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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bland, fatty meat, overcooked veg and slow service from staff that gave the impression they didn’t want to be there. Certainly not service with a smile. Will not be dining there again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our first time visiting The Golden Ball. The food was great and the staff were friendly and on hand. We will definitely return in the future.

Date of visit: July 2021
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General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Liamanthony95, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Golden Ball Inn! We hope to see you again very soon !

Reviewed 3 June 2021

Lovely friendly staff, very comfortable beer garden. Must agree with other reviewers that the food is adequate but portions small & don't always reflect what's on the menu. Drinks were served quickly, no problems. Hopefully food will be tweaked & back to how it used...to be soon.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2021

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We will pass on the feedback to our team! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

I am a 12 year old girl so not entirely a young kid but when me and my brothers and grandparents went to the restaurant here, I was quite disappointed as because as i’m not really young, and am able to eat a lot I...was getting it off the adult menu. But there were only plant based burgers and a burger with posh stuff galore so there wasn’t a simple cheeseburger or anything so I got a kids one. I was very disappointed as the patty/meat was as thin as a biscuit and the bun tasted really bitter. It makes me disappointed that they think just because a kid is going to eat it even if it was a young kid, it is acceptable to serve this. I will not be going there again!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2021

Dear Elfbrook, It’s with great sadness that I read about your disappointment regarding your last visit The children burger is one of our best selling item on the children menu and is loved by many, so is our house burger. We always aim to adjust...More

Reviewed 20 May 2021

Was looking forward to going back after lockdown. Booked and met friend for evening meal. Limited choice -some items on menu not available. Incredibly mean portion sizes. We had 2 very ordinary main meals and 2 soft drinks. I was very surprised at bill of...close to £50! Unimpressed. Will find somewhere different next time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2021

Oak1508, We are sorry to read you did not have a great experience while visiting us. Our suppliers have struggled with the demand since reopening on Monday and haven’t been able to provide us with everything we ordered. We are working very closely with them...More

Reviewed 4 November 2020

This is one of my go to pubs in the areas. Its a quality well kept and furbished establishment with a good selection of food and drink on offer in a quaint setting. Good for lunch or evening meal its higher end which I would...recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Hi Joncw72, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Golden Ball Inn!

Reviewed 19 October 2020

Went for the first time and had Sunday lunch. Lovely atmosphere, felt safe re COVID precautions. Highly recommend both the beef and the lamb, loads of veg, potatoes & gravy! Really enjoyed.

Date of visit: October 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2020

Neeevard, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Golden Ball Inn. Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Hubby and I visited 29th Sept and had a fabulous meal. I had the lamb rump and hubby had beef bouginion. Both meals were freshly cooked and very tasty. Finished off with the baked cheesecake. Felt covid safe too.

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2020

Y138mlalisonc, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 28 September 2020

Very good service, lovely food and reasonably priced. Some things not available but there had been an offer on mains.

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2020

370gillianw, we're happy to hear you had such a positive experience with our team! We can't wait to see you again, have a great day.

Reviewed 10 September 2020

Meals at this establishment or really, really good. Excellent dining and good VFM. Plenty of seating and a full bar. Waitress was very courteous and charming. Enjoyed dining at this place. Thanks once again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2020

Bigmik007, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

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The Golden Ball Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5