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Blue Ball Inn

Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
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Ranked #30 of 73 Exeter B&B and Inns
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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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Yorkshire
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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North Yorkshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

stayed for one night as on business in the area. Price was very reasonable. The room was clean and warm. The bed however was very uncomfortable as I could feel lots of springs in the mattress. Shower was very good but the bath room smelt very musty. Would I stay again? Probably as the location was good and the price... More 

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Plymouth
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321 reviews 321 reviews
79 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food here is consistently very good and a fault simple menu makes its easy to choose. I come here regularly when passing and have never had a bad plate of food. The young friendly staff and the cosy atmosphere tick all the boxes. Because it's a long narrow building they can accommodate a good number without losing the feeling... More 

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