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Blue Ball Inn

Steven's Cross, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
Blue Ball Inn
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my wife had planned a wedding reception with the blue ball which came out perfect. Every little detail was attended to such as the table plan, theme and the timings of food to come out and when to bring the prosecco for the speeches, plus special requests such as bringing in strawberry Pimms just for the day. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night. Greeted by Pauline who showed us to the room. Had room 1 called Trow View. All rooms are named and on first floor except for an accessible room on ground floor. There is a fridge in the guest seating area with fresh milk and water to help yourself. Room was nicely decorated, had a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a lovely place this is, I had room 4 to the rear of the property, lovely room, double aspect, great shower, good toiletries, good towels, all in all a lovely room. Rooms 1,2, 5,6,7, face the front of the building so could get a little road noice but the road is not too busy. The only issue with room... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here as attending a training day at The Donkey Sanctuary. All the staff we met were friendly and attentive. Lunch and dinner in the evening were delicious and the full English to die for! Will definitely be back.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't go back, it was very busy so we thought it would offer a higher standard but sadly not. First impression- we stood at the bar for ages whilst a young lady behind the bar completely ignored us, not even a hello or I'll be with you as soon as I can. She also ignored a man next to... More 

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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely old rustic pub with a large sunny beer garden which is very well looked after.The food menu is varied and is at a very reasonable cost.Staff very nice and helpful Good place to go for a meal as on main rd as you leave Sidmouth .Large car park on opposite side of road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but ate three times whilst holidaying in the area. The staff were always very welcoming and the service very efficient. We paid between £60 and £70 for 3 courses plus drinks, for 2 of us. We loved the fresh fish choices and the starter of scallops and cherry tomatoes in garlic butter with delicious crusty bread... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The overriding memory of my Daughter's wedding reception at The Blue Ball should have been the happy couple and their special day. BUT NO, the attitude and rudeness of a member of staff is unfortunately what immediately comes to mind. The food had all been specifically ordered so that the gluten-free guests could enjoy their meals with no worries. This... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I reviewed the Blue Ball a while ago when we had some service problems there. Elected to go back at the Bank Holiday weekend and to their credit, no issues or problems whatsoever. Indeed the atmosphere was very accommodating and all aspects of the service- bar staff, waitresses, etc - were uniformly polite and helpful. Food was solid enough... I... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stayed here at the beginning of April 2015 having enjoyed a few good meals in the bar previously (both lunch and dinner). Can't fault it - very comfortable bed, good sized bathroom, fresh milk and bottled water freely available. The pub is easily accessible, peaceful and welcoming with professional staff and a fabulous breakfast. If you do want to eat... More 

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