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The Golden Ball Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Whiston | 7, Turner Lane, Rotherham S60 4HY, England
+44 1709 726911
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“ham hock” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
“pies” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whiston | 7, Turner Lane, Rotherham S60 4HY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good below average, full of people who think Whiston is super Posh so if you aren’t a local prepare to get looked at to the point where you think, think I’ll go and leave the average food.

Thank mozzhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited The Golden Ball for a meal with the family. The food was very good, the staff were unobtrusively but very helpful when needed, service was very good. An ideal meeting place for people travelling from a distance to unite with family.

Thank lincsdave2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant food on an absolutely jam packed night x Kim our waitress took really good care of us x thanks Kim x

Thank tracey634
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third review of the Golden Ball. After the second review the owners requested that I call in to discuss my concerns, which appeared somewhat bizarre as no amount of discussion would have changed my honest opinion. Anyway we gave the place another...More

General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jaryed, we regret to hear that your experience with us was not a more positive one. It is discouraging to learn of your experience with us. Your feedback helps us improve and we would like to learn more about how we can make this better....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub do meals but we just had drinks lovey and snug very friendly clean quite expensive for drinks but so are the others a round there 🍷🍻🍹

Thank gill c
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Gill C, thank you so much for your high rating! We're glad to hear we delivered such a great experience. If there's anything further we can do for you, we are happy to help! The Golden Ball Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit for 9 months - it had been a bit hit and miss - we noticed a great improvement. Excellent meals and very friendly staff. Real ale still good. No complaints. --- Suggestion to think about from one of the party. A handrail would...More

Thank accordionman
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Golden Ball Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We look forward to your next visit! Take care! The Golden Ball Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended here by a friend, first impressions were great, lovely vintage pub with a cosy feel. The food was great and very reasonably priced! Would definitely return here again.

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

CJOBSON We're so glad to hear that you took your friend up on their recommendation and that you had a lovely time. We can't wait to see you again in the near future Thanks for the great review Tilly

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Booked a Saturday evening meal with friends here using the internet , from arrival to leaving the service was brilliant ,the food was really good ,we all enjoyed our meals and they were even kind enough to sort us a taxi home , would recommend...More

Thank woodsmill32
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

woodsmill32 We love the fact that everything was brilliant from start to finish It's so nice to hear such great feedback from our guests so I'll be sure that your comments are passed to the team that were working on shift that evening. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely little pub in Whiston. Lovely and cosy inside. Brilliant staff and amazing food. Definitely would recommend.

Thank WHATUP_13
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

WHATUP_13 Thank you so much for your amazing review! I'll be sure to pass your comments on to the team as who doesn't like to know that they're not brilliant? ; ) We look forward to seeing you again soon. Tilly

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Was recommended this place by a friend and really enjoyed it. Really nice atmosphere, lovely country feel to the pub. Tasty Sunday roast, lots of veg, plenty of meat and huge Yorkshire puddings! Staff were really friendly, the chef came and checked if we wanted...More

Thank s0phieh23
General Manager A, Manager at The Golden Ball Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

s0phieh23 Thank you so much for this amazing review. It's so nice to hear that we were recommended to you. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed both the food and the service. We try and keep the chef hidden but occasionally he sneaks...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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
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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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