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The Blue Bell

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Arkendale $$ - $$$, British, Bar, European
Moor Lane, Arkendale HG5 0QT, England
+44 1423 369242
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
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British, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Moor Lane, Arkendale HG5 0QT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice welcome on arrival, good service, nice menu choice, lovely surroundings with smart furnishings. Food was beautifully presented. My cod was beautifully cooked but the sauce lacked depth of flavour. My friends duck was nice but was served with a tiny amount of orange sauce....More

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time that my husband & I visited the Blue Bell. The first time was in November 2016 when we took some friends for our birthday meal. This time it was just the two of us. The restaurant very presentable, the staff...More

Thank Glynis636
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon The Blue Bel whilst walking and called in for lunch on a Sunday. There was a variety of food on the menu , not just Sunday roasts. The food was of really high quality and very good value. Staff were particularly friendly...More

Thank gerts29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a meal with friends to celebrate some excellent news so we wanted something more than the ordinary and we were not disappointed.Our booking requirements were fully met,the table we were allocated was in a lovely part of the restaurant in the window, and...More

Thank lesley059
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this gem of a village pub/restaurant with rooms close to the A1 on our way up North to Northumberland. Accommodation is 1st class with every need catered for, bedrooms are beautiful and tastefully decorated and beds are to die for, super kings!...More

Thank SusieH476
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here today. The Prosecco was beautifully chilled too! Three of us went for the monk fish and prawn red Thai curry, it didn't disappoint - it was delicious 👍. The other meal was a generous portion of fish and chips, equally...More

Thank Happywanderers20
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for my wife's birthday and was really impressed. All the staff were fantastic and always had a smile. The service was perfect and very prompt. We ate in and enjoyed all the food we ordered. The room was perfect and very very...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Part of 'West Park Inns', a regional group of about half a dozen establishments in this part of North Yorkshire. The dining room and bar are very attractive and comfortable. The Blue Bell has an intereseting and varied menu and or group of 7 all...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I found the Blue Bell on Booking.Com. It is situated in the lovely North Yorkshire village of Arkendale in between Boroughbridge and Ripon. Quiet surroundings and easy to get to.The rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and happy to...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The décor and general atmosphere of the Blue Bell makes it a pleasure to visit and our meals on this visit were enjoyed more than on our last some 6 months ago. My steak was tasty and cooked just as ordered and the other members...More

Thank David190343
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Are dogs allowed? We are staying with u on 15th.
6 May 2017|
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Tx for your prompt reply
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moor Lane, Arkendale HG5 0QT, England (Formerly The Bluebell Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Arkendale
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 369242
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Fantastic food is important at The Blue Bell: our local suppliers provide us with great Yorkshire produce which our chefs use to put together a great range of dishes from the pub classics we all know and love (think Fish & Chips or Cheese Burger) to some slightly more elaborate dishes that are perfect for those special occasions.

To keep things simple our main menu runs throughout the week at both lunchtimes and during evening service. This is then supplemented by a lighter menu of Sandwiches & Light Bites on Wednesday to Saturday, whilst on Sunday we have our fantastic traditional roasts available for only £10.95.