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Blue Bell

53 Fossgate, YORK, YO1 9TF

York's smallest pub, although its vivid red-brick frontage gives its presence away. Serving customers since 1798, it was last refurbished in 1903, thus warranting a Grade ll* listing for its hardly-touched interior. The taproom at the front is connected by a long corridor to the snug at the back. Being compact and bijou leaves no room for a kitchen, so it's lunchtime sandwiches only, except on Saturdays (noon-6pm), when you can order beef slow-cooked in Rudgate Ruby Mild beer, with bread and butter. To make up for the culinary limitations, there are seven real ales on tap, and Rosie's Pig and Old Rosie ciders.

Further information

Tel: 01904 654904
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Timothy Taylor Landlord, Bradfield Farmers Blonde, Roosters Yankee, Rudgate Ruby Mild, Kelham Island Best Bitter


All day all week
Mon-Thu 11-11 (Fri-Sat 11am-mdnt Sun 12-10.30)


Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.

Payment information

Credit cards not accepted



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At top of Fossgate (near The Shambles)

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