The Blue Ball
Really lovely food but served cold. Lots of spare tables but put us next to noisy family with active children running around.
Was a very pleasant Sunday roast in the main dining room by the fire. It was all perfect food service drink and location.
We went as the husband and our friends wanted a burger (really good here) but we ordered and then we were told they had no burgers!! However chicken wings were delicious and the chicken burgers and sausage and mash were also great.
Will definitely go again . Good food with a lovely pub atmosphere
We booked a table for two at the Blue Ball for Valentine’s night. The staff were welcoming and friendly as well as efficient, The menu, though not large, had some interesting items (I had the Chicken Katsu Curry, my wife the Chicken Pie, Mash and Gravy) and the food was well cooked and tasty. There is a cozy, country pub ambiance. I will definitely go again and recommend it to friends.
Delicious food and very friendly service. Would definitely go again.
Service was exceptional.
Food was ok but could do with more choice.
We have been back at the Blue Ball a number of times now and it never disappoints. Very friendly staff and great food.
I would say give it a try as think we may have chosen wrong on this occasion. So maybe not on a Sunday and not for the Roast which was very average.
Really enjoyed my time at the blue ball
Staff were very nice and helpful wished me happy birthday as I arrived food was great
Very good experience thanks !
The team at the Blue Bell always delivers great food and excellent service. Guests are made feel welcome by the friendly and helpful staff. We will be back for sure in the near future.
Lovely village pub with great food and lovely staff
Salt and pepper calamari not crispy or spiced up, rocket salad limp and plate served on had seen better days with numerals chips round edge. I left it. Bits of chip rather than full sized chips like they had been around a long time.
Staff very helpful and friendly.
Really great dinner as always. Lovely staff and good quality food with a seasonal menu!
The hot starters were all cold
The main courses were slightly warmer but over cooked and we assume just rewarmed up
The waiter and waitress however were very friendly and polite
Food was poor.
Without any warning a band started playing half way through our meal meaning that any conversation was very difficult.
Service was inexperienced and not well skilled, though pleasant.
It had deteriorated significantly.
Lovely meal beautifully served only spoilt by another customer who used foul language very loudly (and he was talking to his mother !)
It was a lovely place really. The service was excellent at first although the food took a long time to come out and it wasn’t busy when we arrived.
The food was excellent.
We would return.
Our first time at the pub, team were very welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent. Will definitely go again.
The food and service was exceptional. Great ambiance. Will definitely be returning and will recommend to all my friends!
I have been to The Blue Ball many times and the food has usually been good but not on this visit.
Items left off my choice, batter on calamair pale and not crisp, friends who had sea bass said it was tasteless as was the overcooked cabbage (should have been seasonal vegetables I think). But service was excellent. We will go back though. Just think it was an 'off' day.
...... ....Great place. Really friendly and helpful staff.
Well cooked food with a good choice and nice ambiance.
As usual a great meal cooked by a great chef and served by a great team - would thoroughly recommend the Blue Ball.
Great venue, really nice atmosphere. The only negative point, I had the burger and it was overcooked and hard. The service was amazing and if I'm even in Walton I would give it another try.
Great food, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. This is a real gem.
We treated some friends from Cyprus on a visit. We ordered our food starters and main course then were told that the no pies and no sausages and mash.2 people ordered the roast pork, 2 ordered Indian meets Italian. The chicken was supposed to be marinated for 24 hours in tandoori spices plus all the other ingredients. no coriander, lime, the pasta was like rubber, the naan bread was cold and like shoe leather, the chicken was burnt and like charcoal on one end asked for parmesan, grated cheddar arrived, we ordered some bread that did not arrive ( although it was on the bill, later taken off.) asked for apple sauce the jar was empty, told waitress who brought new jar (no plate or spoon with it). we did tell waitress that the pasta was very poor (no reaction) should have complained, but when treating friends it is embarrassing,
The Blue Ball delivers excellent food at a decent price and have super friendly and helpful staff. We always enjoy ourselves when we eat there. Try it - you won't be disappointed
We keep enjoying the great choice of food, the atmosphere and the great service and will be back soon.
