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All 58 Oakham Restaurants

The Blue Ball

6 Cedar Street | Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
+44 1572 722135
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Ranked #5 of 58 Restaurants in Oakham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $31
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The warmest welcome & freshest food at Rutland's oldest inn. Proper pub food. Varied fixed price menu of steak, fish, meat & vegetarian dishes, starters & desserts. All freshly prepared daily, using seasonal, local produce wherever possible. Great ales & wines. Open Tues- Sun + Bank Hol Mons. Superb stone baked baguettes & hand cut chips also available Tues- Sat lunchtimes. Sunday Roasts 12-3pm. Outdoor seating. Function/Meeting Room. Free Wi Fi in Bar. Cyclists, walkers, dogs welcome in bar.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Booked for a family Christmas lunch for over 20 people. Food excellent, lovely friendly staff, great ambience. We will be booking again next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Happy to have seen the signs to the 17th century inn or would have never known it was there. Stopped for a drink with my partner on the way home from taking our baby son swimming in oakham, we were greeted by a very pleasant lady who pointed out the food available, directed us to some nice seats by a... More 

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Edale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really good food for everyone I really enjoyed their homemade gluten free bread and by husband loved their normal bread. Food was great will go again

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went with some friends for Saturday lunch, all the staff were very friendly and efficient. The setting was very pretty lovely village and pub.The food was great, the four of us enjoyed our meals and my husband loved the sticky toffee pudding. We went with our dog; we could take him in the bar and we could eat in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

I had pre-arranged and organised to have a surprise meal at The Blue Ball for my partners 30th Birthday, after a few emails were exchanged between myself and the land lady Pip we came to the perfect Arrangments and herself and staff accommodated all my requests with delight and upon arrival I was overwhelmed by how well they had done... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We took our friend here for her birthday and we were looked after really well. The food was superb. we would recommend this pub for all occasions as it has a large bar area and lots of smaller more intimate areas to drink or dine in.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

4 of us had Sunday lunch here. It was only average and not that busy either. Will we return to eat? Only if there was nothing else available. A shame really as the welcome, beer and attention was all as it should be.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Such a quaint pub, looks like a tardis, small from the outside and large on the inside. Delicious Sunday meal and one of the few pubs around that cater for a gluten free child. 5 of us ate really well and drank well in such a lovely cosy atmosphere with a live jazz band in the background

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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Called into the the Blue Ball by chance today. Immediately impressed by such a warm welcome and how polite the staff proved to be. Don't expect your typical pub fare because this is so very much better. Very impressed by the quality of the food and very reasonably priced. Looking forward to returning again when in the area.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had dinner in the Blue Ball on Saturday evening. We were greated by lovely open fires in the bar areas whilst we selected from the very good value menu. Our meal started with a complimentary home baked warm small loaf which was very tasty. The starter and main course were delicious and very well presented. The Blue Ball is... More 

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Additional Information about The Blue Ball

Address: 6 Cedar Street | Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
Phone Number: +44 1572 722135
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham
Average Prices: USD 9 - 31
Cuisine: British

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