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The Blue Bell Inn, Kidsgrove - pub details

Blue Bell Inn

Address: 25, Hardings Wood, Kidsgrove, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1EG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8144) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Kidsgrove (0.2 miles), Alsager (2.3 miles), Longport (3.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.8/10 (rated by 21 users)
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I reckon it must be about 10 years since I last went here. I’m not sure why because it’s a great pub and only a 15 min train journey from home. It may have been because it used to only open at 7.30pm on weekdays, plus limited luncvhtimes at weekends. Anyway, thanks to Whatpub I discovered it’s now open all day on Sundays (and from 4pm weekdays), so I ventured over last Sunday.

The pub is in a great location, slap bang next to the junction of the Trent & Mersey and Macclesfield canals. There are a couple of benches you can sit on by the canal, but due to the angles, it’s likely you’ll be in shadow. Inside, well they say the place is under new management (previous landlord retired), but I could really see any difference. It is very plainly but comfortably furnished, with the bar on the right, and two other rooms on the left. But the main attraction is the beer !

There were 6 beers on handpump. I couldn’t decide between two of them (Falstaff, Fistful of Hops and Beowulf Dark Raven) so tried both – and they were both in absolutely excellent condition !

The only downside I could see is that the landlord spent most of the time sitting in the corner chatting to his mates, rather than serving behind the bar !

9/10 – a cracking boozer !

Martinsh - 12 Oct 2016 22:33
Consistently great beers with numerous cask ales. Dog friendly too
s55shh - 22 Oct 2014 12:56
The Blue Bell was our third pub of the day in North Staffordshire after the Foxhound in Biddulph Moor and the Royal Oak at Harriseahead. Neither of those are listed on here. The Blue Bell has a nice location next to a double lock on the canal. It seemed a fairly friendly place and had a good range of ales - Church End Vicar's Ruin, Beowulf Gold Work, Burton Bridge Bitter, Woodlands Best Bitter, Elgoods Prawn Free & Rudgate Ruby Mild. There were also 2 real ciders - Thatchers Traditional & Heritage, plus a perry - Westons Country Perry. It's not particularly easy to find, which is probably a good thing. But it is well worth seeking out.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Aug 2013 21:25
Everyone living in or visiting Staffordshire or Cheshire should know about the Blue Bell. It's small and intimate with a magnificent supply of beers (the Whim Arbor Light was one of the best when I was there recently). My only gripe was that they forgot to call last orders, otherwise I would give it10 out of 10.
16jamesdoc - 1 Jun 2013 15:06
This place has everything a good local/pub. A choice of ale from mild through golden to stout. Brilliant. It appears very well supported by the local community and deserves it. Lovely atmosphere inside with convivial chatter.
Steamer1 - 17 Aug 2012 18:30

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