The Blue Ball

4.3
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426 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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Sunday Lunch
We serve traditional, hearty British food using the best seasonal ingredients available to us from local producers and suppliers. We also offer a selection of well kept cask ales and a carefully chosen wine list most of which are available by the glass.The atmosphere is informal and relaxed so whether you want to pop in for a quiet drink, a special celebration or a quick bite to eat you will always be welcome. The Blue Ball is the latest pub to join the award winning Whiting and Hammond group.

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What 426 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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CB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and very friendly service. Would definitely go again.

CE
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was exceptional.
Food was ok but could do with more choice.

O
Munich
45 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been back at the Blue Ball a number of times now and it never disappoints. Very friendly staff and great food.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

s
Aberdeen
8 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

O
Munich
45 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

SR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely village pub with great food and lovely staff

CR
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dinner as always. Lovely staff and good quality food with a seasonal menu!

SC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

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

RG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

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.

JW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal beautifully served only spoilt by another customer who used foul language very loudly (and he was talking to his mother !)

OT
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

DV
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time at the pub, team were very welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent. Will definitely go again.

CH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional. Great ambiance. Will definitely be returning and will recommend to all my friends!

LW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

MO
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...... ....Great place. Really friendly and helpful staff.

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well cooked food with a good choice and nice ambiance.

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a great meal cooked by a great chef and served by a great team - would thoroughly recommend the Blue Ball.

LA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

O
Munich
45 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. This is a real gem.

RO
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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,

BJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

O
Munich
45 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We keep enjoying the great choice of food, the atmosphere and the great service and will be back soon.

O
Munich
45 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 28 October 2019

Hi Olli, Thank you once again for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Gareth & Team

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HR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, service and ambience. Beef was a bit chewy but you can’t have everything!! Lovely play area for the kids too!

The Blue Ball
Responded on 28 October 2019

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

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 21 October 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for your review! It was an absolute pleasure yesterday. Look forward to seeing you again soon, Gareth & Team

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G
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 28 October 2019

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

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LM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

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 !

The Blue Ball
Responded on 18 October 2019

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

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 18 October 2019

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

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KO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 18 October 2019

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

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a lovely pub with a relaxed cosy feel. Friendly staff, amazing menu with lots of choice and delicious food! Will be returning soon!

The Blue Ball
Responded on 18 October 2019

Thank you for your review! Gareth & Team

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MB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with friends - all great. Loved also that we were in the dining room.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 18 October 2019

Hi MrsB, Thank you for your great review! Look forward to seeing you again, Gareth & Team

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O
Munich
45 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 18 October 2019

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

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O
Munich
45 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 27 September 2019

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

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were excellent and the food was delicious

The Blue Ball
Responded on 20 September 2019

Hi AndyC, Thank you very much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully see you again. Gareth & Team

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JH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food, Great Service, Friendly Staff
Overall great meal.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi JoHill, Thank you so much for your review, we are very proud of our pub and team! Look forward to seeing you again. Gareth & Team

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C
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TOOK SOME FRIENDS FOR LUNCH AS WE ARE DUE TO LEAVE THE COUNTY IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. SO MUCH THOUGHT HAS BEEN PUT INTO THE DECOR ESPECIALLY THE LOOS.... SUPERB!!!
THE FOOD WAS AMAZING, STAFF SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL! THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS JUST GREAT, WHAT A LOVELY PLACE TO SPEND A SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THANK YOU ALL AT THE BLUE BALL!

The Blue Ball
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi Christened, Thank you for your review! It was an absolutely pleasure, we are so pleased your enjoyed your experience with us. Hopefully see you when your back this way, Gareth & Team

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ST
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great service. Very nice atmosphere. We had a great time.

The Blue Ball
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi SueT, Thank you for your review, we are very proud of our pub and team! Hopefully see you again soon, Gareth & team

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