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Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
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Blue Ball Inn
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Ranked #32 of 72 Exeter B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in room 4 for a trade show. The room was clean and tidy. The bathroom was spotless and the shower was fantastic. We had a flat screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. I couldn't fault the staff, very friendly and attentive. The food in the restaurant is really good, with large portions. If I ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This would be at least our third visit to this lovely little inn. We often stop here on our way down to Bude due to the long journey and our room is always ready and they always have a table free for us to have our dinner. The food was lovely and so was the room. The bed was really... More 

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Essex, UK
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Spent 2 nights here on a trip to watch the rugby. The location of this pub is superb for Sandy Park, 10 minute walk. The car park was free. Room was clean and comfortable and manager went to a lot of trouble to replace a missing hairdryer and remote for the TV All the staff were helpful and friendly. The... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We decided to stay here when over for the Rugby because of its proximity to the stadium and easy access from the motorway, but the Blue Ball has much more to offer. Room was comfortable, clean and tidy with a great shower. We stayed in room 4 which had a nice double and single bed. Bar / restaurant offers a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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 September 28, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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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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