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The Bat and Ball Inn

££ - £££, British,
Hyden Farm Lane | Clanfield, Waterlooville PO8 0UB, England
+44 23 9263 2692
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (14 reviews)
“chicken club” (5 reviews)
“faggots” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Hyden Farm Lane | Clanfield, Waterlooville PO8 0UB, England
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1 - 10 of 514 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited last night with our friends who were visiting from Australia but was'nt impressed.The chips we had with the burgers were reheated or they looked and tasted as though they were and my friend who had the Falafel & Tabbouleh said it one of the...More

Thank sandyelizabeth2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed this pub lots of times and have always wanted to drop in. Did so yesterday and was not disappointed. Very welcoming. Nice fire. Excellent beer. If you want to eat, I suggest you book. Car park is largish but can fill up quite quickly....More

Thank David C
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your lovely words and you rate us so highly. We are glad you popped in and we hope you do again soon. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & The Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the pub about 6 weeks in advance to enquire if they could accommodate a large group. Very helpful and willing to have us. Turning up on the day to find a whole are with reserved tables for us. Food orders were placed in...More

Thank davehF1717PD
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Dave, Many thanks for you kind words. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & The Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today for lunch after a break of many years, very impressed. Back to pub grub rather than pretentious food, but still had a twist. Tasty, freshly cooked and delicious. Will definitely go again. Lovely pub setting, interior, ambience and staff really friendly and attentive....More

Thank Ladylush33
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are glad you would recommend us Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bat and Ball is my go to pub for reliable good quality pub grub. The food experience is assisted by having consistently good, well kept beer. Congratulations for the quality and consistency of your beer and food.

Thank barry l
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Many thanks for your lovely review & kind words, we are glad you are enjoying the beer Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us met up for lunch at this beautiful venue, hut sadly the food was definitely not up to scratch. I had the pigs cheek as a starter and found it tough and not tasty (I have had this many times before and found...More

1  Thank Linda B
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

May Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you like the venue and sorry that the food was not to your liking. I have fed your comments back to our Head Chef. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place, very comfortable and extremely welcoming. We had the curried monkfish and the game faggots followed by a fabulous knickerbocker glory. Every thing was so tasty. The dog was also well looked after with treats and bowls of water. The staff were so...More

Thank Duncan G
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Many Thanks for your lovely review, we are glad you liked your visit. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott & Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Mum and I went in here after a walk. We both had the roast lamb there was plenty of meat, the yorkshire pudding was huge, the vegtable portion was small not really enough for 2 people. The young lad who served us was helpful....More

Thank Michele E
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for leaving us such a lovely review. I have passed on your comments regarding the size of the vegetable portion to my head chef. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Andrea, Scott and the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Re-visiting, what is good venue. A largely very satisfying meals for three of us. Not so for vegetarians. Other than a salad based offering, a very bland main course which my wife did not find tasty enough to finish. Such a disappointment when most establishments...More

Thank hancockmp
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and your honest evaluation, we are currently reviewing our choice of vegetarian and vegan options and appreciate your feedback which we have passed on to the Head Chef. We are glad you found the...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

The first time we had used this venue for what is, for us, an important occasion. The team could not have been more helpful and the back stage arrangements (place names, seating plans, menus etc) were all handled very well. This support extended to helping...More

Thank Tornio M
Paul G, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There Many thanks for your lovely review and kind words. We are thrilled you had a great evening and it was a pleasure to hold your function at the Bat & Ball. We hope to help you again in the future. Kind Regards Andrea,...More

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suek94
29 September 2018|
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Response from Paul G | Property representative |
I am pleased to say, there are no dog treats on the tables but our 4 legged friends are still welcome.
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Anton1939
21 August 2016|
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Response from Paul G | Property representative |
Hi Anton 1939, our roast dinners start from £12.95 you can view a sample sunday lunch menu on our website, please let us know if you would like to reserve a table, Kind regards Paul Goldthorpe
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Jilluminous
1 August 2016|
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Response from Paul G | Property representative |
Dear Jillumino..., With regards to your question regarding facilities for wheelchair bound customers, all of the Bat &Ball is on one level and we have a toilet with access for wheelchairs, please do not hesitate to contact... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hyden Farm Lane | Clanfield, Waterlooville PO8 0UB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Waterlooville
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9263 2692
  • E-mail
Description
A roaring fire in the winter and al fresco dining in summer make this a pub for all seasons. Situated close to the Hampshire village of Clanfield, the Bat and Ball is famous locally for its cricketing history, fabulous food, fine cask ales and warm, friendly welcome.
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