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Whitestone Inn

Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
+44 1624 822334
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“ham” (4 reviews)
“mash” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well want can you say Been a few times before on business Food has never been to bad but tonight I ordered the Steak pie. What a massive disappointment. Over cooked in microwave couldn’t cut some of the pie. Fresh chips some of them were...More

Thank Simon C
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Administrator at Whitestone Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Simon C Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I am sorry to learn you are disappointed with your meal at The Whitestone. Across all our estate, we aim to provide a high standard of food, using the freshest and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here a few years ago and loved it, but now seems to have gone the same way as other pubs on the iom just average really, nothing wrong but just nothing special

Thank NinjaSteve08
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We ventured out to ballasalla after hearing so many great reviews about the place, and it lived up to expectation. The staff were so lovely and chatty and made sure everything we needed, we had. We had the breaded brie and the garlic mushrooms to...More

Thank MilliBri
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

What a shame, we popped into this pub on our last evening on IOM. We were shown to a table that was so sticky. Why oh why is good housekeeping such a problem for some pubs. My partner ordered the 'fish & chips', which was...More

Thank Newhavenee
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Administrator at Whitestone Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Hi there Newhavenee Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to our attention. I am sorry to learn you did not receive a meal that is inline with our usual high standards. At the Whitestone, we pride ourselves on providing all our...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

We went to dinner at The Whitestone last Sunday. I enjoyed a Steak and Okells Ale pie with mash and my wife enjoyed a Sunday beef roast. Service was pretty slow but the pub did appear to be busy. We were on holiday so why...More

Thank PaulDilks
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, good portion sizes, reasonable prices. Friendly and helpful staff Would definitely go again 😊

1  Thank Sue I
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here many times but first time for Sunday Cavery lunch. Would highly recommend - we had choice of Turkey, ham, beef and pork... Great selection of vegetables - friendly staff - reasonable price.

1  Thank Manxscorpio
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Met friends here for a meal. They recommended the fish and chips, they were a special Friday offer, and were every bit as good as we had been told. Hadn't been here for many years, there has been a lot of changes, mostly for the...More

2  Thank Julie B
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We stayed in Ballasella for the TT week - 7 days in total and went here every night as it was near our accommodation, however this is testament to how good it was was, as if it wasn't we certainly would have gone elsewhere. Between...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely pub. Food was great and so good to have a choice of portion size. Had the small fish and chips which was just right. Fish was lovely and well cooked, batter nice and crisp and fish succulent. My husband had the carvery...More

1  Thank Manderj
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MariaJohannah
Whatever happened to people like Mousey Christian from the Swan in Ramsey, Herbie Nelson from the Whitestone in Ballasalla and Billy Williams from the Albert in Port St. Mary? Folks like these made the pub what it was, they actually worked behind the bar and they stood out in the community. Herbie Nelson was a perfect example. His beer was so bad, it was said (albeit by Herbie himself) that folk used to travel over to the Island from Llandudno on daytrips to visit his pub and sample his beer because they could not believe it was so bad. There was not a lot of point in complaining about the state of your pint to Herbie either as, his standard reply to most complaints was. “Well you should be so lucky, you only have a pint of it, I have a bloody seller full.” This tale was told to me by Herbie himself. A certain postman in Ballasalla wandered into Herbies pub for a pint after finishing his round at lunchtime. He called out for a pint and emptied all the change from his pocket on to the bar. Herbie was not the greatest mathematician in the world and began counting the pennies and halfpennies, washers, bits of string and Heaven only knows what else. . The postman downed his pint and headed for the door. As he passed through the door Herbie yelled after him “Oy Quirk, you are a penny short here?” “No” came the reply. “Tis you Nelson that is a penny short!”
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Response from LadyAzul | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but my era was the mid 50s to mid 60s and so restricted to Douglas only. because I didn't have a car until the 70s.So none of these landlords were familiar. BuT I knew and worked in a few pubs in Douglas and got to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Ballasalla
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 822334
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