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The Golden Ball Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Whiston | 7, Turner Lane, Rotherham S60 4HY, England
+44 1709 726911
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (9 reviews)
“ham hock” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Whiston | 7, Turner Lane, Rotherham S60 4HY, England
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1 - 10 of 525 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I went for a Father's day lunch with my dad and my brother and his kids. I had the ham and eggs which was delicious. I must say, when you first walk in, the atmosphere is immediately cozy and just how you think an old...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice in the month. Good walkable location, nice garden and lovely feel to the place. We ate both times from the 2 or 3 course set menus, the portion sizes were small but the food good. The average score comes down to the appaling...More

Thank MDee2003
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

MDee 2003 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so sorry to read about your experience you had with us and I would like to apologise for the wait you had and also the fact that you had to cancel...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the miso marinated aubergine. It was really delicious served on ciabatta with an interesting salad. Will be back to try more food off the vegan menu!

Thank Pootlebum
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pootlebum Thanks so much for a great review! Its great to hear that you enjoyed our Vegan Menu and it's even better to hear that you'll be back again soon to try some more. Tilly

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 4.The Hunters Chicken was good & the Venison was good but the Sirloin Steak was tough and tasteless. The service was poor,very slow and we had to ask for water twice and also had to ask twice for drinks. I...More

1  Thank iangraham5
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

iangraham5 Thank you for taking the time to review our business I'm sorry to hear about your steak. Unfortunately sometimes the quality of the steak isn't as we would hope it to be so it's really helpful when you let us know so that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here after the refurb and the place looks lovely, really cosy and gorgeous decor. Food was lovely too, we both had Fillet Rossini. The steak was gorgeous and you could cut it with a normal knife, no steak knife needed! If I was to...More

1  Thank 770clairet
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 770clairet Thank you for your wonderful review! I have passed along your kind comments to the team and they were joyed that you were happy. We do look forward to seeing you in the near future Kindest Regards Charlie General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here after a 6 year absence. The decor is very nice as expected and people outside enjoying the sun. We had booked a table for a meal for my Mum and did it all online which was a first for me. The starters were...More

1  Thank Jellygo
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jellygo Thank you for writing a review for us, I am sorry to hear that the steaks were not to our usual high standards and i have passed on your comments to both my chefs and our fresh meat supplier. We do look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening 8 of us celebrating birthdays and Wedding anniversaries Food really good and very pleasant staff Thanks again - always a good experience

Thank D3871JJlindab
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

D3871jjlindab, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at The Golden Ball Inn. We can't wait to see you again, have a great day. The Golden Ball Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We often dine for food & enjoy a relaxing drink. We visited on Tuesday early evening ... on arriving we decided to order at the bar before going to sit outside. Previously we had enjoyed a bottle of Gavi white wine.. when we asked for...More

2  Thank Erica M
General Manager A, Owner at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Erica M Thank you for leaving this feedback on your recent visit. It disheartens me to find that the drinks were not 100% to your satisfaction. Rest assured i will be re-training the bar team on how to mix drinks correctly. I look forward...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

My partner & I visited the Golden Ball for an evening meal. We were told the the restaurant was fully booked, even though they were many tables empty. We sat in the sat area, where we were told we could have the same full menu...More

2  Thank emmathetraveler
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Emmathetraveler, it's upsetting to hear that you did not receive the top-notch service we strive to provide. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Golden Ball Inn

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This place is lovely for a cosy meal with friends or my partner. It’s advisable to book in as it’s quite popular! I enjoy the steak and the burgers :)

Thank Amy19912013
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Amy19912013, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Golden Ball Inn! Thank you, and have a fantastic day! The Golden Ball Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whiston | 7, Turner Lane, Rotherham S60 4HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Rotherham
  • Phone Number: +44 1709 726911
  • E-mail
Description
The Golden Ball Inn in Whiston is a country pub with a comfortable and relaxed dining area oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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