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The Blue Ball
Considered to be one of the prettiest pubs in the area, the Blue Ball Inn is the ideal location should you wish to visit us for a glass of wine, a pint of traditional real ale, a tasty bar snack or an enjoyable lunch or evening meal in our delightful restaurant. Inside, you will find a relaxed ambiance full of style and comfort with its cosy interior. During the cooler months the real log-burning fire creates a lovely atmosphere whilst in warmer months you can sit outside in our beer garden which enhances this charming restaurant and pub watering hole.
Our head chef takes real pleasure in cooking culinary delights and delicacies using Devon's finest produce that always reflects the season of the year.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
Booked for 6.30, arrived 6,20 and ordered drinks - OK. Ordered food at 6.30; my partner ordered the sausages and I wanted curry so asked the waitress what is the curry of the day? After consulting with the kitchen, "Beef".
At 7.00 she returned to say that there was no curry - I ordered the beefburger. At 7.40 the two meals arrived and we finished them about 8.00. Quality not bad but nothing special. Managed to order coffee by 8.15 which arrived around 8.30.
The pub was very busy and I was told that the chef was new but we were not happy.
Amazing food as per usual. Staff were very smiley and nothing was an issue. Love it here
Extremely friendly including dogs food excellent 😁
Lovely staff great food will defo be back so easy to get too
I haven't been to the Blue Ball in a while and was interested to see how they have adapted to the new situation. We were given a warm welcome, clear instructions about what to do and once seated at our table we were well looked after and it really didn't feel that different to a normal evening. The food was excellent and good value, the service friendly and efficient.
One of our first post covid meals out as a family. Delightful as always and excellent food and service.
Great food and friendly service. Very clean and adhering to current guidelines.
Well organised under the new rules, felt safe and looked after.
Lovely warm welcome, adhering to good precautions for social distancing, yet without ruining he experience. Lovely staff and v tasty food.
Great food, great prices, great service and great staff. You can’t get better than that, apart from.... It’s a short walk from my house! Fantastic ! I highly recommend this place.
Did well with COVID measures, but bit pricey for an average Sunday lunch
Amazing service, very accommodation, fantastic food would highly recommend.
An absolutely fabulous evening. The food was excellent as was the service. The staff were very professional and friendly. Would not hesitate to return.
Amazing to be back, staff were outstanding as usual, food was delicious and a very friendly atmosphere.. Thank you!
The food is very good; ideal alternative to motorway services and just as close. Sensible to book ahead.
We have eaten at the Blue Ball many times and it’s always very good with excellent service and very good food
Lovely family Sunday lunch
An excellent pub, serving excellent meals, and a wide range of drinks locally sourced
Went to the trouble of producing a dairy free dessert (that wasn’t just sorbet) at pretty short notice. Really friendly, welcoming place and staff very attentive. Thanks Blue Ball!
Great food, location and friendly staff. Enjoyed our evening and will return.
Would Definitely Recommend the Blue Ball, lovely Food at a really good price and excellent service
Celebrated a family birthday! Lovely friendly staff & good food! Atmosphere/Music just perfect balance!
Loved our Sunday roast! Very very friendly staff and food delicious! Really ate in the bar area and really liked the fact that although it was busy you were not rushed through - you even noticed we were squinting in the sun and came over to close the curtains. Will definitely be back.
From the minute we got in the service was friendly and smooth. Nothing was too much for them and the food was outstanding in flavour and presentation. The only bad thing was the meal was so large I didn’t have room to try a dessert! Will definitely go back.
Christmas Eve meal . Great atmosphere and menu choice. Food was delicious and came quickly
We chose the Blue Ball after Googling somewhere near J30 to meet family, and booked online.
Embarrassingly, we were running late, so contacted the pub to let them know - no problem was the response. Then one of our party had to skip out between courses. Again, no problem! Whatever we threw at them, they handled perfectly.
The food was delicious, beautifully presented on hot plates and tasted as good as it looked. This was probably the best roast I have ever had in a pub or restaurant. We will def be back.
Charming staff who helped make our Mum's birthday celebration very enjoyable. Thanks
Havr been previously and had a lovely meal
Came for my birthday. It was a Sunday so made an error in not recognising it was a reduced menu so daughter already disappointed as she had chosen from website
Roast served to daughter and husband. They didn't complain as didn't want to spoil birthday. However afterwards said it was really poor. Cold. Felt like lunchtime leftovers. Potatoes hard. Overall dreadful meal
Nothing to fault, staff were friendly and efficient. Food was superb. Highly recommend.
Initially we were not shown to table,told if a table number which was wrong. Had to remind twice to get service . After we had a waitress,she was very good. The restaurant was very busy at start which might have caused the initial lack of service.
The team at The Blue Ball were really helpful, making sure there were options to meet the dietary requirements of one of our party. We had a very nice lunch of gluten free fish and chips with beautifully cooked fish and lovely sausage and mash - thank you!
Had to pay 10 pounds car parking fee as the rugby match was on so check before booking
Perfect stop pre-rugby. Friendly, helpful staff, and a second bar in the garden an excellent facility. Food was fine. As expected on a rugby day, there were plenty of people looking to be fed and the pub seemed to deal with the demand very well.
Excellent service and food was delicious and reasonably priced. We had a lovely table and staff were attentive without being intrusive thank you!
Booked here as close to a pick up point for a family member. Considering the proximity to the motorway at a busy junction it was surprisingly quiet. Lovely pub, great food and a good selection of ales and spirits (especially Gin.!) food was really good, service was excellent.
The Blue Ball offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01392 873401.
The Blue Ball is rated 4.6 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.