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The Blue Bell Inn, Dogsthorpe - pub details

Address: Pauls Rd, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 3RZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21840) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Peterborough (1.6 miles)

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user reviews of the Blue Bell Inn, Dogsthorpe

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Imposing pub situated just off a roundabout. It's run by Elgood's and is supposedly the oldest pub in Peterborough. Cambridge Bitter was the solitary real ale. The barman didn't seem the friendliest and the punters weren't much more accommodating. The bar had very little character left. Poor.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Aug 2018 21:47
Oh Oh Dear!!!! I recently visited The Blue Bell when passing through on our way back from the household waste site. To say it has gone down hill is a stifled comment. Firstly I noticed the curtains which had fallen off and lay in a heap on the seating. Tables we sat at were very sticky and smelled off fish!!! Lets not talk about the toilets!!!!!!!
The 4 "locals" seemed unfriendly and just stared at us, as if we should not be there....very uneasy. One was very drunk and urinated in her own clothing, then sat back down at a bar stool. Though the young scruffy barman was fully aware it did not seem to phase him.
It seemed such a shame that such a lovely historical venue has been thoroughly neglected by the Landlord. Read the history about the place before visiting and expected more. Will not waste my time again.
missposh - 10 Jan 2013 14:38
Well, I've been in here a few times in the past and it's always been ok. Popped in most recently on a Monday lunchtime, so it was understandably quiet. The large screen plaing music videos was a bit unnecessary ( Bonnie Tyler's Classic '80's power ballads for God's sake ). That said, the beer was fine - the quest bitter was 2.00 a pint and in very good nick.

So, it's probably best off visiting on a lunchtime - and then only if you can stomach a Poison video with your pint.
nmckenn - 1 Nov 2010 23:48
Century's old pub with very clean interior. There the good bits end. On my visit the quality of the beer was appalling and the landlady was only interested in talking to her friends. There was a drunk who would not leave me alone and the staff thought it was funny when he nearly fell over. They promptly served him another drink. On a visit previous to this there was a fight. Avoid!
thenorfolkdrinker - 17 Aug 2010 16:04
The Blue Bell Inn in St Paul's Road (not Paul's Road as listed in your directory) is a venerable old building in Dogsthorpe that was once a village outside Peterbrough but is now completely swallowed up by the city. It comprises three rooms: a large saloon bar, a small 'no smoking' snug just off the saloon bar and a public bar that is accessed by a completely separate entrance from the saloon bar. There is an outdoor drinking area which would be better if it were better lit. The Elgoods ales are well kept and there is supposed to be a regular "guest" beer but this is often "sold out". At one time The Blue Bell was a respectable and well-respected local pub but over the past year or so it has gone rather down market. On Friday eveings the patrons are "entertained" by visiting bands that play "music" at deafening volume. On a recnt Friday evening I was forced by the din to flee the snug and find refuge in the public bar where the penetration of the noise was tolerable and converston possible. However someone then decided to play the jukebox! Loud. I left my pint on the table and escaped. If the noise problem were to be addressed and the bar staff more smartly dressed The Blue Bell Inn could again be a pub of choice.
anonymous - 6 Jan 2007 18:36

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