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The Golden Ball Hotel

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   High Street, Boxworth CB23 4LY, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellently run hotel and pub, with very friendly owners, who give you all their attention. The rooms have everything that you need, and even a bath (and shower) which is getting quite rare these days. Good, above average pub food in the restaurant, and lots of it, and for breakfast the next day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for a Saturday night in July, arriving at lunchtime on the Saturday and leaving after breakfast on Sunday. On arrival we were pleasantly greeted and booked in without fuss even though we were two hours early for registration. We took lunch in the bar area - excellent steak pudding and lovely crab and avocado salad, well presented and... More

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west yorks
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31 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed one night for a family party in the area. The room was clean and well equipped. Good hot shower, plenty of towels and toiletries. Thank fully there was a hairdryer as I'd forgotten mine my only comment was that it was a bit awkward to get the hairdryer between the sliding doors of the wardrobe to be able... More

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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59 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What a place! Situated outside of Cambridge is a hidden juwel that will not be a secret for very long. We had the good fortune to spend two relaxing days here. The rooms are very clean, well kept, and spacious on top. The wifi is good quality as well. The restaurant is hard to top; all of the day's specials... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The food here is always varied and delicious...lots of choice from menu abd an extensive 'specials' board. Tho on this visit our trip was let down by the very rickety old garden furniture...extremely wobbly and unstable..i sat on a gatden bench and it crumbled beneath me..shame as the weather was lovely,so with no tables that felt sturdy enough we had... More

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Sarah F, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are really sorry about your recent experience and the fact that you could not use the garden furniture. We had recently noticed that it had not over-wintered as well as we had hoped and are already in the process of replacing all of the outside tables in the coming weeks. We will effect... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed overnight last weekend following a wedding nearby at Bourn Golf Club. The pub is located at the top of the village and is well-maintained and in a pretty location. We had a nice clean room with good bathroom facilities and an excellent shower. The room had a well stocked hospitality tray and there was a good supply of towels... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife arranged to take me to the golden ball for my birthday when we arrived we were shown to our table we both went for the roast dinner . When they arrived the food was hot tasty and plentifull we had desserts which were top notch we were very well looked after by all the staff and we had... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

What a lovely surprise this hotel and pub were. I’d read some good and so so reviews so wasn’t 100% sure of what we’d find on arrival. This beautiful thatched inn is located just off the A14 on the edge of Cambridge and was the perfect stopover point en route to a wedding in Capel St Mary in Suffolk. We... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I didn't stay here, I came here for dinner. The place is nice enough but its very dated, I guess some would say comfortable, but its very dark and lots of wood. The menu whilst ok just reminded me of the Beefeater and Berni Inns of old. The staff were nice and quite attentive

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My wife and I have passed this hotel a few times and we though we would give this a go for an evening meal as an alternative to the excellent Blue Lion at Hardwick. First impressions were very good and went downhill from there. The portion sizes were large. Where we did find problems was with the food. My wife... More

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Address: High Street, Boxworth CB23 4LY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Boxworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Golden Ball Hotel 4*
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