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Blue Ball Inn

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High St | Triscombe, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
+44 1984 618242
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Blue ball on the off chance of having dinner. And I'm glad I did! We had a warm welcome from William, the barman, who did explain that they were busy but would happily accommodate us when there was some room. We managed to grab a table by the bar and then proceeded to have some food in... More 

1 Thank johnEdwards87
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So running along with my seemingly fantastic luck with restaurants lately- My partner and I decided to try the Blue Ball Inn in Triscombe. Flaunting an impressive oven and a locally sourced menu we decided we would treat ourselves. We were told it was slightly more pricey but figured that meant we would get value for money and excellent food.... More 

Thank Katie A
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table for 2 after we had found this pub/restuarant on Facebook and trip advisor .As a vegetarian I was very taken with the menu online .Unfortunately when we got there It turned out the present people running this pub admitted that the menu online isn't theirs and they said they weren't allowed to remove it.!!! Very odd... More 

1 Thank Sally S
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't eaten here for many years but I have recently eaten there twice. Once in the evening and the second time for Sunday lunch. As other reviews state, the setting is beautiful and it was very useful for us that dogs were allowed after a long walk on the Quantocks nearby. On both occasions the food was excellent - fresh... More 

1 Thank ThemaceSomerset
Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and 19 friends had a booking here last Saturday. We were staying about a mile away at the gorgeous Smokeham Farm, one of the Woodland Retreats. We walked to the pub through the lanes which was lovely. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced for what we had. I had Haddock and chips was which was gorgeous and... More 

1 Thank Debra R
Taunton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I might as well have this wonderful local pub on speed dial the amount of time I spend there with friends for lunches and suppers. This is entirely due to the injection of life that Tim Young and Jane Bishop have brought to this lovely old pub at the foot of the Quantock Hills. It has a real buzz about... More 

1 Thank AnnaStana
Taunton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the nearby Farmers Arms suffered a fire in early 2017 we all mourned the loss of a great Pub. However not to be defeated Tim and Jane acquired the nearby Blue Ball Pub and restaurant and set about bring this previously great location back to life How they have succeeded in a few short weeks. Great atmosphere and very... More 

1 Thank Stuart D
Bolton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in on a weekday evening and were shown to a table for dinner by a pleasant young waitress. The interior of this pub is very quaint and rustic with a well stocked bar and seating for diners. My partner ordered a fillet steak and my choice was cod in a lovely crispy batter with chips and peas. Both... More 

3 Thank Gill C
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited the area over Easter. Good choice of real ales and premium lagers. Popular pub, very busy when we visited but the locals were very friendly so didn't feel out of place. Had hoped to eat in the restaurant but we were advised we needed it had been fully booked for 2 weeks.

2 Thank Tina992_12
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The have some great beers and plenty of seating outside. This is a qwerty place with a bridge across the road to the outside seating. Definitely worth a visit!

1 Thank dean_chase

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High St | Triscombe, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 618242
Traditional but unique Olde Worlde Pub / Restaurant. Thatched Roof, Beautiful wooden interior and eaves which form the Bar and Dining Rooms. Relaxed informal atmosphere. Beautiful natural country beer garden with stunning views and surrounded by superb trees on three sides. We could go on but just come and experience it for yourselves.

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Westleigh, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?