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Blue Ball Inn

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Went passed this pub and thought we would give it a go for an evening meal as it was not to far from where we were staying. The inside of the pub varies from 300 years old to 20 years old and you get to sit where you want. The beer was well kept and varied with both hand pumped...

2Thank Vacators
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Visited the blue ball yesterday with 12 others for pre match meal and drinks. The food was absolutely fantastic (this was also the view of all the other diners)very plentiful and the veg cooked fresh and not soggy at all. As it was match day the place was absolutely rammed but still the sevice was exemplary. Have only visited on...

1Thank kipsmithers
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant last night and was enjoying a very nice meal; unfortunately we were sat next to group that done nothing but moan..... I think they moaned about everything and didn't stop; if your food was that bad, why on earth didn't you send it back to the kitchen on first tast rather than clean the plate and...

1Thank DevonHockeysticks
Bath, Somerset
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I cannot comment on the accommodation, only the restaurant. The Blue Ball Inn is a picture-postcard thatched inn on the outskirts of Exeter. Good parking, play area & seating outside and a nice bar with some good local beers. The restaurant is a bland modern extension to the rear, somewhat out of keeping with the 17/18th century front. Tables are...

1Thank BloomfieldTripper
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We are a couple in our 50's and regularly eat here, we like the relaxed, friendly atmosphere in this pub. There is a play area outside for the children with plenty of room to run around. Yes it can be busy at certain times, but this is understandable as it is a popular place to eat. The staff are always...

1Thank Kingston1Devon
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

After a hard days work in Devon I was looking forward to a good shower and home made food . On arrival to this, of the Beaton track local pub. Loads of parking especially for me as I have a large van, car park good lighting. Room 1. Very spacious clean tidy warm. Shower was very good and hot and...

3Thank Jeyson
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I booked a table for four of us on Mon 29th February for Mothers Day March 6th & my Birthday combined at 13.00hrs, they said yes they had a table took all my details & reserved the table. Two days later I received a phonecall to say they had made a mistake & reserved a table for two & no...

5Thank DutchDumplingcat
Plymouth, Devon
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Stayed for one night as we had a early flight in the morning, we had two rooms both rooms were very nice and clean good for the price, Only problem we had we requested a travel cot for the baby when we arrived there was no travel cot!!!

Thank Ali T
Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely old country inn, right next to the Exeter Chiefs rugby ground. We have stayed here a couple of times, when visiting friends and have been very happy. The rooms that we stayed in are a converted stable block(I think) separate from the main building, so they are nice and quiet. They are fitted out to a...

Thank Titchy333
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

A beautiful day for riding our motorbikes had me showing my girlfriend some of the local roads. Very cold and hungry by lunch time we headed for the Blue Ball Inn. Made very welcome in our leathers, something that is missing more often than you think. We settled on the Roast Beef. Fabulously prepared, perfectly cooked everything. Couldn't fault it....

Thank John H

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Blue Ball Inn

Address: Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: RM315 - RM376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“off junction 30 -1 mile and your there limited accommodation”
daviddyr, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Although the rooms face onto the car park they are very quiet and beautifully decorated.”
maj_jones58, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is nearest road; higher number might be quieter”
YachtSuzannah, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“They only have 4 rental rooms one being a family, one twin and assume the others are doubles”
  • Not very nice - general state of the shower cubicle
  • Not very nice
Walkabout1, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“No real answer to that as I have always had room 2”
spinerkop, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
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