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The Blue Bell

English, Pub
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West Green, Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull, England
01482847113
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Change but not for the better!

This was one of our favourite local eating haunts but oh dear. The enlarged area at the back lacks any charm. It is too cramped inside and as for the outside astro turfed area, less said the better. The food was average to say the least and I think it will be a while before we return. A shame to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Hull
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Friday is our day for eating out at lunchtime and we quite often visit the Blue Bell. It has been going through some changes lately, not least of which was the refurbishment, and there has also been a change in some of the staff. I must say that the service and the food today was absolutely superb. I had a... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After reading the reviews of the many customers who have undoubtedly had a very poor experience at the Blue Bell in Cottingham. I cannot help but giggle at Andrew C response's, I believe the CCTV is one of the highlights of his management proving the customer is always wrong !!! Are you sure Mr Andrew C that your not related... More 

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited the blue bell for Sunday lunch. We were seated in the new extension, nice room but feels like a cafe rather then a restaurant and the chairs aren't the comfiest! Service was fairly quick and food arrived in good time, both myself and my partner ordered the roast beef dinner, which looked amazing on our plates, a lot of... More 

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have visited the bluebell once before when looking for a place to move to, and we loved it! So when we moved to cottingham three weeks ago so were keen to visit again. After reading reviews on trip advisor we were worried but decided to visit. We had booked a table only hours before arriving, when we arrived we... More 

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Brough, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went with my family for a birthday meal. Had booked in advance and explained that one member was in a wheelchair. Got there to find the back access way signposted for disabled people was all locked up so had to go in the front and ask them to bring out the ramp for the front step!!!! (Health and safety issue... More 

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Hull
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was one of our favourite local eating haunts but oh dear. The enlarged area at the back lacks any charm. It is too cramped inside and as for the outside astro turfed area, less said the better. The food was average to say the least and I think it will be a while before we return. A shame to... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It seems to me that Andrew C, owner of the Blue Bell should be spending less time on excuses for appalling service & more time training his staff to be competant & courteous to those who are paying the bill. Sure one elderly gentleman was annoyed. He'd flown the Atlantic for a family reunion, waited 2 hours to eat &... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were lucky to get in on spec. This place is popular and deservedly so. We had succulent pork loin and fresh cod. Crispy, home made chips were served and kind of set the benchmark for chips! They have a very good kitchen and they know what they are doing, but what makes The Blue Bell special for me is... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I keep hearing the advert on KCFM and said to my hubby oh sounds a lovely place shall we try it.... After reading the last few reviews it's kind of put me off going, does anyone have anything positive to say about it?

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Was looking forward to a lovely evening with my family to celebrate my brother and sister-in laws visit from Canada,unfortunately the evening was ruined by the poor service we received.My brother did complain in a very courteous manner and got no apology.we had left a deposit that more than compensated for starters and drinks..I feel as though all my family... More 

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Additional Information about The Blue Bell

Address: West Green, Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull, England
Phone Number: 01482847113
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Kingston-upon-Hull  >  Cottingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Green, Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Kingston-upon-Hull  >  Cottingham
  • Phone Number: 01482847113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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