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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn

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Despite claiming on its website to open at 12 noon on Sundays, it was firmly shut at 12.45.
Heatonian - 11 Aug 2013 14:59
or food for that matter

mtaylor40 - 9 May 2013 22:34
Wonderful little pub showing great enterprise in a number of areas. Shame it doesn't do foo (except chocolate) at moment which might limit passing trade.
mtaylor40 - 9 May 2013 22:34
Smashing place, called in for a quickie on way home from hols in N. Wales; ended up having four! Very friendly, knowledgeable landlord, who obviously has a passion for his beer and his pub. Breathtaking views. Will definitely call again.
rjgg - 23 Jul 2012 08:49
Is this pub still for sale, we are wondering ......
we saw it listed a while ago, despite the landlord stating he was sooo happy here ?!

Ciders are in plentiful supply, however are often served warm, which is a real shame, as this could easily be remedied.
Perry much the same, would be even lovelier chilled, properley.

Great pub, but could be excellent.
More outside space needed, along with some good pub food.
ladiesview - 29 Jun 2012 13:57
Great friendly rural pub at the top of a hill with amazing views over the Dee Estuary. There were 4 real ales from the cask during our visit - Facer's Flintshire Bitter, Facer's Blue Bell Bitter (house beer), Dark Blue and Deuchars IPA. There were also 2 real ciders on offer - Newton Court Dry and Moles Black Rat plus a perry (Westons Herefordshire Perry). Dunkertons cider was available in bottles. Discounts for CAMRA members.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Feb 2009 16:07
Roaring fires, arran sweaters, waterproof jackets and real ale - ?
Dafmawr - 26 Feb 2007 23:18
David, thanks for you comments. Well spotted, our food is always cooked to order. We aren't a fast food shop, we like to cook as well as we can as quick as we can and sometimes the wait might be a bit longer than expected. Sorry if you were in a rush, let us know if that is the case and we'll endevour to accommodate you, although we won't compromise on our strive for quality.
Steve
Steve_Marquis - 29 Jan 2007 09:35
Visited on a Saturday lunchtime. The pub was very quiet but there were 2 roaring fires and it was very cosy. A good welcome from the barmaid and we were offeres a tast of the beer and cider before committing to a full pint. 4 real ales, 2 real ciders and a perry were on and I can recommend the Blue Bell bitter as a good session beer.
The food was good and fairly priced too.Judging by the time the food took to arrive it was fresly cooked to order.
I would recommend this pub any day and if this is what a "Hobby Pub" is then lets have a lot more of them!
davidrudd - 4 Nov 2006 18:42
Thank you for your kind comments, I'm glad we were able to make you welcome.
There has been some confusion on the subject of the name, the previous owner renamed it the Bluebell(as in the flower of which you speak) but I have records and evidence that it has always been the Blue Bell Inn (of the ding dong type) for many a year. At our height above sea level, evidence of bluebells are thin on the ground but they are around and quite lovely at this time of year not far away and they can be enjoyed on many of the walks we start from here.
I'll be first to admit to being hopeless at the Welsh language but I think you will find that Tafarn y Gloch Las is the correct form in N.Wales (I believe that in South Wales Gloch is Green rather than Blue up here).
Please introduce yourself when you are next in and I'll endevour to share what information we have.
Cheers
Steve
Steve_Marquis - 31 May 2006 00:50
Have called in a few times and always received a very friendly welcome and a good choice of ales. It is good to see a bilingual sign, although I am not sure whether the name has been misinterpretted. The sign shows a church bell but I always understood that the name comes from the blue bells that were in the former wood in the vicinity so the name should in Welsh be Y Clychau'r Gog.
anonymous - 30 May 2006 01:42
The Blue Bell is a fantastic drinkers pub always assured good conversation and a great pint always served at correct temperature in a CLEAN glass,its so refreshing to see a rural pub with great standards and being ran with a sense of pride. Real community spirit great little pub.Well kept bitter and to have had over 250 different real ales on is fantastic. I keep meaning to try the sunday roast based purely on smell alone id recommend it to anyone.Unfortunatly there are some people out there who dont aprechiate these qualities.
moose11 - 6 Mar 2006 12:57
Hobby pub, sounding my own trumpet? I don't think so!
Why do you think we are in the Good Pub Guide, Good Beer Guide and Good Cider Guide - they can't be paid for, they are earned? There is no other pub in NE Wales that can offer that combination with our warm welcome, the good clean conversation, guaranteed quality - backed up by 100% cask marque scores and our enjoyable surroundings.
I back my brilliant bar staff all the way and I am pleased to say that they continue to make good and reliable desisions about who we like to continue to invite into our home.
I hope you enjoy your time elsewhere while we will continue to raise standards here!
Steve
Steve_Marquis - 6 Mar 2006 10:24
Hmmm, nothing like sounding your own trumpet steve.Nothing special about the place.poor atmosphere, characterless bar staff.No quirky features to the actual pub.However well kept beers and good standards, unfortunatly its not all about the product.Atmosphere is why most normal people go out for a drink,had its soul stripped and ran purley as a hobby.Much better pubs in the area!Get a grip!
anonymous - 2 Mar 2006 15:13
Great beer and good food!
himself - 10 Jul 2004 22:15
We visited after a friend in from Northop recommended the Blue to us. The Blue has a lovely friendly atmosphere and we've have been back several times and have had delicous food every time (there's a new chef called Mark). We came for Sunday lunch to try a Roast Buffalo meal this weekend too and it was great! We couldn't recommend it enough, we've found a new local!
Anne - 21 Jun 2004 11:37

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