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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We were staying at the Travelodge at Exeter Services on the M5 and wanted somewhere nice to eat, do I did a search on tripadvisor and found this little gem! We had a lovely meal I had pork belly which was delicious and my hubby had the pulled pork burger which he also enjoyed very much. The staff were lovlely...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I've stayed here twice within the past two weeks, once to break a journey to St Ives - and once again on the way back. I was more than happy to arrive to find a cosy room within a thirty second stroll of a really good pub and restaurant. It's all at ground level and excellent for those who might...

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Thank Barbara S
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch - excellent beef sandwich with great service Would recommend a stop.staff very.pleasant. happy to visit again. May not look much from the outside but nice inside. Look forward to visiting again

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Thank Paulbd47
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Was really looking forward to a nice lunch here after a trip into Exeter. When we arrived on first impressions it looked good. Got inside to a tired and very dated bar and seating area. The benches in the garden were also falling apart and grubby. We ordered drinks and sat down inside. We asked for the lunch menu which...

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Thank Wildberry77
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I stayed here for one night when on business in Exeter. Good points - This is a comfortable and reasonably priced B & B, so if you don't expect any frills, you'll be pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and tidy - well presented - with all the necessary accoutrements and all in perfect working order. A comfortable bed with...

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Thank Sturgi0
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I agree with previous report. Nothing like previous occasions. Went with a friend for a meal in the week. Not a busy night. Food was ok, although had better there before. Staff were friendly but no attention to detail. Didn't check everything ok. Didn't do anything really apart from yap behind the bar amongst themselves. Employing younger staff with no...

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Thank Traci G
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Sadly this visit was nothing like previous occasions which have always been excellent, although we haven't been to the Blue Ball recently. We ordered from the specials board. A rump steak and belly pork. The belly pork was sold out, so I ordered a steak as well. Apparently my wife had ordered the last one. So I ordered fish and...

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

I am so sorry you have had a bad experience with us. I am grateful that you have advised us of this and will investigate further to ensure that this does not happen again. I do hope that you will visit us again in the near future as this is not our usual standard of service.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

A good, friendly, informal Pub on the outskirts of Exeter, near the Grecians Rugby Ground. They have a good selection on the Menu and also a Specials Board, all five of us had different Main meals and no complaints, all were enjoyed. They have a very good Beer garden to the side of the Pub, handy for children.

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Thank Sue780
Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in July. The accommodation was pleasant. No problems with the mattresses or cleanliness as other reviewers mentioned. The food was very good and great value for money. The reason I haven't rated it higher is due to our experience at breakfast. The food was good and generous, but we had to ask for sauces,...

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Thank Elizabeth L
Eye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Had lunch with 3 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. Lovely low ceilinged traditional pub. All the food and drink we had was great. A mistake was made with one sandwich but staff were very apologetic and offered to change it immediately. Would recommend.

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

Thank you - it is our pleasure. We hope to see you again soon

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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: ₹ 4,575 - ₹ 5,800 (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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