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Blue Bell Inn

10 High Street
DG12 6AG

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday12.30 pm - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

A former coaching inn dating from 1770 at the western entrance to the town. The Blue Bell is in a red sandstone building and has been a focus for cask ale enthusiasts in the Annan area for many years. It is a busy, friendly pub offering four real ales that are from both sides of the Border. One real cider is available, usually from a local producer. The pub is home to many community activities along with annual beer (late August Bank Holiday) and cider festivals.

There are traditional features in the Blue Bell, notably the inter-war panelling on the walls and the bar counter. These are retained from its time as a State Management Scheme pub from 1917 to 1972 when it was owned by the government. The courtyard to the rear of the pub features the original stables and also provides a pleasant seated area. A previous winner of local CAMRA awards.

The Blue Bell has an onsite brewery called Mote & Bailey. The beer range varies and may include seasonal specials as well as one off brews. Mote & Bailey beers are only available in the Blue Bell and are not supplied elsewhere.

Bus services connect Annan with Dumfries, Lockerbie, Gretna and Carlisle.

Historic Interest

Former Gretna State Management Scheme pub.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Caledonian Deuchars IPA
  • Mote & Bailey --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Carlisle --varies--
  • Kelburn --varies--
  • Strathaven --varies--

Often regional.

Source: National

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Blue Bell Inn, Annan


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Annual beer (late August Bank Holiday) and cider festivals.

  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Courtyard to the rear of the pub.

  • Parking Parking

    Free car parking nearby.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby 800m

    Galabank Camping & Caravan Site.

  • Events Events

    Community related events.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Occasional live music.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Blue Bell Inn

10 High Street
DG12 6AG

Sat Nav Reference

54.987055, -3.265


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (130m)

79, 383

Nearby Station (450m)


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