The Blue Ball

4.5
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18 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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The Blue Ball team offer a warm welcome to one and all at the Blue Ball Inn, a fine turn of the 17th Century thatched pub and restaurant with accommodation in Sandygate on the edge of Exeter Devon.

Considered to be one of the prettiest pubs in the area, the Blue Ball Inn is the ideal location should you wish to visit us for a glass of wine, a pint of traditional real ale, a tasty bar snack or an enjoyable lunch or evening meal in our delightful restaurant. Inside, you will find a relaxed ambiance full of style and comfort with its cosy interior. During the cooler months the real log-burning fire creates a lovely atmosphere whilst in warmer months you can sit outside in our beer garden which enhances this charming restaurant and pub watering hole.

Our head chef takes real pleasure in cooking culinary delights and delicacies using Devon's finest produce that always reflects the season of the year.
What 18 People Are Saying
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JA
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

An excellent pub, serving excellent meals, and a wide range of drinks locally sourced

SL
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to the trouble of producing a dairy free dessert (that wasn’t just sorbet) at pretty short notice. Really friendly, welcoming place and staff very attentive. Thanks Blue Ball!

LS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and friendly staff. Enjoyed our evening and will return.

C
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would Definitely Recommend the Blue Ball, lovely Food at a really good price and excellent service

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrated a family birthday! Lovely friendly staff & good food! Atmosphere/Music just perfect balance!

LJ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our Sunday roast! Very very friendly staff and food delicious! Really ate in the bar area and really liked the fact that although it was busy you were not rushed through - you even noticed we were squinting in the sun and came over to close the curtains. Will definitely be back.

LP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we got in the service was friendly and smooth. Nothing was too much for them and the food was outstanding in flavour and presentation. The only bad thing was the meal was so large I didn’t have room to try a dessert! Will definitely go back.

MR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve meal . Great atmosphere and menu choice. Food was delicious and came quickly

SL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the Blue Ball after Googling somewhere near J30 to meet family, and booked online.
Embarrassingly, we were running late, so contacted the pub to let them know - no problem was the response. Then one of our party had to skip out between courses. Again, no problem! Whatever we threw at them, they handled perfectly.
The food was delicious, beautifully presented on hot plates and tasted as good as it looked. This was probably the best roast I have ever had in a pub or restaurant. We will def be back.

AM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming staff who helped make our Mum's birthday celebration very enjoyable. Thanks

KG
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Havr been previously and had a lovely meal
Came for my birthday. It was a Sunday so made an error in not recognising it was a reduced menu so daughter already disappointed as she had chosen from website
Roast served to daughter and husband. They didn't complain as didn't want to spoil birthday. However afterwards said it was really poor. Cold. Felt like lunchtime leftovers. Potatoes hard. Overall dreadful meal

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to fault, staff were friendly and efficient. Food was superb. Highly recommend.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Initially we were not shown to table,told if a table number which was wrong. Had to remind twice to get service . After we had a waitress,she was very good. The restaurant was very busy at start which might have caused the initial lack of service.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at The Blue Ball were really helpful, making sure there were options to meet the dietary requirements of one of our party. We had a very nice lunch of gluten free fish and chips with beautifully cooked fish and lovely sausage and mash - thank you!

TH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to pay 10 pounds car parking fee as the rugby match was on so check before booking

GB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Perfect stop pre-rugby. Friendly, helpful staff, and a second bar in the garden an excellent facility. Food was fine. As expected on a rugby day, there were plenty of people looking to be fed and the pub seemed to deal with the demand very well.

A
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious and reasonably priced. We had a lovely table and staff were attentive without being intrusive thank you!

AC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked here as close to a pick up point for a family member. Considering the proximity to the motorway at a busy junction it was surprisingly quiet. Lovely pub, great food and a good selection of ales and spirits (especially Gin.!) food was really good, service was excellent.