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The Blue Bell

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Dalston ££ - £££ , British,
6 The Square, Dalston, Carlisle CA5 7PJ, England
+44 1228 712061
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
6 The Square, Dalston, Carlisle CA5 7PJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch with mum and kids. Couldn't fault it, between us we had fish cakes, breaded Brie and chicken goujons for starters and roast beef or ham for mains. Everything delicious, the beef just fell apart it was so good. Only my son...More

Thank bevsholiday_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met family for a meal in the Blue Bell whilst staying at the campsite just down the cycle path. My youngest son and I had the burger, it was one of the best burgers I've had. My other son opted for the home made...More

Thank D1087GBdan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometime since we hav eaten here, however this pub is great for food. We visited on Sunday and had a lovely 😊 meal once again. Beer 🍻 great and has alcohol free Heineken, which is a bonus. Great ambiance that reflects the staff. Definitely worth...More

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the meal was superb, Dexter the dog enjoyed his chicken nuggets. The sharing Baked Brie platter got the meal off to a great start. The mice (mince)and onion pie packed full of meat, my wife had the special Blue Bell burger, (get of...More

Thank teabag25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at a local caravan site as a stopover on our way from Gloucestershire to Scotland and decided on the Blue Bell for a meal. We got a very warm welcome and were assured they were dog friendly... we could actually sit anywhere...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited The Blue Bell before but wanted to try it again before writing a review. I m more than happy to say it didn't disappoint. The food was ordered and served in good time not too long a wait and not to short...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good and the staff are super nice and it's a very kid friendly pub. Would recommend to families.

Thank Davidlit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the nearby Pasturewood holidays and ended up eating here twice the 3 nights we stayed. The steak pie was the one of the best my friend had tasted and the Sunday lunch was perfect too. Would recommend, friendly staff who fitted us in...More

1  Thank NicBBarnsley
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We called here for lunch & were very dissapointed, the food we ordered was cole & had too be warmed up in the microwave which made the pastry in the pie soggy, pudding that my wife had was onle average. Won't be back

Thank albert b
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Friendly Staff who are very welcoming and helpful. The pub lets dogs inside which was a big plus for us. Sunday dinner was beautiful, Beef was superb. All in All a great experience.

1  Thank Christopher B
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Alan A
are you open for lunch tomorrow Mon 5th Sept?
4 September 2016|
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Response from bluebelldalston | Property representative |
Hi yes we serve food every day
My family and I are thinking of booking a cottage in the area in December 2016 I wonder if you could accommodate a family of 12 on a Saturday evening if we booked nearer the time also can you tell me if you are able to cater for special diets I am Coeliac and require a gluten free option and so is one of my grandsons Many Thanks Brian Williams
7 May 2016|
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Response from bluebelldalston | Property representative |
Hi Brian, yes we can accommodate you in December, a party of 12 is no problem. We can also cater for your dietary requirement if you just make us aware at time of booking Regards Tom
Hi. I'd like to eat in the bar this Saturday lunchtime - but can I bring my dog?
15 December 2015|
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Response from Alison W | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry we were only passing so unable to help.. They are very helpful, perhaps you could phone them and ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 The Square, Dalston, Carlisle CA5 7PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle  >  Dalston
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 712061
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Traditional family run country pub, serving great food using quality local produce. Full of character and a friendly, warm atmosphere.
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