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The Blue Bell, York

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The Blue Bell prides itself on being the smallest pub in York, but with the biggest heart. It has a Grade II* Listed, untouched Edwardian interior dating to 1903 and is included in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The Blue Bell is also CAMRA's York Pub of the Season for Winter 2016/17.

With seven Cask Ales, two ciders and a great wine list to choose from it's difficult not to have a wonderful time in this quintessentially traditional English pub. Don't be expecting TV screens, music, games machines, cocktails or an extensive food menu - this pub is a proper pub for proper pub people. Our friendly atmosphere is second to none, helped by the House Rules of No Swearing, Shouting, Noisy Groups, Stags/Hens and Under 18s. So if you want to take a step back in time, enjoy a couple of award-winning ales and experience a proper English pub, The Blue Bell has everything you need.
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  • we come to york on a regular basis and this pub is a must "go to." Firstly it is tiny with little room which we love, secondly no groups allowed, Yeah fantastic. Thirdly no music. my god you have to a...  more »
  • Came here with 2 other older couples and were turned away because we were in a ‘group’ of 4. The American barman was so rude. We had been to a lovely charity dinner prior to this and it was a shame th...  more »
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  • The best pub in York. And that's saying something given how many great pubs the city has. I live that it has stayed traditional. It also serves some of the best kept ales going. A very friendly pub
  • lovely pub. listed building so it can't be changed from its early 20th century character. the landlord john is a great bloke. beer is good. it is the smallest pub in York. and don't think of going in if you swear, are in a group, in fancy dress or think you can sit there on your mobile phone, as it isn't allowed. as is right and proper. only go here for a pint and a talk to other folk, otherwise it's not for you. one of my favourite places in York. small, quaint with a nice atmosphere.
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