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The Blue Bell Inn

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36 Main Street, Hoby LE14 3DT, England
+44 1664 434247
12:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table as it can sometimes be difficult to get a table on Sundays at lunchtime. Like all pubs now , Sunday lunch was on offer with a variety of meats to chose from including smaller plates for children and anyone with a small appetite. We opted for other meals off the large menu and they were very... More 

Thank Anne H
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned yet again, for a meal with a friend in he evening. The waitress has been there a long time and can be a little stressed/ off hand, but the bar staff are humorous and more observing. Great food, sone meals have been on the menu for years - good to see. Will return with another friend soon.

Thank Stephanie E
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal for our party of four, quality food. What was great for me was the flexibility of the menu. Being gluten free, with other intolerances, some places make you feel awkward, like you have a choice. That was not the case here. Everything was explained and when I said the main ingredient I wanted, there were great options on... More 

Thank ELeics
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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555 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another quick lunch of Prawn Thermidor and lovely fresh salad. Service always friendly and food was very nice. Busy for a lunchtime which is always a good sign.

Thank MalcH
Leicester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time in one month that I have visited this beautiful country restaurant.tables need to be reserved as it is such a popular place.The Sunday Roasts are excellent and is an ideal place for romantic couples.The Manager and staff can't do enough for you. I will certainly visit again.Well done Bluebell.Dave Pick.

Thank Dave P
Belvoir, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with a friend. I have been before and had good basic pub food. This time I ordered a special, sea bass with pesto. It came with a good portion of fish (I did pay for the two fillets though) but they were both drowned in pesto. The taste was overpowering, I had to scrape it off to eat the... More 

Thank 66Firehorse
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Called here the other day for evening meal. The pub is an attractive village pub with an extensive menu. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. The food was great, imaginative, tasty and nicely presented. The staff were efficient and friendly. Good cask beers. Would recommend.

Thank David L
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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143 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We booked their function room for a family event. The meals were absolutely delicious, the steak pie and the chicken with haggis mash are highly recommended. They have skittles facilities which is great fun too.

Thank Audreyka
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Been thinking of visiting for few years and did so mid week. Booked a few hours before and glad we did as it looked fairly full and busy by 7.15 ! So recommend advance reservations. Everards ( local old established brewer ) ales plus two guest . Nice pub in small village , easy to find off the Leicester to... More 

Thank Gmglcfc
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A group of 10 decided we wanted to go out for a Xmas lunch, and decided on the Bluebell as several of us had eaten here before. On the festive menu there were 4 choices on 1 & 2 course meals and 5 on the desserts. Our group between us ordered most of them, only the Stilton not being chosen,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Main Street, Hoby LE14 3DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Hoby
  • Phone Number: +44 1664 434247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?