Blue Ball Inn

Countisbury, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6NE
Telephone: 01598 741263
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Blue Ball Inn Countisbury Lynmouth Devon 01598 741263 269 4.7
wonderful stay
5 stars 5

'I stayed for three nights very recently at the Blue Ball Inn. The location was great, whether you want to just relax, or drive to the many local sights and attractions, or walk, for the latter just a couple of hundred yards or so from open grassland looking over the Bristol Channel, with views right along the coast as you walk further; and there other walks from the hotel(the one I did having a stunning view of the Watersmeet valley.) It's advertised as dog-friendly, and it certainly is, with dogs being allowed in bedrooms and the dining room; and in case anyone may be put off by dogs, they were all very well-behaved, and were kept very much under control. The food was very good and well-presented, and the staff, without exception, were friendly and helpful. I will definitely be staying there again.'

Review By - Vicky Rose
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 8th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Nice weekend
4 stars 4

'Warm welcome. Good sized double room. Very good full English breakfast. Very good selection of ales and cider. All in an interesting historic inn surrounded by wonderful coastal and countryside walks.'

Review By - Mr. Brian Clarke
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Break
5 stars 5

'We enjoyed a very comfortable and relaxing break with good food, great company, a warm welcome, helpful service and well equipped room. Thank you.'

Review By - Mary Samuels
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th September, 2014

Verified Customer

a week at Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'The room was cosy but we were a bit disappointed with the view it wasn't really scenic. Staff friendly and helpful. Great breakfasts. We loved the walk into Lynmouth via Watersmeet. Would recommend, enjoyed our stay'

Review By - Leonard Shipsey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Rest and relaxation
5 stars 5

'The BlueBall inn is a great place to stay ,it is a relaxing and very friendly , the food is great and the staff are always willing to go that extra mile for you . We stayed in a standard room which was comfortable and clean with tea and coffee tray provided which was well stocked . The little things like providing bottled water and very good bathroom items, shampoo, shower jell and lovely soft towels . When i asked for a hair dryer it was obtained for me as there was not one in the room . This inn is pet friendly so there were lots of dogs about we did not mind this as we are animal lovers , but i would not be put off by this as the dogs were no trouble at all . I will be returning again when i need a pick me up from this hectic world . A supper place to stay .'

Review By - Carolyn Boakes
Date - 5th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Great stay at the Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'Had a great one night stay at the Blue Ball Inn. Our 2 dogs were made to feel very welcome we had a lovely evening meal and breakfast. Couldn't have been happier. Nearby countryside was also perfect for early evening walks.'

Review By - Mrs. Sarah Whitmee
Date - 4th September, 2014

Verified Customer

Would stay again
5 stars 5

'I've stayed here a couple of times now with my wife at the same time as my parents, in laws and sister and brother in law (who have a couple of dogs). I've found the pub to be a very relaxing place to stay, quiet in the rooms and great access to the countryside. Noise from the road is minimal. I have enjoyed the food in the pub and am happy to stay and eat in a the pub in the evenings whilst staying. Prices are reasonable and portions generous. The selection of real ales on and ciders on tap in the bar seems good and the atmosphere friendly.'

Review By - Mr S Samuels
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 3rd September, 2014

Verified Customer

August stay
5 stars 5

'Another wonderful stay at the Blue Ball Inn we loved it, the dog loved it, great walks, great ale, great food, great location, cant wait to go back.'

Review By - Mrs. Lynda Norris
Date - 2nd September, 2014

Verified Customer

Our dog's first holiday
5 stars 5

'We stayed for a couple of nights with our labrador aged 13 months. He was made very welcome by all the staff A few dogs were staying and it all worked well. We could bring him to all the meals and there was easy access to the moor across the road for his toiletries! Great walks,'

Review By - Mrs Carole Chedgy
Date - 2nd September, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'This is the second time we have been to the Blue Ball Inn, and each time has been really enjoyable. Lovely relaxed pub, friendly staff, great food, brilliant area, and if you have dogs like us it's perfect.'

Review By - Mrs. Linda Bird
Date - 1st September, 2014

Verified Customer

Character pub
4 stars 4

'What a lovely old "proper" pub, family owned. So different from the plastic sterile interiors our pubs are being turned into. Had lovely stay, great food, friendly staff. Lots of character. As I sid to the Landlord, don't ever change it. !!!'

Review By - Mrs Hajichambis
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st August, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely Hotel
5 stars 5

'Lovely Hotel, rooms spacious, food excellent and great value for money, would definitely return for another visit. Very dog friendly which made all the difference for us. Staff very polite and professional. Top Class'

Review By - Gillian Stonard
Date - 30th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Family weekend break
5 stars 5

'Had a excellent time, were made very welcome by staff,our two dogs felt at home, all rooms were clean and did not smell of dogs,excellent cleaning,all meals were superb, we will be returning. Thank you for a lovely stay.'

Review By - Susan Ellacott
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 29th August, 2014

Verified Customer

a great place to stay
5 stars 5

'A lovely place to stay, frendily staff and good food, rooms lovely and cosy. Had a great time'

Review By - Alan Millin
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Bluallinniant!
5 stars 5

'Very much enjoyed our stay at the Blue Ball Inn. Reserved table in the bar, great food, comfortable and clean. Can't really fault it.'

Review By - Peter Neville
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 27th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Doggy Paradise
5 stars 5

'The Blue Ball Inn is a fantastic olde worlde inn in a fabulous location - near the dramatic North Devon cliffs in the Exmoor National Park. There is good walking right from the door, excellent food and friendly staff. Bring your dog if you have one - it will be given a friendly welcome and will feel right at home. You are not permitted to leave your pet in your room unattended and therefore they are welcome at breakfast and at dinner. All the holiday dogs staying there were very well behaved - even ours! I think they could sense they were welcome rather than just tolerated.'

Review By - Mrs. Deborah Rodgers
Date - 25th August, 2014

Verified Customer

A weekend walking
4 stars 4

'A very nice stay, ( even with the rain) and the food/ drinks / accommodation was lovely We will call in again no doubt'

Review By - Stott
Date - 25th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Mr & Mrs Brewer
5 stars 5

'We love staying in the blue boy inn it's so friendly and the family and staff are so willing to help you.'

Review By - Pauline Brewer
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Perfect for pets
4 stars 4

'Hotel booked for a last minute long weekend break. Great for dog owners as well behaved pets are made very welcome at the Blue Ball. Food was excellent and plentiful. Room was spacious and clean although the bed was not the comfiest I've slept in. All in all, a very enjoyable break'

Review By - Mr. Gareth Williams
Date - 18th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Stay At Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'We currently stayed at The blue ball inn we highly recommend a stay at this inn.The staff we're all extremely friendly,food was amazing and the room was lovely'

Review By - Angela Jarvis
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 14th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Short Break
5 stars 5

'Absolutely lovely! Dog and walker friendly, great food and beer make this a favourite destination. Recommend unreservedly- we are lucky to have found this gem on Exmoor . returning in October - if not before'

Review By - Andy & Lyn Potter
Date - 14th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Friendly, cosy, great for walking
4 stars 4

'We loved our stay at the Blue Ball. Great food, iinformal and friendly atmosphere, wonderful location with a good choice of walks from the doorstep. Very dog friendly place too. Highly recommended.'

Review By - Kristina Thimm
Date - 13th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Weekend Blue ball inn
5 stars 5

'This is our fourth stay at the Blue Ball Inn at Countisbury and we can't recommend it enough.'

Review By - Miss. Christine Lloyd
Date - 12th August, 2014

Verified Customer

The blue ball inn
5 stars 5

'We are just back from a fabulous stay at The Blue Ball Inn. It is a pet friendly inn and adults and pets are made very welcome. The rooms are of a good standard with towels and shower gel, shampoo etc. provided. The food is fantastic, a very good quality breakfast included. There is also a very good choice for evening meal, all excellent value for money and good quality food and service. We will definitely be returning . A lovely relaxing stay and we met some lovely people.'

