Blue Bell

Mayor: ManVsBeer (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 25
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer  (1687) Hebden Bridge, England | April 15, 2016
This is a cramped but wonderfully atmospheric heritage pub across from Hop. Behind the brick frontage is a two roomed public house with the bar facing the front window and stretching from wall to wall. Thereís a few small tables between here and the window, and people are encouraged to share tables and chat given the lack of space. All the taps and cask pumps are here as thereís only a hatch for service if you are in the back room. This one is slightly bigger, but not by much, however itís the best room and is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The hallway that youíll enter to get in either room has a small ledge for standing drinkers, and is divorced from the more atmospheric parts of the pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
PietS  (56) Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands | March 21, 2016
Great old-style bar: cosy atmosphere, nostalgic decor, nice people. The beer selection is not very extensive, but they have some interesting beers. We had no trouble visiting on a saturday night at about ten, but I can imagine it gets easily crowded.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub  (804) Banbury, England | September 25, 2015
We have been visiting the Blue Bell for many years, it is now under new management but is run largely in the same manner. Because it can get inundated with visitors it does run a bit of a strict policy on who can enter, particularly with large groups, this can make it feel unwelcoming. The beer range is small, but so is the pub. Lovely fixtures and fittings, all handed down. Well worth a look.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Strebs  (213) St. Louis, Missouri | January 10, 2015
The most quintessential local that Iíve ever visited. Although there is not a selection of beers to satiate true beer geeks, places like the Blue Bell are to be treasured. Thanks to Rune for his recommendation to stop here. Highly, highly recommended!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
deerstop  (46) , England | October 26, 2014
Visited 25 October í14. Possibly the quirkiest pub in York. Very small but inside oozing character - little changed since Edwardian times. Good selection of cask beers, very friendly service and locals
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | October 4, 2014
Lovely old time pub with a front and rear rooms and busy with locals. Very friendly landlord. Well worth a visit although donít expect a wide range of ales here.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rune  (612) TromsÝ, Norway | August 1, 2014
Indeed, a genuine, old-fashioned, British pub with preserved Edwardian interiors from the early 1900s. A little bar serving two small rooms and a side corridor. All six of us enjoyed being here, and all agreed upon top score for the ambiance of this historic, grade II listed pub. The waitress was friendly and informative telling us about the history of the pub, with the building established in the mid-18th century, and the pub from 1903. Seven well-kept cask ales and a limited bottled range of Belgian fruit beers. Tasty locally made pork pie. Background music from Hollies, Stones and Dusty Springfield. Just great! (Visited with Richard, Sigrun, Nina, Yassin and Inga Malene, 11.07.2014).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jorge76  (233) , Italy | July 17, 2014
Very nice little pub ,2 small rooms with the bar in the middle .. The lady behind the bar was very nice with us and the beers were on good condition .. The selection obviously itís not large ..
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
LadyIpa  (13) , England | August 21, 2013
Beer is Ok
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 30, 2013
Now this is a local! Some of the best Craig to be had outside Ireland. The barmaid fixed us up with some drinking buddies and we made new friends. The landlord started sipping with us after last calls. Tiny place, must be the smallest in York. Don't come for the beer selection--this is not a ticker pub, but a real pub!

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