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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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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
One of my very favourite pubs anywhere - a trip to York is not complete without a visit to The Blue Bell.
DarkLordOfBarnet - 24 May 2014 13:01

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