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The Bat & Ball Freehouse

$$ - $$$, British,
15 Bat & Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
+44 1252 792108
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“winter salad” (3 reviews)
“ox cheek” (5 reviews)
“mash” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
15 Bat & Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
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Reviewed today

We were a table of 10 and had booked table in early Dec. The evening was a great success and area for Burns Supper whilst slightly squashed generated a great atmosphere. We have attended the Bat & Ball's Burns Night over the years, but the...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We booked up for 6 of us to have a meal here on Thursday Night 7 Dec at 1930. The pub is not the easiest to find and even though we have been twice before in the dark we still took the wrong turning. Anyway...More

2  Thank Travellerclass
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

For some reason I wasn't taken with this place initially. Maybe the outside or the decor just didn't gel with me but thankfully I was easily won over by the extremely friendly welcome. We hadn't booked which was a slight issue but they found from...More

2  Thank Woodabell
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! You are right we are quite difficult to find but it is such a lovely spot to be in! We hope you have a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

A friend and I decided to visit this pub for Sunday lunch as she had been before and recommended it. At first glance it seems a lovely olde worlde pub, exactly the sort of thing you'd expect to find in the English countryside, and suitable...More

3  Thank Olivia M
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

We are very sorry that your friend has been ill. She did indeed call up to notify us that she had been ill a few hours after your visit here and she spoke to our bar manager. The message that we received was that she...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Been coming here for over a year for a post dog walk pint on a Friday evening - beer has always been exceptional. I tend to go for their Hophead (Dark Star Brewery) but a regularly changing range of real ales on offer, some of...More

1  Thank DCMANLondon
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are so pleased that you had such a lovely experience here with us and that both the beer and food were meeting our high standards that we set ourselves. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We enjoyed a leisurely Sunday lunch at this pretty pub. The service was friendly and efficient. A lovely menu with some interesting dishes, the ox cheek was quite the best dish I've eaten out in a long time. My biggest problem was that I had...More

3  Thank peachesonthebeaches
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself so much her at The Bat and Ball. Bournemouth isn't too far away, so we hope to see you again one day

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the Bat and Ball for dinner on Saturday evening. Booked a table as it can get very busy. You have to order your food at the bar which is no problem. Quite crowded but service very good. Food was great with lots of...More

1  Thank ghn27
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Had not been here for a few years. Went for Sunday lunch and was disappointed to find that there was just one choice, lamb. The food was tasty and the lamb expertly cooked but overall we found the lunch a bit flat and there were...More

2  Thank DDFarnham
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for your review, we are sorry that you found your lunch rather lacking despite it being tasty and expertly cooked. We alternate our roasts on a weekly basis so that each week is different and always ensure that we have plenty of other...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My partner and I had a casual supper here on an 'open mic' music evening. The, mainly young, staff were incredibly helpful, friendly and enthusiastic and looked after us very well all evening. Excellent food and I would definitely recommend the liver and mash. Will...More

1  Thank Rufus237
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased that our staff looked after you so well as they are a lovely bunch, we do agree! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Sunday lunch menu was most enjoyable and the friendly staff made a great afternoon. The Sunday roast was cooked to perfection and the beef casserole was a generous portion. Desserts were enjoyed by the kids.

Thank Matt R
Maffy-and-Liz, Owner at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon.

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robogem
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
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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