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The Blue Bell, Ormskirk [Closed] - pub details


Address: Southport Road, Barton, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 7JU [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Aughton Park (3.4 miles), Town Green (3.5 miles), Ormskirk (3.7 miles)

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other pubs nearby:

Kings Arms, Downholland (0.5 miles), Ship Inn, Haskayne (0.5 miles), Saracens Head, Halsal (1.0 miles), Scarisbrick Arms, Downholland (1.3 miles)

user reviews of the Blue Bell, Ormskirk

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it has closed , not surprizing.
Bwill - 19 Sep 2011 13:07
Not really in Ormskirk, this is located on the Maghull-Southport road to the west of the town. The area has many good pubs and all seem to be suffering from the downturn at the moment. Called in early on a Saturday evening and the place was very quiet apart from a few locals around the bar. It's a pleasant old country inn with lots of bric-a-brac and a lovely, warming old coal fire. It's mostly open-plan with an L-shaped bar. Small gripe wou Good value, no-nonsense grub is prepared and served by the cheerful staff. GBG 2009 listed, Moorhouses 'Pride of Pendle' was avaialable on my visit and was very acceptable. Definitely worth a visit if in the area, but as noted most people are likely to be driving by, unless you combine it in a walking trip to the soon-to-be-reopened Ship at Haskayne.
Carlurmston - 16 Feb 2009 13:23
Situated in a small village between Ormskirk and Southport, the Blue Bell is a bit isolated and probably attracts more of a passing trade or people out for dining. The pub is a bit on the eccentric side, tatty but but always interesting with a car boot sale feel that makes you think someone has just emptied out the contents of their garage. To the right of the main door, the area is geared towards the diners although it hardly exudes anything luxurious for any special occasions. A small room can be found at the rear with large drape curtains in an attempt to capture some form of opulence. The main bar has a darts area at one end, piano and plasma screenover over a coal fire. There are plenty of brasses, jugs, bottles, statuettes, stringless guitars, old radios, farm implements and who knows what that capture the attention. On the beer front, it was hard to see what was available as the locals were hogging the bar making it difficult to see but from what I could gather, the Ales included Tetly’s, Moorhouse Pride of Pendle and 2 others. The quality of the PofP was very good The beer garden at the rear contains a small pet farm and some pretty rank toilets in a semi portacabin. It is a bit of an oddball place but worthy of popping in if in the area.
RogerB - 28 Aug 2008 12:47
used to be my regular haunt when living in halsall. was heavily involved with darts and fishing clubs. always a friendly place with a good range of beers. good lunch time food as well. interesting sign as well. ( this bell hangs well and injures none, refresh yourself pay and carry on ).
postie28 - 13 Dec 2007 20:54

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