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Blue Bell Inn, Bolsover

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Does Dennis Skinner ever look in here? Now there's someone, whom I'd like to buy a pint.
eddybeer - 20 Sep 2013 17:26
This pub was at its best in the 1970s, when the miners were chipper and it just served Mansfield ales (showing my age and politics).

A big bloke used to work on cars round the back. He didn't bother with jacks, just used to lift them onto blocks.

It had live music, and there used to be a stupendous hard blues/rock outfit from Nottingham called "Staple Diet" on Tuesdays...happy days indeed.
eddybeer - 5 Feb 2013 18:35
About ready for a refurb but clean and welcoming with great staff.
Five beers on from Marston & Wytchwood which arenít to my taste but the one we had was in good enough condition so itís down to what you like.
They did us a good-priced dinner for a coach trip, which every one enjoyed, the minced beef slice was fantastic.

Richardhuddleston - 25 Sep 2011 21:50
Friendly two-roomed pub not far from the church. Quiet on a weekday lunchtime, but there were three real ales on, and the one I had was in very good condition.

I was served a portion of home-made chicken and gammon pie so large I almost couldn't quite finish it. It was delicious. Certainly this offers better value for lunch than the tea-room at Bolsover Castle.

I've been to Bolsover a few times but only came in here by chance, as the High Street is in the quieter part of town and is not the main shopping area. The bus from Mansfield or Sheffield stops about two minutes' walk away.
apchilcott - 10 Jun 2011 16:45
Good selection of real ales. The board outside advertises their beer garden as having spectacular views and it's no exaggeration!
Just popped in for one yesterday (Monday lunchtime) to check out the place, but will certainly go back when it's a little busier!
Poke - 22 Mar 2011 09:39
We went to this pub on a Friday evening as recommended by friends, we weren't disapointed!!!!! Don't get me wrong this isn't the cheapest pub around but the atmosphere is friendly and the meals are the best value for money I have had in ages. Kids eat free on a friday 5pm-7pm when dining with 2 adults all the food is home made and the beer is splendid cost less than £25 to feed and water us all with decent grub highly recomended


catman - 27 Jan 2011 22:14
nice town pub in old english country-pub style.
i.e. limestone built, slate roof.
adjacent pub carpark, with stupendous views from this high vantage point!
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I believe there is a public bar, family room, and larger lounge.
the family room is newer and more modern. we settled in the lounge, pleasantly done in stone with timber beam.
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there were 6 excellent cask ales on, mainly from the Jennings and Wychwood breweries. [some of my favourites!].
around £2.80 a pint though, which is not uncommon, but is a bit of a shock for a jdw customer!
food is available. some of the meals looked huge.
unfortunately didn't check the menu for prices.
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verdict:
a quiet, very pleasant pub with good ale & good meals.
scores on most things I look for, so a 9 from me.

reynard - 28 Dec 2009 18:13

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