Right on Henley-in-Arden High Street, The Bluebell is an internationally-inspired pub restaurant that we can’t get enough of. Run by chef and owner Joe Adams who puts pride and passion into every part of this restaurant, The Bluebell is award-winning as a result and absolutely loved by locals. It’s beautiful to look at both inside and out and the menus are laced with quality. They change according to what British produce is fresh and in season but whatever time of year you go and whether for lunch or for dinner, rest assured that dishes will be original, intriguing and done with aplomb. The Bluebell is immensely popular so advanced reservation are definitely recommended.
We were expecting great things after seeing the website, wonderful cordon bleu, the whole experience! It was good, but not quite as good as the write up had led us to believe. The warm sunny early evening helped the atmosphere in the small pub/restaurant, a lot of the clientele spilling out onto the street. The menu didn't have much to excite (the grubby cover was rather off-putting!), but we both chose the duck which was beautifully cooked and the deep fried brocolli was a very unusual touch! We chose baked alaska for pud which was a very unusual combination of flavours, but we felt as though it was just assembled rather than created if you know what I mean. The most entertaining part of the evening was the two ladies that sat on a neighbouring table, and talked without drawing breath all evening - we thought we would get a little respite when their food was served, but it didn't seem to slow them down at all unfortunately! If I was in the area again, I might go back, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go there.
the food was very good how ever we where seated in the bar by the staff ,which we found to be extremely noisy due to the intoxicated revellers which I was upset about . But I would go back to the blue bell providing I would be assured I would be in the restaurant area
We enjoyed a lovely meal, the food was hot and the service excellent. The menu was diverse with many choices. Will dine there again. Next time we may try Sunday lunch.