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Blue Bell

25 Hardingswood

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Opening Times

Tuesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday4.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

Multi award-winning canal side free house that benefits from the absence of TV, games, machines, with its lively conversational atmosphere that draws everyone in.

The pub (built in 1836) attracts customers from a wide area, together with visitors from the Trent and Mersey and Macclesfield canals, which meet a few yards away.

Inside is a main bar area with 2 drinking areas to the side. Further back is a smaller snug room. The beer garden is to the rear of the premises by the car park.

New licensees took over during the summer of 2018 and have done a wonderful job in creating a warm friendly welcome backed up by 6 rotating real ales, 9 ciders and 40+ gins. There is a real community focus by the owners, which has been greatly welcomed by old and new visitors.

First beer festival in August 2019 was so popular, it will become a annual event.


CAMRA Potteries Cider Pub of the Season Summer 2019.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Whim Arbor Light

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Micros and regional.

Source: National

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Blue Bell, Kidsgrove


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

    First one held in August 2019

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Flat access to pub but not to toilets.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Various events take place - check website for details.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Blue Bell

25 Hardingswood

Sat Nav Reference

53.088199, -2.247900


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

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

First Potteries: 3 (From Hanley), 4A (From Newcastle)

Nearby Station (300m)



Off A50 near Tesco, by canal bridge

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