Blue Bell Inn10 High Street
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A former coaching inn dating from 1770 at the western entrance to the town. The Blue Bell is in a red sandstone building and is a busy, friendly pub offering four real ales. One real cider is available, usually from a local producer. The pub is home to many community activities along with annual beer (late August Bank Holiday) and cider festivals.
CAMRA Area Pub of the Year for 2020.
There are traditional features in the Blue Bell, notably the inter-war panelling on the walls and the bar counter. These are retained from its time as a State Management Scheme pub from 1917 to 1972 . The courtyard to the rear of the pub features the original stables and also provides a pleasant seated area. A previous winner of local CAMRA awards.
The Blue Bell has an onsite brewery called Mote & Bailey. The beer range varies and may include seasonal specials as well as one off brews. Mote & Bailey beers are only available in the Blue Bell and are not supplied elsewhere. Bus services connect Annan with Dumfries, Lockerbie, Gretna and Carlisle.