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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 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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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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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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Thank ginbins
Maureen H, Manager at Blue Ball Inn, responded to this review

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

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015

On arrival was greeted by young gentleman who had just started working for company, He had to check if room was clean this was at 16h00 the other staff where horsing around. They had a maintenance guy in doing some bulb changes he looked pretty uncomfortable with what was going on, later on after a cold (NO HOT WATER) shower...

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

I am very sorry that you that you have a bad experience with us. We take all complaints very seriously and I will be investigating this thoroughly. I would welcome being able to discuss this complaint with you personally and can reassure you I will endeavour to make sure that this does not happen again. Please feel free to contact...

Exeter
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Do Not go here if you are eating over the lunch hour. Despite being the only convenient pub for some distance and accessible to many large offices, the service is so slow. Meals arrive at the end of the hour, and you have to take them back to work in a doggy bag. Speed up people!! I even rang when...

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

Dear Sirs We are sorry that we fell short of our own high standards and thank you for your feedback. We will investigate your complaint fully and carry out additional training in all areas where it is required. If you would like to discuss the matter in further detail or I can assist in any other way please give me...

Purley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful pub from the outside with a gorgeous old bar and friendly staff. My only criticism would be that the restaurant is not really in keeping with the rest of the building & lacked character. The food was gorgeous though and beautifully presented

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Devon
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Went here for lunch a few times over the past weeks and I could not fault it. A range of real ales, kept well and excellent food. There is something for everyone, because their is the traditional part of the pub and a more modern part. Great atmosphere, helpful, approachable staff and a good experience. I shall be attending again!

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Chudleigh Knighton
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Arrived to meet family, got drinks at bar, told which table and went to sit down. Chairs weighed a tonne to pull out! Got menu's, very shortened version of what you see online! We had all looked online to see what we would like to order to make things easy and quick. Not so, some of us did not find...

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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible 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: $103 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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