Review By - David Sackman
Date - 7th August, 2014

Verified Customer

blue ball inn
4 stars 4

'excellent base for walking or sightseeing, great old building full of character, good sized bedroom. plenty of car parking. Friendly & helpful staff, excellent relaxed bar area & a good range of beers. Good breakfast with large portions. The dog says its the best place he's stayed!'

Review By - Geoff Aspin
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Weekend Break
4 stars 4

'Most welcoming accommodation, perfect for dog owners and our room we were in was just what we required. The menu was good and the food well presented.This was our third visit and we will no doubt return!'

Review By - Mr. Alan Thompson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th August, 2014

Verified Customer

blue ball review
3 stars 3

'friendly welcome - good size bedroom / bathroom / comfortable bed / lots of dogs which ok if you like dogs / evening meal of rack of lamb was ok but too much sauce and a bit fussy / breakfast was good'

Review By - Neil Geeleher
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 5th August, 2014

Verified Customer

One of the best places ever!
5 stars 5

'Genuinely this is a hidden gem! Landlords are terrific, friendly, food excellent, rooms charming and dog friendly to a massive degree. Location can't be beaten! We will be returning for sure! Adored our stay and wish we could have stayed longer.'

Review By - Emma Wheeler
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th August, 2014

Verified Customer

short break in devon
4 stars 4

'Excellent hotel for those looking for a dog friendly environment. The hotel offered good food and local ales. Local walks available from the hotel. Clean and friendly. Good base for getting around. Would consider returning to the hotel if holidaying in devon.'

Review By - Angela Foulds
Date - 3rd August, 2014

Verified Customer

fabulous
5 stars 5

'Hard to find but well worth the phone call for directions. Would recommend to anyone, they have got the formula right!'

Review By - Mrs. Helen Hyde
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 31st July, 2014

Verified Customer

Relaxing start to holiday
4 stars 4

'comfortable room, missed having a proper shower. food very nice decent portion sizes. Friendly staff. Fantastic walks very close by.'

Review By - Mrs. Ruth Blackett
Date - 31st July, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn July 2014
4 stars 4

'Fantastic location. Liked the interior layout. Excellent evening meals. Well-cooked and generous portions. Disappointed with breakfast. Would have liked a printed menu with more choice.'

Review By - Mr Ordish
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Relax!
5 stars 5

'We returned after 3 years and were not disappointed at all. When offered Rome/Venice/Barcelona/Paris my wife chose the Blue Ball!! And how right she was - excellent food/drink/company/ambiance'

Review By - Mr. David Earle
Date - 26th July, 2014

Verified Customer

we loved it!
5 stars 5

'This was one of the best dog friendly stays we have had. Lovely, light airy room, really friendly staff, and the food was excellent. The hotel is also in a brilliant location for stunning views and places of interest. We will definitely be back. Thank you.'

Review By - Janette Moore
Date - 23rd July, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Stay!
5 stars 5

'This was our second stay at the Blue Ball Inn and we were not disappointed. Room was lovely and clean spacious and having our 2 small dogs with us was not a problem. The food was excellent with a good choice..we will definatley be back for another relaxing break/'

Review By - Tracey Hellier
Date - 21st July, 2014

Verified Customer

Dog Friendly
5 stars 5

'Had a very caring laid back attitude and it was nice to see that dogs are important here. Nice room, comfortable bed and good food and beer! What more could you ask for. 100% 5*'

Review By - Mr Steven Smith
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 20th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Welcome Break at the Inn
4 stars 4

'Stayed here to break long journey on way to St Ives. Lovely quiet location just a short drive from Lynmouth with its riverside walks. Our room with window overlooking the road and hills was very quiet and very clean. We liked it so much that we stayed in the same room on the way back. The owners and staff are all very friendly and the food was excellent particularly from the specials menu. A substantial breakfast is also served. we did not know at the time of booking that dogs are also welcomed here. On our first night there were at least 5 staying with their owners. They were all well behaved, quiet and not a problem to anyone. We are not dog owners so were a little concerned initially that they might be noisy but we never heard a sound from them. A good welcome - good food and drink - friendly staff - clean room - quiet country setting. Perhaps the decor and carpet in the bar area has seen better days - but then it is dog friendly. Restaurant was busy both nights we were there - always a good sign. Would be very happy to stay again.'

Review By - David Pidcock
Date - 19th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Yet another briilant stay.
5 stars 5

'Once again a brilliant stay in a beautiiful location. If you have never visited the Blue Ball, then put it on your (to do list) right away.'

Review By - Erica Mills
Date - 19th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Human and dog heaven!
5 stars 5

'Very friendly staff and very good food. A very chilled and relaxed atmosphere. The dogs were also made very welcome. It's also a fabulous location and centre for lots of beautiful places to visit. Definitely would go again and recommend to friends.'

Review By - Janet Aughey
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Walks with dogs.
5 stars 5

'We have just had a great 3 night stay with walks for the dogs who also enjoyed it very much. Good food and lots of it and a very enjoyable stay. Thank you very much.'

Review By - Mr Newstead
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'Fantastic stay. Lovely food,people amazing welcome. Our dog loved it. We will be back. Phil and his team are awesome. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Just amazing. For some reason star rating will not allow me to submit but 5 stars from us absolutely'

Review By - Tonia Downie
Date - 15th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball latest visit
4 stars 4

'Warm & friendly as usual, very comfortable, good food and drink at reasonable prices. Will be back soon, small crit; please update website menu.'

Review By - Philip Rollings
Date - 14th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Perfect!
5 stars 5

'Travelled with elderly parents and dog. Your hotel was perfect for both! Food and accommodation was fantastic. We have never been to such a people and dog friendly establishment.'

Review By - Mrs. Carole Jackson
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 13th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Good Stay
4 stars 4

'Enjoyed our stay, only comment would be that unable to hook shower above bath as no fitting'

Review By - Colbourne
Date - 13th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Another amazing stay!
5 stars 5

'Just returned from our 3rd visit to the Blue Ball since last October. This time we travelled as a family group of 5, including our 16 year old daughter. We took 2 dogs with us - Hugo the pup lab and Tilly the diva bulldog! Both were made extremely welcome as all dogs are by the owners. The inn is perfectly situated to explore Exmoor; returning to in the evening for an amazingly tasty (and large!) dinner! We will certainly return over and over again now we have discovered this wonderful gem. Everyone is so friendly and caring. Thank you once again - see you again soon x'

Review By - Lisa Hannah
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 10th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Just Perfect
5 stars 5

'Really nice B&B, very welcoming staff, lovely food and cosy surroundings. Perfect place to relax and stay with your pet. :)'

Review By - Mrs. Paula Elphick
Date - 8th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Short break
5 stars 5

'Made the dogs and ourselves very welcome. Very dog friendly, great food and lively location,'

Review By - Vince Lucey
Date - 6th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Most enjoyable
4 stars 4

'Good location, good food, helpful,friendly staff and great for dogs, would stay again.'

Review By - Susan Nicholson
Date - 6th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Overnight Stay with dinner
4 stars 4

'The Blue Ball Inn was recommended by our daughter and husband as a dog friendly hotel with great food. This proved to be very true. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly and we in turn, would have no hesitation in recommending the Blue Ball to our friends.'

Review By - Margaret Robinson
Date - 5th July, 2014

Verified Customer

nice
4 stars 4

'nice 1 night stay, friendly and lovely food, but the shower was dreadful'

Review By - Keith Jolley
Date - 3rd July, 2014

Verified Customer

June 2014
4 stars 4

'At the Blue Ball you get a very friendly welcome from the owners and all the staff. Very dog friendly as they are welcome in every part of the Inn.'

Review By - Margaret Plowman
Date - 2nd July, 2014

Verified Customer

friendly welcome
5 stars 5

'we have stayed at the blue ball inn many times and are always met with a friendly welcome, if you want a very dog friendly place to stay that makes both you and your hairies very welcome you would be hard pressed to find better, also this stunning area has many walks to enjoy and picture box villages to visit.'

Review By - Jacky And Jim Hodges
Date - 2nd July, 2014

Verified Customer

Birthday weekend stay
5 stars 5

'A wonderful long weekend break for my husbands birthday was just what we needed. Taking our dog just made it perfect for her to be included. Such a friendly place and couldn't do enough for us and the dog either! Would definitely recommend! Thank you!'

Review By - Mrs. Laura Buet
Date - 1st July, 2014

Verified Customer

very good
4 stars 4

'Comfortable stay again. Food still excellent. Looking forward to the next visit.'

Review By - Ms. Adelaide Campbell-upton
Date - 30th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Wonderful short break
4 stars 4

'Having 2 dogs finding a hotel can be a bind but the Blue Ball was brilliant, friendly, good food and Dogs very welcome. The location in Exmoor is excellent for walking the Dog or a 10 mile hike. We will be going back. The room we stayed in was adequate but we didn't go there to stay in the room!'

Review By - Mr. Bernard Horlock
Date - 25th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Th Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Very comfortable old pub. Excellent food. Very helpful and friendly staff. Improvement to shower is all that is needed'

Review By - Mr. Martin Watson
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 24th June, 2014

Verified Customer

great location
4 stars 4

'this was our 3rd stay so you can see we love it rooms clean staff great food great only down side showers poor but it is a 13th century inn with private water supply so take it as it is'

Review By - Tom Welch
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd June, 2014

Verified Customer

Perfect spot for short break!
4 stars 4

'This is what a country pub should be,homely,friendly and with first rate food! Good beer and a peaceful area to sit and enjoy the view,definitely worth another visit.'

Review By - Mrs. Ann Good
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Thank you
4 stars 4

'Just arrived home from a return visit to the Blue Ball Inn.Had a great time,as in previous Years..Friendly staff willing to do that little extra,that makes all the difference.A lovely setting,and all you would expect from an OLD English Inn.Loved it.Thank you Phil and Johnny.Will see you next Year.'

Review By - Maurice Staples
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 20th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'A great location for walking,near to the S.W.Coastal path Good hearty food,and friendly staff,very dog friendly'

Review By - Mr N Berry
Date - 18th June, 2014

Verified Customer

The weekend was a ball!
5 stars 5

'Three nights B&B for the price of two, at a fantastic pub, with superb local ales, excellent food, in beautiful countryside, terrific walks all round, friendly & attentive staff, quality room with good facilities and lovely view ... sounds too good to be true, but no, it really happened. The best long weekend we've had for many moons. Can't wait to get back.'

Review By - Mr. Peter Hampton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th June, 2014

Verified Customer

3 night stay
5 stars 5

'This was our yearly stay at the blue ball and yet again we were not disappointed. Had a really enjoyable couple of evenings with a few locals as well as guests. Excellent food with the staff going out of there way to accommodate particular dietary needs.l'

Review By - Lin And Andy Howe
Date - 15th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Mr
5 stars 5

'A fantastic location to use as a base for numerous walks in the area. The surroundings are stunning and so near to exmoor lynton and lynmouth. I have used the blue ball at different times of year and enjoyed that variety to explore locally. The food is good solid stuff and priced reasonably which is what you need after being out all day on walks. Our room was comfortable spacious and clean the bath just needed a proper shower over with curtain but very usable .'

Review By - Alan Nabb
Date - 14th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Thank you
5 stars 5

'Very welcoming and friendly inn. Will recommend to friends'

Review By - Mrs V West
Date - 10th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'A lovely old building with many twists & turns! The room was large,clean & quiet.Breakfast for the week/end deal was great & plenty of choice for the evening meals too. Will be staying again.'

Review By - Mr Williams
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 4th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Really good
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely time. The room was very comfortable, the welcome was warm and friendly and the food very good. I am really happy to recommend the Inn. I hope we can visit again.'

Review By - Mr. Stephen Saunders
Date - 3rd June, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Excellent location, Great views, Very friendly and welcoming both to us and our dog. Excellent food and ale, cant wait to go back.'

Review By - Mrs. Lynda Norris
Date - 2nd June, 2014

Verified Customer

Superb
4 stars 4

'We had a fabulous stay here, the Inn is in a fabulous location, which is its big plus point. The food is amazing and great value. For us the only downside was the room however i understand that some have been refurbished and this is ongoing. Don't let this put you off though, we will be going back. Great hosts and service as well.'

Review By - Martin Ellis
Date - 2nd June, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely place to stay.
5 stars 5

'The previous reviews online were spot on. This place is ideal for a relaxing break. Stunning views and great walks nearby. Especially when the sun is out. Atmospheric pub with a lot of heritage. Food good and staff brilliant. Hotel clean and well run.'

Review By - Peter Vizor
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st June, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Very enjoyable stay in this very friendly Inn, fantastic service, quality rooms and the food is freshly prepared of the highest quality. Will certainly be returning with the dog.'

Review By - Nicholas Guppy
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely stay
5 stars 5

'Can thoroughly recommend this hotel. Clean comfortable rooms excellent service and excellent food. Dogs were made to feel as welcome as we were. definately be going back!!!'

Review By - Diana And Michael Snowdon
Date - 29th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Great stay shame about the shower.
3 stars 3

'Great food, great ale and great environment. Comfortable and honest twin room. Very disappointing/non-existent shower!'

Review By - Mr Z Trump
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 29th May, 2014

Verified Customer

great
4 stars 4

'very welcoming and friendly. lovely breakfast. great food served in the evening. Cosy and clean.'

Review By - Bev Dudden
Date - 28th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Perfect
5 stars 5

'Great location, lovely staff, excellent food and great nights sleep. What more can I say?! Will be going back in the future.'

Review By - Laura Iles
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 28th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Bank Holiday stay
3 stars 3

'Very good service. Friendly and accommodating staff. Great place to stay and convincingly located.'

Review By - CLEMENTINE LEAHY
Date - 26th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Dog heaven
5 stars 5

'Relaxed and friendly place that is genuinely dog friendly. Dogs are welcome in rooms, bar and restaurant. The food was lovely, huge portions and great choice for breakfast to set you up for a days walking. Lovely walks from the pub and loads more in surrounding area. Will definately return and highly recommend to others.'

Review By - Miss. Jacqueline Logan
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent all round
5 stars 5

'We and another couple stayed six nights. We found all aspects excellent - and excellent value. Breakfasts were good, and plentiful porridge was a nice touch. Other meals were well cooked and well presented. Above all, every member of staff was unobtrusively pleasant, helpful and efficient.'

Review By - Robert Dinwiddy
Date - 24th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Wonderful Break
5 stars 5

'Another great stay at the Blue Ball, great food, and the most dog friendly accomodation we ever stay at (and that includes family).'

Review By - Mr. Mark Worthington
Date - 20th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Weekend break
4 stars 4

'excellent value. good beer and food.Was worried about it being dog friendly, but everything was fine and would definitely stay again and recommend.'

Review By - Mr. Nigel Taylor
Date - 19th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Our recent stay at the Blue ball in Springtime
5 stars 5

'Everything was exactly as it has always when we have visited with the past. A very comfortable room, a lovely welcome when we got there, staff who could not do enough to make your stay as comfortable as possible and all this was extended to our two dogs as well who love their stay at the Blue Ball as much as we do. Thank you to Nick Jackie and all the other lovely staff for a very lovely relaxing break.'

Review By - Christine And Steve Maskell
Date - 15th May, 2014

Verified Customer

A long week-end on Exmoor
5 stars 5

'If you DON'T like dogs or LIKE miniscule portions of nouvelle cuisine DON'T go to the Blue Ball;it's not the Ritz,but nor does it pretend to be!!! We,on the other hand,had yet another brilliant few days there.There can't be better 'value for money' anywhere around.The surrounding countryside is some of the most beautiful in the south west, so take your dog ... oh, and your partner!!!!, for a holiday at the Blue Ball; you won't regret it !!!!!!'

