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2 for 1 at The Blue Bell Inn

The Blue Bell Inn is a traditional Village Inn and Country Kitchen located in the picturesque village of East Drayton, Retford, Nottinghamshire. They have a wide selection of home cooked main meals and snacks with a mouth-watering selection of desserts to follow. Selections include Antipasti Platters and Caramelised Onion large Garlic Pizza Bread for two to a range of 28 days matured Aberdeen Angus Steaks, followed up by a taster platter, 4 of the Best, where you can try Peanut butter Stack, Creme Brulee, Raspberry Eton Mess & Chocolate Brownie all on one plate! They are famous for their food and service and will definitely give you a night to remember!

Whether you’re looking for an evening meal, a special meal at weekends or an evening drink with friends, visiting them is always a great experience. Drop by to relax and sample the diverse range of drinks, promotions and events: they all help to make The Blue Bell Inn different. And, of course, their friendly service comes at no extra charge.

The Blue Bell look forward to welcoming you soon, whether you're having a meal with them or coming in for a drink with friends in the evening!

Important Information

Please Note: The Blue Bell Inn opens Monday to Friday from 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon and serves food 7 days a week. Tastecard may be used on the main menu and for the Xl Sunday lunch on a Sunday, but may not be used on any £5 Special Meals or the £5 Sunday Lunch offer. The tastecard offer is not available on notable days e.g. Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day, Christmas Day & any other special occasion days or in conjunction with any other offer.

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The Blue Bell Inn
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J said
" Ate here back in July, while staying near by.

Good pub with nicely cooked food,..."
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Neil said
" Great food.
Very welcoming hosts.
We called ahead to say we were coming and was made..."
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Alice said "Perfect Afternoon Meal!!
Having just left the restaurant, I can honestly say this is the best value for money meal..."
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Mandy said
" Very nice meal. Landlord was very accommodating with facilities for our baby. Meal was first..."
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Abby said
" Great meal, friendly staff and nice atmosphere!"
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Diana said
" Always a fantastic Sunday lunch We have been many times and never disappointed"
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Robbie said "Super Sunday
My first time visit to the Blue bell.
The restaurant was busy and despite that, the staff..."
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R said
" Very good"
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Ricky said
" Food and staff were absolutely fantastic, just what you needed after a full day outdoors. Will..."
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Tia said "Absolutely Amazing Food!
Food was unbelievable. Especially the American and Mexican platters! Really cosy and welcoming..."
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Andy said "Very Pleasant Indeed
Lovely setting, excellent service, nice log fire and the food was delicious. Reasonably priced..."
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Geoff said
" A great Sunday lunch 2 courses for 4 people total spend £ 20 thank you taste card"
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Kev said "A Hidden Gem
Service was lovely. Cosy little friendly pub. Fillet steak was the best I've ever had!"
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David said "Great place to eat
A great food, friendly and comfy."
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Brian said "Great food in a traditional village inn
Loved the whole experiience. Very friendly welcome, great choice of real ales and an excellent..."
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Kevin said "Really Good Food
Very very good. Service was fantastic and the food was beautiful. Would highly recommend the Blue..."
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Derrick said "Excellent traditional pub experience
We can highly recommend this friendly country pub. Excellent food at reasonable prices in a warm..."
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joan said
" This venue is as described. We can only agree with the previous comments. Food excellent both in..."
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dave said
" First class service, food was cooked to perfection, very friendly staff nothing was to much..."
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  • J said:
    " Ate here back in July, while staying near by.

    Good pub with nicely cooked food, friendly staff, we ate here twice during our stay, both times there was a great atmosphere. First time we had a three cause meal, the second time a wonderful ham salad followed by a pudding with custard yum Yum "
    Posted 1 month, 20 days ago...
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  • Neil said:
    " Great food.
    Very welcoming hosts.
    We called ahead to say we were coming and was made to feel very welcome.
    We will definitely be returning. "
    Posted 3 months ago...
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  • Alice said: "Perfect Afternoon Meal!!
    Having just left the restaurant, I can honestly say this is the best value for money meal I've had for as long as I can remember! Great food, friendly and fast service, nice atmosphere... Will definitely be returning. Genuinely don't have a single complaint about this place. "
    Posted 3 months ago...
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  • Mandy said:
    " Very nice meal. Landlord was very accommodating with facilities for our baby. Meal was first class and can thoroughly recommend the 'taster' dessert platter.

    Will definitely visit again. "
    Posted 3 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Abby said:
    " Great meal, friendly staff and nice atmosphere! "
    Posted 9 months, 20 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Diana said:
    " Always a fantastic Sunday lunch We have been many times and never disappointed "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 7 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Robbie said: "Super Sunday
    My first time visit to the Blue bell.
    The restaurant was busy and despite that, the staff were very helpful. The food was great and exceptional value,the service good and the taste card making the meal
    even better value. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 24 days ago...
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  • R said:
    " Very good "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 27 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Ricky said:
    " Food and staff were absolutely fantastic, just what you needed after a full day outdoors. Will certainly be revisiting in the future. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Tia said: "Absolutely Amazing Food!
    Food was unbelievable. Especially the American and Mexican platters! Really cosy and welcoming pub, bar staff were exceptional. Looking forward to the next time we visit! "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 5 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Andy said: "Very Pleasant Indeed
    Lovely setting, excellent service, nice log fire and the food was delicious. Reasonably priced even before the Tastecard discount. Highly recommended. Loves the creamy garlic mushroom starter and the medium rare sirloin steak was the best!! "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 6 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Geoff said:
    " A great Sunday lunch 2 courses for 4 people total spend £ 20 thank you taste card "
    Posted 2 years, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Kev said: "A Hidden Gem
    Service was lovely. Cosy little friendly pub. Fillet steak was the best I've ever had! "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 27 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • David said: "Great place to eat
    A great food, friendly and comfy. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 25 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Brian said: "Great food in a traditional village inn
    Loved the whole experiience. Very friendly welcome, great choice of real ales and an excellent value for money menu. Visited on a Monday evening
    and was able to participate in a very enjoyable Speed Quiz. Will definately revisit. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 8 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Kevin said: "Really Good Food
    Very very good. Service was fantastic and the food was beautiful. Would highly recommend the Blue Bell Inn to anyone! One not to miss! We will definitely be visiting again. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 12 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Derrick said: "Excellent traditional pub experience
    We can highly recommend this friendly country pub. Excellent food at reasonable prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We will certainly return when we are in the area. "
    Posted 2 years, 7 months, 4 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • joan said:
    " This venue is as described. We can only agree with the previous comments. Food excellent both in quality and quantity (make sure you are really hungry!). Although obviously a local pub we were made to feel very welcome. We too will be returning. "
    Posted 3 years, 5 months, 19 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • dave said:
    " First class service, food was cooked to perfection, very friendly staff nothing was to much trouble. Will recommend to all, definitely going again so many good meals to choose from. "
    Posted 3 years, 7 months, 18 days ago...
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  • J said:
    " Ate here back in July, while staying near by.

    Good pub with nicely cooked food, friendly staff, we ate here twice during our stay, both times there was a great atmosphere. First time we had a three cause meal, the second time a wonderful ham salad followed by a pudding with custard yum Yum "
    Posted 1 month, 20 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Neil said:
    " Great food.
    Very welcoming hosts.
    We called ahead to say we were coming and was made to feel very welcome.
    We will definitely be returning. "
    Posted 3 months ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Alice said: "Perfect Afternoon Meal!!
    Having just left the restaurant, I can honestly say this is the best value for money meal I've had for as long as I can remember! Great food, friendly and fast service, nice atmosphere... Will definitely be returning. Genuinely don't have a single complaint about this place. "
    Posted 3 months ago...
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  • Mandy said:
    " Very nice meal. Landlord was very accommodating with facilities for our baby. Meal was first class and can thoroughly recommend the 'taster' dessert platter.

    Will definitely visit again. "
    Posted 3 months, 27 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Abby said:
    " Great meal, friendly staff and nice atmosphere! "
    Posted 9 months, 20 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Diana said:
    " Always a fantastic Sunday lunch We have been many times and never disappointed "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 7 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Robbie said: "Super Sunday
    My first time visit to the Blue bell.
    The restaurant was busy and despite that, the staff were very helpful. The food was great and exceptional value,the service good and the taste card making the meal
    even better value. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • R said:
    " Very good "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 27 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Ricky said:
    " Food and staff were absolutely fantastic, just what you needed after a full day outdoors. Will certainly be revisiting in the future. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Tia said: "Absolutely Amazing Food!
    Food was unbelievable. Especially the American and Mexican platters! Really cosy and welcoming pub, bar staff were exceptional. Looking forward to the next time we visit! "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 5 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Andy said: "Very Pleasant Indeed
    Lovely setting, excellent service, nice log fire and the food was delicious. Reasonably priced even before the Tastecard discount. Highly recommended. Loves the creamy garlic mushroom starter and the medium rare sirloin steak was the best!! "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 6 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Geoff said:
    " A great Sunday lunch 2 courses for 4 people total spend £ 20 thank you taste card "
    Posted 2 years, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Kev said: "A Hidden Gem
    Service was lovely. Cosy little friendly pub. Fillet steak was the best I've ever had! "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 27 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • David said: "Great place to eat
    A great food, friendly and comfy. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 25 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Brian said: "Great food in a traditional village inn
    Loved the whole experiience. Very friendly welcome, great choice of real ales and an excellent value for money menu. Visited on a Monday evening
    and was able to participate in a very enjoyable Speed Quiz. Will definately revisit. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 8 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Kevin said: "Really Good Food
    Very very good. Service was fantastic and the food was beautiful. Would highly recommend the Blue Bell Inn to anyone! One not to miss! We will definitely be visiting again. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 12 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Derrick said: "Excellent traditional pub experience
    We can highly recommend this friendly country pub. Excellent food at reasonable prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We will certainly return when we are in the area. "
    Posted 2 years, 7 months, 4 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • joan said:
    " This venue is as described. We can only agree with the previous comments. Food excellent both in quality and quantity (make sure you are really hungry!). Although obviously a local pub we were made to feel very welcome. We too will be returning. "
    Posted 3 years, 5 months, 19 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • dave said:
    " First class service, food was cooked to perfection, very friendly staff nothing was to much trouble. Will recommend to all, definitely going again so many good meals to choose from. "
    Posted 3 years, 7 months, 18 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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