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Blue Ball Inn

Steven's Cross, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
Blue Ball Inn
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Ball in Sidford is an interesting old pub and inn. My wife and I went there for breakfast one morning and it was an interesting experience. The menu was as you would expect with a full English breakfast the main event. When they say "full" they mean full. It included 2 eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, fried bread,... More 

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Swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely meal, selection of fresh fish was really wonderful. Choice of specials was great with skate, turbot, plaice and several meat dishes. Friendly attentive staff and good service. Decent choice of beers on tap. This was our second visit and the quality was sustained.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Nice, subtly contemporary accommodation newly refurb. Good step up from the usual Chintz B+B that we have been subjected to whilst visiting family in the Area. Breakfast is great, full English, cooked to perfection with not a spot of Grease in sight. Pub food is well above average, with a decent specials board of fish and meat and very friendly... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I live a couple of miles from this pub and have been in for food and drinks occasionally. It's had a mixed reputation locally but seems pretty good at present. It's a pleasant building with plenty of seating, the staff are friendly, and the menu is OK. I suspect they serve more food at lunchtime than in the evening. There... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

wonderful place to stay, owners and staff are very friendly and can,t do enough for you and the accommodation very good. good choice of ales and a very comprehensive menu to choose from. full english breakfast is something to behold. all in all a very nice family run establishment, you will enjoy it.

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This review is for food only, we did not stay over. Food is very mediocre/average and therefore a little over priced. The steak pie was very dry with very little meat. Staff are pleasant and seem to know more about the menu than the owner!! There are other better places to eat. The special board is fixed to the wall... More 

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Sidmouth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We did not stay at the Blue Ball. We had a dinner party for my wifes 70th Birthday. The food and service was excellent and I can not thank them enough for making the evening memorable. I can also recommend their Breakfasts. Instead of going out with Friends for Lunch or Evening meal, we often go to the Blue Ball... More 

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Staffs
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Easy to find, car park located opposite. Nice welcome having arrived early evening on a Sunday. Food served until 8.30pm on this date. Shown room 3, lovely bright pleasant and well laid out. Decent sized bed, comfortable but yes as previous review stated, very bouncy. Tea and coffee making facilities in room, with fresh milk and additional bottled water in... More 

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Billericay
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Ball for one night whilst visiting friends in the area. We selected the Inn based on TA reviews and the web site and were pleasantly surprised just how good it was. We paid £95 for room and full breakfast and thought it good value for money. The pictures on the web site don't really do... More 

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have always steered clear of carveries as I am very fussy about my roast dinners, but today, to my family's amazement, I couldn't resist the carver at the Blue Ball and I wasn't disappointed. We both had the roars beef, which was tasty and tender and very generous portions. The Yorkshire puds were huge and crisp, the roast potatoes... More 

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