We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A most enjoyable sunday lunch at the recently re-opened Bluebell”
Review of The Bluebell

The Bluebell
Ranked #22 of 128 Restaurants in Farnham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$18
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A most enjoyable sunday lunch at the recently re-opened Bluebell”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Having been for a walk in the adjacent Alice Holt Forest I decided to pop into the, the Bluebell Pub in Dockenfield, which has recently reopened for a Sunday lunch.

The Bluebell has gone through a difficult period but is now very welcoming, having recently been taken over by a very enthusiastic young local couple Robin and Lucy Catchpole. Being a member of CAMRA I was delighted to find they had four hand-pumps serving cask conditioned real ale. I tried Moondance (4.2%) from the Tripple fff brewery which I found to be in excellent condition

The menu consisted of traditional pub fare including several items priced at less than £10. I went for the traditional Sunday Roast which cost a very reasonable £9.95. I was told that their beef is sourced locally and it was certainly full of flavour and cooked to a rosy medium rare; the beef was thickly cut, generous with just the right amount of beefiness and chew. The outside was nicely browned and the inside was evenly pink throughout. It’s accompanied by a wonderfully light and fluffy Yorkshire pudding and perfectly cooked vegetables with a bit of bite – not mushy
I will certainly making this my local and am happy to recommend the Bluebell – they certainly deserve our support.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank Rayhagger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

193 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travellers who viewed The Bluebell also viewed


Been to The Bluebell? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing