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The Golden Ball Hotel


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards

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All reviews lasagna across the river the pub camping pods function room stayed for one night double bed sitting outside cross bay stunning views play area caravan site fried bread great beer evening meal lune estuary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely place. Stayed over in one of the rooms which was even better than what we were expecting. The staff and locals were very warm and welcoming. Stunning views. Very family friendly and just a lovely place to chill and relax. Bearing in mind...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Becky77777
stephen2126, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely comment

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Initially called into the Bull , which is superb value, but my wife and daughter in law, did not feel comfortable with the kids..It was only 6pm but the Bull, was rammed with people and a bit too rowdy to be in there with a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A jewel in the Lancastrian crown,great accomodation, excellent food and a warm welcome from friendly staff,I highly recommend this establishment.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alan M
stephen2126, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Many thanks for your k8nd comments...happy Christmas

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Having stayed overnight we had breakfast. The room is the function room overlooking the Lune. The tide was filling fast. River rose from nearly empty to the road level in 90 minutes. Great English breakfast with fried bread at a bargain price, eggs, sausages, bacon,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

Wanted a lunch time bite with friends who were heading home after a stay over, after some discussions the Golden Ball (Snatchams) was to be the spot. non of us had visited here for a few years. Welcomed warmly, drinks ordered, table found in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mallonsLancashire
stephen2126, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review.....look forward to seeing you next time

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Went for a family lunchtime meal during the half term holidays after remembering going there in the late seventies as a child with my Dad. The new dining room extension is an excellent addition and the large windows allow you to see the long stretch...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank saxon333
stephen2126, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this loverly review.

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Recently called here on the way up to the Lakes, as we've done before. Not the easiest place to find, but as we've been before we knew where we were going - plus sat nav will take you. Quiet an unusual layout with the original...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nevillebagley
stephen2126, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your review..... and your point about ‘Pub Grub’ is exactly right. I’ve always wanted to serve good food and drink at a fair price. We look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Called in for lunch and a drink. Very good. Traditional establishment good selection of food and drink. You are looked after by a great team.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JohnH3759
stephen2126, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Nice one.... thanks for your comment

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Just back from a 2 night stay in a pod Fantastic and quirky Wonderful food and great staff Can’t believe people are not raving about this place

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kepritchard33
stephen2126, Owner at The Golden Ball Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

What a lovely comment....many thanks

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Satyed in a Pod. Small & intimate. Very clean Had a fab view over the Estuary. The breakfast was amazing. Was a lovely short trip, Staff in the Hotel were really friendly

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank r332018
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10 May 2016|
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Response from stephen2126 | Property representative |
hi...sorry we dont pick up on these coments ....the answer is yes to your question, all-be-it to late on this occaton, sorry. we would ask for booking over ten people to give us a indication of what most people would want... More
Darren C
sorry pab-8 Little Listed gorgeous (A RESCUED NEVER TO BE SEEN OR ENJOYED AGAIN UNLESS A BRAVE MAN AND FAMILY TOILED AND WORKED RISKED AND BOTHERED WITH SOME INSIGHT) pub in the most gorgeous part of Lancashire Lakeland area I instantly fell in love with this place as did my very fussy very I live in my room on Xbox one live arguing online with his cousin and I must admit swearing some serious abuse back and forth type of guy. This lad enjoyed this little bit of heaven where he saw his mum and dad relaxed together and happy I actually saw him smile more than once (seriously)and he's not daft. He actually came outside with me and threw polystyrene aeroplanes with me in the fresh air for at least twenty minutes.. I call that major progress following a good feed and a great peaceful nights sleep.not questioning your review just surprised as I didn't expect much but in my review it was good honest and piping hot.and I'm going back as soon as I can escape from work and premier inns you should taste or not taste the fish and chips there in various brands of restaurants at £9.79 for frozen cod and frozen chips with frozen mushy peas. Anyhow hope your well and hope on your next trip you hit your jackpot as we have done. Just a bit worried about introducing my two older daughters to this place after reading one of the funny plaques in the bar mentioning "loud" "obnoxious" and "swearing" think I might just bring the lad back.. Glad you enjoyed the pod thought are they a good night away ???
13 April 2016|
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Response from STEPHEN P | Reviewed this property |
been on more than beer, dont people read what they put on these sites? makes idiots look good
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