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Review of The Blue Ball Inn

The Blue Ball Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 14
Description: A small traditional village Inn, serving local ales and simple home cooked meals, with 3 ensuite B&B rooms, celebrated its 250th year in 2018. Log fires in the winter, sunny beer garden in the summer, terrace with views over Grantchester Meadow. Dog friendly, plenty of local parking and a bus stop right outside.Kitchen open between 12-3 and 6-830 Monday-Friday, 12-830 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday.
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Description: A small traditional village Inn, serving local ales and simple home cooked meals, with 3 ensuite B&B rooms, celebrated its 250th year in 2018. Log fires in the winter, sunny beer garden in the summer, terrace with views over Grantchester Meadow. Dog friendly, plenty of local parking and a bus stop right outside.Kitchen open between 12-3 and 6-830 Monday-Friday, 12-830 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday.
Reviewed 28 May 2021

This is a great pub in a beautiful village. The staff were warm and friendly. Despite being very busy this afternoon, the service was still great. Food lovely and reasonably priced. Lots of outdoor seating surrounded by plants and flowers. Dog friendly too. The Mac ‘n’ Cheese is highly recommended, and if you still have room, go for the warm chocolate brownie with a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream. And the relaxed summer afternoon was even better with a delicious glass of Pimm’s. Perfect.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Toby J, Owner at The Blue Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

a huge thank you for choosing to relax with us ! what a wonderful review, please come back again soon.

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Reviewed 24 May 2021

Our second stay at the Blue Ball and it just gets better! This is the authentic traditional English pub with perfect food fantastically kept ales and the dream location by the meadows and 40 minutes stroll to Cambridge city centre

Date of visit: May 2021
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Toby J, Owner at The Blue Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2021

We can’t thank you enough for staying with us again and your wonderful review , looking forward to your next visit.
Kind regards
Toby

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Reviewed 22 April 2021

This was my first visit to a pub in the 10 days since lockdown lifted and the staff here were the friendliest and the quickest by a mile.
Its table service only, and while the Adnams stout had run out, the Adnams bitter was pretty good.
The marquee in the back garden has gone, meaning you can catch the evening sunshine if you get the right weather.
There was three mains to choose from - Chilli, mac and Chees and balti. My balti had loads of chicken and was very good value for £12.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Toby J, Owner at The Blue Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2021

thank you for your great review , proud to read that our wonderful team made you welcome, we have reduced our already simple menu until we can reopen fully.and I am sorry we have taken the stout for the summer, it will return , and we hope do soon, cheers Toby

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Reviewed 26 October 2020

The Blue Ball has some of the best pub food in Cambridge. My Shepherd's pie was warming and wonderful.
I'm a big fan of the Blue Ball, but there are two reasons why I am writing a review for this visit.
Firstly, there are now a couple of small marquees in the back garden, complete with heaters and blankets, creating even more capacity.
And the friendly and helpful service was just exceptional - and the polar opposite of what we experienced at the Cambridge restaurant Tabanco the previous evening.

Date of visit: October 2020
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594tobyj, Owner at The Blue Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2020

What can we say , thank you so much for your great review, delighted the new " Beer Wam" is proving so popular.
cheers Toby

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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch, the food was only Ok, my Chilli Con Carne was average

The service was friendly

The Adnams pint was very good

They’re dog friendly which was also good

Date of visit: October 2020
2  Thank Ronnen B
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594tobyj, Owner at The Blue Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2020

Many thanks for your review, good to know you enjoyed your pint, although was concerned that our chilli didn't quite hit the spot, its our most popular dish, come and try it again soon, if its not right you can have it on me.
cheers

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