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Blue Ball Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Gratton Lane | Countisbury, Lynton, Countisbury, Exmoor National Park, England
+44 1598 741263
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super lunch stop on our walk from Lynmouth, perfect distance/time on our walk. The menu had a good selection of food and the bar served some lovely local ales. We continued our walk, stopping at St John's church opposite, completely refreshed. The pub welcomed us with our muddy boots and children!!

Thank Claire B
Cullompton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am really disappointed at the attitude of the Bar staff and Management. We had a meal on Saturday evening, parking our car in the pub Car Park opposite. It was very dark! The following afternoon on returning home i noticed damage to our car (which purely by chance could not have been sustained whilst parked elsewhere in the interim)... More 

Thank adrianhowe77
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We walked here from Lynton, so had worked up a good appetite for the ploughmans lunch. A good range of fresh ingredients and about three times as much cheese as I could ever normally contemplate eating in one sitting. Would certainly recommend this menu choice, coupled with the great service and a building full of old world charm.

Thank grahamr582016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Really relaxed atmosphere and warm welcome for a family lunch away from the windswept moor. Good choice of food included vegetarian curry and a children's menu. Three ciders as well as selection of beers and wine.

Thank Mike J
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and wine. Well kept ale. Lovely building with real fire. Friendly helpful staff. Definitely recommended

Thank Eddie S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Popped in today for food, wow! What a wonderful place. The pub was warm, cosy and had an amazing Christmassy feel. The staff were friendly and showed affection to our dog. The environment was cosy and warm. The food was OUTSTANDING and very well priced. You couldn't ask more from a pub, a hidden gem!

Thank Bristoljode
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch today. Very welcoming staff who loved dogs and there were plenty who were there with their owners who had been enjoying the scenery and walks. The food was quick to arrive. Very well cooked and extremely tasty. Thanks to everyone who works there.

Thank Jon S
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Four of us stayed here for 1 night (wife, me and our 2 dogs) as we were house viewing nearby. Each member of the staff were delightfully friendly and helpful. The room we had was clean and practical and there is great access over the road to leg stretch the dogs. Our evening meal was just the ticket, good generous... More 

Thank Douglasbader999
Bristol, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

On a crisp sunny December afternoon we called for coffee. Fires burning creating a nice atmosphere. Very welcoming staff. Any variety of coffee available and delicious. What a difference from our experience earlier in the day ay Lynmouth.

Thank DavidGradwell39
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It would be so easy to have a main course vegetarian option kept in the freezer to go with the roast...this is 2016 folks,and you do get other visitors from people outside of the area.Numerous options...instead NOTHING.. the roast was offered without meat,for just a £1 off,great...and hence no protein!! Apart from that everything great,made welcome.

Thank lucyliocket

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gratton Lane | Countisbury, Lynton, Countisbury, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Countisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 741263

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?