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Blue Ball Inn

High St | Triscombe, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
+44 (0)1984 618242
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Ranked #40 of 196 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $66
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Winter opening times: Monday: Bar 6pm to 11pm - Closed for food || Tuesday - Friday: Bar 12noon to 3pm & 6pm to 11pm - Food 12noon to 1.45pm & 7pm to 8.45pm || Saturday: Bar 12noon to 11pm - Food 12noon to 1.45pm & 7pm to 8.45pm ||Sunday:Bar 12noon to 6pm - Food 12noon to 2pm
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English first
Congleton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Up a narrow country lane in the Quantocks, this charming old country pub surprised us with its slightly more contemporary than quaint interior and definitely not old-pub menu. We hadn't booked but were shown a table for three by a window. Drinks collected from the bar, we wished we had saved ourselves for a larger meal, as there were some... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We smelt the wood smoke before seeing the lights of the inn through the November drizzle. Having cycled over the Quantock Hills since early that morning, we were filthy, wet and very cold and tired. The staff of the Blue Ball at Triscombe produced black sacks to protect the furniture and welcomed us around the enormous wood-burner with delicious hot... More

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

On behalf of the previous owners, we would like to apologise for your experience at the Blue Ball Inn some three months past. As might be expected we appreciate customer feedback, and we will of course use and add your comments to our established training manual on guest expectations and requirements. Regrettably, because we have been in situ only three... More

Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were extremely worried about both the standard of food and service having read some of the reviews here and then discovering the pub had just been sold to new owners . . . we needn't have worried, though, as we had a wonderful time! There was plenty of choice on the menu and some of the dishes were really... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were in the Quantocks for a day with the dogs. We had a lovely walk up on the top of the hills around " Dead ladies ditch", and we're looking for somewhere for lunch. We had been told about The Blue Ball in Triscombe and thought we would give it a go. It,s just a short drive down the... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a great lunch out, with very good friends, so glad we went there, will definately go again! Just wish this establishment was our local, someone has to drive there! But hey well worth it. Thank U

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Reading, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife booked a table to celebrate my birthday so we were really looking forward to it. The restaurant is located in a beautiful location but for some inexplicable reason, lacks atmosphere. We duly arrived shortly before 7.00pm as agreed and ordered some drinks including a pint of the local bitter. Despite this being at the beginning of the evening... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went with husband Brother and Sister-in-law and Nephew. Showing off I guess! Been there before to have a Sunday drink to have a look! Thought then, the staff were happy & friendly and the location idyllic. Staff the same, happy and friendly....good start! The food was lovely two had the roast, very happy good quality veg and the meat was... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Food was very good, plenty of parking, but shame about such poor service,which is down to management, never asked if we wanted the wine list and everything was labourisly slow...nice idea to have a stair lift for the infirm among us, lovely setting and cosy interesting restaurant. Would not go again though. Great view if you can get a table... More

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Redhill, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Blue Ball is a very pretty Inn in a quiet rural location. The food is very good (albeit would be nice to have more than one vegetarian option). The staff were helpful and attentive and not over-bearing. The draft ale and cider were excellent!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

4 friends lunching at the Blue Ball. Location..beautiful.. a given. Staff cheerful and efficient. Excellent beer. Breasts of Quantock wood pigeon,cauliflower puree,rhubarb and apricot chutney for 2 of us,Venison and hare cottage pie with home-baked beans for one and chicken breast roasted in bacon,potato gnocchi,dried tomatoes,basil for another. Served with generous bowl of new potatoes,baby carrots and broccoli (getting quite... More

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