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The Bat and Ball Inn

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

About
A roaring fire in the winter and al fresco dining in summer make this a pub for all seasons. Situated close to the Hampshire village of Clanfield, the Bat and Ball is famous locally for its cricketing history, fabulous food, fine cask ales and warm, friendly welcome.
PRICE RANGE
$5-$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today

Went to B & B for a meal: looked forward to it as all previous visits were excellent so I expected the same. The service was good, the person waiting on our table I'd give 10/10 and the surroundings were clean, pleasant and welcoming. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dennis R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fabulous establishment tucked away in the countryside. Visited with my wife for evening meal. Was not disappointed. I had the Stilton pie ... a proper pie with pastry all around (not a pie filling with a puff pastry top!). My wife had the fish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Danger-Monkey
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited after a few years absence, surprised how spruced up, clean and welcoming it is now. Ambience and atmosphere great and can’t complain about the food. The boys loved the pie of the day (and the beer) and my gluten free Irish stew was excellent....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maryrose74
Andrea C, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi There Many thanks for your lovely review, we constantly strive to improve and we are glad you noticed. Our team will be ready to welcome you again on your next visit. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited last night with our friends who were visiting from Australia but was'nt impressed.The chips we had with the burgers were reheated or they looked and tasted as though they were and my friend who had the Falafel & Tabbouleh said it one of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sandyelizabeth2015
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, First of all thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We are sorry you felt disappointed in your recent visit. I can assure you are chips are never reheated and we apologise that you feel that they were. I have passed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Passed this pub lots of times and have always wanted to drop in. Did so yesterday and was not disappointed. Very welcoming. Nice fire. Excellent beer. If you want to eat, I suggest you book. Car park is largish but can fill up quite quickly....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David C
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your lovely words and you rate us so highly. We are glad you popped in and we hope you do again soon. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & The Team

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

After visiting the pub about 6 weeks in advance to enquire if they could accommodate a large group. Very helpful and willing to have us. Turning up on the day to find a whole are with reserved tables for us. Food orders were placed in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davehF1717PD
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Dave, Many thanks for you kind words. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & The Team

Reviewed November 5, 2018

Visited today for lunch after a break of many years, very impressed. Back to pub grub rather than pretentious food, but still had a twist. Tasty, freshly cooked and delicious. Will definitely go again. Lovely pub setting, interior, ambience and staff really friendly and attentive....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ladylush33
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are glad you would recommend us Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The Bat and Ball is my go to pub for reliable good quality pub grub. The food experience is assisted by having consistently good, well kept beer. Congratulations for the quality and consistency of your beer and food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank barry l
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hi Many thanks for your lovely review & kind words, we are glad you are enjoying the beer Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed November 3, 2018

Four of us met up for lunch at this beautiful venue, hut sadly the food was definitely not up to scratch. I had the pigs cheek as a starter and found it tough and not tasty (I have had this many times before and found...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Linda B
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

May Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you like the venue and sorry that the food was not to your liking. I have fed your comments back to our Head Chef. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little place, very comfortable and extremely welcoming. We had the curried monkfish and the game faggots followed by a fabulous knickerbocker glory. Every thing was so tasty. The dog was also well looked after with treats and bowls of water. The staff were so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 340duncang
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hi Many Thanks for your lovely review, we are glad you liked your visit. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

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suek94
September 29, 2018|
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Response from Andrea C | Property representative |
I am pleased to say, there are no dog treats on the tables but our 4 legged friends are still welcome.
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Anton1939
August 21, 2016|
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Response from Andrea C | Property representative |
Hi Anton 1939, our roast dinners start from £12.95 you can view a sample sunday lunch menu on our website, please let us know if you would like to reserve a table, Kind regards Paul Goldthorpe
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Jilluminous
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Andrea C | Property representative |
Dear Jillumino..., With regards to your question regarding facilities for wheelchair bound customers, all of the Bat &Ball is on one level and we have a toilet with access for wheelchairs, please do not hesitate to contact... More
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