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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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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Cornwall and it broke the trip perfectly. Usual pub lunch options of sandwiches, ploughmans and similar. Portions were generous and well presented. As ever, it would be nice to have sufficient bread to match the amount of pate supplied but that seems to be problem in lots of places. Loved the retro crisps... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband and i came to the blue ball this evening for a meal. Great value for money. Big portions and the food was faultless. Lovely friendly staff. Will most definitely return in the near future. Highly recommended to anyone thinking of going out for a pub meal.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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
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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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75 reviews 75 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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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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Devon,UK
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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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