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The Blue Ball

6 Cedar Street, Braunston-in-Rutland, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
+44 1572 722135
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“homemade bread” (15 reviews)
“pudding” (18 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
6 Cedar Street, Braunston-in-Rutland, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Really old pub ( Rutlands oldest) but deceptively large once inside with a good sized outside area. The staff were welcoming and efficient and friendly. A good choice on the menu and the food was very good also a selection of cask ales, which is...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

A very quaint pub dating 1700’s not 1600’s as waitress informed us. Sat outside which provided an umbrellard shaded environment. Lunch menu had quite an emphasis on fish dishes (not ideal when you have an allergy to fish) but found an adequate alternative. Good standard...More

1  Thank Judgedr
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We had lunch here today, never been here before and what a disappointment it was. We had read all the positive reviews and hoped for a lovely relaxed meal since the location is lovely and the pub so pretty. I had the large Charcuterie as...More

Thank KWard2013
Blue B, Owner at The Blue Ball, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

It’s always a shame to hear that any customer left without raising any concern or complaint yet was disappointed. Both the charcuterie board and the sliders have been incredibly popular - with the award winning charcuterie being produced just over the road here in a...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal for a group of 20. Lovely food & excellent service. Great coffee at what we decided was an excellent price

Thank kathyrB461CJ
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Happened upon this old pub on our way back from Rutland water. A quaint, thatched roofed pub, with a warren of rooms inside and a nice decked outside sitting area. Food was a mixture of bar snacks, sandwiches and more substantial mains. I had a...More

1  Thank RobBos772
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We were enticed by previous reviews and it looks nice inside and out. But it teaches you not to go by other people’s reviews and trust your own instincts!! Says he writing a review!! A number of things here put me off and everyone is...More

Thank henry16
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere - great variety and excellent quality of food and drinks Favourite pub!! Can’t recommend enough!

2  Thank 975nickyj
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Four of us went for Sunday lunch. The choice was fine and the quantities adequate. A little more expensive than lunches of a similar standard elsewhere but then the location is quiet, the atmosphere tranquil and the staff friendly so not too bad a combination.

2  Thank Steve_an_Jean
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Well what can I say WOW. Fantastic pub in a beautiful setting.The service and hospitality where excellent. The food was absolutely scrummy. We will defiantly go back and recommend to family and friends.

1  Thank Dinkydodo64
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Came for an engagement celebration meal and the location, staff, atmosphere didn't disappoint. The meals were excellent and reasonably priced, and the beer was very well kept. I can't recommend The Blue Ball highly enough, will definitely return as soon as possible.

1  Thank John C
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michael t
16 April 2018|
Response from Blue B | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome in our Drinks Bar & at tables on our Garden Terrace but not at tables in our Dining Rooms, aside from guide dogs. While customers with dogs are welcome to eat in our Drinks Bar, there are no dining... More
Felicidad F
23 September 2017|
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Response from Blue B | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your question regarding whether The Blue Ball has good disabled access & facilities. The short answer is, no not really, in terms of physical access for customers with certain mobility issues or aids... More
June P
9 November 2016|
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Response from Blue B | Property representative |
No we don't I'm afraid.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Cedar Street, Braunston-in-Rutland, Oakham LE15 8QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham  >  Braunston-in-Rutland
  • Phone Number: +44 1572 722135
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The warmest welcome & freshest food at Rutland's oldest inn. Proper pub food. Varied Menu of steak, fish, meat & vegetarian dishes, starters & desserts. Plenty of Gluten Free options. Child's portions & prices. All freshly prepared daily, using seasonal, local produce wherever possible. Great ales & wines. Open Tues- Sun + Bank Hol Mons. Lighter Lunch Menu also available Tues- Sat lunchtimes. Sunday Roasts 12-3pm. Outdoor seating. Function/Meeting Room. Free Wi Fi in Bar. Cyclists, walkers welcome. , Dogs welcome in Drinks Bar (only) & on Garden Terrace
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