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The Bat and Ball Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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26 High Street, Cuddesdon OX44 9HJ, England
+44 1865 874379
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner & I were driving through a local village after a day trip to London and came across The Bat & Ball whilst using a smarthphone app. We thought we'd give it a go due to being in such a lovely location, but was met with shear disappointment. We were greeted by staff with a 'funny' attitude but persevered... More 

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Thank George T
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear George T, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at the Bat and Ball. I am very disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us and I would like to look in to this further. I would very much appreciate if you could take the time to send me an email explaining when you... More 

alvechurch
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

weve been coming to this restaurant for years, and never had a good meal ! Its now under new management so hopefully things will change. it is brighter, looks as if its been painted, and the cricket ball door handles are a lovely touch. there was a charming waiter, but the food is still mediocre, we all had the celeriac... More 

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Thank giggsAlvechurch
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Giggsalvechurch, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the new decor. As you quite rightly said we have had the whole of the inside painted, new furniture throughout and a new team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon when we will have our new... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We returned to the Bat and Ball with family and our four legged friends, to give it another try after a very disappointing trip many months ago. This time we were certainly not disappointed. The whole place has been renovated and is very stylish and inviting! The staff couldn't do enough to help and were really friendly. I had the... More 

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Thank Jaffacake78
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jaffacake78, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, here at the Bat we love to treat our furry friends as equally as our customers! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Charlie More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely pub to eat in. I was part of a large group. The staff were friendly, the food excellent and the whole ambience of the place radiated care and attention. I hope to return here when my elderly mother is better.

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Thank Hugemack75
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hugemack75, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, here at the Bat and Ball we pride ourselves on a great level of service and I'm incredibly glad to hear we delivered that to you when you visited us. We look forward to seeing you and your elderly mother very soon. Kind Regards Charlie More 

oxford
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a disaster of a visit to the Bat & Ball back in the summer, we decided to give it another try as we heard that a new management team had been put in and the pub re-furbed. I'm so glad we did. The place looks great and the new staff professional and friendly. The food was incredible- I had... More 

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Thank redcondios
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Redcondios, Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience at the Bat and Ball, and we very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it, we look forward to welcoming you again and hope to see you very soon! Kind Regards Charlie More 

Cheshire
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92 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit the area regularly to see an old friend suffering ill health and this was our second 1 night stay at the Bat and Ball. On the first trip (a Sunday) we stayed in the Boycott room and this time (a Friday) in the twin Trueman room.....the first time we eat in the restaurant on a Sunday evening and... More 

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Thank oaklyn
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Oaklyn, Many thanks for taking the time to review us, feedback is very important to us here at the Bat and Ball. Firstly I am delighted to announce that having had a full refurb in the pub, as I am sure you noticed, we are due to start renovating all of our rooms from the 21st of November. This... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This pub is approached through small lanes and parking is not easy either in the car park or on the road. The entrance to the car park is very narrow so don't drink and drive. It's worth the journey. The menu is limited in comparison to many other pubs but it does cook everything in pub and to order. All... More 

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1 Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Chrisbeeoxford, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit at the Bat and Ball, we welcome all feedback and I shall definitely be passing your kind words on to the two waiters working on that busy Monday evening, as well as the kitchen staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon Kind Regards Charlie More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at The Bat & Ball just for one night I had the last room available and ended up in a family room, the room was terrific, clean , spacious (with a family) I had food in the evening and it was good but not great. I would stay again! 3.5 stars

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Thank Paul D
Charlie W, General Manager at The Bat and Ball Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul D, Many thanks for your review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again Kind Regards Charlie More 

Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were an Australian family touring the area and decided on the Bat and Ball for tea. Looked great on a wet summer's arvo. Oozing cricket memorabilia from every nook and cranny, mainly from the 80's and 90's when the WIndies were unbeatable. Limited menu of Pie, Pizza and Bangers with Mash worked for us. Massive pizza could not be... More 

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buckinghamshire
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked the bat and ball for a romantic one night stay. On the website it looked exactly what we like.. A cute cosy country inn. The room itself (family room) was spacious but poorly arranged. Sockets too far from mirror and lighting poor to do hair and makeup.. Bathroom even darker. Also has a blocked off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 High Street, Cuddesdon OX44 9HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Cuddesdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 874379

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