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The Blue Ball Inn Restaurant

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Stevens Cross | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
+44 1395 514062
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Devon, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went there last week with friends who come up from Dorset a few times a year. We always have lunch here. Plenty of parking opposite. Friendly staff. A very extensive menu with lots of fish dishes. Food is well presented and service is good. Well worth a visit. It can be very busy so best to book

Thank Bangel2015
Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today with our parents who live nearby and we were delightfully surprised at the welcome from the barstaff and the lovely warming interior of the pub. The set menu choices were perfect and we also ordered some specials. The partridge was excellent especially as there was a simply delicious cottage partridge pie accompanying the partridge breast. Desserts were fantastic... More 

Thank Sue D
York England
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here after long walk on a cold day lovely fire and nice atmosphere we only had drinks this time but have previously had a meal here and all enjoyed it lovely place would recommend.

Axmouth, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have always found the landlord here to be very welcoming, the bar staff polite but can be a little frosty at times. Great watering hole if you are a Bass fan, the food always consistent & there is always something going on here. Popular location.

1 Thank george b
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff are very nice and welcoming also food doesn't take long before it is served. nice pub can't fault apart from the abundance of fish dishes on the specials board.

Thank janesmith1956
Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The welcome was good. Didn't think to book as visiting on Monday. A table was quickly cleared for us as they had been extremely busy. Service was excellent as was the meal. Try the partridge, you won't regret it! A return visit beckons.

Thank George L
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Food was exelent and tasty. Ask., when you need a special food, like gluten free etc, they are very helpful. Please get your reservation, the restaurand is very popular.

Thank evdg2014
Orpington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped at The Blue Ball en route to our holiday rental in Sidmouth, we’d frequented this pub on many occasions when we used to rent a nearby cottage but had not been back since it had been refurbished after the fire. There was a very good choice of food on the menu with an extensive specials board as well,... More 

Thank Finominal
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food has always been good at the Blue Ball! Dogs are welcome and I always take mine when we stay near Sidmouth and the staff are so friendly not just with us humans but they love to fuss the dogs. It is the best pub for food, dog friendly and welcoming staff that I have visited.

Thank Trudytavs21
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The very friendly and helpful staff made us feel very welcome as soon as we walked in. The food was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. A definite return visit when we are next in the area.

1 Thank Wordsleybod

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stevens Cross | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 514062

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