The Blue Bell Inn in Levenshulme Wins CAMRA Pub of The Month Award

It’s truly a hidden gem in Levenshulme and it’s a pub for everyone in the truest sense so it’s no surprise to us that it’s being honoured with the Campaign For Real Ale Pub Of The Month Award by Stockport and South Manchester’s branch on Thursday 27th of April at 8pm

Margaret O’Brien from SSM CAMRA said 

It’s really at the heart of the community with a variety of groups using the pub. Events are held to raise funds for community projects to improve local sites and walkways, there are other regular events, a quiz night, a knitting club and trips out. There’s always a warm welcome from Mark, Mary and their staff.

This well deserved award will be presented on the night of Thursday 27 April. We hope to see a good crowd along to celebrate the success of a pub in an area where so many others have failed. “

Where is The Blue Bell Inn?

Nestled between two parks, Chapel Street Park and Greenbank Park and very close to the soon to be transformed Levenshulme Old Library it’s on Barlow Road, just off Cromwell Grove if you’re heading there from Stockport Road.

There’s been an Inn on the site of The Blue Bell Inn for over 700 years, with legend stating the famous Dick Turpin used to frequent it. According to local history website, LevyBoy the current pub was built in the 1930’s and sustained some bombing damage during the 2nd world war! 


Picture of The Blue Bell Inn circa 1910 – photo courtesy of Manchester Libraries
The Blue Bell Inn Now _ Courtesy of SSM CAMRA
Location of The Blue Bell Inn in Levenshulme


What’s The Offer?

The brewery behind the Blue Bell Inn is Tadcaster’s finest export Samuel Smith who own the equally delightful Sinclair’s Oyster Bar in Manchester city centre. It’s stocked exclusively with Sam Smith beers, lagers, ciders and sprits. Even the soft drinks and moreish crisps are own brand. This means it is great value with a quality pint only costing an average of £2. Pretty unheard of elsewhere in Levenshume!

It’s child friendly, dog friendly, cat friendly, gay friendly, grumpy lone drinker friendly, hipster friendly, senior friendly, dirty boots worker friendly hence its well earned reputation as a pub for everyone.

There’s a regular quiz on Tuesday nights. An ideal meet up space for community groups and regular social gatherings. The one thing it doesn’t have is music…but with the amount of people doing chit chat, it really doesn’t feel lacking in atmosphere without it.

The pub’s landlord Mark Dunn and his wife Mary have been a staple of the Blue Bell Inn for years and have overseen the refurbishment of the pub in 2006 which has created the warm, clean atmosphere it is known for now. They also pushed for cask ales, thanks!

They are renowned for their community spirit and it shows how much pride is taken in the beer garden round the back and the general good upkeep of the building.

They Do Sunday Roasts?

Yes! Big Sunday roasts are a staple of the pub, but when they’re gone, they’re gone so get their early to avoid disappointment – from 12pm. Simple, hearty week day food is also served daily from 12pm – 2pm.

So it’s no wonder the pub is yet again been celebrated as a great place to relax and enjoy the company of others. Well done to all at the Blue Bell Inn. 

Make sure to get down and help celebrate this fine family pub in Levenshulme some time soon. 



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