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

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    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
A really great little pub to stop for lunch

We were on a trip back to Gloucestershire and decided to stop on the way for lunch. We had not reserved -- and it would seem that making a reservation is a good idea -- but they did all they could to accommodate us; and after a quick check with the kitchen, we -- and another "drop in" -- were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Willif1971
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited mid week evening on a recommendation and as it was my birthday I was looking forward to it. It's a really nice pub with a good atmosphere. The staff are very attentive. Sadly, the menu was surprisingly limited. The fish dish, which I would have gone for was off the menu so I had a ribeye steak and my... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were on a trip back to Gloucestershire and decided to stop on the way for lunch. We had not reserved -- and it would seem that making a reservation is a good idea -- but they did all they could to accommodate us; and after a quick check with the kitchen, we -- and another "drop in" -- were... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Saw the menu on the iPad, when we arrived the menu was very different to the one we had seen. The starter I chose was Goats cheese with beetroot and walnuts and salad, there was no sign of any walnuts which would have made it more tasty. The main course I eventually chose was a bacon and beef burger and... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We started to go to the Blue Ball once a week after our original pub closed. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and the service is excellent. They do a great range of guest beers and a good selection of soft drinks. We are very well looked after every week without fail. Separately, members of our group have also... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Before we even arrived at The Blue Ball Inn, the team were incredibly helpful and friendly even changing our booking for us twice. We stayed in Stag Cottage for 2 nights and loved the spacious room with large bathroom containing both a shower and Victorian tub big enough for 2. We ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and even... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have not been to this restaurant for 3 years simply because I like to try new places, but I booked it for Father's Day this year and feel compelled to review it again. Absolutely fantastic food and service just as before. The menu choices are not extensive but every dish sounds mouth watering so the only problem is choosing... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

First time we've been to the Blue Ball after hearing good things about it. Sadly our expectations were dashed. We were left at our table for 40 minutes and only after I complained was our order taken. Eventually when the food came my rib eye steak was awful, full of fat and gristle and I couldn't eat half of it.... More 

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

all good on both occasions menue and service,nice people interesting menu and very welcoming. Easy to find adequate parking.

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

we popped in to this pub by chance when we saw a sign on the main road to Taunton. We noticed quite a few flashy cars outside and this is a place in the middle of nowhere so to speak. I don't know what the building was before, maybe converted stables, but the bar is actually upstairs. No sooner did... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We've eaten and stayed at The Blue Ball a few times and always enjoyed this. Last month we booked a stay here, but unfortunately eleven days before this we had to cancel. On the website, it says one weeks' notice is required to receive the £45 deposit back. One month later and several emails - one response three weeks ago... 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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