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The Blue Bell

££ - £££, British,
West Green, Cottingham HU16 4BH, England
+44 1482 847113
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible17%
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Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
West Green, Cottingham HU16 4BH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had read some great reviews on this pub so maybe we came with high expectations? Food was average at best with mains over priced for what we got, puds were cheap and cheerful tho x

Thank JackyJoan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I called in to try their puddings. We were shown to a very nice table and given a menu with a choice of 6 puddings. They took a little while to arrive but they were very busy serving main courses to others....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal again at the Blue Bell, we had fish goujons and ricotta stuffed peppers to start and the fillet steak and fish and chips which was gorgeous, great service and lovely wine

Thank Loubee86
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, hard work does pay off Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this weekend and fell In love with The Bluebell immediately. Never been in before and aesthetically, it was so lovely. HOWEVER.. the Landlady was SO rude it became actually comical .. her expression, body language, tone of voice and general manner was quite...More

3  Thank Meercat49
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The truth is that you visited as part of a pre booked 40th birthday party which was booked in the Orangery & Heated Garden for 40-50 guests, Marc was obviously popular as maybe 70-80 turned up. You had over spilled into the restaurant which we...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The food here was so nice and homemade. I had the bangers and mash and the sausages were gorgeous and the gravy and mash were just right - I will be getting this again. The food prices match the standard of food you're getting if...More

Thank 137kimp
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Long time since we have eaten at the Blue Bell in Cottingham. Has had change of ownership which left some doubts of how good it is now.However we had a really great meal here and all three of us really enjoyed. I had sea bass...More

1  Thank Martin W
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much See you again soon

Reviewed 26 August 2017

My husband and I popped in today with our dog for a late lunch - lovely day sitting out in the beer garden. Our meals were cooked fresh to order, nicely presented and were very enjoyable. The salad was really good and was as a...More

Thank karimilsom
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you very much

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Just had Sunday lunch with my mum and mandy hadn't been in here for 30 years . Well it didn't disappoint the menus is varied not too large like some pubs. Opted for the beef Sunday lunch, very tasty and fresh veg for a change...More

Thank Graham W
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Graham, thanks for the review, we are pleased you enjoyed your lunches, ooh by the way we do have Guinness. Hope to see you again soon, A Guinness on me next time Cheers

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Enticed by the two meals for £15 deal, I recently made my first visit to The Blue Bell since it reopened. Reasonable selection on the lunch menu - usual pub grub dishes. I ordered the burger and my husband the fish & chips. Both meals...More

Thank Katleskin
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks for the review, although not in my opinion correct, as this is all about opinions of anonymous people right I can reply as the owner and you will know who I am and can approach me anytime. Firstly we do not serve as you...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

I have eaten at the Bluebell three times recently, the food is good, service very good, the pub has improved so much since it reopened, at long last the people of Cottingham have a good Local Pub.

Thank nicholspaul
Phil D, Owner at The Blue Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Wow thank you very much for the review. Our hard work pays off when we read such comments, so pleased to make people happy Thanks again

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Response from bartypicoshe | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Sallie A | Reviewed this property |
I believe the new management are local landlords and that the menu has not yet bee finalised but I plan to visit today so watch this space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Green, Cottingham HU16 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Cottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1482 847113
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Here at The Blue Bell we welcome everyone to join us for a drink or two or a quiet romantic dinner or a dinner party. We offer a wide range of great food from a homemade soup or sandwich to a portion of our award winning fresh haddock & chips or a fillet steak with all the trimmings. We pride ourselves on serving fresh food everyday but still making a fine experience affordable to everyone. With award winning real ales, craft beers and fine wines on sale we offer something for everyone. We have a beautiful garden with heating and lighting all year round, we even have a private garden and Orangery for private functions, it's beautiful for small functions
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