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The Blue Bell Inn is located in East Drayton, Retford, Nottinghamshire. We always have something special on offer: when it's cold outside, keep warm by the traditional open fire while in summer you and the family will enjoy our outdoor family seating area. You'll savour our selection of real ales, lagers, fine wines and non-alcoholic drinks as well as our teas and speciality coffees - the perfect way to spend time with friends.


We have a wide selection of home cooked main meals and snacks with a mouthwatering selection of desserts to follow. We're famous for our food and service and will give you a night to remember!

We look forward to welcoming you, whether you're having a meal with us or coming in for a drink with friends in the evening!

Great News! 
The Blue Bell Inn has been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence for both 2014 and 2015' by Tripadvisor!


Check out our reviews below.....

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers for taking the time to post a review for our business and hope to see you all back in The Blue Bell again soon!

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SPEEDQUIZZING has arrived at The Blue Bell Inn!

Every Monday 8pm for an 8.30pm start, CASH PRIZE every week!

This unique quiz is a great deal of fun and is the latest way to take part in a quiz!

Using your own iphone, ipad, kindle or android device you can take part in the quiz in the pub in your own team using your own gadget as the virtual buzzer.

Pictures, answer pads for numbers, letters and multiple choices appear on your phones or gadgets and are linked into our computer - no more adding up scores and using pens and paper!

Scores are updated after each question and each team has their own unique buzzer sound!

8pm arrival for an 8.30pm quiz start, that enables us to connect your device to the system and then you are good to go!

Important - please download the free 'Speedquizzing Buzzer Ap' from either Itunes or Google play on your device before you come to the quiz - however we do have a limited number of devices for  you to borrow on the night! We also have free WiFi for you to download the app in the pub!

Just £2 per person to play - don't miss this one its great fun, 3 rounds and there's some free food after the first round!

WE ARE NOW OPEN ALL DAY ON SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS FROM 12pm LUNCHTIME FOR FOOD!  We are open from 12pm lunchtime until 9pm for food on Saturdays, from 12pm - 8pm on Sundays and from 5pm - 9pm for food from Monday to Friday. We close every day at 11pm apart from Sundays when we close at 10.30pm. So we are now able to serve your our home cooked quality food for longer! Please see our full opening hours for details of evening closing times

Traditional charm at The Blue Bell Inn

We aim to ensure your time with us is relaxing and enjoyable. Find out more about our philosophy and style.

About us

Music and events: there's always something interesting going on!

We offer much more than just a great ambience: there's also our wide-ranging entertainment programme.

Our current events programme

Promotions: See our regular promotions, designed to make the time you spend at The Blue Bell Inn even easier to enjoy.

Our promotions

Genius in a glass or on the table

From a pint to a pimms , from a sandwich to a main meal, we offer such great prices you'll keep coming back for more!

With our new menu also identifying all the gluten free options for our guests, we can make eating out so much easier for those with special dietry needs!

Food and drink