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The Bat & Ball Freehouse

) #15 of 98 Restaurants in Farnham $$ - $$$ , British,
15 Bat & Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
+44 1252 792108
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
15 Bat & Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice pub in a lovely setting. Classic pub meals at a reasonable price. The pub has an added bonus of a good climbing frame for the kids.

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all at the Bat and Ball for putting on Bat-Fest, we were there last night and had a fantastic time, great beers, great food and service. We were there for the evening session and were lucky...More

Thank Chris C
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! We all had a fantastic time this weekend celebrating, beer, gin and food in the sunshine. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself so much and you are right, The Riots were amazing and really raised the roof. Such a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch there for the first time. And I must say we were made to feel welcome and after some searching of the menu we decided to have lunch which was worth the wait. 2 adult meal`s and 3 younger persons meal`s + plus a...More

Thank Ian I
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience here at The Bat and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Relatives from abroad wanted to experience a good British pub..... The Bat & Ball did us proud. Good food, great atmosphere!

Thank Trish515
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience here at The Bat and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Visited during the week for food and drinks when staying in the area for work. Food was very nice, well worth a visit when in the area. Good selection of drinks and very pleasant staff. Will return!

Thank Richandmanu
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience here at The Bat and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in with the family. The Cod loin with a chorizo crumb served over samphire was excellent with a Belly pork with mash also great. Good range of sweets should please everyone. Good selection of ales on offer. Will probably go back in the summer...More

Thank George S
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience here at The Bat and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Very impressed by both the staff and the food. The welcome was very warm and the food was excellent (the vegetarian chilli had just the right kick to it!). Staff were all really nice as was the pub. Not the easiest place to find but...More

Thank ShovelH
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience here at The Bat and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Three generations of us descended on this wonderful pub. The interior is cleverly done giving the idea of cosy little nooks but actually is very large. The menu is traditional pub fayre. To be honest if I wanted finer cuisine, I'd go to a restaurant....More

Thank Sean H
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience here at The Bat and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We were all very impressed with our food - I had squid 'meatball' dish which was probably best pub fish meal I have eaten. Definitely will visit again soon and recommend to friends

Thank heatherwallace51
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience here at The Bat and we hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

So we came here for a birthday meal. We ordered the sea bass which was horrendous! The sweetcorn mash had quite clearly been microwaved had so much sweetcorn it was overpowering. The chorizo tomato sauce was again overwhelming And slopped on the fish. It was...More

Thank Pippa A
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your food here at The Bat and Ball, we take feedback very seriously and always hope to improve from it. We wish that you had something about your seabass at the time as we would have gladly...More

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robogem
What sort of food do they do, is it reasonably priced.
12 April 2017|
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Response from Maffy-and-Liz | Property representative |
Hi there, Our menus are available online to look at but sadly trip advisor does not allow links to be used in answers. You will find us when you google The Bat and Ball Farnham. We look forward to seeing you!
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Emma E
Does it have baby changing facilities?
30 March 2017|
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Response from T0mRand | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing any but I am sure there would be a suitable side in the Ladies! Perhaps try calling them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Bat & Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Farnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1252 792108
Description
Your first time here you might find us a little difficult to find as the pub is down an un-adopted lane in the bottom of a valley, backing on to the Bourne stream. "The Bat" is a traditional country/village pub retaining the charm and atmosphere of what a pub should be. An open fire, panelled walls, nooks and crannies, hops hanging from the old oak beams, cricketing memorabilia and six shining brass hand pumps for ale. Outside there is a covered patio area with grape vines overhead and a large garden with flower borders, a children’s play structure and plenty of seating. There is also a large car park.We offer a good and wholesome selection of light snacks, main meals and a mouth watering selection of homemade puddings and desserts. All our food is cooked and prepared in house by our team.Crossing the generations ,the pub is a meeting place for all and you will be sure of a genuine welcome
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