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The Bat & Ball Freehouse

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Bat and Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
01252 792108
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Your first time here you might find us a little difficult to find as the...
Your first time here you might find us a little difficult to find as the pub is down an un-adopted lane in the bottom of a valley, backing on to the Bourne stream. "The Bat" is a traditional country/village pub retaining the charm and atmosphere of what a pub should be. An open fire, panelled walls, nooks and crannies, hops hanging from the old oak beams, cricketing memorabilia and six shining brass hand pumps for ale. Outside there is a covered patio area with grape vines overhead and a large garden with flower borders, a children’s play structure and plenty of seating. There is also a large car park.We offer a good and wholesome selection of light snacks, main meals and a mouth watering selection of homemade puddings and desserts. All our food is cooked and prepared in house by our team.Crossing the generations ,the pub is a meeting place for all and you will be sure of a genuine welcome
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not your normal pub grub

Best pub food in the area by a country mile. Great chef, regularly changes menus with seasons, always inventive twists on meals (Ox cheek chilli, pigeon stroganoff) as well as your staple burgers etc. Menu isn't massive but I'm always wary of a place with a large menu. Good beers & cider and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Best pub food in the area by a country mile. Great chef, regularly changes menus with seasons, always inventive twists on meals (Ox cheek chilli, pigeon stroganoff) as well as your staple burgers etc. Menu isn't massive but I'm always wary of a place with a large menu. Good beers & cider and desert counter also looks great. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We have been to The Bat & Ball more than any other pub since moving to the area 6 months ago. Whether it's with a group of friends, our children or as a couple, the service, food and range of beers on offer is always excellent. The garden is great in the warm weather, particularly for children and the pub... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We booked a table for 7.30, and arrived to a very warm welcome and attentive staff. Ordering the food was simple but there was a fairly long wait for it to arrive, the pub was very busy. The food though was well worth the wait. The chicken and ham pie was piping hot, the burger juicy and tandoori cod was... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Don't trust your sat nav with the pub postcode, just get to the area and trust the pub signs to take you in via an unmade road then down a narrow lane directly into the car park. The friendly welcome made you feel at home and relaxed. There is a good selection of real ales, if the local branch CAMRA... More 

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Maffy-and-Liz, Manager at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this review

WOW! What a fantastic review! Thank you so much, we love it when people love our pub as much as we do! You are right, it is a task to find us but its well worth the wait and it helps build up an appetite we think! Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you all again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went for Saturday lunch so expected it to be busy pleasantly surprised to find plenty of tables in a garden setting Food was fresh and hot and arrived in good time The venison burger was tasty and my calamari delicious The staff were friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed ourselves Prices average for pub food but quality better than... More 

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Maffy-and-Liz, Manager at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. The garden is a lovely place to sit and relax over some lunch and a few drinkies, and we are pleased you found it so too. Quality is paramount to us and we do believe as you say that we offer good value for money. Again thank you very much and we... More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very nice food (I loved the liver and bacon) very kid friendly you would never come away hungry would recommend for a family meal.

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Maffy-and-Liz, Manager at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Quinten. The liver & bacon is a firm favourite here at The Bat and I think there would be an uproar if we ever took it off the menu- so we daren't! More 

Frimley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Driving back from Borden, my boyfriend took me to this hidden pub- we just wanted somewhere nice to eat dinner. Very impressed with the quality and standard of food. Was really nice to see that food was home cooked- wasn't too expensive either! Had parking, safe for children and outdoor seating. Would definitely come again. Xx

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Maffy-and-Liz, Manager at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed yourself here. We do indeed pride ourselves on home cooked food and quality is so important to us. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Not a pub you will ever happen upon by accident, it is well worth hunting out. Eventually had to ask directions from a postman after my satnav tried to direct me up someone's obviously private drive! When we arrived about 1:30 on a Wednesday the car park was packed and we had to invent a space, but while the pub... More 

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Maffy-and-Liz, Manager at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review- we wish you had mentioned to us about your ribs though as we would have been more than happy to replace your dish for you. The pub is indeed hard to find but as you say- we think it is worth hunting out! We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We chanced upon the Bat and Ball on an evening cycle ride and both of us had a delicious, good value meal that was a little different to the norm - Smoked Trout Nicoise was delicious and the sweet potato chips a great accompaniment. The wine list was also good.

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Maffy-and-Liz, Manager at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you found us on your bikes! Be sure to come again. Many Thanks More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our second visit to this pub was on a hot sunny Sunday afternoon late afternoon. We weren't able to order off the main menu until 6pm, so we ordered the following ( to share ) from the afternoon menu. Flatbread (v) Mozzarella + Pea & Hazelnut Pesto Seeded Cauliflower & Pecorino Cake Herb Yogurt + Cucumber & Dill Salad Sweetcorn... More 

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Maffy-and-Liz, Manager at The Bat & Ball Freehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review- we are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience here. I noticed you ordered all veggie food and so I am pleased it hit the mark for you as we really do try to make an extra special effort for vegetarians! I love the cauliflower cake too- Yum Yum! More 

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Additional Information about The Bat & Ball Freehouse

Address: Bat and Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
Phone Number: 01252 792108
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Farnham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bat and Ball Lane | Boundstone, Farnham GU10 4SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Farnham
  • Phone Number: 01252 792108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

Your first time here you might find us a little difficult to find as the pub is down an un-adopted lane in the bottom of a valley, backing on to the Bourne stream. "The Bat" is a traditional country/village pub retaining the charm and atmosphere of what a pub should be. An open fire, panelled walls, nooks and crannies, hops hanging from the old oak beams, cricketing memorabilia and six shining brass hand pumps for ale. Outside there is a covered patio area with grape vines overhead and a large garden with flower borders, a children’s play structure and plenty of seating. There is also a large car park.We offer a good and wholesome selection of light snacks, main meals and a mouth watering selection of homemade puddings and desserts. All our food is cooked and prepared in house by our team.Crossing the generations ,the pub is a meeting place for all and you will be sure of a genuine welcome
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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