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The Blue Bell, Pontefract

Valley Road
Pontefract
WF8 1LW
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Will Larter left this review about The Blue Bell

Refurbished and reopened under the ownership of A&J Inns, a pubco I haven't previously come across. I know nothing about them except that they need to sack their designer. The exterior of the pub is smart but brash, with no respect shown to the original building. This continues to the inside of the pub, which has been modernised, opened out and stripped of any character and individuality. Added to which was some loud and particularly awful background music. There was one other customer sitting at the bar and drinking lager in a half-hearted way, a couple of women in a window seat, a disinterested (or uninterested) woman behind the bar who may have been the manager, and then there was me. Well, I didn't stay long, I can tell you. My half of Black Sheep was the worst I've had for a long time, but I wasn't going to complain because who's to say that the Timothy Taylor Landlord would have been any better? Also I wasn't in the mood for an argument - my beer wasn't "off" as such, just had an odd flavour that the brewer wouldn't have owned up to having planned for. There were two or three other pubs in my tour of Pontefract that I popped my head round the door, saw there was no real ale and just walked out again. I wish this had been one of them.

Date of visit: 27th February 2020

On 6th April 2020 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2643 recommendations about 2492 pubs]


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Stephen Wright left this review about Ye Olde Highwayman

This pub has been closed and boarded up for at least a year, maybe a lot longer.

On 1st October 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by James Joines
Pontefract Baghill, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Pontefract Tanshelf, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Pontefract Monkhill, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Blue Bell, Pontefract
6th Apr 2020, 17:07
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
4th Mar 2020, 21:54
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes - Including pizza oven - last updated 06 April 2020 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes - According to sign on pub wall - last updated 06 April 2020 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 April 2020 by Will Larter
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