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“Excellent weekday lunch special”
Review of The Bluebell

The Bluebell
Ranked #118 of 449 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

An airy, modern out-of-town pub with friendly staff. We went to try out the weekday lunch special (£6.95 for two courses from the board). The only starter offered was soup but there were six or seven main options and two desserts.I opted for the cottage pie and vegetables followed by lemon tart; husband had liver and onions with mash and veg, followed by jam sponge and custard. Great value for money. Will definitely be going back.

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Thank Jillonadayout
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Gary B, Owner at The Bluebell, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.
I will pass it on to the team.
See you soon.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We are always made to feel very welcome here, whatever the occasion. The refurbishment has been very well done and it is clean and tidy with plenty of areas to suit all tastes. Places to sit and chat for those who may not wish to watch the football on a Saturday afternoon plus a juke box with a great selection of music. Lovely friendly staff and great service...a busy and vibrant pub..what’s not to love?

Thank Melanie S
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Gary B, Owner at The Bluebell, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you very much for the review.
I will pass it on to all the team.
Cheers

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Visited today with a friend for lunch, chose 2 courses from the menu but when ordering was told this was not the 2 course lunch menu. Blackboard was blank so barmaid reeled off the 6 main dishes and 3 desserts which were available. Returned to my table to tell my friend what was available but trying to remember everything I'd been told wasn't easy so we Just settled for sausage and mash from main menu. Also had a bottle of wine. Chairs and tables taken up for funeral tea and we hadn't booked so had to sit in armchairs which were far too low to eat comfortably at the tables even when sitting on a cushion. Prices and service quite good but I won't be returning in a hurry.

Thank belmac
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Gary B, Owner at The Bluebell, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Hi
Thank you for your review.
We do a lot of funerals and I do regret that your experience was not as good as we would have hoped for.
All of your comments are valid and hopefully we will learn from it.
Usually the pub is set up so we can cater for everyone but sometimes we are asked to set it up differently to cater for individual needs.
Please do try us again as I think you have been very unlucky.
If you ring up and book a table please make the team aware of this review and we will give you a free bottle of wine as an apology.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Had a great visit during a lunch time. Not too busy so got served very quickly. We ate bar meals. Burgers with chips & an excellent salad. Just what was needed. presentation & taste great. Pub is good, but can be very lively in the evenings.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Held a wake at the Bluebell and cannot recommend highly enough. Rose was very friendly when we visited to discuss arrangements and was extremely professional and helpful. The venue offers a choice of Funeral packages and were happy to adapt to our needs. We opted for a finger buffet and there was a wide variety of options to choose from. Booking was easy and Richard the landlord was also very helpful.
Couldn't have hoped for better service on the day. The venue was set up really nicely with lots of personal touches including our homemade cakes being displayed beautifully on lovely cake stands. Tea and coffee was set up for arrival and were replenished frequently. As agreed the buffet was served approximately half an hour after arrival and was amazing. A huge selection of sandwiches and other hot and cold items were served. The quality of the food was excellent and was plentiful.
The venue allowed us have our own music playing and provided a portable speaker and as discussed with Rose, we had a board with photographs and a table of memorabilia.
All our guests commented about the venue and the lovely atmosphere and food.
All the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
Would definitely recommend this venue as your 1st choice for any event.

Thank Kes98
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