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Blue Ball Inn

Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a family of 6 we visited for Sunday lunch. 3 of us had traditional Sunday roast and 3 had variety of different dishes. All excellent and plenty on our plates. Pudding was good too! The pub was warm and welcoming and would certainly return.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thankyou to all of the Blue Ball staff who made our stay very enjoyable. The rooms were very comfortable and the beer and food plentiful and filling. The hotels position is perfect as a base to see rugby at Exeters Sandy Park and easy to get back to the M5 for the journey home.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ideal location for Sandy Park Lovely pub Staff pleasant, polite and efficient Good real ale Food excellent Accommodation fine apart from the condition of the en-suite facilities - need updating and a good clean with some bleach. Extractor fan insufficient and the en-suite was extremely cold even with the heated towel rail on

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for lunch and ordered real ale, superb, well kept. Good selection on the menu and I ordered ham, eggs and chips, my wife had the Thai fish cakes and coconut sauce with rice. Both were very good, proper cut ham, TWO fresh eggs and superb chunky chips. Fish cakes and sauce also very good. Quick service, clean cutlery,... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to be very regular customers here but we now only manage to come a few times a year. Unfortunately, our latest visit was probably the worst to date. We ate as a family of 6, hadn't booked but for a weekday evening it wasn't busy and we had choice of a few tables. The few staff in sight... More 

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The food is good, possibly a bit too salty. The serving staff are friendly and helpful. The ambience is pleasant. We ordered at 7.30 pm and we were warned that there would be a delay due to a big group (although I think it was group of 6 which isn't terribly big). The starter came at 8.05 and the main... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Wow, it was the first time my wife and I had eaten at the Blue Ball Inn. The locally sourced food is of high quality, but not high prices. Our Sunday roast was hot and cooked to perfection and served by well-trained friendly staff. We'll definitely be returning.

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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We've been to the Blue Ball a few times and I think this occasion was the best yet. My husband and I shared the pigeon and the lamb shank, both cooked to perfection. The lamb shank fell off the bone and the accompaniments complimented the meat perfectly. The bar area was busy and there seemed to be a large party... More 

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Leeds
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Booked as a stopover en route to Cornwall from Leeds. Due to setting off later than expected we didn't get there until 11pm but we called before and the staff were lovely. Popped into the bar to get the keys when we arrived and the barman was great. We got into our room (family room 4) and it was great.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Arrived in Exeter on a Friday night to stay at the Blue Ball In. Checked in at the bar where the guy was very friendly and helpful, and showed us to our room. 3 of us in a little room at a GREAT rate - clean, tidy, comfortable - and exactly what we needed. Had a beer at the pub... More 

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