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Whitestone Inn

) #2 of 4 Restaurants in Ballasalla €€ - €€€ , British,
Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
+44 1624 822334
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“mash” (3 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times but first time for Sunday Cavery lunch. Would highly recommend - we had choice of Turkey, ham, beef and pork... Great selection of vegetables - friendly staff - reasonable price.

1  Thank Manxscorpio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends here for a meal. They recommended the fish and chips, they were a special Friday offer, and were every bit as good as we had been told. Hadn't been here for many years, there has been a lot of changes, mostly for the...More

2  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We stayed in Ballasella for the TT week - 7 days in total and went here every night as it was near our accommodation, however this is testament to how good it was was, as if it wasn't we certainly would have gone elsewhere. Between...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

What a lovely pub. Food was great and so good to have a choice of portion size. Had the small fish and chips which was just right. Fish was lovely and well cooked, batter nice and crisp and fish succulent. My husband had the carvery...More

1  Thank Manderj
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Having eaten at the Whitestone several times this year, I am surprised at the grudging nature of some reviews it has been given. It is essential when reviewing a public house which has virtually changed its role to that of a diner, to bear in...More

1  Thank BarnyIsleofMan
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Arrived here for lunch on a Saturday just 15 minutes before they stopped serving food.The restaurant was deserted and we were soon seated and served.The food was O.K.but nothing special that would make you want to make a return visit.Service was very good.

Thank mazungu_9
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The waitress was friendly enough but the manager seemed a little morose. There were few customers in this clean, spacious and well looked after place but totally lacking in atmosphere. They ignored our exit, could have wished us adieu but no friendliness shown whatsoever. The...More

Thank LadyAzul
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Pleasant pub. Excellent service. Good Okell's ales. 2 ploughman's, 2 vegetable quesedillas and sandwich did the job and were well presented, fresh and very generous. Great ambience.

1  Thank CJ From Guildford
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Our friend came over from Canada and was staying the week. It was her last day so I decided to treat her to a nice meal. We chose the Whitestone Inn. Our first impression was this was great! And a few things were. She ordered...More

Thank Harrison G
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner have been wanting to come here for quite some time as loads of people say how great it is, so I got excited when we finally got chance to go, so we went for a Sunday lunch whilst my dad was...More

2  Thank Roxynocera
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Whatever happened to people like Mousey Christian from the Swan in Ramsey, Herbie Nelson from the Whitestone in Ballasalla and Billy Williams from the Albert in Port St. Mary? Folks like these made the pub what it was, they actually worked behind the bar and they stood out in the community. Herbie Nelson was a perfect example. His beer was so bad, it was said (albeit by Herbie himself) that folk used to travel over to the Island from Llandudno on daytrips to visit his pub and sample his beer because they could not believe it was so bad. There was not a lot of point in complaining about the state of your pint to Herbie either as, his standard reply to most complaints was. “Well you should be so lucky, you only have a pint of it, I have a bloody seller full.” This tale was told to me by Herbie himself. A certain postman in Ballasalla wandered into Herbies pub for a pint after finishing his round at lunchtime. He called out for a pint and emptied all the change from his pocket on to the bar. Herbie was not the greatest mathematician in the world and began counting the pennies and halfpennies, washers, bits of string and Heaven only knows what else. . The postman downed his pint and headed for the door. As he passed through the door Herbie yelled after him “Oy Quirk, you are a penny short here?” “No” came the reply. “Tis you Nelson that is a penny short!”
14 April 2017|
Response from LadyAzul | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but my era was the mid 50s to mid 60s and so restricted to Douglas only. because I didn't have a car until the 70s.So none of these landlords were familiar. BuT I knew and worked in a few pubs in Douglas and got to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitestone Inn Station Road, Ballasalla, Ballasalla IM9 2DD
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Ballasalla
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 822334
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