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Blue Ball Inn

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High St | Triscombe, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
+44 1984 618242
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Open every day! Food served every day Open daily from 12 noon
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Went here for Sunday lunch, they managed to accommodate us arriving on spec, food was good and plentiful. Pudding was lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Called in on the way home for a quick lunch - on arrival only one other customer there. 1 hour and 40 minutes later we left £48 lighter, each had a starter and as a previous comment the liver & mushroom parfait was mass produced. The table of 3 who arrived after us had their mains delivered, at which point... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

I used to go here when I worked at Triscombe house. The food was as good if not better, good service as well shall go back again. Country pub with high end dining . don't know about the free salad. The bread was good though. Need someone to drive next time. Booking advisable.

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Lynton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We ordered in advance for a family celebration on 12th April, yet orders were all mixed up and arriving at different times. Few of the dishes were as advertised and when questioned about this we were made to feel as if we were wrong. Although many of the ingredients were of good quality and well cooked, this was cancelled out... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Pretty poor management as I I was bard from the blue ball pub triscombe for putting my experience on trip advisor . Not good management skills always having to wait ages for service and a good chance that your car could be damaged in the car park .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've never walked out of a restaurant before, but it happened this Easter Sunday! Several things went very wrong.... 1. I emailed the pub a couple of weeks before Easter Sunday to ask for a booking. I heard nothing back at all. I rang on the Thursday before Easter Sunday, asking if they were maybe closed on Easter Sunday? No... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Just had lunch at the Blue Ball. Dropped in by chance after visiting a nearby nursery. It was a Tuesday lunchtime and the place was pleasantly full. We were lucky to get a table by a window with a fabulous view down a long valley. Worth visiting just for that! The staff were absolutely delightful and the food was delicious.... More 

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Somerset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a great pub/restaurant nestling at the foot of the Quantocks. It is a beautiful pub with great decor and ambiance. There is a sign outside that says that it is listed in the 2015 Michelin Guide and I can quite see why. The food was really, really good and the service was excellent. It madefor a great meal... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We booked to go the Blue Ball Restaurant to celebrate my son's 21st birthday whilst on a family weekend away. Because there were 8 of us we were all asked to order our meals in advance, which we did. The restaurant was fairly busy when we arrived but we had a nice table ... so far so good! Our starters... More 

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A happy chance that we were passing The Blue Ball Inn at lunch time on Saturday and decided to give it a try. Unusual pub from the outside and unusual inside - all the action is on the first floor, but this does not detract from it's charm. Good selection of ales and an interesting wine list including a number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went here for Sunday lunch, they managed to accommodate us arriving on spec, food was good and plentiful. Pudding was lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High St | Triscombe, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 618242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 27

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

Description

Open every day! Food served every day Open daily from 12 noon

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