Bluebell, Helpston, Cambridgeshire (Public house) - Open
11-3, 5-11 Mon-Fri; 11-11 Sat; 12-10.30
12-2; 6-8.30 Mon-Thu; 5-9 Fri-Sat; 12-4
Castor 12th Man [H]
Cottage Air Supremacy [H]
guest beers [H]
Stone-built 17th century pub which has the site of the old village blacksmiths to the rear. The poet John Clare worked in the pub as a pot boy over 200 years ago and lived next door where there is now a dedicated museum. An extension has added a further dining area to the pub's existing two bar and snug areas. Four handpumps, with two changing guest ales. This popular, quiet pub is very welcoming. Reopened in June 2014 after a refurbishment which saw the bar counter area being more open, a roof being put over the former glass conservatory restaurant and the pub being redecorated. There are plans for five guest rooms. Children welcome until 7pm. House beer Early Doors brewed by Cottage.