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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Blue Ball Inn with my friends in the summer and it was such a relaxing, comfortable stay. The cottage we were in was so spacious with a large kitchen and dinning area as well as a sitting room, a lovely bathroom with a bath and power shower and bedrooms. It was so clean and well furnished,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

My friends and I stayed at the Hind cottage for a long weekend. We ended up arriving really late due to bad traffic. When we arrived, an amazing spread of sandwiches, nibbles and drinks had been set out for us (despite the kitchen being closed some time before). Everyone there was incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble! My...

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Somerset
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely setting, lovely place and very friendly staff. The food was very nice and flavoursome. However 2 of us ordered the Pork with crackling and apple sauce and both our plates came with no crackling & no apple sauce. This was rectified as soon as we asked.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely two night stay the room was very clean with tea coffe and toiletries the accommodation was more like a mini cottage than a B&B room, the breakfast was superb with a great choice and freshly cooked we also ate in the restaurant and the food was of a very good quality with good service it has...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Given the mixed recent reviews we were a bit apprehensive about our Sunday lunch visit. However it was excellent. We had a warm welcome, good friendly service and a first class meal. Starters were a little bit pricey but the quality was good and the roast beef main course was excellent. We asked for medium rare and that's exactly what...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My partner and I visited the Blue Ball on 14 July, arriving about 12.45pm. We had not booked, just wanted a pub lunch before driving on for a walk at Kilve. Interior and exterior were both very nicely presented. Although the inside was empty of customers we were told that we wouldn't be able to eat for about 45 minutes,...

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Thank naomi39439
London
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Before we even arrived at The Blue Ball Inn, the team were incredibly helpful and friendly even changing our booking for us twice. We stayed in Stag Cottage for 2 nights and loved the spacious room with large bathroom containing both a shower and Victorian tub big enough for 2. We ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and even...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Booked a Fathers Day lunch for 10, 4 adults & 6 children, over a week before. Arrived to no welcome just a grunt that they had no booking for us. I had to look at the list myself to find my name & see only booked for 4 adults. I requested that he should sort this confusion out and organise...

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Mere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Set in the lovely Quantocks, South of Taunton this pub is well worth a special detour. The surroundings are tranquil and verdant , the pub quite unusual. The lunchtime menu was just the sort to appeal to those who like lots of fresh salads with slightly different ingredients. Very sensibly, and quite unusually, two differing portion sizes were offered for...

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Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2015

stayed in Stag B&B room for a couple of nights. Room was downstairs and there was a lot of noise from above so would certainly look to book the larger room next time. Room fittings to high standard and everything clean however was a bit small/low ceilings e.g. Banged head in shower. Food was good pub grub and beer was...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There are few pubs these days that don't serve food, but how many go the extra yard? The Blue Ball has earned an enviable reputation as one of Somerset's finest pub restaurants through a combination of traditional dishes with a modern twist, an emphasis on freshness and seasonality, and an insistance on using locally sourced ingredients from farmers, growers and merchants who care as much about the quality and welfare of their produce as we do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Ball Inn

Address: High St | Triscombe, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Price Range: RM417 - RM667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“As the Blue Ball is located in the heart of rural Somerset any of the rooms would be perfect - no sky brightness at night and really quiet - just the sound of running water from the stream opposite.”
 of 5 bubbles janpulford, 16 May 2012 | Read review
“Stag cottage has the most wonderful roll top bath.”
 of 5 bubbles rosiep171, 8 Apr 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms seem equally good and well furnished although Stag is unusual as the bathroom is above the bedroom and reached via a spiral staircase.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeB13, 1 Apr 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in Stag Cottage - could not have been better!”
 of 5 bubbles 742RichardB, 21 Mar 2012 | Read review
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