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The Golden Ball Inn

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Whiston | 7, Turner Lane, Rotherham S60 4HY, England
+44 1709 726911
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12:00 - 23:30
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We have been to the Golden Ball for many years (even before it was turned into a restaurant) and always enjoyed the hand pulled Tetley's. I also have frequented other Vintage Inns so it is disappointing to have in comparison a poor experience. We booked a table which was not necessary as the place was only half full. The menu... More 

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Thank WadkinMBE
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Met up with friends tonight at the Golden Ball. We had a lovely waitress who was keen to please throughout our meal. We ordered drinks and they came promptly. We all ordered from the set price menu which is really good value and good choices. Two of us had the pate duo, one the prawn and lobster and the other... More 

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Thank Clachangirl
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited the Golden Ball on a number of occasions for food. We have always received a friendly welcome and good service. The food is good and priced reasonably. The atmosphere is relaxed and they have a real fire which is lit when it's chilly outside. If you are a dog owner you can take your pet; you just... More 

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Thank 5allyG
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not very good either food or service . Two other pub-come- restaurants nearby and both much better and much friendlier.

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Thank dorothyblackburn221
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, myself and little boy called for lunch and left a little disappointed. The starters were nice, we had calamari. My husband main was southern fried chicken and ordered a large but only a small arrived at the table, the waitress was already aware of this and said we will bring more chicken out. My husband finished his meal... More 

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Thank Gemma E
Rotherham
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not think they could improve on the high standards they have set for themselves but they have. The atmosphere is even better, the choice of beers(craft and bright) is excellent, the menu evolves seasonally giving new experiences while not losing favourites and, though personally I think it is a fad, the they now offer Gluten Free as well... More 

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Thank BillytheQuiche
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this review

Dear BillytheQuiche Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback to us regarding your recent visit. It is always so nice to receive fantastic feedback from our guests and I can assure you that I have passed on your kind comments to the whole team. In regards to your suggestion, I will certainly pass this on to our... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So here is place that I had never heard of before, let alone visited, and by sheer coincidence ended up here for two meals/meetings in 24 hours, once for dinner and once for lunch the following day! That said, I was not disappointed on either occaision. The inn is obviously a popular meeting and dining venue even mid-week though, such... More 

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Thank GOMS2013
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. You really made our day today.Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. The Golden Ball Team :) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know where to go and we wanted a nice country pub and seen this place on TripAdvisor, we booked a table online which was easy and simple. We had a 3 course steak supper meal for £20! Which was very good value for money, soup starter was amazing and the duo pate was also very tasty which my boyfriend... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. You really made our day today. Kind Regards The Golden Ball Team More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute booking but they squeezed us in. Lovely service although our waitress didn't know a great deal about the ingredients included in the dishes, however did try her best to find the answers. Upon being seated we were instantly informed of what was not on the menu; which left us without a fish option.. Specials selection were plenty but... More 

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Thank Michael M
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Michael. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The Golden Ball Inn. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Staffordshire
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The approach to the inn is lovely. The car park is large and across the road from the inn. We were a party of six, one of us in a wheelchair and unable to stand. We were greeted very warmly by our server Kat. When she brought the menus she explained that there were no platters, no pork or lamb... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I have passed on your comments to Kat (you really made her day!). We do strive to give 100% customer service for each and every guest that does dine with us. Kind Regards Charlie General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whiston | 7, Turner Lane, Rotherham S60 4HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Rotherham
  • Phone Number: +44 1709 726911
Description
The Golden Ball Inn in Whiston is a country pub with a comfortable and relaxed dining area oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?