We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
West Green, Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull, England
01482847113
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 184 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 44
    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
Totally disappointed. Totally overpriced.

This was our first trip to the newly refurbished Blue Bell. We sat in a new part which looked onto the garden. It was quite nice but I prefer the old part of the Inn. However, there were no customers on Saturday lunchtime, other than ourselves. When we got the food, I could see why. We both had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
SuziYorkshire
,
Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited back in June and food was excellent and there was a new menu that had more reasonable prices than had previously been the case.. On the strength of this we recently booked for a party of 17... First shock was that all the prices had been hiked back up again.. Secondly, (in spite of having to pre-order our meals),... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited a few weeks ago and after looking forward to it all week, could not be more disappointed. Crab cake starter with shell in it, mussels cooked in a very poor broth and beef wellington that wasvery tough, all of which lacked seasoning. Having had lovely food in the past, in lovely surroundings, we cannot believe the difference and shall... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is our go to place for a family meal. Staff are so friendly, the food is lovely (and gigantic portions). Would definitely recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very poor meal. The waiter was training a new member of staff and she slipped and poured food into my starter. The waiter then asked if I needed my starter changing. It did me a favour as my first starter was cold. A very poormeal

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hulll
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we haven't been since it was refurbished. There is now outside seating and a room overlooking the garden. Very pleasant. However, it took an inordinate length of time to order a simple lunch and be served it. I ordered the chicken and bacon in a ciabatta which came in rather cheap, nasty, sliced white bread. The lettuce was like us,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our visit was to celebrate my husband's birthday - we were not disappointed! We experienced good food,reasonably priced wine and good service. We were aware of the negative reviews, but witnessed none of the negative comments mentioned. The waitress was possibly a little inexperienced and nervous, but gained confidence as the evening progressed. The food was beautifully presented and full... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hull
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have visited the Blue Bell many times. Mainly for drinks in the village but also once for food. They have a fantastic outside area to sit in the sun and have drinks (perfect on a sunny afternoon). They have recently assed to the outside seating area to create a bistro area outside. This is very nice. They have a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norfolk, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When our order was taken the waitress read out the current specials from her notebook. We chose some of the specials but did not ask the price. Parts of the dishes were no more than average quality but the potatoes were so salty they were almost inedible. I was also flabbergasted when we got the bill to find the specials... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was our first trip to the newly refurbished Blue Bell. We sat in a new part which looked onto the garden. It was quite nice but I prefer the old part of the Inn. However, there were no customers on Saturday lunchtime, other than ourselves. When we got the food, I could see why. We both had lamb burgers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Belper, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Have been three times for drinks in the last three weeks. I think there are five real ales on the bar, including their own "Bluebell best". I normally go for the Boondoggle. Seating is comfy on casual in the bar area and there is a large (I think recently extended) beer garden, which catches the sun during the day and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Blue Bell also viewed

Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull
Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull
 
Cottingham, Kingston-upon-Hull
 

Been to The Blue Bell? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: British, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Blue Bell and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Blue Bell staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?