We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“homeward bound dinner stop”

The Blue Ball Inn Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 79 Restaurants in Sidmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
wotton fitzpaine
Level Contributor
66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“homeward bound dinner stop”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Although the pub/restaurant is very nice and in a good location. The food was nice but the portions did not match the cost. I had a curry ( meat unknown until arrival). There was as much tomato as there was meat. ( chicken I think). Small portion of rice not enough to soak up sauce. My wife had tandoori chicken which was supposed to be on lentil salad. Sliced up Naan bread made it look like it was a big portion of chicken was hardly any lentils and salad was mostly rocket. Didn't bother staying for pudding so can not comment on them. Did have good selection of beers. Just a shame was driving.

  • Visited August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank bigal3961
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

529 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    196
    188
    72
    38
    35
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food in pleasant surroundings”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We were staying in Sidmouth, as we had done many times. We have been to the Blue Ball on many occasions in the past, and during this trip we returned for an early evening meal. It was a Saturday and many of the tables were reserved, however we were assured we could sit anywhere as the reservations were later in the evening and the table could be re-laid after we had left. We ordered the crab salad, stilton ploughmans and the chicken in filo pastry. Each was served quickly by friendly staff and was delicious. A good selection of beer available. Seating outside available as well. A spacious car park across the road, do not forget the green cross code!

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Peter C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Quick service”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We had visited this pub before whilst in the area some years ago and recalled how good it was. On our return visit we were not disappointed. My husband had the steak meal and I Thai green curry. Although I found the sauce with the meal a little watery it was very tasty and my husband's steak was cooked exactly as he had requested. There is a nice but fairly small garden in which to sit and if you have small children be careful as the double gates are open onto a busy road. Car parking is opposite. Beer was good and service speedy. So quick in fact we had hardly sat down before the meal arrived! Just a good pub that delivered what it offered.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Ermentrude27
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
dorset
Level Contributor
257 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Lovely place with great food and friendly people.”
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!

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank jrandgg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“nearby ,looked nice”
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

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank bee b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Blue Ball Inn Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Blue Ball Inn Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing