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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Under new management
1. Under new management
"the quality of the food is up there with some of the best food I have tasted"
deang226
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2. Great food
2. Great food
"The food was excellent, well presented & plenty of it"
dawneN8782BR
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3. Homely and welcoming
3. Homely and welcoming
" it has undergone a substantial refurbishment and the place looks amazing"
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About
Modern pub food served in a traditional pub setting. Come to eat or enjoy a pint in our cozy bar and snug.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
Reviews (114)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What can I say could t fault anything . A massive warm welcome . So friendly . It was pie night ( Thu) . Pies were homemade and hot . + They do blue light aswell . Highly recommended this place 100 percent . Certainly...will be going againMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for pie night, the best steak and ale pie I have had, full of meat and pastry to die for. Excellent service and a excellent host, a credit to Mark and his team

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely lunch ! Food was delicious, probably best sticky toffee pudding ever! Friendly, efficient service ! We will be back ! Thanks 👍

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

Mark and his team were extremely welcoming - the quality and taste food was exceptional, every dish was perfectly balanced, the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming with a warm fireplace and friendly welcome. Mark and team were hospitable, accommodating and attentive without being overbearing or...intrusive. The wine selection is incredible and Marks knowledge on wine pairing is unmatched. Thank you Mark and team!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

The Sunday Dinner was lovely. Cooked to perfection. I had pork loin.. while there I decided to have a cocktail, oh my it was beautiful, bit pricey but great nonetheless. Mark and his team are very attentive. Beautifully clean. The toilets are spotless.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Had a wonderful lunch with my family, the service from Mark and his staff was excellent as always. I opted for the fish of the day - an absolutely sublime trout dish! The fish was cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent food. If you are wanting a friendly atmosphere and food that just melts in the mouth, then come here. The Ox cheek was sublime, and my partner had the Belly Pork. We could not recommend it highly enough. The menu is small but I...feel that this enables then to perfect the menu so you WILL come back again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

If you enjoy exceptional food this is the place to be , An extremely warm welcome, in a very relaxed place ,The food was beautifully cooked & well presented ,The service was second to none, I would say this is the best restaurant in the...area for a special night out , We would highly reccomend & will definstely be returning soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Sunday lunch was excellent the lamb was cooked to perfection and the service from the staff is 1st class! Well done. Probably the best food in the Doncaster area.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Our second visit and planning on many more in the future! We have been so impressed both times with the food / staff friendliness / restaurant atmosphere. It’s refrehing to have a menu which offers something different most weeks and an option to try something...less common ie wild boar / different cuts. Beautiful presentation and all our dishes have been cooked to perfection. Such a warm welcome and friendly service. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

This is a great place for a relaxed evening. The food is exceptional, we shared the charcuterie board, my husband chose the steak and I had belly pork. We both chose the chocolate decadence for dessert. The photos show how fabulous the food is here....Thanks to Mark, Brandon and the team for a pleasurable evening. I can highly recommend The Blue Bell at Blaxton if you enjoy good food, excellent wine and brilliant service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

If you are looking for 5 star food in a friendly not pretentious atmosphere then this is certainly a venue for you. A very imaginative menu that is not overly full of too many choices confirming the quality and freshness of the produce on offer...leads you into a terrific journey of taste and flavour. It really is a find that needs to be shared so do yourself a favour and give it a try.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

First time after reading very good reviews. Excellent fresh fish and homemade chips served with perfect mushy peas. Pub was warm and friendly and the service was second to none. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

We have just returned from lunch at The Blue Bell. The place wins on three levels. Firstly, the wine list is very good, with high quality wines at reasonable prices. Secondly, the obviously very talented chef uses good quality, fresh ingredients, and treats them with...great skill and care. Finally, the staff are friendly and knowledgable, with a clear understanding of what they are trying to achieve. The result is the best restaurant meal we have eaten in a decade. Exceptional.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

My wife and I tried the Blue Bell yesterday for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We found the whole experience very enjoyable. The lunch menu offered an ideal choice and was well priced at £24 for 3 courses. I had the prawn starter, the...beef main and sticky toffee pudding to finish. My wife had a soup starter, the fish main (halibut on the day) and the same sweet dish. The food was lovely, well presented and the service was excellent. We reserved a table in the bar as we took our dog with us and dog friendly places always get a big tick from us. On the back of this experience we’ve booked up for Sunday lunch in January. Long may this place stay open and maintain the high dining standard that we enjoyed for our anniversary.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5