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Blue Ball Inn

High St | Triscombe, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
+44 (0)1984 618242
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Ranked #31 of 194 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
taunton
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Norton Fitzwarren, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Popped here on a whim as it was a sunny evening. Beautiful thatched inn in a quiet hamlet.the inside is quite small (7/8 tables) but that's a plus in my view and after crossing a wooden bridge from the pub, you are in a beautiful tiered garden with 8 or so tables and a family of bantams running around your... More

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Abbotsham, null, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Always a pleasure to visit this historic establishment on top of Countisbury Hill. Great location for walk to cliffs. Our dog always welcomed by resident dogs. A pity the staff look so scruffy as if they have just got out of bed though.Food always as expected.

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blueballquantocks, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, but we think you've posted to the wrong place. We're not sure where Countisbury Hill is, nor are we near any cliffs. We have plenty of Hills though, and we would love to welcome you some time. Take care. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Superb setting, great food. The dessert menu is particularly inventive and luscious. The food all seems to be locally produced and seasonal. The menus are fresh each time we go so we always have something different to choose from. Quite simply, if we want a special meal for a special event then the blue ball is always our first choice

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blueballquantocks, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your latest visit and hope to welcome you again soon. More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Oh wow what a beautiful, quiet country location. The old inn is gorgeous and so too are the rooms. Dinner was delicious and then in the morning so too was the full English breakfast. Don't miss the smoked bacon and black pudding sausages. The staff are lovely too. Be careful if you arrive after 2:30pm as the pub is closed... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Blue Ball Inn is one of the prettiest pubs I have been to. With its thatched roof, beer garden and views of the Quantock Hills, it definitely has the wow factor on arrival. My partner and I had booked a table for 2 and it was nice that on arrival it had already been laid out including a jug... More

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blueballquantocks, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We've had a lot of rave reviews about our bacon and black pudding sausages, we think we may be on to a winner. Thanks again. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I'm surprised to see the ratings for this place are so high. Following a fab stay elsewhere recently I decided to review this awful place. From start to finish this is our experience. We arrived at 4pm ish after a 5 hour journey with our 1 year old on route to Plymouth port. Place looks heavenly and had a small... More

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My wife and I picked the Blue Ball Inn for a one night break and certainly hope to be back again. We stayed on a mid week night and think we were the only ones staying. We arrived bang on the 6pm opening time, which was very keen on our part, having spent the afternoon sight seeing. We were welcomed... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had two rooms B&B and took the £15 add on 3 course dinner. Rooms were fine and the meal was excellent value. Everything fresh and cooked to order. Barman Henry was particularly helpful. Definitely would recommend especially if you want somewhere to stay and have a nice meal after a day walking the Quantocks.

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blueballquantocks, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for taking the time to add your review. We hope to see you again soon. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My partner and I had a meal here on Saturday the 19th of April. the service was very poor indeed.We were shown to our table and left for far too long.We asked for a wine list but there wasn't one.we were just offered an example of each variety.We asked for bread as we had been told the we would have... More

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blueballquantocks, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Many businesses hate TripAdvisor. It's oh so easy for guests to visit an eatery and leave seemingly happy only to take anonymous pot-shots at a later date, and the temptation to exaggerate their woes, it seems, is too great to resist. We don't mind it, everyone is entitled to their say afterall, but every now and again we receive a... More

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