Review By - Mr Ludlow
Date - 13th May, 2014

Verified Customer

The Best Pub in North Devon
5 stars 5

'It is difficult to review the Blue Ball without it sounding like a eulogy. The pub is truly a fabulous retreat. I say pub as that is what it is and does not pretend to be anything else. This is not a heartless gastro bar nor is it a boutique hotel. The beer is good, the food hearty pub grub and the rooms clean, modern and well presented. The staff without exception are all wonderful and go out of their way to make you feel at home. My hat off to Phil, Jacky and Nick for creating such a wonderful venue. My admiration to Nick in particular; the sight of him maintaining an even keel on a Saturday evening whilst almost single handed serving 127 covers was something to behold. I for one could never have remained so calm! Plainly and simply 'Thank you' for making Troy and our stay a pleasure. One last special note for Jules - just remember it's "nice to see you again Jackie"!!'

Review By - Karen and Matt Beeson
Date - 12th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Good quality
4 stars 4

'The staff were very friendly, food good, Service good, rooms clean. But beware dog friendly and they are allowed in dining room.'

Review By - David Thorpe
Date - 8th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Stunning Scenery
4 stars 4

'Had a great 3 night stay here. Accommodation comfortable and food first class. Helpful staff, lovely setting, fair prices. We did not realise it was a haven for dog lovers. We like dogs but not keen on them being around during mealtimes. The pub was clean (no doggy smells). If you have a dog, take it with you, he will have a lovely time,'

Review By - Mr Bourne
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Great place for long weekend
5 stars 5

'A fantastic place to stay with a relaxing friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Thank you for great time.'

Review By - Monika Zawadzka
Date - 6th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Fantastic country pub
5 stars 5

'Great food and plenty of different beers to choose from is a great start, add to this a great family run business with comfortable rooms and great surroundings where most of the time the noisiest thing is the fields of lambs opposite and you have the makings of a great stay. Dog friendly and walkers plus their muddy boots are welcome and the building itself is a gem. Some of the rooms have newish wet rooms which are great -14 &15 plus 7 has a shower - others have baths if you like a soak after a long walk. Only one small negative - the dark blue towels need to be changed - a bit old and rough - but it is only a comment and in NO way a complaint. Give this place a try - best on the moor bar none and we have stayed in a lot of them'

Review By - Ray Cowlin
Date - 5th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
3 stars 3

'Room comfortable, but plumbing not so good. Hot water pressure very low - took an eternity to run a bath. The restaraunt is very good, with very good food at reasonable prices. No internet access, which is a drawback if you need to keep up to date with e mails.'

Review By - Mr Paul Highsted
Date - 1st May, 2014

Verified Customer

Andy, Helen and puppy Molly
5 stars 5

'A lovely old Coaching Inn with log fires and great atmosphere. The staff are fantastic - so welcoming, helpful and enthusiatic. The restaurant has an excellent menu with locally reared / caught / grown food with some great 'specials'. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Moreorless situated on the Coastal Path so lovely views and great for walkers. The owners have two dogs and dog owners are made very welcome.'

Review By - Andrew Page
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th April, 2014

Verified Customer

we'll be back
4 stars 4

'Very dog friendly hotel with generous portions on the menu for excellent food and helpfull staff set in one of the finest walking areas in the country. you really do not need to use your car over a few days stay'

Review By - Mr Law
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Stay
5 stars 5

'Nice warm welcome friendly staff and good food ,We did the 3 nights for 2 deal mid week that was good value, great walks from the pub we will be back .April 2014.'

Review By - Geoff Taylor
Date - 28th April, 2014

Verified Customer

The Blue Ball Inn, Countisbury, Devon.
5 stars 5

'The Blue Ball Inn is a very comfortable and friendly place to stay. Food is excellent and the accommodation very clean and homely. I would recommend this place with a five star rating. Views are spectacular and the walking a joy. Very friendly proprieters and Staff.'

Review By - Jonathan Boon
Date - 28th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Fantastic pet friendly place to stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed for two nights B&B with our dog who was made very welcome by all. Great food with huge portions, lovely walks and beautiful scenery. Will definitely be going back soon.'

Review By - Yvonne Thomas
Date - 25th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Fab Again
5 stars 5

'Once again a lovely few days at the Blue Ball, thanks'

Review By - Mrs Christina Sadik
Date - 23rd April, 2014

Verified Customer

good location for walking on exmoor
4 stars 4

'Pleasant & comfortable room and friendly service. Good 'pub grub' on the dinner menu with plenty of fresh vegetables. Probably not a good choice if you are nervous of dogs as nearly all the other guests seemed to have one!'

Review By - Lucy Freeman
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd April, 2014

Verified Customer

Simply The Best
5 stars 5

'Brilliant stay, as usual!'

Review By - Charlotte Cornwell
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 23rd April, 2014

Verified Customer

Another perfect break!
5 stars 5

'Our second time at the Inn, staying for Easter. Last time we stayed with our daughter in the autumn and it was just as lovely. The inn is the perfect base. Lovely comfy, clean rooms, amazing food, a warm welcome - what more could you ask for?! Already booked for July when we will be travelling as a group of 5 with our doggies! Cannot wait to return to this perfect corner of Exmoor bliss!'

Review By - Lisa Hannah
Date - 21st April, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball April 2014
5 stars 5

'Have been staying at Blue Ball for past 5years,always a warm welcome.Good food.Dogs love it here.'

Review By - Pam and Reg Molford
Date - 21st April, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Lovely place welcoming, long walks and peaceful away from towns and shops. Good walking areas. All made welcome.'

Review By - Robin Bartholomew
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 20th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Good for walkers and dogs!
4 stars 4

'This has to be one of the friendliest places to stay. Surrounded by stunning countryside, it's ideal for those who enjoy walking. Dogs are welcome(almost obligatory)and you will never leave the table hungry. On the down side, they seem to have a low water pressure problem so the shower is a dribble and it takes ages to run a bath(so I wait in the bar)Overall...if you like the countryside you'll love this place.'

Review By - Mr. Trevor Workman
Date - 19th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Mr and Mrs Bennett
5 stars 5

'The Blue Ball Inn is am amazing place to stay. With fantastic views from the bedrooms, outstanding food, drinks and a wonderful welcoming. It's a friendly place and we will be returning! This was our second time and we were very impressed that there was Internet connection :)'

Review By - Miss. Amber White
Date - 15th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Weekends 11-14 April 2014
4 stars 4

'We had a fantastic stay at the Blue Ball Inn. From arrival to departure nothing was too much and we were treated wonderfully. Friendly caring owners and staff look after you. Food is fantastic and reasonably. Location great. Bedroom standard but considering dogs etc very good. I would recommend this Inn to anyone'

Review By - Allan Kennedy
Date - 14th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'A beautiful pub full of character and interesting artefacts, lovlely accommodation great food, friendly staff. It truly is dog friendly and would highly recommend. Thank you'

Review By - Mr. Justin Telford
Date - 14th April, 2014

Verified Customer

A wonderful stay at a beautiful place
5 stars 5

'I have stayed at the 'Blue Ball Inn' on a number of occasions both as a dog owner and, on this occasion, a lone traveller. It is an incredibly special place, set in breath-takingly beautiful surroundings. The food is to a high standard, the staff are very welcoming and the rooms are lovely. Even though the inn is dog-friendly through out,it is very clean and fresh. It is an ideal base to explore exmoor and North Devon with enough walks to keep you busy for your entire stay if you do not wish to use the car. I would like to thank all the staff at the Blue Ball for making my stay so special during a difficult time in my life and look forward to returning with my son on the future.'

