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Steven's Cross, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
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Blue Ball Inn
Ranked #27 of 34 Sidmouth 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

.....provided that you don't mind sleeping with all ( double glazed ) windows tightly closed , to keep out the noise of traffic travelling remarkably close to most of the bedrooms . These bedrooms are spacious and well furnished , and the breakfasts during my four-day stay uniformly excellent . The enormous restaurant/bar on the ground floor was crowded each... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived without a booking. Staff welcoming and friendly . Good menu, large portions ,too large for the kids, one between two 6 year olds would be more than enough. £7 for a child's dinner is fine when you see how much they get. Maybe a bit overwhelming for the average small person. Excellent staff and service. Thanks

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A thatched pub with well tended gardens and hanging baskets galore. Inside is dark and stone floored a bygone experience. Sadly the food quality isn't more than adequate and that's a shame in so far as it doesn't match it's surroundings. Value wise it's par for the resort of Sidmouth but I'd use the Salty Monk down the road for... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Blue Ball Inn has well appointed clean rooms with friendly staff and an excellent choice of food. Ask for a room at the back if road noise bothers you there is no pool or fitness centre so ignore ratings for these

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We booked the blue ball Inn for a party of 15 and we were served by several staff including Pauline. The service was fab, cool & calm (perfect when you have 15 people tweaking every single order to the healthier alternative) - we were each given a Spoon so we didn't have to pay before and could simply pay for... More

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MIlton Keynes
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My Wife and I just returned from a two night (14th / 15th June) stay at the Blue Ball Inn in Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon. We found our double room spacious, clean and comfortable, the bathroom clean and bright. Adrian the Proprietor and his team were friendly and attentive. We did only have one evening meal and two breakfasts but found... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I know this is Devonshire, and not the most cosmopolitan of areas, but when you are served un-fresh cod with a bad attempt at a Thai sauce and, having complained, not been given any discount for food that I could not eat, I have a rather disagreeable opinion of this establishment. Would not recommend going there - plenty of places... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We have stayed at the Blue Ball for several years and always had the opportunity to book the room we would like. However this year they have changed their booking system so this is not possible anymore. We do not understand why - we have tried to book months ahead and wanted to stay for 3 nights rather than a... More

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Pauline A, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

With reference to the gentleman who wanted to book a specific room. It was explained to him on more than one occasion that we only have 9 en suite rooms of which three have baths as well as showers.We cannot guarantee a specific room however we could and did guarantee him a room that would have both a shower and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

After revisiting The Blue Ball on several occasions lately, I have noticed a vast improvement in the staffs attitude towards the customer and also their dress sense, very smart and clean, Allthough i have only been in for a drink with friends on these occasions ,i will be calling in for a meal soon. After my last review i hope... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Having gone through a long period of slow gradual decline this completely restored and rebuilt (after total destruction in a severe chimney and thatch fire) pub is now much improved. Their two course set lunches on weekdays offer tremendous value. Good helpings freshly cooked and with friendly service. Really hard to beat locally at the price. Even better value on... More

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Address: Steven's Cross, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Blue Ball Inn Sidmouth, Devon

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