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Exeter
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Do Not go here if you are eating over the lunch hour. Despite being the only convenient pub for some distance and accessible to many large offices, the service is so slow. Meals arrive at the end of the hour, and you have to take them back to work in a doggy bag. Speed up people!! I even rang when...

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Maureen H, General Manager at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sirs We are sorry that we fell short of our own high standards and thank you for your feedback. We will investigate your complaint fully and carry out additional training in all areas where it is required. If you would like to discuss the matter in further detail or I can assist in any other way please give me...

Purley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful pub from the outside with a gorgeous old bar and friendly staff. My only criticism would be that the restaurant is not really in keeping with the rest of the building & lacked character. The food was gorgeous though and beautifully presented

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Devon
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Went here for lunch a few times over the past weeks and I could not fault it. A range of real ales, kept well and excellent food. There is something for everyone, because their is the traditional part of the pub and a more modern part. Great atmosphere, helpful, approachable staff and a good experience. I shall be attending again!

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Chudleigh Knighton
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Arrived to meet family, got drinks at bar, told which table and went to sit down. Chairs weighed a tonne to pull out! Got menu's, very shortened version of what you see online! We had all looked online to see what we would like to order to make things easy and quick. Not so, some of us did not find...

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Corsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2015

When booking this on booking.com I didn't know what to expect. When I arrived it was lovely. Big spacious room. Comfy bed. I love what the have done with the place. The pub next door the food that they serve is delicious. I stayed here as I had to catch a flight to Crete from Exeter in the early hours...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The food is good if a little on the expensive side however the accommodation is another matter. The bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever slept on, lumpy, hard and able to feel every spring. No curtains only blinds so light from 4am. Grout in shower dirty, cobwebs every where. It was noisy with traffic only feet away and...

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Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We booked via booking.com for the night of the 25th May, we had an early flight to make from Exeter to the Blue Ball seem a perfect choice and worth the £59.95 to get to the airport refreshed. It would have been better to have a meal at home save £50 and drive to exeter in the early hours and...

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We rented a twin room (only four rooms for rent) which was very clean and tidy. It had an ensuite bathroom which was very clean. Towels and bath products were provided. Plenty of parking available for free. It was located on a quiet country lane outside of Exeter. Walking into the pub was very strange, it seemed abit like they...

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malton
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff member who showed us to our room which was nicely appointed but looking tired and in need of paint. There were large cobwebs in the rafters and the floor was grubby. The room had a double and a single bed and had nice pine furniture. The bathroom had a shower which...

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Reviewed 24 May 2015

A group of us went recently for a celebration of a birthday, we were welcomed very well and served quickly for a drink at the bar, then we all went to sit ready to order some food , I had the curry wich was ok nothing special defiantly not worth nearly £12 , for desert I had profiteroles with clotted...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Blue Ball Inn

Address: Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter
Price Range: €68 - €84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Blue Ball Inn Exeter, Devon
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“off junction 30 -1 mile and your there limited accommodation”
 of 5 bubbles daviddyr, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Although the rooms face onto the car park they are very quiet and beautifully decorated.”
 of 5 bubbles maj_jones58, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is nearest road; higher number might be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles YachtSuzannah, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“They only have 4 rental rooms one being a family, one twin and assume the others are doubles”
  • Not very nice - general state of the shower cubicle
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 of 5 bubbles Walkabout1, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“No real answer to that as I have always had room 2”
 of 5 bubbles spinerkop, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
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