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We've got 4 pint jugs to take away real ale and cider!
Come up to the top of Halkyn Mountain and join us as we drink in the atmosphere of the house of ale repute
CAMRA Vale of Clwyd 2017 Branch Cider Pub of the Year
20p per pint discount on cider for card carrying WPCS members
and on cask ale too for CAMRA members
The multi-award winning Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn.
Blukulele Nights with Uke Planet - 1st Friday Monthly (Date change to Sat May 6th) PDF Print E-mail
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Blukulele is a monthly acoustic ukulele sing-a-long and performance night

Blukulele is a monthly acoustic ukulele sing-a-long and performance night that we co-host at Uke Planet on every first Friday of the month (Blue… Ukulele… Blukulele!).

This month we've moved to the next day - Saturday 6th May!

Blukulele is an evening of ukulele music, singing, excellent real ales and ciders and an all round cracking night out. We generally have a ukulele sing-a-long of some favourite tunes and then take turns to perform solos or duets or just relax watching others do all the hard work. Anyone and everyone is very welcome whether you want to sing along, bring a uke and join in playing, perform a few solo numbers or just have a pint or two and enjoy the show. Sometimes we even invite a special ukulele guest to come and join us and wow us with a performance.

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Full details available on the ukeplanet website ukeplanet.co.uk/blukulele/

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Chapter 14 (G) PDF Print E-mail
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altBenromach 100 ProofThis lovely The English Whisky Co Chapter 14 is their classic single malt whisky, aged in bourbon casks for a minimum of 5 years (ours is 6 years old), in constant production and Jim Murray's European whisky of the Year 2015!and collects 15 Liquid Gold’s in Jim Murray’s 2015 Whisky Bible

The English Whisky Co. Ltd have continued their year on year award winning streak by producing the best whisky in Europe according to Jim Murray, author of the famous Whisky Bible. In what must be a blow to some of the world’s traditional distilling nations The English Whisky Co. not only produced the winning European whisky but also produced a further 14 whiskies that were deemed worthy of the coveted “Liquid Gold” Award which is presented only to whiskies scoring 94 points or higher each year.

Nose: Warm vanilla Danish pastry. Fruity with lychees and rum soaked raisins. Demerara sugar and mandarin oranges.

Palate: Very fruity, bananas and light fruits. Hints of crème brulee. Almost like a light brandy. Warm alcohols and a long dry finish.

St George’s is the home to The English Whisky Co. The beautiful distillery was designed and built by the Nelstrop family for the specific purpose of producing the very finest English Malt Whisky.

Why England and more specifically Why Roudham, Norfolk? Well there are only 2 main ingredients in whisky and they have them both. They have the purest, cleanest water in the Breckland aquifer deep beneath their distillery, they have the barley as Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing regions.

The only other thing needed to create the very best malt whisky is oak casks. They don't add colour or flavour, they let the barrels do that, so they buy only the very finest oak casks. Most of theirs are supplied by direct from America, having first been used for the maturation of bourbon. They also mature in sherry casks, and various other wine casks.

Their whisky really is batch made by hand with no computers, filled into casks and then left to sleep until their distillers consider it perfect for bottling, which of course they do by hand - one bottle at a time.

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Helsby Mountain String Band, 2nd Fri each month PDF Print E-mail
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Helsby Mountain String Band

Packed with multi-instrumentalists, the Helsby Mountain String Band (HMSB) & friendsalt invite you to a night of fun with a bluegrass / country flavour.

Helsby Mountain String Band are taking a break until Sept

We'll meet on the second Friday each month at 9pm where you'll find many popular songs to join in the singing with, or to just sit back and enjoy. We’ll also have guest spots for local musicians.

The night starts with a set from HSMB then one from our specially invited guest and after that a second set from HSMB. It doesn't stop there, if you play then bring an instrument and join in our monthly session.

Come and join us for a night of musical fun at the Blue!

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Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn Post Office PDF Print E-mail
Post Office - Post Office Services

altWe are very pleased to be able report that after almost 3 years the Blue Bell Halkyn Post Office opened as a Post Office Local on Thursday 30th January 2014 at 11am.

The Blue Bell Inn's Post Office is unique in that it is the first in Wales that will provide daily services over a joint Post Office counter and bar (which will still see the usual beverages partaken after PO hours)!

A new beer featuring Paul the Postie!altWe had our official opening by Rt Hon David Hanson MP at 2pm on Friday 7th March.  We also had two special beers on too, one with Postie Paul and the other with the Post Office team who made it all happen for us.

We will be operating as a Post Office Local (services described on their website www.postoffice.co.uk).  We will also be planning on selling a range of teapigs teas (currently 15 varieties), our own fresh ground 100% arabica artisan coffees from Flaming Bean and organic hot chocolate.  We want to continue delivering our award-winning service so while we work through our learning curve, we will not be serving alcohol during weekday lunchtimes as we anticipate that these Post Office sessions will be the busiest, we'll review the practicalities of this over the coming weeks.  

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Looking for something to do? Try fossil hunting on the mountain! PDF Print E-mail
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And no, we don't mean chasing granny over the hill tops!Halkyn fossils and fossil collecting We've just discovered a fantastic new site for fossil hunting here on Halkyn Mountain, point your browsers to the UK Fossils Network site here!

Halkyn Mountain is a little over 300m years-old and was formed by being squashed between two ice sheets gathering shellfish/crustaceans as they developed. It has been occupied since Neolithic times and supports a variety Exploring Halkyn Mountainof wildlife habitats

We can start you off with your first fossil hunt - just look at the rocks in the car park and you'll find some (ask if you're not sure what you are looking for).  We can point you to many good brachiopods, corals and pieces of crinoidal Halkyn Mountain Leaflet (click to download) limestone (more information on the UK Fossils Network).

Park in the car park to start your expeditions and don't forget to come back to share your discoveries.   Pop in to collect a Story  of Halkyn Mountain Leaflet for more information or download it here.

We've also some more information about Halkyn Mountain here (also on the notice board outside the Blue Bell Inn) and of course you can download our award winning walk leaflets here.

  • Notes:
    • Please keep dogs on a short lead at all times.
    • Wear good quality shoes or boots & keep to recognised paths & tracks.
    • Follow the Countryside Code.
    • Take particular care near old mine workings. The mountain is covered with old, deep & vertical mine shafts in various stages of repair. Report re-opened shafts to the Grosvenor Estate Office 01244 684400. 
 
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