The Blue Bell
Hardingswood, Kidsgrove

Visit our award-winning true free house

News & Events


Retirement at last!


Blue Bell Ramblers’ page


The pub on an island .............

It’s true, whichever direction you come from, you’ve got to cross water to get to the Blue Bell!

Kidsgrove’s beer emporium

The Blue Bell is best known for its ever-changing range of six cask-conditioned beers from smaller breweries, as well as genuine German and Belgian draught and bottled beers. There are no fruit machines, juke box, TV or pool table, just friendly conversation.  Under the ownership of Dave & Kay Washbrook since 1997, the pub has won numerous awards, and has featured in every CAMRA Good Beer Guide since 2000.


A selection of photos including the pub inside & out, canals, social events, pub history, the Blue Bell Ramblers on tour, and of course our famous Guest Dogs. MORE PHOTOS ADDED OCT 2015

News & Events

Find out about the Blue Bell Ramblers, an informal group who organise a monthly Sunday walk;  everyone is welcome!


Also, check here for details of any events coming up at the Bell.

News & Events

Contact Us

How to find the Blue Bell (including a map) plus contact details.


How to find out more about beer, canals, and a few other things!

Opening Times
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday - 7.30-11.00
Saturday 1.00-4.00 and 7.30-11.00
Sunday 12 noon - 10.30pm
About Us

The little pub with the big reputation
News & Events
Contact Us

The Blue Bell (probably photographed in the early 1930’s) showing the original Dix & Co brewery sign.

Number of visitors since site redesign in September 2012