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The Golden Ball Hotel

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High Street, Boxworth CB23 4LY, England
+44 1954 267397
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly hosts and staff.Clean and comfortable rooms overlooking farmland,very quite and relaxing.Excellent food with enormous portions,didn't manage to finish any meal ,warm welcome from the pub cat as well, resident on his settle in the porch.Will be recommending to family and friends.

Thank sueray657
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the specials on offer; a lamb rump with dauphinoise potatoes and a read wine sauce, and a Beef bourguignon with creamed mash. Both were very generous, the lamb was cooked medium as requested and the beef was plentiful and tender. The accompanying vegetables were crisp. Large portions of both meant we had to ponder a dessert, but a... More 

Thank cambsman2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch for three and a baby. Pub was very busy but staff are great, polite and very efficient. Food arrived quickly and was really good. Good dessert menu plus about 6 special on offer, and all desserts were delicious! The table was by the fire which was lovely and warm on a miserable day but a little bit low... More 

Thank BettssyCBS6659
Cambs England
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Visited here mid week. Very welcoming pub and great meal. Service was prompt even though there were several diners. Would definitely return and recommend.

Thank ros p
cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have visited this establishment about ten times over a three year period. Service has always been excellent. Sunday roast always very good; extra veg provided at no extra charge. Hostess always finds time to come over to chat before the end of the meal. Frequently we choose where we sit. We know it is popular so we usually pick... More 

Thank Martin W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Sorry but I am not impressed with this establishment. Too busy on occasions and if any order is incorrectly presented, then it is always mine.

Thank Craftyrose_12
Willingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Booked for Christmas Day dinner. Not being able to eat gluten I find it very difficult to go somewhere for food. Upon booking we explained this to the staff. I was promised that they would do everything they could so that I could have a "normal" Christmas dinner. After these promises I was very much looking forward to my Christmas... More 

Thank chloecook22
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Probably one of the best steak pies I have ever had. A very comfortable restaurant with attentive staff, well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen453
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We were a group of Eight and were seated in our own dining room. Staff were very attentive and food was excellent, came home feeling very full.

Thank Tracy F
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Although the restaurant was very busy, the service was friendly, quick and efficient. In addition to the standard menu the specials board provided a choice of Sunday roasts. Each is served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and selection of vegetables (although a somewhat small amount of veg for two diners I thought..). A good selection of desserts is also available.

Thank keziahjane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Boxworth CB23 4LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Boxworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1954 267397

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?