The Bluebell

4.7
733 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Bluebell is a smart, modern place to relax offering fuss-free food and drinks that retain the reputation for quality we’ve hopefully earned at Stones. Dogs are welcome in our outdoor space and bar area. No dogs will be allowed in the restaurant-style extension. Parking Please note we have a car park on-site however it can get very busy and is limited. Please respect the neighbours when parking on-street by not blocking their driveways. Please do not park opposite other cars therefore making the road too narrow to pass. Come and join us at this beautiful old pub very soon. Please note we are closed on Sunday evenings and all day on Mondays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 733 People Are Saying
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GlennN
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great premise and food quality.
The workforce need to connect with one another to streamline service.

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vipEllenR
Derbyshire
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good, lovely staff

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KarenB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service very good. We were slightly concerned about social distancing as we could only book a table in the bar area but we needn’t have worried. The tables were well apart, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

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Natalie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch to celebrate our birthdays. Service was friendly, helpful and professional. Food was delicious and exactly to the standard we've always experienced at Stones. Perfect.

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Palone
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A party of six, everything about the experience was great. Won't hesitate to revisit.

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swiftone
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not fault the food or the service and we do appreciate well cooked and well presented food. Would recommend to anyone who likes that little bit more than good pub food. Will definitely be back soon.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and venue. If looking for somewhere for that special meal then this place is right up there.

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William
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but the chef was able to tweak a dish to cope with my dietary foibles. Very impressive. Service was efficient and unobtrusive. I would definitely go back.

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GarethMartin
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at The Bluebell, the food was fantastic, the cocktails were awesome and we thought the restaurant was very nice too. Great service from everyone involved and so we'll certainly go back another time and would recommend it to anyone wanting to go out for a really nice meal!

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With a proliferation of pubs & restaurants in N Derbyshire, the difficulty is in making the right choice.
I can help folks who find themselves in Alfreton/S Wingfield area.

The Bluebell makes a good start by being an attractive eatery, where diners can eat inside or on an attractive outdoor patio.

Off-road parking is also available.

Well drilled & attentive serving staff help the overall experience.

Onto food.

This is a restaurant that offers a higher standard of food than the normal ‘pub grub’.

Beautifully cooked & well presented food completes the overall package.

Onto price.

The Bluebell offers good value for money.
It’s not cheap but, for the quality of food & venue, it is not expensive.

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CarolB
Derbyshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good and the staff really helpful.We have been to the bluebell 3 times now and it’s one of my favourite places to dine.

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food in a friendly environment, couldn't ask for anything better

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Gorgeous69
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit at least once every couple of months and have always had a fantastic overall experience

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GJ65
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly welcome and premises, including the toilets ,smart and clean. The restaurant, despite the ceiling fans, was incredibly hot. Luckily we were sat near a sliding door which we were able to open ,however other people who were not so lucky, had to fan themselves. We couldn’t fault the main course, the steaks were lovely and the staff were happy to substitute things like thick chips for skinny fries. The treacle tart was slightly dry and needed more of the orange syrup or a custard.The Pub and restaurant were full when we visited ,yet despite the pandemic ,only one waitress was wearing a mask. I think all staff who are getting close to customers should wear one to protect themselves and us. We would visit again .

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Kimi
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our first trip to this beautiful little pub/restaurant the food was amazing! Would recommend and we’ll definitely go again

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Millsfamily
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal out for a birthday celebration, lovely friendly staff and amazing food.
Thankyou for a great evening

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience in the bar, friendly and efficient staff, great food.

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SueB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we sat inside but the doors were open as it was a lovely warm night.

The view is amazing and loved our meal. We have been before and will be returning.

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Lucia
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was varied and everything was cooked to perfection. There was a great GF choice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were offered a lovely table by the open bifold doors, staff were so professional and friendly, food delicious!

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Calum
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely place, have already booked again for a couple of weeks time!

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CraigM
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area and always to the highest standard

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TimP
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for Sunday lunch although we have eaten here twice before. It has been excellent every visit. Will definitely book again

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SandraJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food, good choice of fresh vegetables. Friendly helpful service. Good choice for gluten free diners. My mum was given a choice of desserts from the main menu as nothing suitable on the set Sunday lunch menu. Pleasant outside eating area. We will return.

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NicolaM
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful venue in an idyllic village. We were given a warm welcome on arrival and seated immediately, the table service was prompt, polite and professional throughout our meal. The food was outstanding and fairly priced with excellent presentation, warmth, portion size and taste.
It is so nice to see young staff employed at such a quality establishment, the young staff are a credit to The Bluebell and all credit to The Bluebell for employing such wonderful young staff. 5* all round and richly deserved by all.

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CARLBELL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked on line, very easy. Welcomed a soon as we walked in the door, staff were polite and alert. Food was fantastic. very well presented and cooked to perfection. Nice choice of ales.
Would definitely comeback

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s birthday & we really enjoyed the food,& the service was great.will definitely go back.

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vipEllenR
Derbyshire
32 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere, lovely food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was top class, lovely open plan seating, good views, well presented service and outstanding food quality. We will definitely return soon

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JeanW
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch at The Bluebell was exceptional.Beautifully cooked and presented and good choice of wines.We can’t wait to go back again

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a group of six. Tables were well spaced, so distancing helped us feel safe.
The staff were excellent and we felt very well looked after. All the food we had was very good, well prepared and tasty - and locally sourced where possible.
It all made for a very pleasing evening.

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JOSEPHINEW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served by helpful and conscientious staff. Always a lovely dining experience…

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easy to book and all the staff were very welcoming, friendly and efficient. The service was excellent and the food very enjoyable. The setting is light and comfortable, with well spaced tables. Finally, there was not a wooden serving plate/board in sight!

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Melony
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Service was impeccable and great ambience.

HW
HelenW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a special feel about it, with the most amazing views, with a wide range of dishes available - something for everyone. There was attention to detail in the presentation of the food which was cooked to perfection and very delicious. The staff were welcoming, attentive and polite. I felt very much at ease eating here it was clean and they had good practices in respect of coronavirus.

JC
JeanC
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have to be gluten free and always there is a good selection to make a choice difficult! Will be back.

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EllieN
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & very hearty portions.
Latte was beautiful.
Service from staff was brilliant & we were made to feel welcome on our first visit even in our bike wear.

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Alfretonbod
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall very good. The food is excellent and the staff are great. The owners have made a big effort to make the venue a warm and welcoming place to eat and drink. It's light and airy without being stark. A touch pricey which caused me to hover between 4 and 5 stars for value and overall but the above positives make up for it.

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TheBearsForFood
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The quality of the food was outstanding, yummy delicious! We will definitely be returning! The lamb in particular, so tasty and tender!
Staff initially were very attentive but it was very quiet and early, being only 3:30ish when we arrived. It slowly got busier and by the time we’d finished our main course we had been forgotten and had to remind them that we’d requested a desert menu 20mins ago! However, it was worth the wait when it came! A couple of the younger female staff lacked friendliness compared to the others, a more mature lady and young man were superb!
Thank you for a lovely experience

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davidc
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service and food in pleasant surroundings and atmosphere

FAQs

The Bluebell is rated 4.7 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.