The Blue Ball
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
Food excellent. Very quiet due to small amount of bookings due to corona virus partial lockdown. (Tier 2)
Our little Family Bubble decided on a pre Xmas eat out and having visited the Blue Ball pre Covid and had an excellent Lunch decided that this would be ideal. We were not disappointed with our latest visit. The Pub was well organised to ensure Covid requirements and safety for all was me. Upon arrival we were shown to our tables which were nicely set complete with a Christmas Cracker for all (much to our 6 year old Grandsons delight). The Pub itself despite being much quieter than a normal pre Xmas dining experience was nicely decorated with Xmas Trees and lights and was warm and welcoming. Prague Dave our principal Waiter was friendly efficient and engaged well with our party even managing to photo bomb a few pictures which was fun ! The food was of a very good standard for a Pub and was sufficient in quality and quantity. No complaints from any of our party and to be honest we have eaten in Restaurants that could learn a thing or two about the presentation and attention to detail that made dining at The Blue Ball such a pleasant experience. Being a Saint Austell Brewery House my Son who is Jail Ale fanatic was a little unfamiliar with many of the Breweries ales that were on offer but the style and flavour of the range available was well explained by the Gent that we took to be the Manager and as a few of these were ordered on the night they met the taste requirements. It was a great evening over all too quickly and we cant wait to have another gathering in more settled times at the Ball. If you have not tried it do so, you wont IMHO be disappointed. The bill was more than reasonable at around £35.00 per head including Wines and Ales. Thanks to all at the Blue Ball stay safe and well and Best Wishes for Xmas and 2021.'
Excellent food with excellent service. One of our new favourite places to go. Highly recommend.
Great food , great service .. brilliant stop if travelling past Exeter
Booked table before chiefs game, covid safe, with a good atmosphere, Food was quick good quality and great value. Staff very helpful a great way to start the day. Thanks
Always great food, great service and a warm welcome
We ordered starters, mains and dessert and everything arrived very well presented and was very tasty.
The food was wonderful, lovely atmosphere. Very busy when we got there, think this was due to the Exeter Chiefs playing. Did empty close to kick off. Our local would recommend to anyone.
Turkey lovely and plenty of it. Roast potatoes appear to be reheated, a little dark and over done. Plenty of veg. Overall we enjoyed the evening and staff were very friendly and hospitable.
Excellent Sunday Lunch as always. Best Yorkshire Puddings ever.
Exceptional food and service as always, well done team.
Lovely lunch with our 2 children. Great portions and lovely food.
Great quality food.
Exceptional service from Dave, our waiter.
Definitely going again.
All very good as always....
Great food with an efficient level of service- we felt COVID-19 safe too
Simple menu range, large portions. Very tasty.
Excellent Ice Cream
Always great service and food. Staff very friendly and happy to go that extra mile
The food was great, but the food service was very slow. this was probably due to it being very busy with last minute diners, but there was not really and acknowledgement of this from the service staff.
Really lovely food. Definitely worth a visit or two!
Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere and lovely food.
Friendly staff, lovely food. Would definitely recommend.
First time I have been here, and the food was very scrumptious, I had a lamb shank and it was cooked to perfection, and the mussel stater was delicious, very generous portions, definitely good value for money, I will be visiting again in the future 👌
We were made very welcome with our little dog, who was given a bowl of water and a dog biscuit on arrival! Friendly welcoming staff. Very COVID safe - all was spotlessly clean. Food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be making a return visit!
No Devon Red Cider as usually have so ordered lager instead as other ciders of poor choice
Staff friendly and nice clean pub. Not very busy as Monday. The 25% off food deal was welcome as felt a few dishes i.e. the fish pie were overpriced at £16.00 but the veggie burger plate looked great. Would return in the future.
Always guaranteed excellent food and service. Such a lovely pub and the recent redecorating is stunning. See you again soon
Grest service, delicious food with excellent portion sizes - pie of the day had really thick & delicious gravy...highly recommend!
Great pub and restaurant with friendly staff and fabulous food. Safety measures are taken seriously but it has a lovely atmosphere nonetheless.
Lovely way to while away a Saturday lunchtime. Good food and drink and a bit different then your average pub
Everything about the blueball is spot on, fab food, fab service, and great atmosphere makes for a perfect visit. Well done guys 👍
Great evening, great food, lovely experience. Will go again!
We've eaten at the Blue Ball several times, and always good food and service. Recommended..
The staff are friendly and I love the food here. This is never a difficult review to write.
Enjoyed a great evening with friends! Felt very safe and staff were very attentive. Great evening, thank you!!
We enjoyed it so much that we booked again for tonight!
Midweek lunch with my sister, fantastic value & such a beautiful place. Food & drinks were both tasty , hot & fresh. Great system in place due to covid & nothing was too much trouble. Service was great and we were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed a relaxing lunch. We will be back again soon! Thank you!
The food was delicious, great value and we were made to feel very welcome, including our little people. It was a great place to have a celebratory lunch for a birthday.
Food luke warm and 'ok'. Luckily there was 25% discount otherwise I would have been really disappointed. Service was not with a smile and you could tell this even with a mask on!
Used to really like eating there.
Had a wonderful Sunday roast at the Blue Ball. Great service and the food was fantastic!!!
The Blue Ball is rated 4.6 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.