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Blue Ball Inn

Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
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Ranked #34 of 71 Exeter B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been to the blue ball three times in the past fortnight and had the gammon every time. Served with chips, peas, fried eggs, onions and a mushroom, it makes a lovely meal at a reasonable price. Can't fault the food. Attentive staff and a nice, cosy atmosphere. They've recently re-designed the bar to be more open plan and... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I came for a meal with friends last Friday and received a lovely warm welcome. Even though the restaurant was very busy, the staff were attentive and courteous. The bar staff in particular were very prompt with our drinks and the food was cooked from fresh and tasted like it. This was my first visit to the Blue Ball and... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband & I have eaten at the blue ball for years maybe only visiting a few times a year as we are not local but still previously enjoyed the experience enough to travel 70 miles round trip often with friends. This time however was a different expericence altogether, there were plenty of staff buzzing around when we arrived at... More

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

Thank you got your review. I apologise for the poor level of service you received on your visit . Our staff are currently undergoing service training and you certainly outlined some areas that undoubtedly need more attention , With regard to our menu. There were 17 main course choices that evening, which I consider to be an excellent choice from... More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This review is of the Blue Ball at Topsham. We went on a Friday evening to this pub that we have been to before. It may well have changed hands recently and definitely the experience was not a good one. We waited 2 hours before getting our food! When asked why it was taking so long the barman said it... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Blue Ball. I am sorry your experience was unsatisfactory . You are quite right you can never be " too busy " however it can be difficult to best guess the level of business you expect to do over and above those booked. We were slightly on the back... More

norwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We sent 1 night here on the 24th may on our way to cornwall welcome was excellent taken to our room straight away.We had a lovely ensuite room clean beds very comfortable we did noteat here as we eat on our journey but there were quite a few people eating when we arrived .It was just a bit noisy in... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Blue Ball. I am sorry your experience was unsatisfactory . You are quite right you can never be " too busy " however it can be difficult to best guess the level of business you expect to do over and above those booked. We were slightly on the back... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We just came back from dinner at the Blue Ball Inn and must say that we (my partner and I) were overwhelmed by their high standard of food and service. We both had the Sunday roast (beef and lamb respectively) and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Everything was perfect; the meat, potatoes, vegetables and gravy! The waiting staff was also very... More

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Cornwall
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
30 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I imagine that this pub would be very busy on an Exeter match day as it is the nearest to the ground, good choice of beer, and great food. I went here one Friday lunchtime as one of a group of twenty and it was very busy then. Despite this, we were served quickly and the food arrived promptly and... More

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Bradworthy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Plenty of choice on the standard and Specials menus. Good service . Good selection of real ales and wines. All six of us thought the food excellent. 3 chickens curries, 2 fish and chips & 1liver and trimmings .Served piping hot, curries very tasty. Busy, which is and good indicator on a Monday lunchtime. Pleasant staff.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

For a small pub this has a large menu with lots of choice, good adults kids and specials choices. If your looking for some really good food and a cosy nice quiet place to eat this is it. I take my yow young son and partner and they always accommodate all of us on the menu easily.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Following our previous visit we returned with our friends tonight (sat) for their anniversary... We had a fab evening... We pretty much had everything on the starter menu & the lamb rump, hake, chicken & belly pork for mains with a chef special... Thank you for helping us celebrate a special evening with 5* food & atmosphere... Well worth the... More

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Address: Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
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