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Blue Bell

OS Map reference: Sheet 118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield area, ref SJ836547

Blue Bell Inn

Their web site


25 Hardingswood, Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent ST7 1EG


Dave & Kay Washbrook


01782−774052, email


Free house, notable beer drinker's pub. None of the friperies that clutter some other pubs. For current opening hours please check their web pages.


Six cask ales from small brewers, together with various German and Belgian lagers. Large number of bottled European beers. Outstanding selection by any measure. Regularly noted and awarded by CAMRA.


Always snacks. Filled rolls on weekends.

Other facilities:

Car park, meeting room (up to 20). Dogs welcomed.

Finding it:

canal map

road map

Beside the canal at Hardingswood junction of the Macclesfield Canal with the Trent & Mersey Canal.
By road: just off Hardingswood Road, Kidsgrove, up the short side track between the two canal bridges.