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The Old Bell Coffee House

Bashful Alley, Lancaster LA1 1LF, England
+44 1524 36561
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (6 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bashful Alley, Lancaster LA1 1LF, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived here Saturday about one pm . We were seated immediately, our order taken , Apple cake with ice cream .,fresh toast, good coffee , attentive cheerful staff ,spotless surroundings . Best cafe in Lancaster _ Thank you

Thank Margaret Y
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Tucked away in Bashful Alley. Don't let that put you off. Pleasant staff, good coffee and pleasant atmosphere. We enjoyed our coffee so much we re-visited for lunch and were not disappointed with that either. Recommended

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We visited today as a walk in of 10 (which is a huge number!) and the staff couldn't be more lovely and accommodating, they made us welcome and service way incredibly fast! There wasn't a free table for more than two minutes as people just...More

Thank Izzy M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My family called in for lunch before catching a train. I was impressed by the speed of the service and the size of the children’s meals. The adult meals were equally fine. Visitors need to be aware that only cash is taken as payment which...More

Thank iffley094
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing breakfast iv had in a while. Dry, not swimming in oil, toast not buttered thicker than the slice of toast, and very tasty, and from someone else’s review am pleased to say they had hash browns on my order. The cakes...More

1  Thank HyandMa
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I have visited The Old Bell on several occasions and have never been less that totally satisfied. The food has always been fresh and great tasting with a reasonable price. The cafe is small so at busy times getting a seat could be difficult but...More

1  Thank Ollie000
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Come here regularly on a Saturday for breakfast, and absolutely love it the only thing I find missing is hash browns!!! Great service, great breakfast, lovely little out of centre spot for a bit of peace over breakfast or a break from shopping for lunch....More

2  Thank xHannahR0se
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Down Bashful Alley lies The Old Bell Coffee House.I have frequented this haven many times either directly or after leaving my appointment at the R.L.I.The staff are always welcoming and quick to serve.I always choose a cafetiere of Farrahs ground coffee,but have tried toasted teacakes,small...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

On a very wet Saturday morning were delighted to find this hidden gem. Friendly staff, tasty food, just what we needed to face the rigours of the day. The loose leaf Earl Grey and fresh brewed Italian coffee were definitely worthy of note.

Thank Nikki N
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this cafe on a a wet day while on a narrowboating holiday in Lancaster. We were looking for somewhere warm, cosy, friendly and with good homemade food. This family establishment fitted the bill perfectly. Not easy to find, it is on a small...More

1  Thank Annesquirrel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bashful Alley, Lancaster LA1 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 36561
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