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The Blue Bell [Website] [Photograph 1] [Photograph 2] [Map 49]
114 Church St || Telephone 01772 251280 || Date visited: 11th April 2002
  • Alcohol

      1. Lager - Prinz
      2. Bitter - Sam Smiths
      3. Stout -
      4. Cider -
      5. Mild -
      6. Bottles -
    Comments:
    Sam Smith's pub are generally about 15% cheaper than others in the area - this is the only Sam Smith's in Preston as far as we're aware.
    • Entertainment
      1. Live Acts
      2. - No
      3. Karaoke
      4. - No
      5. DJ
      6. - No
      7. Juke Box
      8. - Yes
      9. Quiz Nights
      10. - Yes
      11. Pool Table
      12. - No
      13. Darts
      14. - No
      15. Dominoes
      16. - Yes
    Comments:
    This is a small (area) pub in the centre of the City, but has a big character in old-fashioned values. No pool, jukebox or dj's but the friendly chat is second to none.
    • Food
      1. Quality
      2. - Plaease rate if you've eaten here recently
      3. Price Range
      4. -
      5. Prestentation
      6. -
      7. Serving Times
      8. -
    Comments:

    • Toilets

    • Gents
      1. Cleanliness
      2. - Above Average
      3. Maintenance
      4. - Average
      5. Aroma
      6. - OK

      Ladies

      1. Cleanliness
      2. -
      3. Maintenance
      4. -
      5. Aroma
      6. -
    Comments:

    • Staff
      1. Friendliness
      2. - Average
      3. Attitude
      4. - OK
      5. Appearance
      6. - Average
    Comments:

    • Customers
      1. Locals
      2. - Yes
      3. Students
      4. -
    Comments:
    I doubt if many students venture this way to sample this pub..
    • Decor [ Traditional / Modern / Other
    • ]
      1. Traditional
      2. - Yes
      3. Modern
      4. -
      5. Other Style
      6. -
      7. Condition
      8. - Average

    Comments:
    The Old Brewery at Tadcaster was founded in 1758 and is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. Samuel Smith is one of the few remaining independent breweries in England, and further is among the last to utilize the classic Yorkshire Square system of fermentation.

    Now in its fifth generation of family management, the rich Samuel Smith brewing tradition remains unchanged. The yeast at The Old Brewery has not been altered since the turn of the century. Only whole Kent hop flowers, which are hand-weighed by the master hop blender, are used, and the brewing water is drawn from a well sunk over 200 years ago.

    Old Brewery Tours Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England LS249SB Located on High Street in Tadcaster (Phone from US) 011-44-1937839201 (Fax from US) 011-44-1937834673

    Please call in advance to confirm tour availability.

    Tadcaster is a market town dating back many hundreds of years. During the Roman period, its quarries supplied stone for the great military fortress at York. Today, ale is its principal export, brewed by three nationally famous local companies in a centuries old tradition. Samuel Smith is one of these breweries.

    Midway between York, Selby and Wetherby, Tadcaster lies just off the A64 road, which bypasses it to the south, leading to the A1. You can access Tadcaster via public transportation. It is approximately a two-hour train ride from London's King's Cross Station to York; then via rented car or public transportation to Tadcaster.