We have visited the pub a few times recently but only last night did we eat there for the first time, this after hearing good reports and seeing how busy the place had been for ourselves. The lounge area was very busy again but the lady in charge soon found us a place to sit whilst a table became available. Time to sample the beer then. There are always 2 real ales available, Black Sheep is resident (unfortunately!) and a guest beer, last night it was Easy Rider from Kelham Island brewery, served in excellent condition. The menu is simple but quite comprehensive, with three monthly specials also offered. The food is not particularly cheap but is reasonably priced given the quality. We both opted for medium rare steaks (1 fillet @ £15.95 & 1 sirloin @ £12.95) and both were well cooked, tasty & of a good size. There were no complaints about the accompaniments either consisting of mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, chips (or potatoes), veg (or peas or salad) and a diane sauce served in a jug separately. Overall a very good experience and we will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exquisite bed and breakfast available at BlueBell Inn, Retford. Top quality modern bed and breakfast just outside Retford, in the countryside village of Lound. Bed and breakfast, B&B accommodation in Retford and close to Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest and Doncaster Airport. ... more less