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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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Blue Ball with family. The service was good, staff were very friendly. The food was good, nicely presented and very tasty. All in all I would recommend the Blue Ball for a visit and would go again myself.

Thank Becky B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I make it a of stopping here for a couple of pints and a tasty repast whenever I pass through Rutland. Always enjoyable, especially when the fires warm away the winter's cold and dampness.

Thank William P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this family friendly, pretty country pub, especially in winter with the log fires blazing. Whenever we want a family get together with the grandparents and kids, we head to The Blue Ball because we've not been disappointed yet. It helps that they cook to order, so are happy to accommodate everyone. We like to take a bit of... More 

Thank Rachel R
Oakham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although we don't visit as often as we would like to we had another lovely meal last night. The food was delicious, service great and the pub is always a lovely place to spend time in as the decor is gorgeous. Thank you Dom, Pip and staff!

Thank Fiona H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food , excellent service. A really great place to enjoy an evening out . The staff are very attentive and friendly too. They will meet your dietary requirements with our a fuss.

1 Thank Liane A
Oakham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Well established public house. I do believe that this is an old pub but not sure how old ( Google it).

1 Thank Eldred40
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Met here for catch up over Christmas, read reviews, had high hopes.sadly not upto expectation, lack of service , and food not upto what we'd expect ,chicken dry ,steak chewy ,lovely pub feel ,but need to improve menu to draw more ,

Thank ruth h
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Lovely welcoming atmosphere in this country pub, very relaxing, log fires, newspapers and magazines, bliss! The service was discreet and excellent, succulent roast beef, and plenty of vegetables. Couldn't resist a delicious pudding and all for a very fair price.

1 Thank Reba1946
Grantham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

A friendly pub that serves good food. I visited as a foursome and all of us enjoyed the surroundings and the food. Friendly staff and a good reservation service.

1 Thank Paul J
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Booked for a family luncheon for the Sunday Roast. From the popularity I would say bookings are essential as all tables were full. Despite being busy could not fault the service from the staff and the quality of the food. Would definitely go again.

2 Thank BHewe54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, 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
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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