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The Blue Ball Inn Restaurant

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Stevens Cross | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
+44 1395 514062
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at a nearby campsite, and was told about this place, so we thought we would give it a try. The range of beer & cider was really good, & I was getting my hopes up but it just went down hill from there, I had scallops to start & was very disappointed to what arrived quite clearly shop... More 

Thank Ian M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here without a reservation, and managed to find just one table free, after eating I could see why this pub was so popular, excellent pub food with really friendly staff. Would eat here again if we are back in the area

Thank Jessica B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old thatched pub with low beams and old floors, lots of 'olde worlde' character. The fish and chips are good and the menu changes regularly during the seasons. Viaried choices for meat, fish and spicy foods at a reasonable price.

Thank 666travelbug
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday evening dinner. We didn't book but we're found a table with no issues even though it was busy. Food was amazing and the service quicker than anywhere I can remember.

Thank James C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the first time I have ever been served faster than the estimate given by the bar steward - 5 minutes rather than 10 which was remarkable in view of how busy it was. The Sunday carvery at £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for kids is really excellent.

Thank A1n2thony
High Wycombe, England
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347 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times over the years. This time it was a family group of eight for Sunday lunch. Most of us took advantage of the great spread available in their Sunday lunch buffet - choice of beef, lamb and turkey with all the trimmings. Others chose the nut roast and a fish pie. All delicious, and,... More 

Thank malawi40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful pub with a range of regional beer (try the Otter!) and delicious pub food at reasonable prices. Parking available but walking from Sidmouth possible. Reservation for Dinner recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£9.40 for two beers, Ouch! Down the road so much cheaper I admit the pub and grounds are very nice but the drinks and food are over priced Not coming again

2 Thank Brubaker65
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this pub is till as brilliant as the first time. We went for the steak night on a Friday and I have to say the steak was amazing and cooked just as I had asked. It was dog friendly too and there were lots of lovely well behaved dogs around! Great lovely quiet pub with lots to offer on the... More 

Thank Queenofposh
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Ball has a lovely atmosphere whether its summer i the garden or winter in by the lovely fireplace... staff are always friendly and helpful, food is great with a good choice of menu at reasonable prices..

Thank Rowland B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stevens Cross | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 514062

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