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The Blue Ball

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6 Cedar Street | Braunston, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
+44 1572 722135
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Blue Ball for an early evening meal. Having not eaten here for a few months, we were tempted to go when we received an e-mail from the Blue Ball detailing their upcoming events & offers. We had a warm friendly welcome as always, and given a choice of eating in the bar or restaurant. The menu offers... More 

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London
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to dining at the Blue Boar for some time having come across the Inn by accident earlier in the year. It looks lovely and is set in a pleasant little village. When we booked we ended up accepting an early booking because they couldn’t fit us in later. You would think this might be because... More 

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Blue B, Owner at The Blue Ball, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. While we'd always much prefer to be made aware of any issues you have with your food or service while you're here - so that we're able to immediately rectify them for you if at all possible, we're sincerely sorry to now learn that you found your overall experience at The Blue Ball last Saturday... More 

Oakham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Blue Ball for our anniversary dinner. The staff are lovely, the pub is beautiful, and the food is amazing with imaginative dishes using seasonal produce. The food is presented beautifully, and the portions are large. Very reasonably priced too. One of our new favourites!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We need to declare an interest. We are relatively local and the Blue Ball is our pub of choice. We went for dinner after the elections in the USA. These are interesting times. But we can at least all take encouragement that we now have a president who eats good Burgers. Dinner - seared Partridge breast on a salad with... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only thank my fellow Trip Advisor reviewers for recommending this pub. Called in for lunch at the weekend. Booking a table for a Saturday was easy no the staff were helpful in providing directions. Indeed the staff were very helpful, polite, knowledgable and attentive throughout our visit. The pub has a lovely traditional ambience whilst at the same... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a meal last Thursday night, we had booked to avoid any disappointment. Very welcoming friendly staff, didn't have to wait long and our meal was excellent. We have also been there for Sunday lunch which was also excellent. We shall be returning soon.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are relatively local and visit regularly. Always good service and the food is tasty and well presented. Good range of wines and regular offers and discounts. Live music quite often adds to the atmosphere. Relaxing place to have a leisurely, pleasant time.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Me & my partner recently went to the blue ball for an evening meal, the food was good & the staff very friendly & accommodating. We have been before & it never fails to impress. A lovely countryside pub, always worth a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I visited this pub for the first time in quite a few years and I was very pleased that I did This pub is so quintessentially English in it's attraction to those that have yet to visit it. the hosts are a very pleasant couple who make you feel welcome and certainly aim to please. There are huge fresh yorkie... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Me and my girlfriend came here in September for a year anniversary meal. I had managed to trick her into thinking we were going elsewhere...I relied on her lack of direction. She was pleasantly surprised and we both ended up enjoying a lovely meal on Sunday. It was tasty and we were well catered for. The staff were polite and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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
Description
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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