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The Golden Ball Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
High Street, Boxworth CB23 4LY, England
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The Golden Ball Hotel
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Ranked #1 of 1 Boxworth B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
shaznaz2015 Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The actually place is lovely but the food is terrible. I had a watery, overcooked, tasteless stuffed pepper with oven chips and my friend had a pie that was not good. Please start home cooking your food, you could be so much better but sadly nothing has improved since last year when I came, shame.

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we used to like this place, always good food and excellent service, but this time it was bad!!! the food was average and the service was not very good as in the owner who was also the chief had to bring our drinks to us and clear our table to, and all he said was i am going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This review is for the Restaurant only and not the hotel. I have not been to this restaurant before but the people we went with had and told us it was busy but good and wouldn't be cheap. We were going for a family celebration a 40th birthday and we were really impressed. The menu was large and had something... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a very pleasant stay at the Golden Ball. Very welcoming hosts, beautiful countryside, and nice clean rooms. From Boxworth we cycled along the guided bus route to St Ives (18 miles round trip) and Cambridge (30 miles round trip) which was a great way to see the countryside.

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St Neots, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

In this case, Golden Ball Inn is for you. I have absolutely enjoyed Friday evening with my BF - nice and tasty food, comfortable and relaxing surrounding, and what's most important for me - staff is not annoying at all - I hate when you come to restaurant, start enjoy your food and staff start jump around and ask you... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I found this hotel very comfortable and probably one of the best hotel beds I've stayed in. It is located in a rural area, so the noise is minimal and the accommodation is away from the main bar area. The breakfast was superb. The hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming.

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