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Blue Bell Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in East Drayton ££ - £££ , British,
Low Street | Retford, East Drayton DN22 0LN, England
+44 1777 249410
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (10 reviews)
“fajitas” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Low Street | Retford, East Drayton DN22 0LN, England
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is incredibly homely with welcoming staff. The rustic environment mixed with a modern take on traditional food and drink. I would definitely recommend the trip if you are after good food with good people.

1  Thank Tim S
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your kind comments, we really appreciate them and will pass them on to our team!

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here after a day at nearby Sundown Adventure Land with our 2 year old daughter. We had already been recommended the place by a friend, but picked up a voucher on the way out of Sundown for a free child's meal and ice...More

1  Thank Rebrab2014
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your kind review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us after your visit to Sundown and appreciate all your positive comments! Thanks very much and we hope to see you again soon, maybe next time you...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I honestly have nothing negative to say about my visit to The Blue Bell Inn. As part of my wife's birthday celebration I booked a table and I specifically asked if we could have a quiet area. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and directed...More

Thank Darren0907
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! Very much appreciated! So pleased you enjoyed your meal and your wife had a good birthday, and that your taxi got sorted in the end! Thanks very much, and hope to see you both back...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Great meal great service as always 13 of us and meals were served altogether and hot well done again xx

1  Thank Valerie C
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you so much for a great review we really appreciate you taking the time out to leave us great comments!

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The Bluebell was recommended to us by friends and it certainly lived up to what we expected. Staff very welcoming, great atmosphere and outstanding food. Great value for money. We will definitely be returning very soon.

Thank loobee05
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks for a 'fabulous' review! We are so pleased you had a great visit, your feedback is very much appreciated, thanks again and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had the Fish & chips and must say the fish was very succulent and tasty, chips very crisp and plenty of them and mushy peas or garden as a choice. All presently very nicely and looked and tasted really great. One of the party...More

Thank Jan M
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thanks very much for leaving us such a great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your fish & chips and your visit with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

A family day out at Sundown Adventure Playground was arranged for my husband's birthday. Needed an eating place near by, tripadvisor brought this pub to my attention. I phoned them up to book a table for 8, as Sundown closes at 4 and the pub...More

Thank 152Annie
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for leaving such a fantastic review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your food and visit with us and Sundown! We really appreciate you taking the time out to leave your brilliant comments, and we will make...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Another lovely meal with my husband sister and Brother-in-law Value for money , great food , Sharon , John and the staff are pleasant and very helpful see you soon , Well done xx

Thank Valerie C
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Hi Val - thanks so much for leaving us a great review! So glad you enjoyed your visit, good to see you and hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful family meal, portions very generous and great ambience. Would thoroughly recommend sharing a Mixed Grill.

1  Thank Stuart E
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thanks very much for leaving us a great review, glad you enjoyed your Mixed Grill!

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Another amazing meal at the blue bell inn. The waiting staff there tonight (8/1/17) were outstanding. welcoming, professional & friendly. The food is gorgeous and such good value for money. The portion sizes are huge! Always a winner to go here. Would highly recommend to...More

1  Thank HJEagle
sharonandjohnLincoln, Owner at Blue Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for leaving us such a fantastic review! It's brilliant to receive a great review like this and our team really appreciate it! Thanks so much for your positive feedback, and we hope to see you back with us again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$38
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Low Street | Retford, East Drayton DN22 0LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  East Drayton
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 249410
  • E-mail
Description
Traditional village country pub with a tartan carpet and a warm welcome. Home cooked food updated seasonally. Outside grassed seating area and we have a fully equipped party marquee for hire. High focus on gluten free or allergen requirements with all pages of the menu identifying options for diners. In the winter we have a wonderful wood burning open fire. Full entertainments program and special offers on our website. Catering for all tastes and offering food every day except Tuesdays, we have a home cooked £3 starter and £6 main meal fantastic offer, and we also offer British Blackgate matured steaks, beautifully presented with all the accompaniments. Home made chilli in a freshly baked tortilla basket, served on a full platter of sides is one of our favourites! Find full details of our menu on our website!
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