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The Golden Ball Hotel

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High Street, Boxworth CB23 4LY, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shenzhen, China
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are in a separate building to the pub/restaurant, were clean and tidy and in good order. A little expensive for what the place is, £90 for a Saturday night inc breakfast. Didn't make it up in time for breakfast unfortunately so can't comment although the food being served in the evening looked pretty good. Staff were pleasant, and parking... More 

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Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem of a place situated in a quiet village. The rooms are clean and comfortable with everything you need for a short break although they do look like they are due a refurb. Breakfast is faultless the staff are attentive and friendly. The choices on the dinner menu were varied and the food was good. I would recommend... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had Sunday lunch here last week with our family, having booked a table in advance for 1 pm. Enjoyable meals - 2 chicken dinners, 2 lamb and 1 lasagne (you are not obliged to have a Sunday roast), so plenty of choice. Desserts very nice too - 2 apple crumbles, 2 chocolate fudge cakes, all with either cream, ice... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I'm surprised/confused by the previous negative reviews. We had a lovely meal (salmon) all beautifully cooked and well presented eg with veg that wasn't over cooked, friendly staff and attentive service. The owners are obviously working very hard and should be applauded for their enthusiasm. Ps the Rioja was excellent.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was on my business trip with my colleague and stayed at the Golden Ball for almost 2 weeks. Nice room, clean and very relaxing environment. A lovely and wonderful hosts... Will definitely coming back in the future...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in what I can only describe as a below standard room. There was cobwebs in our room, and hair in our bath. All I can say is room 9 needs a good clean. Then we decide to stay for dinner, well not a good decision. Bland chicken and mushroom stroganoff also the chicken was over cooked, also burnt... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Been to Golden Ball lots of times but since my last visit the food seems to have gone downhill slightly. Went for an evening meal with a couple of work colleagues I had the Steak and Ale Pie which was very meaty but a bit dry my chips were also over cooked, one of my friends had the steak pudding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I stay at the Golden Ball whenever I'm in the Cambridgeshire area. Always a warm welcome, great food and good quality produce. Rooms are well presented and clean with comfortable beds which for a frequent traveller becomes a must. I am really suprised reading some recent negative reviews. Can only sumise it was a really bad day. Well worth a... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Never had the occasion to write a negative review before. Check-in extremely poor. New member of staff left floundering with a key, never having been in the hotel annex bedrooms herself before. First night restaurant service extremely poor. Second night the lamb hotpot was full of gristle and fat (in fairness, money refunded). Our main complaint was hotel (annex) bedroom... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This review is for the restaurant only - not the hotel. The Golden Ball is technically a pub, and has a pub bar with real ale on handpump, but I doubt if many people go there just for a drink unless they're staying - it's effectively a country restaurant and hotel. The main room has a high ceiling with draped... More 

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