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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
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Hostelry

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Michael H
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Farnham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

After meaning to try out this restaurant for ages, I finally got round to it today and I wasn't disappointed! The food was excellent, and the portions were a good size. The staff were friendly and attentive and we were made to feel very welcome. I can highly recommend this place :-)

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I visited the blue ball for a belated valentines with my boyfriend. After riding past the country pub many times I decided to give it a go. It has a typical country pub feel inside and couldn't really complain about the decor or atmosphere. On arrival we were served by a young girl at the bar and told her we... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The blue ball is an excellent start or finish to a walk up to triscombe stone. We stopped for a coffee and a cider to get out of the sideways rain. And they make their own amazing croissants. Get the table next to the picture window at the end of the restaurant for amazing views of the hills.

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had a two course meal (main and dessert) with friends, which was delicious. Good variety of menu choices and drinks. Food was very tasty and hot, and presentation was amazing! Would definitely book to eat there again. There was quite a delay in waiting for our food to come and it didn't seem overly busy, however, this did not ruin... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Arranged to meet halfway with friend, at the Blue Ball as had heard good reports since new owners had taken over. Pulled into muddy car park and walked across to the pub entrance, up some easy stairs to bar area, greeted by very helpful staff member. Had a drink while looking at interesting menu which has many local options to... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband had stayed at the Blue Ball Inn some years ago and this February we were looking for somewhere to stay with our dog for a long weekend of walking in the Quantocks. He remembered it and we found it on the internet. It was easy to book. From the start we were made to feel welcome and the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

My partner found this pub/restaurant on the internet and we visited last Thursday. The welcome was warm and friendly with a menu that was extensive and full of local produce. The food was freshly prepared and it took a while to arrive but, it was well worth the wait. The chips were to die for, triple cooked and the best... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?