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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.
Richards Dry 6.4% PDF Print E-mail
Reviews Cider - Real Ciders & Perrys On Now

An established venture in cider down on Deeside, Flintshire, by father & son Richard and Scott Johnson. Richards Dry, now at 6.4% is dry and delicious! We supped the vintage edition and are now on last years blend.

Oh yes, the cider got it's name from Scott's father Richard (if you haven't guessed already).

Taste Notes: Made from a blend of Welsh cider apples. A lovely hazy straw, easy drinking dry cider with a nice dry finish.

  • Colour - Amber
  • Sweetness - 3
  • Acidity - 2
  • Tannin - 0
 
Dark Blue 4% PDF Print E-mail
Reviews Beer - Real Ales On Now

ImageImageBrewed by Facers in Flintshire - A beautiful dark beer designed to provide a non-chemical and non-gassy alternative to that expensive syrup that is famously brewed in Dublin, then shipped/trucked over here and thinned with water modified by chemists in Runcorn!

Dark Blue at 4% is well priced and takes you back to that Irish beers roots as a porter.  Better still, if you are a member of CAMRA we'll shave off another 20p per pint.  Now that's what I call value and this beer has nothing but the finest non-chemical ingredients too! Those ingredients include Optic Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt and Chocolate Malt and the hops are 1st Gold.

Described by Mad Ed as, "mild with attitude," the beer should suit all dark beer drinkers (e.g. Mild, Porter & Stout). We have Dark Blue as a permanent feature on the bar nestled comfortably beside our now famous Blue Bell Bitter.

It's the landlords favourite pint, although the Blue Bell Bitter takes a lot of beating!

 
New Eros Coffee - Organic & Fairtrade PDF Print E-mail
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Being as passionate about hot drinks as our other drinks, we've found a fantastic Organic FairTrade coffee.

Our Organic Espresso beans are described as a soft, fruity, 100% organic espresso from Central America, East Africa and India. A floral fragrance from East Africa coupled with a good strong depth of body from Indian Robusta makes for a complex and rich espresso.

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Port Charlotte (J) PDF Print E-mail
Reviews Whisky - Whisky - on now

Bruichladdich

Port Charlotte single malt, peated to a heavyweight 40PPM (parts peat per million), represents their ongoing exploration into the peat fired legacy of a great distillery, now silent. The Bruichladdich distillery have produced Port Charlotte Scottish Barley which is a cuvee crafted from altcasks hand-picked by master distiller Jim McEwan. It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt - a union of the classic floral elegance of bruichladdich and heavy peat.

This whisky is testament to our belief that raw ingredients matter. Trickle distilled from 100% Scottish Barley the spirit gently matures in the lochside village of Port Charlotte before being bottled here at the distillery using Islay spring water.

Two miles south of Bruichladdich, (pronounced brook-laddie with the Gaelic meaning of shore-bank) hugging the shore of Loch Indaal, lies the village of Port Charlotte and ruins of Lochindaal Distillery, that ran spirit for 100 years between 1829 and 1929.

Following his visit here in 1885 Alfred Barnard wrote: "Peat only is used in drying the malt, fired in open chauffeurs", a testament supported in a few surviving faded photographs showing the huge peat stacks waiting to be fed to the kiln fires.

Their heavily peated Port Charlotte single malts are a tribute to the men who once worked this great, now silent, distillery and the skills and legacy they passed on.

Trickle distilled in their cathedral-like still house at Bruichladdich, the spirit is then matured in the original old stone warehouses in Port Charlotte. Living proof that peat can mean elegance.

Tasting from the team at Bruichladdich including Master Blender Jim McEwan at and around the Islay Distillery here.

Character: The texture is extraordinarily rich with a huge depth of character. The smouldering heat of peat fires pulls you into a whirlpool of islay flavours and aromas but with such finesse that you welcome the storm.

Colour: Gilded lily

Nose: Opening with assertive waves of peat smoke and Atlantic squall, the olfactory system is on high alert in anticipation of some major sensory excitement. A swell of aromatics flood the senses with notes of iodine, salty canvas, crushed sea shells, charred oak staves, black pepper, paprika and leather tobacco pouches. The second wave brings vanilla, figs and soft plump dates, marinated pear, freshly milled malt, dark sweet toffee and cracked walnuts. It’s smoky. It’s smouldering. It’s sensuous. Just close your eyes and inhale long and deep. This is aromatic awesomeness.
Palate:
Wow! Waves of the sweetest, smoothest, warmest smokiest spirit that you have ever experienced flood onto the palate like the atlantic surf on Saligo Bay. It is potent, focused and the flavours explode brilliantly onto the palate. Full of depth and complexity, the smokey sweetness of the barley contrasts beautifully with the marine freshness of the spirit and the richness of toffee and vanilla. The complexity is enhanced further with a citrus twist and then mellow oak tempers the fire. Once the taste buds adjust to what is happening, they rejoice in the company and pleasure of this young Celt.
Finish:
It’s long and heart-warming, arousing feelings of pride and passion. It brings courage and strength, honesty and faith to your very soul

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DVLA & Other Forms Download PDF Print E-mail
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We try to keep a few spare forms here at the Blue Bell Inn Halkyn Post Office but thought this might prove to be useful...

PassportDVLAWe've gathered together the links for all the forms you can get at a Crown Post Office we can think of.  If any are not working or you've found one we don't have, please click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to email us and we'll fix or add it.

  • V14 DVLA Application for a refund of vehicle tax (here)
  • V20 DVLA Application for a duplicate tax disc (here)
  • V85 DVLA Application to tax a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV here)
  • V62 DVLA Application for a vehicle registration certificate (here)
  • DVLA First Driving Licence Application (here)
  • DVLA Renew your Driving Licence (here)
  • Other DVLA Forms (here)
  • Passport Application Form (here)
  • Apply for, renew or update a UK passport online (here)

Vehicle Tax

 
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