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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open every day! Food served every day Open daily from 12 noon

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 21
    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
great place for a meal

Bank holiday monday booked table for 5 arrived a bit early but no problem very warm welcome and shown to table Being at lunch time there was a new menu abley described to us by Jodie who throughout our time there was discrete but attentive to all our wishes. 5 people, 3 courses,everyone having... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Anthony B
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Evesham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Evesham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Bank holiday monday booked table for 5 arrived a bit early but no problem very warm welcome and shown to table Being at lunch time there was a new menu abley described to us by Jodie who throughout our time there was discrete but attentive to all our wishes. 5 people, 3 courses,everyone having something different even to wanting 2... More 

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Taunton, UK
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Just back from a great meal for 6 here. Food was excellent with a good range of choices. For main course we had Lemon Sole, Lemon&Thyme roasted chicken, Duck Confit Salad, Venison & Hare Bolognaise and Rabbit, Chicken & Bacon Carbonara - all of which were great. For dessert we had Sticky toffee pudding, Rhubarb Brulee and Dark Chocolate Torte... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Food was out of this world, and my allergies were no problem. I have never had such great service and great food.

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Wedmore, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We came here today on a recommendation ,but felt let down. The waitresses were great, the starters were nice, but the mains were not up to scratch. £19 for a small steak half a tomatoe one mushroom and boring chips was just not worth it, my partner opted for fish which was ok, it came with premade frozen potatoe swirls... More 

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Mark B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Dear EdwardR, When you lunched with us, you were heard to say to the effect that everything was fine and that you would be coming back again. and we have it recorded that you left a gratuity. So we are left wondering what happened after you left us ? We are bemused as to why you didn’t mention your concerns... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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Mark B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Dear FrancesL Our apologies for taking too long to respond to your, single and only to date, review. A review that seems to be written by someone with knowledge of the catering business. Because you elected not to mention your complaint whilst with us, it took some time to confirm with reasonable accuracy the table you sat at. However, for... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Mark B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Dear Izzie Obviously we do not know for certain your identity, but if you are the person who was barred from our Inn, you will be fully conversant with what caused us to take that action. For good order, it has nothing to do with whatever unsupportable diatribe you filed on our Trip page. As publicised we do not take... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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 - 28
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

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

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