Independents' Weekend: Blue Bell well prepared for opening


Blue Bell Inn in Dogsthorpe. Photo: Google Maps

The oldest pub in Peterborough was built in 1636 and was a farmhouse until 1808 until first described as an Inn in 1814.

The Grade I listed building on Welland Road  has been in the Elgoods Brewery family since 1900, and in 1923 cottages attached to the building were pulled down and the stone and wood were used to extend the pub. In 1954 further alterations were made to bring the Inn to its present condition.

Like all pubs across England, The Blue Bell has had to adapt to conditions within the coronavirus pandemic - here's how Jeanette and the team have prepared for this weekend:

"We have a large beer garden which we will encourage people to use. We have reduced our inside seating and all tables are set only for 4 people and are set at 2 meters distance. We do have a snug area that can accommodate six people from a social bubble.

"We will be following all guidelines and social distancing rules inside and outside. We will be operating a one way system inside the pub to reduce contact and all doors will be open to allow customers to move through without touching them." 

For more information visit the pub's Facebook page here