Review By - Ms. Ruth Morris
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 9th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Three in Exmoor
5 stars 5

'An excellent place to stay with good accommodation and great food. Also if you have man's best friend with you even better as they are also made very welcome nit just tolerated. Will definitely go again.'

Review By - Mrs. Sandra Wharton
Date - 6th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Every time we visit!
5 stars 5

'Wonderful place to stay! Warm welcome,warm room,beautiful views,dogs very welcome,excellent walks right from the front door over Exmoor andplenty of really good food and drink.What more can anyone wish for!!'

Review By - Hurren
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Short break
4 stars 4

'Really good time. Hospitality very good. Food excellent but would have liked better dessert choice (not same every night!)'

Review By - Nina Eyre
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 5th April, 2014

Verified Customer

dog holiday
5 stars 5

'Wonderful 2 days, our dog enjoyed her holiday and so did we. The food was delicious, comfy beds and the ambiance was just right. Thank you all, we will be back.'

Review By - Jennifer Bravery
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st April, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball's the best!
5 stars 5

'Fantastic getaway location - ideal for dog owners and foodies! Comfortable, friendly and really accommodating. Can't recommend it highly enough. We will most definitely be returning!'

Review By - Mr. Rob Guy
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 31st March, 2014

Verified Customer

Great!
5 stars 5

'Very welcoming, comfortable room, great pub, generous tasty food!!'

Review By - Nick Jacobsen
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 30th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Recent Stay
5 stars 5

'Our room was recently decorated and was very comfortable. There was a good selection of food on the menu and the portions were very generous. The staff were very courteous and very helpful. Will definitely stay again'

Review By - Mr. David Holman
Date - 29th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Lynmouth
5 stars 5

'We have stayed @ the Blue ball quite a few times& always enjoy it, we like its old world charm and hospitality, our stay for 4 days last week was as good as always and we shall return. Chris & Barbara Cox'

Review By - Mrs Barbara Cox
Date - 28th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Another Great Weekend
5 stars 5

'We have visited The Ball Ball many times before, always a very warm welcome for us and our dog. Comfortable, cosy inn with good food in a spectacular location. Hope to back later in the year.'

Review By - Mr Ralph
Date - 26th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Dog (and Human) Heaven
5 stars 5

'Dog friendly.. absolutely! Proper dog welcoming. Human friendly... totally. Staff, food, accommodation were all great. The Blue Ball Inn is an Inn, not a 5* hotel... but the standards of food, service and hospitality are exceptional for a pub stay. We will return and have already recommended it!'

Review By - Mrs. Elizabeth Harris
Date - 26th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Enjoyable weekend
5 stars 5

'Stayed Saturday and Sunday night. Staff very friendly and cooperative. Food excellent, good selection of wine and ale. Enjoyable stay. Thankyou.'

Review By - Mr. Paul Davey
Date - 25th March, 2014

Verified Customer

bouncing back.
5 stars 5

'A return visit to the Blue Ball with our Spinone, and it was equally as good. The staff were excellent with the dogs, and the food was superb. The rooms are quaint and quirky, entirely in keeping with the property. Of course the scenery all around is stunning. We aim to return in future.'

Review By - Philip Slade
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Place
5 stars 5

'We loved our stay at The Blue Ball. Our rooms were delightful as we're the lovely staff who were so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and my doggy gave it the five stars ..he had a ball !!'

Review By - Sonya Stockhill
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 17th March, 2014

Verified Customer

blue ball inn
4 stars 4

'this is the 5th time we have stayed at the blue ball inn and as always had a great time the rooms are comfortable the food great and the owners friendly and welcoming. already booked to go again'

Review By - Mr. John Crudgington
Date - 17th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Lovely old coaching Inn, with great accommodation, good food and beer! Looking forward to returning. George and Vivien'

Review By - Mr. George Gibson
Date - 17th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellant few days.
5 stars 5

'Just returned from another stay at the Blue Ball.Still as good as ever would reccomend it to anyone.Looking forward to returning in September.'

Review By - Erica Mills
Date - 15th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Place
5 stars 5

'Have been before but this was the first time I had taken my son and as usual is was a fantastic few days. Good food, accommodation and walking.'

Review By - Mr. Daniel Biggs
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 13th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Ann
4 stars 4

'Lovely setting & gorgeous food, really relaxing atmosphere.'

Review By - Ann Taylor
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 11th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Another superb weekend at The Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'Lovely walking country. The Blue Ball Inn is the perfect place to stay if you are a seasoned walker and enjoy taking your dog with you. The staff are very welcoming, the food excellent and the rooms comfortable.'

Review By - Mrs Sarah Selwyn
Date - 11th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Home from home
4 stars 4

'Loved everything about the Blue Ball Inn. Didn't have my own dog but "Poppy" will adopt you for a homemade dog biscuit. Food and accommodation very good and the staff are so friendly but professional. Maybe a 9.30 pm chef finishing time would be good as we ran out of time to order our desserts by 9pm - the only minor problem .'

Review By - Sandra Dale
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Family visit for Birthday party
4 stars 4

'We stayed for three nights at Blue Ball Inn taking advantage of the three nights for the price of two offer which made it very good value for money. The food was very good as always, (and plenty of it!), the staff were pleasant and helpful and there was plenty of room in the car park. The main problem for us was the lack of a proper shower, as there were no rooms with 'wet room' showers available when we booked. The rooms we had were at the front of the hotel and did have the views but also suffered with noise from the bar and stairs. Although the website promises WiFi it was not available in rooms 1, 5 & 6, with nothing in the hotel room guide to suggest that it was available yet. Finally I must say thank you to the owners for the excellent Sunday lunch we had to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday.'

Review By - Mr. Kevin Armstrong
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 6th March, 2014

Verified Customer

B&B
5 stars 5

'Great atmosphere, good food& accommodation, would highly recommend a stay here.'

Review By - Mr Allan Millin
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 4th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'Perfect spot for excellent walking in the Exmoor National Park. Animal-friendly, but you would not know it! As a non-animal person, I'd go back tomorrow as everything is first-class.'

Review By - John Hepworth
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 4th March, 2014

Verified Customer

room
5 stars 5

'If only you would have put showers in as apposed to baths we think it would be even better than 5 star'

Review By - Graham Mills
Date - 2nd March, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely Feb Stay
5 stars 5

'Warm, welcoming and relaxed place to stay. Loved that it is so dog friendly and you can walk from the doorstep. Very comfortable rooms and food/wine choice excellent. Open fires a real bonus. Really reasonable prices.'

Review By - Mrs. Clare Mcloughlin
Date - 2nd March, 2014

Verified Customer

Great place
5 stars 5

'Just returned from the blue ball inn after 10 of us gathered for a 50th birthday. What a lovely welcoming place with 5 log fires, excellent ale, great hospitality and 5star food. Must mention how welcome dogs are, even in the bedrooms but there was certainly no doggy smell or hairs anywhere to be seen.'

Review By - Tracey O\'kane
Date - 22nd February, 2014

Verified Customer

Great stay as always
5 stars 5

'This is now our 10th time here. Staff friendly and helpful. Owners make time to talk to everyone. Good food. Great rooms.'

Review By - Paul & Natasha Blackford
Date - 18th February, 2014

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'PERFECT WEEKEND'

Review By - D. Croucher
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 18th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Short stay
5 stars 5

'Accommodation ,owners / staff /locals/beer all excellent, made to feel very welcome, will stay again .'

Review By - Phil Bellis
Date - 16th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Very good value
4 stars 4

'A very pleasant inn with friendly welcoming staff. Although some areas looked a little tired and could do with updating the fact that dogs are so welcome balanced this out. Lovely food and ale. Would stay again and would recommend to walkers with dogs.'

Review By - Mr. Erik Nielsen
Date - 15th February, 2014

Verified Customer

February Weekend
4 stars 4

'Both the dog and us were made very welcome ! The food and general service were good, and the bedrooms were clean and warm Thanks for a good break.'

