Welcome to The Bluebell, Dockenfield

The Bluebell Dockenfield is a family run, unspoilt, traditional 17th Century Country Pub. Robin, Lucy, Maisie & Will and the team offer a very warm welcome to all who visit this quaint area in the corner of Alice Holt Forest, with all its country charm and atmosphere. 

A Pub unanimously praised for its beer, food, friendly staff and picturesque surroundings has made its landlord’s dreams come true.

Being in the heart of Alice Holt Forest, it is perfectly situated for cyclists, walkers and you'll often see ponies ambling past the front door, it is one of the most enchanting places in The South Downs. 

Food is served daily. The menu is varied with all dishes home made on the premises with locally sourced ingredients where available. As the food is freshly made then any changes or allergies can be accommodated where possible. 

There is a daily specials board. Sunday lunch is a definite must – traditional roast meats served with seasonal vegetables, fluffy potatoes and probably the best Yorkshire Puddings in The Village!

Being very dog (goats and chickens too!) friendly, dogs are allowed anywhere in the bar, restaurant and large garden.

Live Music and Private Hire


The Bluebell Dockenfield is situated in a stunning location set in beautiful woodland.  

Live music, real ale and our theme nights contribute to a community spirit without diluting this pub's dining status.

The Bluebell offers conference facilities, is a fantastic wedding venue and can accommodate small or large parties for any type of event. Whether your interest is in Art, the History of Art, Music, Dance, Philosophy, Flower Arranging, Craft, IT, Foreign Languages, Bookbinding or Poetry The Bluebell Dockenfield is a perfect venue for you to showcase your talent. 

Come by to enjoy local, live music. Who knows, maybe you'll find your new favourite band!  Details of our events can be found here.

To make an enquiry about private hire or holding a meeting or event here please telephone 01252 792 801 or email to check availability.

Steeped in history - The Bluebell Dockenfield


When the Bluebell Dockenfield became available Farnham residents Lucy and Robin couldn't resist. Now a picture of individuality matched by a freehouse ale selection that shows off the best of local breweries. Ornate fireplaces, oddment-cluttered shelves and pine tables create an unpretentious backdrop for any occasion.

Perfectly situated for walkers, cyclists or just a family stroll, step in the footsteps of many as you stroll along the South Downs, and come in for a much needed refuel. 

This lovely pub retains its historic roots, particularly in the snug bar with cosy seating areas, fire nooks and bare wood floors – leather chairs and touches of glamour give it a modern twist. A new extension behind adds a wonderful outdoor seating area perfect for the long, balmy summer evenings.

One of our local customers, who was the granddaughter of one of the previous owners has kindly gathered some research further into the history of the building and the area and you can read more here.