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Blue Ball Inn

Steven's Cross, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Blue Ball Inn for two nights in November. We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the room and the varied food menu which provided plenty of vegetarian options. The overall atmosphere was very friendly.

Thank looubiiz93
Fort William, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd visit and the Blue Ball Inn never fails to please. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spotlessly clean and well appointed with lots of little extras to make you stay more comfortable. There is a comprehensive breakfast menu well cooked and including lots of local produce. Dinner here is a treat with a very varied menu and... More 

Thank Ingrid318
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here many times, including last week. The staff are always helpful and friendly and the food is fresh, tasty and satisfying. It is a large Inn -lots of different areas and niches to sit in - with ample free parking opposite. It is on a fairly busy road but has a nice walled garden to sit in when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have had countless meals out, drinks, weekends away and even my mums wedding at the Blue Ball Inn and I cannot think of another place in the world that I have visited that even comes close to this place!! The service, food and atmosphere is unbeatable!! Pauline and Adrian the managers are phenomenal and from what I have heard... More 

Thank mrs_random
New Milton, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a very nice meal here at the weekend.I had a great size Fish and Chips,my wife had a vegetarian dish,and our friend had a meal from the carvery.Also good Beer.Would recommend.Large Car Park opposite,but be careful crossing main road.

Thank jantre
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stayed the one night b&b. The room was large and clean with a good size bed and ensuite. Although at front part of hotel the secondary double glazing stopped the road noise (not much traffic late at night anyway). There was a good choice for breakfast from traditional full English to others such as fish and eggs. The foot was... More 

Thank mark t
Leicester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Stayed here for one night whilst passing through the area on a touring holiday and it was by far the best place we've stayed for ages! The room was amazing and the bed so very comfortable we didn't want to leave! Room had everything you could wish for and I particularly loved the fact that you could help yourself to... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

First visit was with Caravan Club Midland Centre where they had arranged skittles with a fish'n'chip supper. There were 40 of us and the service and food were fresh and hot. We went back for the Sunday Carvery and the place was packed but they found us a table for four and we got our Carvery once again not disappointed... More 

Thank John S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Ok some allowance has to be made for the fact that due to a fire they had to rebuild but really if you think you must put up visible beams at least have them believable, then at price they charge residents can't buy drink after bar closes I was actually sent to bed and beware food we shared their fish... More 

Thank mackay8102
Devon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is my 5th or 6th time at the Blueball and I have not been disappointed. Yet again the food and service impeccable, great value for money! I challenge anyone to find fault - can't wait to come back!! Looking forward to trying some of the specials as well as all the other things left to try on the menu!... More 

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