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We've got 4 pint jugs to take away real ale and cider!
Come up to the top of Halkyn Mountain and join us as we drink in the atmosphere of the house of ale repute
20p per pint discount on cider for card carrying WPCS* members
and on cask ale too for CAMRA* members
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"This gem of a rural pub richly deserves all its awards. It’s welcoming and friendly, warm-hearted and deliciously comforting."
-Adrian Tierney-Jones,Daily Telegraph

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"A real treasure – a proper rural pub at the heart of its community."
"Man walks into the Blue Bell Halkyn... and finds it very difficult to leave!"
CAMRA Community Pub of the Year 2013
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winterBuilt in the mid 1700s at the crossroads of two old coaching routes, the Blue Bell Inn is purportedly named after a local privateer's boat the Blue Bell. Legend has it that he was later caught and hanged for his piracy and is thought to be buried a few hundred yards away in the cemetery next to Halkyn Castle. How to find us.

We are an independent, family run, award winning freehouse! We've been CAMRA Regional Pub & Cider Pub of the Year for North Wales, Cheshire & Merseyside, we were also listed as one of the Sunday Telegraph's Top Ten UK Country Pubs in 2008, 'The Best Pub' in 2009 and have been picked out as one of the Best Summer Walks for 2009 in the Sunday Times. Opening hours at the bottom of the page.

"A shrine to real ale, wonderful!" - Simon Theakston

We sell the full range of Pipers crisps from non-salt and through all the flavours!At 850 feet we are near the top of Halkyn Mountain with spectacular 70 mile views over the Dee & Mersey rivers, the distant Cumbrian mountains & Pennine hills. With an extensive events list we are enjoyed by walkers, riders, cyclists, folk & jazz musicians, game players and locals alike. Our award winning walks around this fabled land of Avalon can be found here and you can use our free wireless internet to stay in touch or post a letter to a friend in our brand new Post Office®! Real fires in winter add to the warm welcome. Bring your Motorhome!

"More than a pub, it's an institution!" -Pete brown

We have it on good authority that beer is good for you. We've had over 1,000 different cask ales and ciders with our own local Welsh brewed Blue Bell Bitter always on with its stable-mate Dark Blue and other regularly changing real ales, ciders and perrys.

Click for Blue Bell Inn on Google+Click for Blue Bell Inn FacebookClick for Blue Bell Inn TwitterClick for Blue Bell Inn MyspaceClick for Blue Bell Inn FourSquareAfter a decade in the Good Beer Guide you'll find us on-line and also in the Good Cider Guide and we have a Cask Marque for quality, in fact we are one of the highest scoring cask marque pubs in the UK! We also have a good selection of great wines, superb single malt whiskies and other spirits, a large range of soft drinks, Teapigs tea,Cafe Direct Organic Fairtrade Coffee & Chocolate.

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ITV Coast & Country - We're on the telly! PDF Print E-mail

Andrew Price  ITV's Coast & Country with SteveITV's Coast and Country visited the Blue for some filming! Andrew Price joined Halkyn Mountain Ranger Rachael Watson and Archeologist Fiona Gale on our award winning Woods, Buffalo and Hill Forts walk. ITV Coast & CountryAndrew later joined Steve at the Blue to finish off with a pint and some post!

The programme goes out on Friday 27th Feb 2015 at 8pm (between the two Coronation Streets) on ITV Wales. [we'll add a link as soon as we have more information!]

 
Mad Ed's Hot Five every Sunday afternoon! - at 3pm(ish) PDF Print E-mail

Mad Eds Hot 5

There's Trad Jazz here every Sunday at the Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn at 3:30pm(ish), with the fantastic sounds of Mad Ed's Hot Five who bring a great mix of humour with superb musicianship.

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Mad Ed's hot Five are in full force most weeks with double bassist Edward Lloyd-Hughes leading a stunning line-up of Mr Roy Django Gregory (Modjango) on guitar & banjo, Mr Roger Higham on trumpet, Tom the Prof Rippeth on trombone & wagnerian horns and Mr Dave Dixon playing clarinet and various saxphonica. You'll see from the pictures that they are ably supported by a range of fantastic subs who give us a lovely and varying mix of sounds.

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Shanty Nights with Andy Hickie & Ar Y Gweill PDF Print E-mail

Ar Y Gweill - Shanty Nights

We've a new event for 2015 as Shanty Nights make landfall at the Blue Bell Inn on the 4th Thursday of every month with a fine company of men in Ar Y Gweill, North Wales newest buoy band!

alt Ar Y Gweill are a great sounding quartet of songsters that specialise in close four-part harmonies singing working, traditional and folk songs. Keith, Stu, Al and Dave you to know there will be plenty enjoy join in with

Ar Y Gweill means literally "On the needles" in Welsh, or "Work in Progress" and the lads sing in Welsh, English and even on occasion Zulu!

Andy Hickie is our special guest as he hands over the reins of the 4th Thursday to Ar Y Gweill. Andy is a well known folk singer and troubadour in these parts and he'll be heading off to folkie festivals in the next month or too so the 4th Thursday in the month is transitioning from a pure folk night to more of a shanty / working songs night where you'll be introduced to the chorus to have some fun and join in. the singing.

For more information on Sea Shanty's and similar good stuff visit: www.shanty.org.uk or on Twitter @ShantyUK

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Blues, Rags & Hollers...1st Thursday monthly at 8:30pm PDF Print E-mail

Blues Rags & Hollers

We have stunning acoustic and unplugged blues music here on the first Thursday of the month with Graham Bellinger, Terry 'The Bear' Burgin and friends.

Graham, Terry and friends will bring you a selection of Blues in the style of that 1960s American country blues trio Koerner, Ray and Glover, this night gets its name from their classic first album "Blues, Rags & Hollers."  Like them we'll be approaching their traditional material with a mixture of reverence and fun!

There is no entry charge although there will be a raffle towards expenses for the chaps. Come and join us for an evening of first class entertainment.

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