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High St | Triscombe, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
+44 1984 618242
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Ranked #42 of 203 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $27
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open every day! Food served every day Open daily from 12 noon
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We signed up online for the VIP club earlier in the week but not having received the card yet, decided to go anyway and thought that the management would honour the VIP deal advertised. Was informed that we couldn't have the free bottle of wine as there was a cooling off period before they could honour the offer - whatever... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Fabulous location, nice looking, friendly enough staff and the menu reads well. Otherwise poor - service completely shambolic and very slow, people kept waiting for ages, staff lacked knowledge about the menu. Some of our order was forgotten. My dish was bland and left me feeling quite ill. Given this, overpriced and would find somewhere else for lunch after a... More 

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Mark B, Manager at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to learn of your reported experience at The Blue Ball. We are surprised that you chose not to make us aware of your disquiet at the time of your visit nor subsequently. We have emailed you privately to arrange recompense and further investigation into your allegation. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Following a friends visit to the Blue Ball she advised me to sign up to their VIP club before I visited, which I did. When we stayed last week we were really looked after. The setting was stunning. The meal in the restaurant was really fantastic. It really was freshly prepared and served beautifully and hot! The menu, which changes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went here based on old reviews and have to admit to being underwhelmed. The menu is interesting but unconvincing. Starter of parfait with 'foraged mushrooms' seemed to be a slice of average pate with no evidence of wild mushrooms. The main course of Venison was very stringy and came with a mash that was less than brilliant and cabbage... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed at the Blue Ball Inn for 2 nights and the room was nice and snug. All the staff were very friendly but the service and food was very hit and miss. On arrival we had a light snack, very good soup and pork roll respectively. Dinner was very variable. We both started with Bacon & Black Pudding Scotch... More 

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Kineton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited on a Saturday night, we hadn't booked but the staff member said we could have table 6 at 7pm, and suggested we have a drink in the bar first. At 7pm another staff member bought us some menus. When we said we were booked into table 6, he said this was a mistake and we would have to... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was out travelling and ate at this beautiful pub whilst in Somerset. The food is superb, the setting wonderful. All the food was freshly cooked and well presented. The service was great and the views from the restaurant window of the Quantock hills was stunning. Well worth a visit.

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Chard, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It has been a couple of years since we have visited The Beautiful Blue Ball Inn. A magical pub sent in the foothills of the Quantocks . We arrived today for lunch and were surprised just how quiet it was.We were also aware that there was a small 'corporate' team at the bar. We ordered our lunch of Mussels and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I and two friends dined here about 4 months ago, the food was beautiful and also lots of it! However what really stuck in my mind the most was the excellent service. All of the staff were happy and friendly. They had it just right attentive but not overly so. In particular was a waitress, I believe... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went to the Blue Ball for lunch last Sunday after a bracing walk across the Quantocks with friends. We all had a wonderful meal and the puddings were yummy too. Meat cooked to perfection, vegetables so tasty and all served in a professional and unobtrusive manner. The service was impeccable atmosphere friendly and relaxed, food fabulous and looking forward to... More 

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Address: High St | Triscombe, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
Phone Number: +44 1984 618242
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
Average Prices: USD 18 - 27

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