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The Blue Bell at Arkendale

Village dining inn handy for York and Harrogate

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

At the heart of a village of pantiled cottages and grassy verges; both contemporary and traditional styles blend seamlessly at this tastefully modernised country inn. Leather sofas and chairs cluster around a log-burning stove, whilst farmhouse kitchen-style furniture dots the tiled floor. Yorkshire beers from the likes of Timothy Taylor and Copper Dragon keep drinkers happy. Diners can expect a thoroughly modern menu that may feature cider-steamed mussels; wild mushroom and gnocchi gratin or sticky ginger beer glazed pork belly. Seasonal variations and a specials board extend the choice of the best of Yorkshire produce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6-9, Friday to Saturday 5-9, Sunday 12-8

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Theakston Best Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Symonds

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

A1(M) junction 47, A59 signed Green Hammerton and York. 1st left signed Boroughbridge and Walshford. At T-junction right on A168 (Boroughbridge). Left signed Arkendale. Pub on right

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