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£3 - £15
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pizza sandwich friendly pub narrow boat village pub great local pub under new management food was amazing sunday lunch take away canal landlord kingsbury toppings
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can’t fault this pub…. Friendly staff members they can’t do enough for you. Spent Saturday eating and drinking far too much luckily didn’t have a hanger over on Sunday morning. The Thai food was lovely worth the wait. Our waitress was lovely also she couldn’t...do enough. Attention to customer service detail was out of this world will be going again once I book our next visit they should offer bed and breakfast they would be excellent at the thanks. Lost count of how many drinks we had. P and J xMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The blue ball is a very nice place with a nice atmosphere and has very friendly staff the drinks are fresh and the food is delicious. You can even have a good game of pool with friends and family 🎱🍺

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

Nice friendly atmosphere and the pizzas were delicious and I am not a pizza lover - nice beer garden recently renovated /upgraded

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

A lovely friendly village pub, gardens abd restaurant...... The Stone baked pizza's were huge, tasty and a lot of variety....... The restaurant is a little tired, needs a de cobweb around the windows etc.... its very dark...... Cannot fault the lady serving and cooking and...running the bar, she was lively....More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

Not a great experience. First off no ice or lemon for the drinks! Ordered food, they managed to add an extra pizza in which we were happy to take away.... that was before out food arrived! Meat feast was ok but there was no bacon,...Mariana pizza's were a disaster, no olives, they'd run out but didn't mention when we ordered, sparce on the spinach, garlic overload on one and no garlic on the other also very salty, neither of us managed to eat more than a quarter! Carprascio came with no egg or artichoke they's run out of those as well. They did refund one of the Mariana pizza's but on the whole it was a bit like a visit to Fawlty Towers!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

The service was very poor. A 40 minute wait for 2 pizzas and we saw no food delivered to anyone else in that 40 minutes. Someone from a nearby table came and asked us how long we'd been waiting - he was also amazed at...the slow service. The pizzas came with nothing - no napkins, cutlery or condiments; just a pizza on a board. Mine was lukewarm. The topping was good, base was stodgy - a real chewy mouthful. We went there because our previous experience there had impressed us. Sadly it appears to have gone downhill. There were very few people in - unusual on a sunny day on a bank holiday weekend. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

Turned up and it was barely open, stunk of bleach, ordered wine, but the bottom of an old bottle tasted like vinegar, they changed it but it didn’t help that much. Then we ordered nachos, it was covered in what did not taste or look...like cheese. It was so so terrible, worse thing ever, even the tortilla chips were stale.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Me and the hubby stopped here for pizza and it was delicious - they also have gluten free pizza, which is also delicious! We'll definitely be back!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Presentation excellent. Cathy and James made us feel welcome, and treated us very well. The pizza is to die for, I mean it.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Visited the bluebell Friday night and what can I say, it’s an amazing local family friendly pub. Staff are very welcoming. The pub was warm and food was amazing! Especially the pizzas! Will definitely return!!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 August 2022

We’d been up to Kintbury for a canal boat trip and heard a recommendation for the Blue Ball so thought we’d try it. On arrival we had a warm welcome from the landlord and landlady. Nothing was too much trouble, a small menu but our...choices , arrived and we weren’t disappointed. Lovely little village pub which takes you back to how a pub should be, would recommend if you are in Kintbury looking for lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

I was with a party of 13 who needed a quick, simple and light lunch recently. I phoned the day before and spoke to Lisa, who was very friendly and helpful. We booked in the day before and she shared the sandwich/ jacket potato fillings...she could do. I text over our order and it was all ready and waiting for us. Lisa took over the pub four months ago, and her team are steadily making this pub into a lovely village location! Thanks for a nice lunch and I have made sure that I passed on the feedback to our larger group so that others utilise the pub when we are in the area next year.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

tomato sauce tasted weird, not cooked properly and cheese looks weird. forgot one of our pizzas......

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

We visited the Blue Ball whilst staying in Kingsbury. Lovely landlady and landlord very welcoming. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

We'd booked a table for lunchtime on a Saturday,as this pub had good reviews,and was in a good location for a meet up with family. We arrived half an hour early,and went inside to get a drink .The barman was welcoming....but the problem started when...we said we'd booked a table ; it seemed fairly obvious that no food was being served as no tables were laid up,and there was no sign of any kitchen action. On checking the booking diary,we were actually booked in ...but the landlady said the kitchen was out of action ;she said she could probably rustle us up scampi &chips or something similar,if we wanted to wait,but that wasn't quite what we had in mind. So we drank the drinks we'd ordered,and fortunately we'd passed a pub next to the canal which I phoned and they were able to fit us in at the last minute. We did get a vague sort of apology,but we said it would have been appreciated if someone could have phoned us to let us know that no food was available. Moral of the tale....if you're going to The Blue Ball for a meal,ring to check that food is actually being served on the day you've booked!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicola1671
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Response from Blue B | Property representative |
Yes we are from noon we are cooking from 12 until 3 and 6 until 9 it's a good idea to book as we are normally busy
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Yes we have parking for about 12 cars . Please call us on 01488608126 if you have any further questions many thanks Stu
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Yes we can would you please call me o. 01488 608126 Many thanks
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The Blue Ball Kentbury is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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