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The Blue Bell, York - pub details

Blue Bell
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Address: 53 Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9TF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12909) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations York (0.6 miles), Poppleton (3.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 112 users)
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Exquisite, historic pub that reminds me of Holborn's Ye Olde Mitre and Preston's Black Horse. There are two bars and one has to stoop low to the serving hatch to be served at one of them. A half of a Rudgate Ruby Mild went down well as a I lounged comfily. There is a 'no groups' policy wildly emblazoned everywhere and which is a little heavy handed although the place is tiny.
BoehmBawerk - 4 Feb 2017 10:31
A re-visit to this little gem of a pub at the start of Fossgate. It’s 6.30 on a Friday evening and the 2 rooms were jam packed there’s even a couple of fellas standing in the hall way between the 2 rooms.

We managed to nab one chair & plotted up right next to the bar. On the small bar there’s 7 ales on, I had a very good pint of Treboom Breweries Hop Britannia @ 5.0%.

Stopped for just over 30 minutes before moving on and allowing someone else to take our space. The Blue Bell really is a gem of a pub and is one that I cannot praise enough, many more visits and reviews of this pub to follow.

Score’s highly from me.
lezford - 20 Dec 2016 11:26
I had to fit in another visit to the Blue Bell during my visit to York and I managed to do this on Sunday evening. It was packed as always and this time, I forced my way into the front bar. The only drawback is that its popularity v size ratio is too high and it can feel a little uncomfortable. The beer range was Kelham Island Kelham Best, Bradfield Farmers Blonde, Rudgate Ruby Mild, Roosters Britannia, Treboom Hop Britannia & Timothy Taylor Landlord. Cider was Rosie's Pig. The Blue Bell looks so unassuming from the outside. But you just have to pay it a visit.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Mar 2016 21:53
This was the last pub that features in the current GBG that I needed to 'tick' in York. Having been too busy for us to stay when we visited a few days earlier I duly returned on a Thursday evening when it was a little quieter.

2 distinct drinking area's, the front room is a small snug while the smoking room to the rear is rather cosy. The snug only has enough seats for about 16 or 17 people and standing room for another half a dozen.

A good choice of ales on the hand pumps with 7 ales available . My pints of Roosters Longhorn @ 4.3% and Rudgate’s Ruby Mild @ 4.4% were both very good.

The fire in its original tiled fireplace was burning in the snug with a grate in front of it.

No hot food served here but they do sell fresh baked bread and home made pork pies.

A reasonable sized crowd in on my visit with lively chatter between the small groups and the 2 bar staff.

I’m glad I managed to get back to the Blue Bell as it’s a very good little pub selling extremely well kept ales.
lezford - 23 Dec 2015 14:18
In a city with so many historic old pubs, it would be very easy to pass by the Blue Bell. That would be a huge mistake. Warm, friendly atmosphere - very much the feel of a local. Service was efficient and friendly and the Rudgate Ruby Mild was in excellent condition. The interior is a gem: Edwardian that has not been messed about, front bar, smoke room served from a hatch and corridor drinking also served from a hatch. 9/10.
wobblybob - 25 Apr 2015 21:01

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