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The Blue Ball Inn Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
Stevens Cross | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
+44 1395 514062
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (34 reviews)
“custard” (8 reviews)
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
Stevens Cross | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9QL, England
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1 - 10 of 579 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though we have passed this inn many times over the years, our first visit. Large car park opposite the inn, lots of room. Please be careful crossing the main road. Lots of room inside with many " nooks and crannies". Our visit was on an...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food somewhat disappointing and the staff not very helpful. Somewhere I would happily drive past. Paid a lot for what we had

Thank P9920XKjohnm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of eat at this pub on a Wednesday lunch time in Oct and it was packed,Therefore make sure you call them and book to avoid disappointment. I think Wed. lunches are special offers day.The prices were very low.Food for us all was good especially...More

Thank ANDREW F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and friendly bar staff. The carvery was disappointing in so much as the beef was 'chewy' and the vegetables disappointing in variety and presentation. It might be a good idea if they sharpened the knives! All in all I would rate the meal...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Have visited for evening meal and Sunday lunch since moving to the area will be making it our local. Both were excellent. Great choices which were especially welcome as alternative to carvery on the Sunday. So often places restrict the choices on a Sunday but...More

Thank Ian O
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great food good beers and a lovely atmosphere very busy lunchtimes highly recommend for lunch or evening meal.

Thank Locksy1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my daughter went into the blue ball for some food this evening and was very disappointed with the way we were spoken to. I later found out this was the landlord of the establishment. He was very blunt and dismissive and didn't seem...More

2  Thank sarahMicheal
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had past this place a few time when out and about in Sidmouth and it always looks full, so that was a good sign that something was OK about the place. When we finally tried this, it was a unusual experience as the inside...More

Thank davey099
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Blue Ball for a meal some years back and found it reasonably good but nothing to write home about. This recent visit was very different - friendly and helpful staff, a wide choice of food and really good quality food. Not sure...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lots of small areas so it doesn't feel crowded but the service is just as good even when the car park looks full. We were amazed at how quickly we were served when we saw how many people were there, it was like a warren...More

Thank Rav4Laura
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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