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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Description: Open every day!
Food served every day
Open daily from 12 noon

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Little Find

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The staff was friendly, the food was lovely. Loved the atmosphere of the whole place. Dogs are welcome in the pub area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
10aCGurl
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The staff was friendly, the food was lovely. Loved the atmosphere of the whole place. Dogs are welcome in the pub area.

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Thank 10aCGurl
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were referred here by friends. This lovely country pub is a hidden gem. The food and service were excellent. And to my delight they catered to gluten free! Wel done! The portions were generous. Good luck if you are trying touse a sat nav to find this little gem. We came over the top of the Quantocks and dropped... More 

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Thank HighFlyinMomma
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 of us visited on the Wednesday before New Year. Either Wednesday's not a big night round here or the pub is struggling for business. But when we walked in, trade doubled. Despite this, service was unenthusiastic and not particularly attentive. If it wasn't for the fact that our food was brought to the table, we could... More 

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Thank Teddingtonian
Hampton, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had dinner here recently on the first evening of a short break in the Quantocks. My observations are that the place is lacking in atmosphere (appears to have no locals) and has no warm and friendly 'pubby' feel. The food is massively overpriced for what is adequate but by no means gastro-pub standard (London prices at least). Service is... More 

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Thank Diptych
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I had several great meals when I was visiting the area a few months ago. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were well looked after. The food was delicious and well presented and the atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect! Overall it was a great experience!

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Thank SophieBlight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I came here with a group of friends for a few days away and we ate in the restaurant for all of our meals. The food was outstanding, and included one of the best Sunday roasts any of us had ever had. The pub is very cosy and the staff were excellent. The other meals we had - including breakfast... More 

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Thank jr0905
Ilminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Don't bother Stood at the bar with a menu in hand for at least five minutes and then told we'd have to wait a further 10 minutes before we could even order our food!! All without so much of an explanation or apology. Appalling customer service.

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3 Thank misslow
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Just arrived home after spending a great evening with friends at The Blue Ball. Quirky rooms with a challenging spiral staircase, but clean and comfortable. Really good dinner, despite there being a group of 40 to feed. Excellent breakfast and hospitality.

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1 Thank Sally-Ann W
Somerset, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Found a standard pub lunch menu, well presented and served. Everything very clean and staff friendly. Prices are a little high for a reputedly "busy" restaurant which isn't registered for VAT. (see the bill) How do they do that?

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Thank ZED N
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Beautiful old building with interesting features and lovely views. Excellent quality but still maintaining a 'local pub/restaurant atmosphere. It had good food and service. A lovely evening out - the proprietor even offered us a lift back to our holiday home as some of us in our party had walked. Very much appreciated!

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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 17 - 26
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

Description

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?