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The Blue Ball

6 Cedar Street | Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
+44 1572 722135
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Ranked #6 of 55 restaurants in Oakham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $33
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
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having visited this Inn several years ago, when it was renowned for its food, I was unsure of whether I would be disappointed on my return. I need not have worried, the Inn is as beautiful as ever, the welcome warm and friendly and the food was excellent, as was the beer. I called in on an early weekday evening... More

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Bracknell.
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A lovely old pub restaurant in Braunston, with a roaring fire and handy newspaper to relax with. Both the burger and pork dishes were tasty, with welcoming service. We were lucky to get a table on a Friday evening, so I'd recommend booking though.

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Rothley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I had a fabulous lunch today in a really old pub off the beaten track in Rutland. A very warm welcome with excellent food and good service. Can really recommend it. Congratulations to the staff and chef . We hope to return soon.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wanting a place that offered good food in not too formal surroundings near Oakham for a business lunch I chose The Blue Ball from the Tripadvisor site and was not disappointed. The service was good, not intrusive, the food was excellent and well presented and the pub itself is well looked after and welcoming. All in all an enjoyable visit

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I can't praise this place enough! Thank you, Trip Advisor reviewers, for guiding me to it. Firstly, the food was excellent, well presented and very good value. This was complimented by a nice selection of wines and a small, but good selection of real ales. The service was exemplary - the staff were friendly, helpful and really worked to make... More

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oakham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service. Fabulous food. Would highly recommend. Visited recently and will again very soon.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ate here on a fairly busy evening with a large table also eating in the restaurant. We had two courses and we cannot fault the food. The atmosphere was great and the team at The Blue Ball are always on top form. We will defiantly be returning as I hear there are new dishes going on the menu.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It really was super in every way possible!!!! The meal was delightful with so much choice!! The steak was amazing and everything was presented well with a smile. The atmosphere was so relaxing and I really enjoyed the open fire with a glass of wine with our dessert! Very impressed indeed! 10 out of 10!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My friend and I visited this pub and what an absolute pleasure. We had the cod and chorizo fish cake ans chips and salad Chips were home made and everything was fresh Will definitely be visiting again

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My partner, myself and our toddler LOVE this pub. It's the best food we've eaten at a pub restaurant. The staff are lovely and welcoming. My partner actually took me here for our first date and we've been back a few times since. They are very accommodating for children too and have books / games / colouring stuff. The pub... More

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