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 support local businesses and have Gloucester Old Spot Sausages from Skerrystone Pigs from nearby Upton village as well as local Venison Burgers when in season. We’re a family business renowned for our food and service and will aim to give you a night to remember! We are delighted to receive another 5* rating by Environmental Health in July 2016, we have also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for the third consecutive year and a Good Food Award in both 2016 and 2017. We offer great gluten free options on starters, mains and desserts, everything from garlic mushroom pots, to freshly battered haddock and chocolate brownie, not forgetting gluten free yorkshire puddings, gravy and stuffing on Sundays as well as all of our gluten free sauces and dishes! We have a full allergy advice sheet on site to cover all of our menu options. On our main menu our most popular dishes include Chilli Con Carne served in a hand made tortilla basket, Blackgate 28 day matured Steaks, 4 hour slow cooked BBQ baby back ribs and our lovely taster 4 of the Best Dessert which includes Eton Mess, Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Stack and Creme Brûlée! A new popular addition to our specials menu are Slimming friendly options with zero sins!
We have our fabulous heated marquee as a permanent feature to hire for your parties and special occasions. You can hire this fantastic marquee from as little as £150. We have a number of special events held every year, please take a look at our events tab and check out ‘what’s going on’ in each months page. Regular events include Burns Night, Mother & Fathers Day, Valentines Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year!
Children are always welcome at The Blue Bell, we have a childs colouring menu, a Kids and Young Adult selection including ‘Its A Wrap’ and ‘Cowboy Pie’ – something a little different, and all cooked fresh to order! A complimentary vanilla ice cream is included in all our kids meal prices. We will always try and produce young childrens meals first where required, so little ones don’t have to wait! We have a great relationship with the local Sundown Adventureland, being just 2.5 miles drive away, make sure you pick up one of our offer leaflets when you visit there! There are signs to direct you right from Sundown Adventureland to The Blue Bell! Don’t forget our free Kids Halloween & Christmas Parties as well as our brilliant pancake table on Shrove Tuesday!
We have some great offers available this year – it is well worth subscribing to our mailing list in the pop up box or on the right hand side of our website, you will immediately receive our latest monthly offers by email!
We look forward to welcoming you to our family run business, whether you’re having a meal with us or coming in for a drink with friends in the evening! We hope to see you soon!
John, Sharon, Michelle & little John