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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
Oakham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My mum organised a meal for 17 at The Blue Ball in Braunston, Rutland (her local pub) this Saturday just gone. Although I hadn't had anything to do with the arrangements, I contacted the pub the day before to ask if I could bring a home made cake for mum and some balloons and flowers, unbeknowns to my mum, on... More

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23 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Although never actually ate there so can't comment on any food I feel the need to let you know my experience of being let down I arrived on 2 o'clock with my family we had travelled miles and found out the pub due to tripadvisor reviews and decided to call to be told they finish taking orders at 2 o'clock... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When my sister chose the Blue Ball as the venue for her wedding celebrations I knew she had chosen a special place. We have been there many times for meal or a drink by the cozy log burners and have always had excellent food and service, so we were confident that they would not be disappointed. The whole day was... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love going to the Blue Ball for an evening meal. Not only is the food lovely (and we have quite high standards when it comes to eating out) but it is reasonably priced too. I just wish it was closer to where we live so that we could visit more often! I look forward to our next meal there!

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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kind & cheerful service, sofas and papers in front of the log fires, dainty fresh flowers on the tables (which were also arranged cleverly to give a good atmosphere but not all clogged together), wonderful deep wine glasses, great wines and beers and the menu is classic and delicious. There are lots of little rooms so no one group of... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Thankyou so much to Dominic and Pippa and your wonderful staff for making our day so perfect. You have been so helpful with everything we couldn't have wished for anything better,. The food was wonderful, and nothing was overlooked or too much trouble. The atmosphere was relaxed and exactly how we wanted it. A very special place in the most... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have just celebrated our daughter,s wedding reception at The Blue Ball and have had the most fantastic day.After the ceremony in Oakham we made our way to Braunston where Dominic and his team were waiting for us, nothing was too much trouble and made us all so welcome.We celebrated with a fantastic 3 course meal served with a selection... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

For my 40th Birthday I arranged to have a party at the Blue Ball in Braunston and this turned out to be a lovely, memorable evening which we will recall with fondness, nostalgia, and amusement for years - just wonderful. The arrangements went without a hitch and Dominic and his team were wonderful in assisting with my plans for catering,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lovely venue and nice menu. We felt the waitress tainted our experience making us feel uncomfortable. She did squeeze us in as we had not booked but felt that we were bottom of the list on her priorities. We had a lovely meal and very nice complimentary bread but left as soon as possible. We enjoyed a nice walk around... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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