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The Blue Bell, Stoke-On-Trent

25 Hardings Wood
Kidsgrove
Postal town: Stoke-On-Trent
ST7 1EG
Phone: 01782774052
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Malden man left this review about The Blue Bell

The pub has an attractive canalside location although the canal is not visible from within on account of a large hedge. The bar is on a side wall as you enter, then a side room is divided by a large sadly unused fireplace. Beyond to the rear is another room which can be seen from the side room via a pair of leaded windows. The walls are roughcast, painted white and there is a white beamed ceiling. Partly carpeted, seating is reassuringly traditional with banquettes and small chairs. A CAMRA award hangs on a wall adjoining the bar.
An excellent range of beers in here, there were six on, Whim Arbor Lights, Acorn Gorlovka, Winkle Lord Lucan, Cottage Honey Bunny, Three Tuns Rantipole and one called A Fist Full of Hops, brewery not noted. Ciders and perries available also from the likes of Biddenden and Westons.
An excellent pub serving a great range of non-mainstream beers, although still closed on Mondays they now open from 12 from Thursday to Sunday.

On 16th October 2016 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Blue Bell Inn

One of the premier real ale pubs in the UK,this is an absolute gem.Always a very wide range of beer styles,a constantly changing selection of around six ales many from local microbreweries is available and the beer quality is top drawer.Traditional interior with three seperate drinking areas grouped around the compact bar,one room contains a modest library of beer guides and other real ale publications.There is a seperate committee room off the corridor to the loos which can absorb overflow if not being booked out.Always lively this pub is worth seeking out,and there is a knowledgeable and friendly welcome at the bar.Note closed all day Monday and lunchtimes on Tues-Fri.Very close to the junction of the Macclesfield Canal and the Trent and Mersey Canal.

On 23rd July 2010 - rating: 10
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Blue Bell Inn

The Blue Bell really is a gem and it is well worth a detour to make a visit. Small and traditional it was full and busy even on a rainy Tuesday evening but with a friendly and buzzing atmosphere no doubt induced by the imbibing of quality real ale. Six rotating beers are on which included Cheddar Gorge's Potholer, Weetwood Oast House Gold and Salopian Ironbridge Stout. An intelligent and varied selection. All that we tried were in top nick and flew down. Go there.

On 22nd July 2010 - rating: 10
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Alsager, 2.49 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Longport, 4.12 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
Congleton, 6.09 miles, 1 hr 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Blue Bell, Kidsgrove
24th Dec 2016, 13:48
Pub map correction submitted by Alan Hurdle approved
 
24th Dec 2016, 13:48
Pub map correction submitted by Alan Hurdle

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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