Owned by Leigh and Duncan Taylor for the past 7 years, this 500 year old coaching inn has evolved into an elegant combination of swanky interior design and original features. The unique décor in each of our three dining rooms pays homage to our passion for individualism.
Here at the Bluebell we are totally driven by our genuine love of food. Head Chef, Simon Malin, sources his produce locally and ethically wherever possible and for the kitchen team as a whole the thrill of the job is the continual learning process as British food constantly evolves.
Our brigade has a wealth of experience within the industry and have worked in some of the country’s finest kitchens, many with Michelin status. Simon previously ran the acclaimed Malbec Restaurant in Stratford upon Avon which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand Good Food Guide listing and Restaurant of the Year for Coventry and Warwickshire.
Although Simon is classically trained he also actively promotes modern cooking techniques using sous-vide (under vacuum) technology. Cooking meat, fish and vegetables in a temperature controlled waterbath enables it to maintain its natural juices and the produce is not permeated by other flavours. This style of temperature controlled cooking means your food will be evenly cooked throughout.
Making great food accessible to everyone is what is important to Simon. Using the very best seasonal ingredients, sourced locally wherever possibly, his aim is to ensure that our dining guests experience & enjoy a menu of fantastic dishes.
However, most impressive is our consistency. We owe this to our team, which we take great pride in, they are as dedicated to the Bluebell experience as we are.
The Bluebell was awarded 2 AA Rosettes in October 2011
Featured in the The Good Food Guide 2011, 2012 & 2013 and we are also their Restaurant of the Year for the Midlands 2013
The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2010 Runners-up
Featured as one of Alistair Sawday's 'Special Places'
We are 100% committed to this ethos and have tirelessly researched the ‘perfect serve’ of over 130 drinks, from cocktails to cask ales. Whether it’s the perfect head on a beer or something as simple as swooping a wedge of lime around the glass of a Bacardi and Coke for just the right amount of acidity or the obligatory cucumber in a Hendricks G&T.