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Blue Bell Inn

€€ - €€€Seafood, , British
| Spen Green, Smallwood, Sandbach CW11 2XA, England
+44 1477 500262
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
| Spen Green, Smallwood, Sandbach CW11 2XA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to call there for a pint at one time this time no locals at the bar only three people eating and the beer was well over priced. £8.00 for two pints. Will not bother again. Spoiled through greed and miserable person serving. Never said...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BrianH987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcoming local pub - never disappoints- great home produced meals and the staff are excellent

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 12 November 2018

My family and I visit this pub in Smallwood fairly often when I visit them in Alsager. The food has never disappointed us. Portion sizes are fairly large although some choices do have a smaller portion option. In my opinion it is best eatery in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank hcama2002
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Blue Bell has a menu to suit all. The food we had was very good and served quickly and efficiently.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 18, after visiting Little Morton Hall, we drove the short distance to the village of Smallwood, where went to ‘The Blue Bell Inn’ The Blue Bell Inn’ sits on the edge of Spen Green, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Carol B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Only a couple of niggles with this superb old country inn. We had a super lunch with friends, recently. You have to find the place first, as it is delightfully off the beaten track. When you do, it's truly a 'find'. We all had a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank IdeasmanPoynton
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Had such a fantastic meal here to celebrate my girlfriend moving to uni. Food was excellent, we took full advantage of the amazing specials on offer, I started with a lovely homely tomato and red pepper soup while my girlfriend had such a great starter...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank joelewis1997
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We stumbled upon this tiny little pub in Smallwood, whilst out and about looking for Blackberries to pick from the hedgerows..... As we stepped in through the door the barman looked up and smiled a very warm smile and invited us to take a seat....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank CatchaDragonfly
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Have now been here three times. Excellent service and food. Particularly the scampi. Have only been at lunchtime so don't know what dislike of an evening. Tucked away down a country lane. Very olde worlde.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jeff V
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I have been going to this pub since 1980.what an amazing place it was. Full of great locals. And good beer. Now?? Building extension completely out of context. Miserable guy behind the bar and rubbish tasting over priced beer. Drank up quick and i shall...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Brazenrock
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14 March 2018|
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Response from Jz1Sandbach | Property representative |
Yes just call for requirements........
Lisa B
25 January 2018|
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Response from Jz1Sandbach | Property representative |
Yes in the bar area. Thank you
Heather B
11 January 2017|
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Response from Jz1Sandbach | Property representative |
We have no bookings of this kind. You could ask the Cheshire hunt, if you are party to this sort of thing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Spen Green, Smallwood, Sandbach CW11 2XA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Sandbach
  • Phone Number: +44 1477 500262
THE BLUE BELL INN The Blue Bell Inn is one of the very few 16th Century Inn's left. It was taken over by the current owners in July 2008. They introduced home cooked food, fine wines and a warm welcome. The popularity has lead to an extension being required to accommodate more dinning space. This creates space for another 60 diners in the restaurant, which has been designed and built keeping the 16th Century theme throughout. The restaurant is accessed directly from the large car park via a gently sloping ramp allowing wheelchair access, or through a new archway from the pub. We welcome families and have a dedicated childrens play area outside in the garden.
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