Other pubs to stay at:
Masons Arms, Fishergate, York - Three en-suite double rooms with colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities. £45 per room per night (no breakfast). Handy for the city centre. Tel: 01904 646046
Victoria, 1 Heslington Rd, York - Newly-refurbished Old Mill tied house. Five en-suite doubles and one single. Doubles are £45 per night, single £35. Tel: 01904 622295
Saddle, Fulford Road, York - Five rooms with TV and tea/coffee making facilities (not en-suite). All doubles and twins, £18 per person. Family room, price on application. Four poster bedroom, £40. Tel: 01904 633317
Ferry Inn, Cawood - Historic riverside free house and our current Pub of the Year. Two double rooms and one twin, £15 per person. Tel: 01757 268515
New Inn, Cropton - Set in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and with a brewery in the grounds. Five double rooms, two twins, £20 - £30 per person. Special deals are available. Tel: 01751 417330
Aldwark Guest House, St. Saviourgate, York - Not a pub, but this guest house comes with a recommendation from the licensee of the Blue Bell. It's two minutes from the pub and right in the city centre. Newly renovated. Telephone Val on 01904 627781.