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Blue Ball Inn

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Had a very strange reception when we arrived. Gave our surname and lady looked at list and said well we have a "our surname" booked and we said that's our name. She was pretty rude and I thought about walking. Stuck with it - food and service average, drinks ok. Not cheap.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A family of 5. We all had starters which were nice, but fairly simple so to be expected! In terms of the service, it was very good, and all the drinks were top quality. However, the main meals weren't as good, especially a chicken and bacon salad that we had ordered. The chicken was burnt and extremely dry, along with...

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Crediton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food with good variety on the menu. Once we had attracted the attention of staff they were excellent. Photo album of fire and what has been achieved is amazing. Look forward to return visit in the near future.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for a family lunch this afternoon. The service and food were fantastic (the fish and chips were brilliant and the burger was so tasty). Highly recommend, lovely setting and top quality food at reasonable prices.

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Bucks
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I ordered a vegetarian buger for my wife. When the burger arrived my wife said it looked like a beef burger. I tasted it for her and it was. We told the waitress who said to my wife " you are not a vegetarian though" she said shes eaten some of it. I explained I had tasted it. I felt...

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1Thank ButtcheeksBucks
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a lovely meal at the Blue Ball on Thursday 17th August. 2 Adults and 1 x 9 year old. We ordered the food and sat in the garden. Food did'nt take too long to arrive and was very tasty. Friendly staff and everywhere clean and well kept.

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Thank Sally S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have difficult grandchildren.... 1 diabetic, 1 coeliac and one with type 1 diabetes..... The staff at the Blue Ball were brilliant, they couldn't do enough to ensure that each of the children got exactly what they wanted within their own dietary needs.... I have been to the pub on quite a few occasions over the years and have always...

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lovely country type pub, our drinks were served just as they should of been, in clean glasses, with ice etc unfortunately by quite an off hand abrupt barman (who I think was probably the owner) we also ordered our Carvery tickets. The man/chef who served us with our meat was very pleasant and helpful with our requirements. We took...

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Thank Gillian O
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

8 of us ate here-starters, mains and desserts-loads of choice for all the family. Good value for money and good, friendly and helpful service. The waitress recommended the brownie for dessert, and...it was INCREDIBLE-you have to try it! A great place for a family celebration.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Went for a meal with elderly parents and our teenager. Attitude of staff was relaxed and friendly with a good dollop of humour. Ale was excellent and food fresh. Steak was cooked perfectly for my mother to eat even with her ailing teeth. Dogs allowed in bar made this feel like the real pub it is, but one where equal...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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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“Lovely bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles Grannygreybird, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“For good room at reasonable price stay elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 153stevew, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles alanc55windrush, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Avoid rooms at the front of the hotel - they would be very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Chris_Wark, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
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