Review By - Mr. Alan Nethersole
Date - 9th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent stay
5 stars 5

'A wonderful three days again,it just gets better and better,wonderful room,clean,tidy well presented.'

Review By - Ian P Dye
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th February, 2014

Verified Customer

A Winter break
5 stars 5

'This was our second stay at The Blue Ball Inn which certainly suggests we were happy with our first stay. This Inn is a most comfortable establishment for a break in this wonderfull part of Devon. Being family run we always found everyone most welcoming. The Inn has great character and the food always excellent.'

Review By - Patrick Emery
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Blue ball Inn Countisbury
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay. we have been numerous times now and find the staff are friendly and the food is excellent. Highly recommend it. Mark'

Review By - Mark Slack
Date - 3rd February, 2014

Verified Customer

Always a Pleasure,Lovely Traditional Old World Inn.Lovely Rooms,Atmosphere & Staff
5 stars 5

'This is the second time I've used this review system for the Blue Ball Inn at Countisbury on the beautiful Exmoor Coast North Devon. We had an opportunity to stay in yet another of the rooms. This Time Room 11. Nicely set out, Good Washroom facilities,The Usual nice soft towels, nice Ebony toiletries. Clean & warm! The room had a lovely chunky wooden headed bed, nice traditional bead spread, crisp bed linen, extra blanket if required in the Wardrobe. Coffee Making facilities (no miserly 2 sachets of coffee here!) Digital Television, dressing table, nice chair to sit and relax in to look out at the view through the window. More than adequate wardrobe space and bedside cabinets. What make the Blue Ball Inn even more special for us is the fact that we can have our Two Border Collies with us in the room. Believe me when I say, you'd never guess a dog had even been in any of the rooms here. Anyway, the reason for our visit this time was I was 50 years old and after deliberating over, Austria, Malta or The Blue Ball, The Blue Ball was the choice. Why? Phil,Jacky & Nick plus their staff have always been consistent in every thing they do. Friendly, Professional, Informative, and pricelessly........ Caring/Thoughtful. Every day, perfect, the food consistant in quality. Excellent Inn Fayre with daily specials. Good beers, Irish Coffee to perfection, excellent selection of wines. All served with a smile. I had an immense smile and inner happiness on my birthday evening dinner when Phil & Jacky took time to come ad spend time with us, they had laid out a table by the large log burner, Happy Birthday banners, party poppers & a Birthday card too! Then to top it all off they had their chef do a surprize cake for me, complete with candles. It made me very happy,and very proud that I had decided to stay at The Blue Ball for the 4 nights. We shall be returning again very shortly. If you want a nice friendly , traditional Old World Inn to stay in. The Blue Ball ticks all the boxes!'

Review By - Chris And Trisha Brown
Date - 29th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Weekend Break
5 stars 5

'Just spent a 3 day break at the Blue Ball Inn in North Devon, the weather was horrible, cold wet and a gale blowing but the welcome from the staff at the Blue Ball could not have been warmer. The staff were welcoming and very helpful and the food was of superb quality and just the right amount. Its a walkers type pub and they encourage dog owners, we were neither of these but still had a lovely relaxing break.'

Review By - Simon Button
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 28th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent Place to Stay
5 stars 5

'We have been coming to the Blue Ball since Phil,Jackie and Nick took over and have never been disappointed.The unfailing friendliness of the hosts and the staff is outstanding with clean comfortable rooms excellent food and drink the Blue Ball is a home away from home,which is why we come here for a break three to four times a year.!'

Review By - Mr & Mrs Graham & Viv Collins
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Walking break
4 stars 4

'Stayed for two nights with my dog to explore the area on foot and could not have been made more welcome. Excellent location for walking, comfortable room, good food and selection of real ales. One happy customer.'

Review By - Mr. Lee Redfern
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 23rd January, 2014

Verified Customer

Geoff,s 65th Birthday
5 stars 5

'This was another return visit to Blue Ball for my Husband and me, this time we took our three sons, Daughter in law with 15 month old granddaughter an my sister and 5 dogs between us. As usual right from check in to check out all was excellent, rooms, food, service and team all made our visit wonderful we will be returning. So much to see an do around the Inn it's a win win for us'

Review By - Mrs Irene Grubb
Date - 19th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Great place
5 stars 5

'Fantastic Inn for a holiday. Warm, friendly, good food and beer. Very comfortable clean rooms and great walking close by the pub.'

Review By - Mr. Daniel Biggs
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Bidwells January
4 stars 4

'Excellent food, room, bed, company. Hosts very welcoming, warm and cosy inn. Had to plan ahead to get hot water for bath, but a minor detail. Will visit again. Thank you.'

Review By - Alanah Bidwell
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 14th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Archie the Cockapoo had a great time
5 stars 5

'This is one of the best places to stay with our dog Archie with great food and a relaxed environment. We will be back.'

Review By - Gerald Burbidge
Date - 13th January, 2014

Verified Customer

visit
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay as before we recomended it to frinds who have all enjoyed it .Good food and staff only downside bath takes to long to fill and lumpy pillows. But will return again'

Review By - Roy Newman
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 8th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Jan 2014
5 stars 5

'Just returned from our annual 'dog walking' holiday. As ever the Blue Ball delivers on all fronts, great atmosphere, food and accommodation. look forward to seeing them all in the near future'

Review By - Kevin Huckfield
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 7th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Just.....
5 stars 5

'Amazing Blue Ball Inn with it's friendly staff, delicious food, and comfortable clean bedrooms. What else could you want but to sit by the fire with a glass of wine perfection. Love it!!'

Review By - Pat Precious
Date - 4th January, 2014

Verified Customer

Once again,A Friendly,Relaxed Stay in comfort, topped off With good food & drink!
5 stars 5

'This is the Third "New Years Eve" celebrations stay the we have had with Phil,Jacky,Nick & the staff of The Blue Ball Inn Countisbury. The first time we wanted to stay Phil informed us that he was fully booked. Not to be beaten the following year we booked before the summer! Needless to say, we then for the next two years booked for the following NYE celebrations. Anyway,This year!Nice rooms,doggie friendly,"Old England" feel to the bar, cosy fires, Excellent food. Clean (in every way) Good selection of ales (Even a Pint of "Blue Ball") The staff are very attentive and have time for everyone. The Inn Dogs are friendly too and are always on hand whether you have your own dogs or not to have a bit of attention. New Years Eve is a relaxed event, with people spread around the Inn, This year a newly weds party sparked a great deal of fun and a party spirit at one end of the inn, whilst else where others sat, drank, played board games & when the Midnight hour came and the new year rolled in, hands were shook, hugs were given, and a hearty "Happy New Year".. The bar staff went round everyone to say their bit too. Stamp of approval came in many ways this time, 3rd time NYE for us as said. It was the dogs for us too , our two were so happy and relaxed they snored through the midnight hour. So Great Inn, Accomodation,staff,food in an old world atmosphere. Lots of local walks, as easy or as challenging as you'd prefer (guides available in the Inn) Lynton, Lynmouth & Porlock close by. Exmoor National Park at your disposal. Oh and if you like Surfing, check out Lynmouth I can talk for England , so I'll shut up now. This an Inn, Old world style. Book it and enjoy Many Thanks to Phil,Jacky,Nick and your staff. We will be back soon! Happy New Year for 2014!! Chris & Trisha'

Review By - Chris And Trisha Brown
Date - 2nd January, 2014

Verified Customer

Fantastic Christmas
5 stars 5

'We spent Christmas at blue ball inn. The food was excellent especially on Christmas Day. They provided a buffet for all the residents in the evening which was lovely. All the rooms were cleaned to the exact same excellent standard on Christmas Day. Thanks to Phil, Jackie, Nick and all the staff for making our Christmas wonderful.'

