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The Blue Bell

) #4 of 5 Restaurants in Desford ££ - £££ , ,
39 High Street, Desford, Leicester LE9 9JF, England
+44 1455 822901
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (14 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 16:00All hours
Bar, Grill, Pub
££ - £££
39 High Street, Desford, Leicester LE9 9JF, England
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed place. Kid and dog friendly and a good place to relax. Menu looks fab but normally just hit the wonderful Rosies pig cider lol

Thank 1303dls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous hullumi salad for me and the classic burger for the other half. Both were mouthwatering. Cant wait to go back for an evening meal.

Thank colleenjclarke
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I went here for a meal after this was recommended by my father The fish and chip portion was very small and the chips even had black bits on them and I did not enjoy them at all and for the price I felt that...More

Thank hols256
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the Blue Bell for lunch after we'd been to Tropical Birdland (which, by the way, is definitely worth a visit). Whilst the pub itself was cute and nicely presented staff were not particularly welcoming and had a rather grumpy attitude toward us. The food...More

2  Thank Candice G
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Took my friend here for lunch today we had gammon it was excellent .very good portions .service was very good waitress name Mary very professional would definitely recommend and will be back

Thank LeicestershirePaul
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great rooms and nice welcome however, the breakfast was very small with streaky bacon was not to my liking. I would definitely stay again but will make sure that I eat well the night before so I'm not hungry still after breakfast.

Thank Dean H
mcosgrove8, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi I'm glad you would stay again with us despite the small breakfast - many customers find it quite adequate for them but if you have a larger appetite please inform us and we shall do our best to please you next time Regards Michael

Reviewed 16 February 2017

my wife and i visted today after visiting the doctors in desford,weve been past a few times and it looked good. ordered fish and chips cost £6.95 each, wow what a disapointment the cod the length and width of two fish fingers and a handfull...More

Thank CoventryTriumph
mcosgrove8, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi, Our £6.95 menu is a menu designed for people who want a lunch portion, not our full sized portion which is served all day if you would like it. The food we serve is freshly prepared and not from frozen, this comes at a...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Have been to this pub many times and always had an enjoyable time, the food is always superb and cooked exactly to your liking, the staff lead by Jay are always courteous and attentive, real value, would recommend to all.

Thank 864colino
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went for lunch but as soon as I sat down in the Lounge/Bar area, a large dog came and jumped all over me. Another one came pushing and shoving its head at me. After I noticed that the dogs were doing this to people...More

1  Thank johnedwardp2014
mcosgrove8, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi We are a dog friendly establishment and have many people who bring their pets with them when they want to eat with us - although we do ask for them to be kept on a lead. if people wish to dine away from any...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Was told the rooms had been recently refurbished and was I in for a surprise!!! Absolutely beautiful! Includes breakfast! ! What a bargain!! Better than any 5 star in the area! The food in the restaurant was brilliant! !

Thank Susan M
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have they got internet access?
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Response from 864colino | Reviewed this property |
Of course, and it's good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 High Street, Desford, Leicester LE9 9JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester  >  Desford
  • Phone Number: +44 1455 822901
  • E-mail
Bar and Grill in the heart of Leicestershire Great atmosphere with a full range of craft cask beers and wines 5 ensuite lodge which is dog friendly
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