We keep coming back to the Blue Ball as it is such a good place to enjoy good food, great service and a nice environment. This was a real find and we'll keep coming back.
Hi Olli, Thank you once again for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Gareth & Team
Great location, service and ambience. Beef was a bit chewy but you can’t have everything!! Lovely play area for the kids too!
Hi HR28, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear the beef was a bit chewy, it usually melts in your mouth! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Gareth & Team
Booked for 12.30 table was not ready the manager invited us to have a completely drink. He came for us after a few minutes.
Food was very good. Liked vegetables were served up in a dish to help yourself.
Waiting staff were on the button. Very obliging.
Hi, Thank you so much for your review! It was an absolute pleasure yesterday. Look forward to seeing you again soon, Gareth & Team
We went for my wife’s birthday and had a brilliant time. It was a bit quiet being midweek but it suited us. The food was delicious and ample portions. Service was great and very friendly. Will definitely go back.
Hi Gromit1967, Thank you very much for your review and for choosing us to host your wifes birthday. We are so pleased you had a brilliant time and hope to see you again soon. Gareth & Team
Had a very nice Sunday lunch , but found they were very stingy with the vegetables , there were 8 of us and only 2 dishes of veg came up, asked for more and l more came still not enough .They served a gin and tonic in a tumbler appalling lucky we had already had one so tipped into a proper glass. The noice level was ok but there was a large table of parent all with children under 5 which we love to see but one of them had bought the game with a hammer nocking in pegs , not a very intelligent toy to take where people are enjoying a Sunday lunch , overall they need to take some tips from No 12 with the amount of veg to serve .Even the waiter said they are often stingy with the veg !
Hi LynneM, I'm pleased to hear you had a very nice Sunday Lunch but also disheartened we didn't make a 4 or 5 star. It is standard practice to give ample vegetables with our Sunday Roasts, but for some reason this wasn't the case so i do apologise. We are more than happy to give any of our guests more veg and more again if requested as we want everyone to leave the Blue Ball happy and also full. Hopefully we will see you again for a Sunday roast soon, Gareth & Team
I booked as I was working locally and wanted a meal that wasn’t microwaved in the hotel. The food was extremely well prepared and cooked and the staff were so friendly and genuinely interested. I shall be visiting again.
Hi Placesetting, Thank you for your positive review! We pride ourselves on our food and service. Our ingredients sourced from artisan suppliers are freshly cooked by our creative chefs. We hope to see you again when you're this neck of the woods. Gareth & Team
Would absolutely recommend The Blue Ball to a friend - the food was excellent and reasonably priced, in a very pleasant setting. The only negative was that our group was sat slap bang in the middle of the restaurant and were constantly being walked past by staff and patrons, and often had patrons waiting to be seated crowded around our table. It had us feeling a little like we were in the way.
Hi KieranO, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the food. So sorry to hear you felt you were slap bang in the middle, we have since had a slight move around so hopefully this won't be the case next time. Hopefully see you again soon, Gareth & Team
Such a lovely pub with a relaxed cosy feel. Friendly staff, amazing menu with lots of choice and delicious food! Will be returning soon!
Thank you for your review! Gareth & Team
Dined with friends - all great. Loved also that we were in the dining room.
Hi MrsB, Thank you for your great review! Look forward to seeing you again, Gareth & Team
This was the second time we visited the Blue Bell and we were happy as the first time. The food, service and quality was great. We loved it.
Hi Olli, Thank you very much for the review! So glad you had a great time with us again. Look forward to see you again soon, Gareth & Team
First visit. Very good menu with great variety. The food was great and the service was courteous and fast. It was a very pleasant experience and I will be back.
Hi Olli, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very proud of our pub and team. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Gareth & Team
The Blue Ball is rated 4.2 stars by 430 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.