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Blue Bell Inn

(formerly Bluebell Inn)

Nottingham Road

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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 - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 10 Mon - Sat
12 - 9 Sun


Flaming Grill (Greene King)

About the Pub

Located near Attenborough Nature Reserve and Railway Station and using the Flaming Grill menu dining is accommodated to the rear with comfortable seating in the bar area and a separate side room with pool table to the right upon entering. The pub was extentive refurbished and re-opened on 10 August, 2018.

The front bar area has a large projector screen for sports TV.

Historic Interest

The Blue Bell Inn was formerly a Home Ales tied pub. A solid Inter-war building which until recently was sadly demeaned by Greene King's garish "Flaming Grill" exterior décor. The post-2018 refurbishment exterior is much more in keeping with its original look. Greene King also upset some locals by misnaming the pub the "Bluebell" after the flower rather than the original "Blue Bell", which has been a traditional Attenbourough pub-name since at least 1832, when the licensed victualler was one Henry Day. Fortunately, it has now reverted to "Blue Bell" (White's Directory). As at November 2017, the freehold for the Blue Bell (NT241904) was held by the Spirit Pub Company (Managed) Limited (Reg. No. 5269240), a Greene King subsidiary. [Broxtowe Borough Council; Attenborough & Chilwell East Ward / Broxtowe Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Blue Bell Inn, Attenborough


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Disabled toilets.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Mon- Fri Seniors menu available all day.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Daily deals each night, roasts all day Sunday.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Garden at rear . Also front patio area.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool table and darts.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Seating suited for dining only.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    At rear in garden.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Sky & BT.

  • WiFi Wifi

    The Cloud.

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Blue Bell Inn

Nottingham Road

Sat Nav Reference

52.907205, -1.23585


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

TB Indigo, Skylink, Yourbus Y5, Nottsbus 110

Nearby Station (350m)


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