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 August 2016 by Gill Smith
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Last inspected: October 14th 2016
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