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“good english pub”
Review of The Blue Bell

The Blue Bell
Ranked #1 of 51 Nightlife in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Blue Bell is York's only Grade II* Listed Edwardian Public House. The first pint was pulled in 1798 and it's interior has remained untouched since 1903, allowing you to step back in time and experience a piece of living history first hand. Famous for it's wide selection of cask ales, pork pies, friendly service and lovely atmosphere, The Blue Bell is also York CAMRA's Pub of The Season for Winter 2016/17 and is listed in the Good Beer Guide as well as numerous publications regarding classic pub interiors. There are no TVs, music or games machines and although there is free WiFi, don't be expecting any mod cons or gimmicks. The Blue Bell is also York's smallest Public House and as such has extremely strict policies of no groups, swearing, Hen or Stag parties, mobile phones or Under 18s. At busy times you may not get into the pub - midweek afternoons are usually the quietest times if you would like to sit down. A warm welcome awaits you at The Blue Bell - but only if you follow the rules and do your part to create a warm, relaxed and (some would say old-fashioned) atmosphere of respect and friendship. It's a proper pub, for proper pub people...
Reviewed 7 January 2014

good value, good food, lovely people. be nice and they are lovely. review must be 50 characters, so here is some more words.

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

If only all pubs were like this. Untouched for over a hundred years and serving the best beers I've ever tasted. The atmosphere was wonderful, the company marvellous.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Small but lovely old-fashioned pub with a good range of draft and bottled beers. They also do a small selection of sandwiches, but I guess most people don't come here for the food...

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

A brilliant, traditional pub in York city centre. I enjoy a pint in here whenever visiting the city. It consists of 2 small rooms only so can be difficult to get a seat. If you are seated by the fire on a cold day it is then terriby hard to be motivated to head off home. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Visited this great little pub twice now. On each visit we've been made welcome and invited to join and chat with the regulars. It really is a good old fashioned pub with great beers and an amazing section of lovely wines.

Thank Lelsey
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