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Blue Ball Inn

Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
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Ranked #31 of 73 Exeter B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
537peterp Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good"ish food, a sreak and chips. A bit dear beer (st austell pub) and the rooms a bit tired and need an upgrade. Close to the Devon County Show Ground but not the best. Friendly Stsff but not good service would come back if nothing rlse available! !

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here before a rugby match as it advertises parking for the match £5. Parked on a large grassed area about 2 1/2 before kick off. Was already busy outside and tables all booked in advance. Chose to sit outside as it was sunny and chose off the pre match menu. Choice of 3 roasts, plough mans, curry and fish.... More 

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Yorkshire
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fine old thatched inn, with interior of low beams and candle light enticing too - give or take the modern, wholly out of keeping, extra restaurant space extension! You might want to ask to avoid that if booking, although it may be better for young kids. Other possibly helpful points: - superior pub food comes in at around £6... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad location close to M5, and quite a nice pub which seemed to be a popular eating venue. Having said that my main (pork belly) was very disappointing. Stayed in room 4 which is the family room. Very little window light, cold, radiator not working, no wi-Fi, mould in shower, cobwebs on roof and the most uncomfortable bed... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The room in which we stayed was clean, well equipped and great value for the price. The staff were very helpful and our 3 year old son was well catered for at breakfast and dinner. The food and wine at dinner were excellent. The quality was comparable to a very good gastro pub. Can't fault our stay and will be... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Booked to be near the rugby stadium. It was really busy, which is understandable. The staff were trying to cope but seemed under staffed for the event. Waited over half an hour to be served/ check in. The food was lovely, however were charged for a lamb burger @ £12.95, which they'd ran out of, so replaced with a pulled... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stopped in for evening meal on a Wednesday night. It was very quiet with not many customers. Not sure why it was quiet as the food was excellent and the service was fast and efficient. Mussels were the best I've had in ages and my friends belly pork looked great with a rare combination of A' La carte presentation but... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Chef Richard .. Thank you so so much, Wow 30 very happy and stuffed people!! Your menu choice was just fantastic and 30 empty plates over three courses says a lot?? Every one has messaged me complimenting the food.. everything flowed so well tonight, timing etc... You are an absolute star Thank you for making our hag Do so special... More 

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Birmingham UK
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We arrived much later than expected due to traffic the young man couldn't have been more helpful saying he would keep food to one side due to us arriving after 930. The food was fab all home made. The rooms 1 and 2 were brilliant, best shower I have ever had!! Overall can't praise enough service exceptional just booked to... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Blue Ball is our local so we often overlook it and travel into Exeter but not last weekend. We took the kids along on a fine Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a wonderful meal whilst the kids played outside on the climbing frame. This is a great place for parents with kids who enjoyed great food and drink. The staff... More 

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