Review By - Paul & Natasha Blackford
Date - 30th December, 2013

Verified Customer

Just the best
5 stars 5

'As always, a wonderful stay. This is just a great place to stay, particularly if you have dogs and love walking. The welcome is always friendly, the service is great - somewhere I can't wait to come back to. A lovely get-away.'

Review By - Charlotte Cornwell
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 30th December, 2013

Verified Customer

Christmas 2013
5 stars 5

'Great Christmas break! Lovely relaxed pub with accommodating friendly staff. The food was excellent, surrounding walks as demanding as you wish, perfect!'

Review By - Patricia Slade
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th December, 2013

Verified Customer

Our Dream Pub !
5 stars 5

'Having used the Blue Ball whilst on holiday in 2009 for our evening meals we always said we would love to return one day and stay at the pub. This has now happened and we are delighted to say we were not dissapointed. The selection of food and drinks were as good as we remembered and to only have to wander up a flight of stairs to bed afterwards was a bonus - as indeed was wandering back down each morning to a fantastic breakfast. We will return and would highly recommend it to anyone. The atmoshere is brilliant with a huge inglenook fire to greet you along with the sign above the bar that has always remained in our memory 'Dogs and muddy boots Welcome' - Sums it up really - Fantastic venue for a break.'

Review By - Mr. Michael Downham
Date - 24th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Blue Ball
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely stay at the Blue Ball as usual. Room was lovely, food great, staff really friendly and helpful. Wonderful location, ideally situated for walking. Would highly recommend.'

Review By - Elaine Kinslow
Date - 22nd November, 2013

Verified Customer

ruby wedding anniversary
5 stars 5

'Great long weekend, nice relaxing atmosphere, good food and plenty of it, fabulous walks and scenery, we will be back'

Review By - Mrs Tyrrell
Date - 19th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Brilliant
5 stars 5

'Had a fabulous weekend again at the Blue Ball Inn. Lovely room, cosy log fires, friendly staff and good food - will definately be returning next year. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this anyone and a bonus if you want to take your dog.'

Review By - Carole And John Millard
Date - 17th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Mrs
4 stars 4

'This is our 8th or 9th visit which should say how much we enjoy staying at this beautiful place, warm friendly and good value for money. The food is alway fantastic with lots of choice. The whole area around is stunning which adds to the total experience.'

Review By - Anne Gibson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th November, 2013

Verified Customer


4 stars 4

'Probably the best stay of our 2 week trip. Room was comfy and convenient; food was excellent; staff extremely friendly and helpful to us older adults, and the area was quite beautiful and peaceful. Thanks, Phil, for a most pleasant and lovely stay. louise & Hank Hokans'

Review By - Mr. Henry Hokans
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Thank you-as ever, we so enjoyed our stay!
5 stars 5

'We have visited Blue Ball several times and always found the welcome incredibly warm, so 'dog friendly' that all the dogs relax and are very well behaved. Food is superb both in the choice and quality. Rooms are warm, snug and spotless, with good supply of tea/coffee !! As we are relatively frequent visitors, you can be assured that these regular visits are a compliment to the Blue Ball owners and staff. Thank you.'

Review By - Neil and Janet Watts
Date - 15th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Perfect weekend retreat
5 stars 5

'A wonderful, rural inn full of character and warmth. The owners and staff are brilliant and nothing is too much trouble. Stunning countryside from the doorstep and a selection of printed walks at the inn for you to make use of. Food is plentiful and delicious and prices are very reasonable. Rooms are comfortable with kettle, TV and now wifi for those that cant live without it! We stay here every year and will keep coming back time and time again as this is just the perfect place to stay of you want to immerse yourself in the stunning countryside of Exmoor and get away from it all. 5 stars in my book'

Review By - Miss. Lotte Carritt
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 13th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Winter Weekend
5 stars 5

'Having had to postpone our anniversary weekend twice we ended up taking it in November. We where pleased we did as it happens. Entering the Blue Ball Inn with the smell of a log fire and home cooked food when it is overcast is very welcoming. We booked here because we could take our dogs. I'd read reviews and read about room 12, so it was a surprise when we where shown to that very room. It was perfect for us, plenty of room for the dogs cage to go up. An extra heater if you got cold, blankets, and it was so quiet. Beds comfortable, tea, coffee and biscuits. TV reception good. We both enjoyed a leisurely bath before our evening meal. We ate both evenings and the choice was good and meals very good and filling. Plenty of comfortable seating and log fires to lazy around once you came in from the many walks right on the door step. Will definitely recommend this place and if you are a dog owner/lover it is just the ticket.'

Review By - Gloria Perrin
Date - 11th November, 2013

Verified Customer

winter break
5 stars 5

'What a superb break.Despite the weather we had a wonderful time.Warm welcome(the dog loved the fuss),lovely room.Food was some of the best I have ever had anywhere.I would recommend the Blue Ball to anyone.We wil certainly be back!.'

Review By - Mr. Michael Parrott
Date - 11th November, 2013

Verified Customer

ian and jan
4 stars 4

'We enjoyed our stay good people very friendly'

Review By - Ian Hawkins
Date - 7th November, 2013

Verified Customer

one night stay.
4 stars 4

'we had an enjoyable stay, loved the new wet room! will visit again next year.'

Review By - Tracy Bethell
Date - 6th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Warm and relaxing
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful five nights at the Blueballs, it is one of our most favourite places in the world. It is a lovely warm, friendly place that we and our little dog absolutely love, she even remembered where she stayed the time before. The food is plentiful, delicious and excellent value, wine was very nice, and the staff are always patient and friendly even when busy. Our room was pretty, warm and comfortable, the plumbing is ancient but we always had lovely hot water. We love the walks in the surrounding stunning countryside literally on the pub doorstep, and what a welcoming site with the smoke coming out the chimney after walking back up Countisbury Hill. thank you to everyone at the Blueballs we shall see you next Autumn, already excited!'

Review By - Mrs. Simone Edwards
Date - 4th November, 2013

Verified Customer

Perfect gem in the middle of Exmoor
5 stars 5

'We stayed here for 4 nights during half term. My husband and I had a double room at the front of the Inn with our 15yr old daughter in her own room next to us. From the minute we checked in we felt at home. We took our Bulldog, Tilly and she loved the fires especially! Dogs are truly welcome at the Inn where you can have your 4 legged friend with you throughout. The food - what can I say?! It is absolutely amazing!! All food is served beautifully, portions are huge (don't try having a starter first - you will never manage your main!!) and the service is fast and personal. The owners very obviously care very much about all who visit or stay at the Inn. Our rooms were immaculately clean and serviced daily. Water pressure is low but nothing you wouldn't expect in a building of this age. We love Exmoor and especially the Lynton and Lynmouth area; now we know exactly where we will be staying every time we visit. Book a stay at the Inn for 'olde worlde' charm, excellent food, family service and value for money - you will not be disappointed!!'

Review By - Lisa Hannah
Date - 2nd November, 2013

Verified Customer

Family celebration break
5 stars 5

'A warm welcome - log fires and friendly, personal service and well presented rooms - greeted us and made this a great long weekend break and family celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and drink. We walked on Exmoor in the day and relaxed over a leisurely dinner in the evening. Whether we wanted to read a book, chat at the bar, take tea, order a bedtime snack, sit with the dogs curled at our feet, play a game, there was always a comfortable space and great service to make it possible.'

Review By - Mary Samuels
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 29th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Great Dog friendly Inn
5 stars 5

'We were made to feel really welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The food was exceptional and as a dog friendly pub you couldn't have asked for better. the dogs were allowed in all areas. the atmosphere was great. We will be going back for sure.'

Review By - Coleen R Hurditch
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 29th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'Everything about my recent stay was very friendly and warm including the owners and staff. The food was excellent and the room and facilities cannot be complained about. Looking forward to returning soon. Love the peace and natural beauty of the area too. Thank you to All.'

