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The Blue Ball

$$ - $$$, British,
6 Cedar Street | Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
+44 1572 722135
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pudding” (17 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Cedar Street | Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Four of us went for Sunday lunch. The choice was fine and the quantities adequate. A little more expensive than lunches of a similar standard elsewhere but then the location is quiet, the atmosphere tranquil and the staff friendly so not too bad a combination.

2  Thank Steve_an_Jean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what can I say WOW. Fantastic pub in a beautiful setting.The service and hospitality where excellent. The food was absolutely scrummy. We will defiantly go back and recommend to family and friends.

1  Thank Dinkydodo64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for an engagement celebration meal and the location, staff, atmosphere didn't disappoint. The meals were excellent and reasonably priced, and the beer was very well kept. I can't recommend The Blue Ball highly enough, will definitely return as soon as possible.

1  Thank John C
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

2 x beef, 1 x lamb, 1 x pork. Everyone agreed it was exactly as it should be. I would have loved 3 potatoes rather than 2 but they know better .... that would have led to overeating guilt!

1  Thank 48shelly64
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We were in the area for a few days and had dinner at The Blue Ball. Food was very good, prices reasonable and a lovely friendly laid back atmosphere. Definitely a gem. Wish we lived closer.

2  Thank 899diane
Reviewed April 30, 2018

we discovered this excellent inn by accident and it proved to a very good discovery. The building is a long house with many smaller dinning rooms. As the weather was so good we, like many others, ate outside in the warm evening sun. The service...More

2  Thank 505terrybell
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We were visiting Rutland for the first time & we were looking for a traditional country pub/restaurant for dinner on the Saturday night. The Blue Ball did not disappoint. Warm & friendly atmosphere with great food & service. If you are visiting the area i...More

1  Thank Pete A
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Great venue for family get together. The staff went out of their way to make our surprise 50th birthday meal a real treat. Good food in a private room and lots of special details like plenty of toys provided for the children. we were lucky...More

2  Thank possumTewkesbury
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff greeted us and showed us to our pre booked table. The surroundings are pleasant and having checked the menu online previous to booking we knew it was quite"narrow" but suited our pallette nicely. My partner chose Chicken Coconut Curry whilst I chose Lamb...More

1  Thank Relaxaway9
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Is a lovely British pub in a beautiful village. The service was first class from the whole team. The food was excellent and enjoyed by live jazz music! Fantastic atmosphere! Definitely a romantic place! The menu catered for all tastes, and the portions were very...More

2  Thank Ines R
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michael t
April 16, 2018|
Response from Blue B | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome in our Drinks Bar & at tables on our Garden Terrace but not at tables in our Dining Rooms, aside from guide dogs. While customers with dogs are welcome to eat in our Drinks Bar, there are no dining... More
Felicidad F
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Blue B | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your question regarding whether The Blue Ball has good disabled access & facilities. The short answer is, no not really, in terms of physical access for customers with certain mobility issues or aids... More
June P
November 9, 2016|
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Response from Blue B | Property representative |
No we don't I'm afraid.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cedar Street | Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham
  • Phone Number: +44 1572 722135
  • E-mail
The warmest welcome & freshest food at Rutland's oldest inn. Proper pub food. Varied Menu of steak, fish, meat & vegetarian dishes, starters & desserts. Plenty of Gluten Free options. Child's portions & prices. 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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