Blue Bell | York, North Yorkshire
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Blue Bell
Exceptional based on 14 ratings
Type: Bar

53 Fossgate
York, North Yorkshire England YO1 9TF [ print map ]
01904 654904

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Hours: 1100-2300 Mon-Sat, 1200-2230 Sun


Mayor: allmyvinyl (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 25


Blue Bell

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Beer Available At Blue Bell (arranged by most recent)
Sonnet 43 Brown Ale 49, Bradfield Farmers Bitter 35, Elland Eden 32, Bradfield Farmers Blonde 38
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14 reviews for Blue Bell
 Ambiance  93%
 Service  80%
 Selection  58%
 Food  85%
 Value  80%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  80%
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78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rune  (405) Tromsø, 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).
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jorge76  (133) , 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 it’s not large ..
78
  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
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (746) 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!
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
larsga  (210) Oslo, Norway | July 24, 2013
Fantastic-looking bar. Like someone’s 1930s living room turned into a pub, Has the usual public/private divide, with the bar/serving area in the middle. Very friendly service. Seems to be mostly a tourist’s bar, but still worth visiting. Good choice of cask ales, too.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Brugmansia  (400) Jylland, Denmark | February 15, 2013
Visited on 22/1-2013 on The Jorvik Trail. A small cosy pub, a bit old fashioned, in a nice way. A short walk from the citycenter, but worth going for. The bar is in the middle of the pub, with a room / serving area on each side. Nice, lovely warm, fireplace, very friendly staff and beers from several breweries. Lovely to see all the CAMRA awards this pub got, they are shown on the wall by the fireplace :-)
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (694) London, England | May 27, 2012
A great little pub – small, cosy and seemingly untouched by time. The Blue Bell is tiny. It has two rather cramped rooms linked by a narrow drinking corridor, a quarry tiled floor and the walls all lined in dark wood with lots of books in evidence, including some well-thumbed dictionaries on the mantlepiece. It felt very comfortable and welcoming and the customers seemed quite erudite in what I think Americans would call an “alternative” way – sort of like middle aged hippies, but probably academics and other professionals. There were about six cask beers on offer – nothing earth shatteringly different but good enough to make for a very pleasant stop. (Visited 26 February 2012).
50
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
yanpilkington  (15) , England | January 9, 2012
would only go in for the interior.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
flyer50  (48) Seattle, Washington | June 6, 2011
Nice cozy pub with great service and selection. Be sure to include this on you next visit to York.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
BeerCast_Rich  (14) Edinburgh, Scotland | February 2, 2011
Classic old-style pub, easily missed as to the outside there’s just a large frosted window and a small door. Drinks are served through hatches, so you need to lean over - in the drinking corridor there’s an extremely old folding seat to help you out. The owner might seem a bit standoffish, but as long as you don’t descend in large numbers they are all very friendly (hence there’s usually a sign on the door saying ’PRIVATE PARTY’ - ignore it, that’s just to stop the crowds). Beer is Ok but not great, doesn’t really matter when you’re sitting inside the back room gazing around.

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