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Blue Ball Inn

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High St | Triscombe, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
+44 1984 618242
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wells, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well we struck lucky when we stumbled across this excellent pub. The food was wonderful, the staff /landlord were very friendly indeed. The pub is warm and cosy with great beer and cider (including Roger Wilkins - bonus). Highly recommended and we will be back.

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1 Thank Johnski99
Taunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly we were only sheltering from the rain by having a cup of tea in this pub. We are regulars but hadn't been there for a while. The tea we had was tepid at best and the response from the owner/ barman when this was pointed out was to blame his equipment rather than apologise, not a big deal but... More 

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1 Thank John S
Hampshire
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered Sunday lunch for four people all having roast lamb. The service was painfully slow and we continually needed to ask the waitress to take our order. The meat was good but the vegetables were undercooked and cold. They'd also run out of some menu items. The waitresses indicated that they were really busy but with plenty of empty... More 

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Thank Briggshols
blueballinn2016, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were disappointed and share your frustration if you had to continually ask to have your order taken. I have asked the two waitresses on duty about this and neither experienced the request on Sunday Lunch, in fact ever. We were admittedly one Waitress short (due to the Flu bug) on what was a very busy... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Good food and service. I shared rack of lamb which was a special with mushroom and Stilton soup to start. Others had steak and venison burgers which were also excellent. With drinks bill was £200 for 6 of us.

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1 Thank Markful
blueballinn2016, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to host you for the evening. Cheers Ian More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Terribly slow. Seventeen of us,mostly children arrived one Tuesday for lunch and waited an hour and a half. We asked after an hour how much longer it would be and the barman argued about how long we had been waiting! Very disappointing and needless to say we won't be back

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Thank Iain M
Verwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Booked a 2 night B&B stay in Stags Cottage, part of the Blue Ball Inn, on arrival Saturday afternoon the landlord was busy in the bar but was very welcoming. He allowed us to settle in to our cottage before dropping by to see if we needed anything, we asked to eat in the pub that evening winch we were... More 

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1 Thank Aide F
blueballinn2016, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, you're very kind. It was a pleasure to host you for the weekend and I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Cheers Ian More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Lunch at the Blue Ball on a Saturday in September. The Old Dears' 60th birthday - 10 adults, 3 kids under the age of 3 and the pub and its landlord could not have been more welcoming. The food is fantastic and well priced, the beers on offer were great and the pub and surrounding views are excellent. The Landlord... More 

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1 Thank James C
blueballinn2016, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you James, it was a pleasure to serve your family. And 'the old dear' 60?? Cheers Ian More 

Hong Kong, China
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Myself, wife & 2 kids visited the Pub on a Sunday afternoon at around 5pm, hoping to catch an early dinner. A polite young barmaid first told us the Blue Ball didnt serve food on a Sunday evening. Unperturbed, we made our way to the Bar where we were "served" by the Landlord. After getting a soft drink for my... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We booked a three night stay online with a view to exploring the Quantocks by bike and on foot, not quite knowing hat to expect.....just wow! The Inn is beautiful and totally picturesque in a perfect position, the accommodation was immaculate and of a high standard. The landlord Ian could not have done more to make us feel truly welcome... More 

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2 Thank tillysmum291
blueballinn2016, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, so kind of you. It was a pleasure to meet and host the two of you, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hopefully see you sometime in the future. Cheers Ian More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We went there to have a steak dinner, and i have to say, it was a really nice, chilled experience, started with a warm welcome by the new owner, and continued with a very friendly waitress. We had a T-Bone steak(special on that day), and the rump. The meat was perfectly cooked, and can't complain about the size of it... More 

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3 Thank Máté M
blueballinn2016, Owner at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed your meal and visiting The Blue Ball. Cheers Ian More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High St | Triscombe, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 618242
Description
Traditional but unique Olde Worlde Pub / Restaurant. Thatched Roof, Beautiful wooden interior and eaves which form the Bar and Dining Rooms. Relaxed informal atmosphere. Beautiful natural country beer garden with stunning views and surrounded by superb trees on three sides. We could go on but just come and experience it for yourselves.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?