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Blue Ball Inn

Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
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Ranked #36 of 71 Exeter B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last weekend was my second visit in as many weeks and we weren't disappointed. We were a party of 6 and every single plate was clean save for a bit of garnish! The belly pork went down incredibly well and the venison burger was delicious. Prices are fair with most meals around £10 and it's worth every penny. Next time... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our fourth return to the Blue Ball and just as good as ever we had booked all 4 rooms for our party. We choose to stay here whenever we are down to watch our team play rugby, shame we didn't get the right result this time. Couldn't check in prior to match but not a problem as we... More

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to squeeze twelve of us in for a late lunch at the Blue Ball and were all really pleased with our welcome; taking our drinks orders once we were sat down was a good step and avoided clogging up the bar. We had pre-ordered so everything was pretty quick and the food all arrived within moments of each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a very busy day enjoying an exhibition at Westpoint, the last stall holder we spoke to suggested The Blue Ball Inn as we mentioned we were starving & disappointed to miss the hot food at the show! Well we were amazed to see so many people and cars parked that we almost didn't stop! After all we were hungry!!... More

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14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Ball Inn is the perfect place to get away for a weekend. We arrived just before 10pm and were greeted with a smile and offered a drink after a long car journey. The food is excellent, with big hearty breakfasts - perfect start to the day and a long walk with our cocker spaniel who was welcome in... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I was at The Blue Ball Inn on Friday 19th September with my parents for dinner on our way home from a day out, what a bad choice this was one never to be repeated, absolutely dreadful. If ever you want to see a disgraceful display of everything hospitality is not about then this is the place to go... More

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Innkeeperdevon, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Dear reviewer. I have read your review with some dismay as you may imagine. I then went on to look at other reviews that you have posted and discovered you seem to have quite an unfortunate choice of venue with more terrible reviews than any others ! I have your private email contact details and will be responding in full... More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We happened upon this inn and we were glad we did. Very nice staff, charming pub, excellent dinner, abundant breakfast. The room was not as charming as the pub, but clean and comfortable. Nice hot shower.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Been to the blue ball many times, but very disappointed with the service and wait that we endured, which was 45 minutes after the starters being cleared, at which point we gave up, paid for the starters and left. Staff training required. It would have been slightly understandable if the pub/restaurant was busy, however it wasn't. We also feel it... More

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Innkeeperdevon, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry that you received such poor service on your visit. Would you please email your contact details to The Blue Ball so that I may get in touch with you personally. Kind regards More

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed here for one night travelling back from a camping holiday in cornwall... The room number 4 was great for us, a family of 3, the bed's were really comfortable and linen nice and fresh.. Bathroom was nice and clean, loved the power shower..booked through Booking.com for the location near the motorway.. Went into Exeter for a look round which... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night en route to a holiday in Cornwall. We had a really nice welcome from a member of staff in the bar and the room she showed us to, was fine with very clean bed linen and towels. We ate in the bar in the evening and had a superb curry. Unfortunately,... More

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Address: Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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Blue Ball Inn Exeter, Devon

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