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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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53 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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