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Whitestone Inn

££ - £££, British,
Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
+44 1624 822334
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“ham” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner on Tuesday night... On arrival we were greeted by a smiley young lady called Daisy who insisted we took a seat and would bring our drinks over rather than ordering at the bar. It was service like in a restaurant! Daisy took...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

called in here for an evening meal, not at all disappointing, ordered three different meals, all of them a generous portion, good quality at a fair price, service very good

1  Thank barrie h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch, well prepared. It's an H&B chain pub, so has the same menu as lots of other pubs on the island, always reliable.

1  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Myself & family went for a birthday meal, we were 4 members less which was not a problem, all staff were very friendly & helpful the food was 100% & more, would recommend the pulled pork burger with sweet potato fries, very clean, comfortable and...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Well I have been disappointed, we booked 8 for lunch on Sunday, we were expecting a carvery , but unfortunately, they have stopped this, and there was a new menu, out of the 8 of us there was a problem with 3 meals, either a...More

Thank John T
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Administrator at Whitestone Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi there John T Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your feedback of The Whitestone. I am sorry to learn of the disappointing meal you received on Sunday as this is not in line with our usual high standards of food...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Been a few times over the years. Seems the menu has reduced in size. Despite this selection is okay. I had the pie which had been over cooked or warmed more than once. Despite this, taste was good. Surroundings a little dated. Okay local pub

1  Thank simon c
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The minute we walked in we were treated as if we were old friends. We were shown to our table and the service from there on was delightful - friendly, efficient, quick, accommodating. I had the best ham and eggs - with a tasty salad...More

1  Thank 300andrew
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I have been to the Whitestone several times in the past without issue. Having just moved to the island, I went in here for lunch and the service has gone terribly downhill. Food took around 45 minutes to arrive on a relatively quiet lunch. Ordered...More

1  Thank scalesjason
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Administrator at Whitestone Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi there scalesjason Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to our attention. I am very disappointed to read your review as at The Whitestone, we go to great efforts to serve delicious food, using the freshest of ingredients, in a timely...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

70's pub décor. Waitress was friendly and beer nice, but the food took forever to come - communication about why this was and how long it would be was non-existent. When it did, the fish was badly overcooked accompanied surprisingly by cold mushy peas. The...More

1  Thank Other5000
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Administrator at Whitestone Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hi there Other5000 Thank you for taking the time to write to us and for bringing this issue to our attention. I am disappointed to learn of the poor food service times and food quality as this is not how we usually operate. Across all...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Well want can you say Been a few times before on business Food has never been to bad but tonight I ordered the Steak pie. What a massive disappointment. Over cooked in microwave couldn’t cut some of the pie. Fresh chips some of them were...More

1  Thank Simon C
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Administrator at Whitestone Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi there Simon C Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I am sorry to learn you are disappointed with your meal at The Whitestone. Across all our estate, we aim to provide a high standard of food, using the freshest and...More

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Whatever happened to people like Mousey Christian from the Swan in Ramsey, Herbie Nelson from the Whitestone in Ballasalla and Billy Williams from the Albert in Port St. Mary? Folks like these made the pub what it was, they actually worked behind the bar and they stood out in the community. Herbie Nelson was a perfect example. His beer was so bad, it was said (albeit by Herbie himself) that folk used to travel over to the Island from Llandudno on daytrips to visit his pub and sample his beer because they could not believe it was so bad. There was not a lot of point in complaining about the state of your pint to Herbie either as, his standard reply to most complaints was. “Well you should be so lucky, you only have a pint of it, I have a bloody seller full.” This tale was told to me by Herbie himself. A certain postman in Ballasalla wandered into Herbies pub for a pint after finishing his round at lunchtime. He called out for a pint and emptied all the change from his pocket on to the bar. Herbie was not the greatest mathematician in the world and began counting the pennies and halfpennies, washers, bits of string and Heaven only knows what else. . The postman downed his pint and headed for the door. As he passed through the door Herbie yelled after him “Oy Quirk, you are a penny short here?” “No” came the reply. “Tis you Nelson that is a penny short!”
14 April 2017|
Response from LadyAzul | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but my era was the mid 50s to mid 60s and so restricted to Douglas only. because I didn't have a car until the 70s.So none of these landlords were familiar. BuT I knew and worked in a few pubs in Douglas and got to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Ballasalla
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 822334
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