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The Blue Bell

Annan, Dumfries & Galloway:

We walked down to this from the Queensberry Arms. My phone told me it was this way, but we were reaching the end of the town, and I mentioned my concern. Then we looked upwards, to the huge blue bell. Maybe this was it?

Inside, traditional pub, with the interior mostly intact from an inter-war refit as part of a state-managment scheme in the area. Now it’s a pleasant community pub with a choice of cask ale, nibbles on the bar when we visited, and a really nice feel.

The Queensberry Arms

Annan, Dumfries & Galloway:

OK, it’s a hotel, but this has to be stretched in Scotland: generally the local hotel is also the pub. There’s several pubs in town in this case, but this isn’t always the case, and the bar felt pubby.

No cask ale, but tolerable lager (Staropramen). Barman friendly enough, atmosphere OK (but marked down for TV showing some third-rate channel), nothing exceptional though.