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“Lovely place with great food and friendly people.”

The Blue Ball Inn Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 80 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 30 July 2014

No wonder this place is always so busy, so if you want a special meal it's best to book a table. Luckily they also allow your dog which is so nice to find in such a beautiful place. They have a very wide menu and daily specials board, indoor and outdoor seating and accommodation and a private function room. It would make a great wedding venue. Really can't fault it in any way which is rare too!

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1  Thank jrandgg
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

lots of pubs close to our site but we decided in the blue ball and really enjoyed it.
very clean, friendly staff, great menu and specials board. nice out door area .
again quick service big portions so we missed out on desert.
worth a visit

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Thank bee b
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We nearly didn't go to The Blue Ball having read the earlier reviews but after looking at two others that were rated higher but that either lacked kerb appeal or ambience, we thought we'd give it a go after all. So glad we did, certainly not Michelin starred but without doubt, it served good, honest, pub grub in a nice atmosphere and with good service. My husband had the steak (he's fussy) and had no complaints. I'm sure we'll be eating there again before we head back home!

Thank KerryLDoncaster
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We were staying in the area and decided on dinner at the Blue Ball. Meals chosen were cajun chicken with avocado and rib-eye steaks with all the trimmings!!
The "cajun" chicken had had no spices added at all, one meal was full of avocado the other had just two small thin slices, what a difference between the two. The steaks were really thin and one so tough it was inedible. Upon complaining the waitress agreed to change it and a sirloin was requested, equally as tough. This time the waitress was quite shirty and after some discussion reluctantly agreed to remove the cost from the bill.
"All the trimmings" consisted of a tomato, ONE mushroom and three small onion rings with chips. No salad no peas and for this the charge was £16 95!!
We were not aggressive or angry, just wanted value for money in a pleasant atmosphere. W got neither, no one cared.

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3  Thank jennie s
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

First visit here, had a great lunch, service value and food was very good, would visit again soon to try the Sunday Carvery .

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