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Blue Ball Inn

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We recently hired the function room for a birthday celebration, we were very happy with the way the arrangements were handled before the event and all went well on the night. The buffet was excellent value and the range and quality of food was commented on by most guests especially those not from the local area.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wont go there again meal ok but we think tartare sauce give us a funny tummy service was bad chasing your way round the bar trying to find someone to serve you at least 10 mins. Like my partner said won't go there again for another 10 years

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worcester uk
Reviewed 3 January 2017

the food is excellent and specials board changed daily, all the staff are polite efficient and very friendly. cannot express how highly we rate this as it is a must visit when we are in the area, EXCELLENT

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We are very lucky to have the Blue Ball Inn as our local pub. The service is good and the staff professional. There is a very good selection on the menu with a daily specials board. It would be impossible not to find something you liked. There is also a massive car park.

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Thank Tina R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A really nice pub, being both spacious and cosy at the same time. Good menu and specials board, excellent staff provided a great service and all at a reasonable price; well certainly be returning when we're next in the area.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

On our way to the local donkey sanctuary we stop for lunch at the Blue Ball. Having ordered the steak and ale pie what a great surprise to see it arrive at the table with a shortcrust pastry top. A proper pinched edge shortcrust pastry lid not the ubiquitous puff pastry disc just plonked onto a dish of meat and...

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Thank Paulfenton
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on the recommendation of our B&B proprietor. We were not disappointed. I had beef and ale pie and my husband the bone in pork chop. They were served promptly and the food was hot. Service was great and attentive. I recommend it highly.

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Thank Donna G
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Food was lovely, though service slightly on the slow side. A great menu and a fantastic specials board. The fish is cooked to perfection, and those that had the steak said they were OK, but nothing special. Could do with improving the pudding selection as more on the traditional side...however with what choice there was, it was still yummy. The...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food was basic and few options for specific diets. However, the staff were friendly and helpful and there was a good choice of beers. Plenty of car parking and it is an attractive venue. Reasonably priced to eat out.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

A booking for 6pm you would expect the car park to be empty. Not a bit of it! Steak at £10.95 was a good deal given the quality of the meal and the beer was well cared for as well. Sufficiently impressed to book Sunday lunch in a few days time.

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

Additional Information about Blue Ball Inn

Address: Stevens Cross, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Number of rooms: 9
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“Only use as a diner but can recommend it if it is all run on same lines it will be excellent”
michael414hadley, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lovely bathrooms”
Grannygreybird, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“For good room at reasonable price stay elsewhere”
mackay8102, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All good and similar in style, size and decor. Only 2 have bath, rather than just modern shower,so if that's important, best to check.”
153stevew, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are the same.”
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