The Bluebell

The good pub guide review

Busy tucked-away country pub with linked stone-floor rooms, light fresh décor and mix of furniture including sofas by big log fire, well kept ales such as Frensham, Langham and Triple fff, good home-made food from sandwiches to popular Sun lunch (must book), also weekday set lunch deal, helpful friendly staff; children, walkers and dogs welcome, attractive spacious garden with rolling views, summer barbecues and good play area, handy for Alice Holt Forest, open all day Sat, till 8pm Sun.

Licensee Introduction

Family run, fresh food pub set in beautiful Surrey countryside. Classic British pub food with regularly changing specials. The menu is not huge, to ensure stunning fresh food. We focus on sourcing local produce and pride ourselves on the small details too - making our own chips, burgers, smoking our own meat, keeping our menu seasonal… The pub has a large tranquil, natural garden, which gets the sun all day, set well away from any busy roads. Alice Holt forest is next door with plenty of space and activities for kids. Inside the main pub dates from the 17th Century and was originally used to make bread for the village. There’s an open fire, stone flooring, and a great selection of local ales too. There’s also a decent wine selection and gins too - with a number of lovely local choices. Booking is essential, especially at weekends. There are a limited number of covered and heated outdoor tables available. You can even sit near our Pygmy goats.

Name of Licensee

Robin Catchpole

Contact Details

The Bluebell, The Bluebell, Dockenfield, Farnham, Surrey, Gu10 4ex


On leaving Alice Holt, turn left, follow the road round a sharpish corner, then about 200m turn left at the top of the hill on to Boundary Rd. A further 200m after post box on the right take the second turn right by the green (you should see the pub.)

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-3 5:30-10 (Food 12-3 6-9)

Saturday: 12-10 (Food 12-9)

Sunday: 12-6 (Food 12-4)

Winter: Saturday food hours 12-3 5-9