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Blue Ball Inn

Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
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Ranked #35 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago 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

warrington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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 June 27, 2014

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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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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Address: Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
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