Review By - Sandra Lavender
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 24th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Terrific base for walking or chilling
5 stars 5

'The fact that we have stayed here many times over the years speaks volumes for the great hospitality and atmosphere. A good cellar, fine food and comfortable rooms are just what's required for a relaxing break and the Blue Ball provides them in plenty. Already looking forward to our next visit!'

Review By - John Shortland
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th October, 2013

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'We have visited the Blue Ball many times. The service and food continues to be excellent and the accomodation very comfortable.This is an absolute must when touring in this area.'

Review By - Erica Mills
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th October, 2013

Verified Customer

3 night stay
5 stars 5

'We have just returned from a 3 night break at the Blue Ball and cannot speak highly enough of our short stay there,all staff were brilliant,friendly and helpful.Our room was overlooking the front and side and was extremely comfortable with everything provided one could wish for.The menus were varied with plenty of choice,the portions were certainly huge as stated by others,the food being superbly cooked with plenty of local produce.Breakfast was also a treat with buffet style cold selections and waitress service for full english. The pub is a dogs delight, dont visit if you dont aprove, we felt left out as we no longer have a dog but we were able to make friends with many there.We were warned of the poor water supply before we went and the lack of pressure for the bathwater which was no more than a dribble in our room was the only down side to our stay although not enough to deter us from returning again. Apparently some rooms have wetrooms which is an improvement so perhaps in time all will be improved as the water comes from a private well and is cetainly pure to drink.The bar has a cosy lived in feel with a good selection of real ales etc at not too bad prices.All in all a great find and we will certainly return!'

Review By - Mrs Morris
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Archie had a great time
5 stars 5

'We were seeking a place which welcomes dogs and this was first class. My wife and I and our cockapoo Archie will be back as the welcome and atmosphere was perfect.'

Review By - Gerald Burbidge
Date - 8th October, 2013

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'outstanding stay as usual with very good food the only slight negative was the room was a little tired , apart from that excellent!'

Review By - Mrs. Kim Hepworth
Date - 7th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Brilliant
5 stars 5

'Our third stay at the family run Blue Ball Inn and as enjoyable as ever. Warm welcome, great food as well as very good locals bar. Looking forward to next time.'

Review By - Jenny And Alan Mason
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th October, 2013

Verified Customer

It just gets better with each bisit
5 stars 5

'We have visited the Blue ball Inn and stayed many times. The rooms are cosy, staff are all friendly and can't do enough for you. Also its great being able to chat to all the locals that go in. The food is fabulous. Great area lots of nice walks and the dog loved it to. We can't wait to go back at Christmas if the roast dinner is anything to go by Christmas Dinner will knock Marks and Spencer's socks off. All in all another fantastic stay.'

Review By - Paul & Natasha Blackford
Date - 7th October, 2013

Verified Customer

excellent pub
4 stars 4

'We enjoyed our stay.Excellent pub'

Review By - Susannah Fieldhouse
Date - 6th October, 2013

Verified Customer

One Night Stop
5 stars 5

'As soon as you walked through the door you got that plesant feeling of being somewhere comfortable, relaxing and safe. The staff were friendly, the evening meal was excellent and the bedroom snuggerly. Morning breakfast was enough to set you up for the day. All in all a great place to stay whether for one night or more.'

Review By - Claire Glanville
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 4th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Septermber 2013
5 stars 5

'Blue Ball and staff as welcoming as always to us and dog. It is a delight to stay somewhere where dog is seen as important.'

Review By - Mr Stephen Badham
Date - 1st October, 2013

Verified Customer

The perfect Inn to be "lost in the moors" in
5 stars 5

'As an ex-hotelier and pub owner , it is extremely rare for me to find a place to stay and to eat without finding something I would have done better - The Blue Ball Inn is one of those rare places . All the staff , from the owner's downwards were most welcoming and helpful and all were very cheerful ( a very rare commodity in our world today) Nothing was too much trouble , including serving Sunday Lunch at 3.30 after a long walk on the moors . It tasted as if it was freshly prepared - not 3 1/2 hours after lunch was served . As it was open all day it was great it was great to relax in the warm cosy atmosphere reading the papers after a very big Sunday Lunch . All the food was /tasted home made with enough to satisfy the biggest appetite . There was oodles of hot water and was a fantastic warm oasis in the middle of the moors . Cannot recommend it high enough . Living in France one thing I miss is the English country Pub - The Blue Ball Inn managed to "deliver" my dream pub . The star ratings do not go high enough for this Inn Thank you for keeping my "dream pub" alive'

Review By - Roderick Baverstock
Date - 1st October, 2013

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Warm, cosy & very friendly, provided you are dog lovers (which we are)Food & drinks, good value, room was clean, but smaller than expected, no bath (as advertised)'

Review By - Mr. Stephen Taplin
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st October, 2013

Verified Customer

good accommodation
4 stars 4

'All in all a lovely place to stay, only let down is tv reception'

Review By - Stuart Reed
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Relaxing Stay on Exmoor
5 stars 5

'We've just returned from another stay at this very dog friendly inn. The Blue Ball is extremely welcoming and comfortable and we are looking forward to our next visit.'

Review By - Mr Ralph
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Fabulous family weekend.
5 stars 5

'We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate my fathers 70th. The food was fabulous, venue is extremely welcoming, rooms clean and very pretty and the staff were so friendly. The location worked so well for us as each day different groups of family would go off sight-seeing and others walking on the many different routes down to Lynmouth/Lynton. I have to say my brother's dogs had a wonderful stay too!!!'

Review By - Charlotte Scott-allen
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 28th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Short break
5 stars 5

'We had a brilliant 3 night stay, the food was good and plentiful it was worth waiting for. We had a rear view room but it was clean, neat and tidy and tastefully furnished. Would certainly recommend and will certainly stay again.'

Review By - David Hubbard
Date - 24th September, 2013

Verified Customer

3rd Visit :-)
5 stars 5

'As the title says this is our 3rd visit to the Blue Ball Inn and each time it gets better and better. We were travelling with our 3 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Ollie and he just slotted back in as if he'd never left. The food is excellent - a Main Course usually suffices for dinner so try having dessert for afternoon tea so that you don't miss out! We will definitely be returning!'

Review By - Mrs. Liz Worthington
Date - 23rd September, 2013

Verified Customer

short stay
4 stars 4

'excellent inn, food very good with good choice. paid for higher grade room worth it, beds firm and comfortable we asked for one with a wet room, shower brilliant walks from the inn in all directions some hard going but ok. very friendly, dogs well catered for'

Review By - Dennis Smith
Date - 22nd September, 2013

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'As we have stayed here before we knew what to expect. As usual the food and drink were excellent and our dog was made to feel very welcome, which isn't always the case in "dog friendly" pubs.'

Review By - Tony Ball
Date - 21st September, 2013

Verified Customer

September 2013 Visit
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay again, we have taken 15 other people with us over the last couple of years to stay at the Blue Ball Inn, everyone loves it there, the staff are excellent, one who stands out is Johnny, they are always freindly and very helpful, they all have a sense of humour as well. The food cannot be faulted, it is always clean and homely. Well worth a visit, we will be going back next year.'

Review By - Mrs. Marjie Cooper
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 20th September, 2013

Verified Customer

our stay
5 stars 5

'Very Very impressed with there service,the hotel and the food also the whole atmosphere of the hotel 10/10 from us keep up the good work thanks see you again.'

Review By - Tom White
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th September, 2013

Verified Customer

B&B
5 stars 5

'Very much enjoyed our stay at The Blue Ball Inn, we were warmly welcomed. The meals at the hotel were very good, although a bit too big a portion for us. We had taken our dog with us and found the place very dog friendly. Would definitely look to come back again.'

Review By - Ms Fish
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 16th September, 2013

Verified Customer

blue ball holiday
4 stars 4

'very friendly nothing to much trouble ,dog loved it!!!'

Review By - Maurice Colson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Most enjoyable stay. Mussels were superb!'

Review By - Mr. Johm Butcher
Date - 7th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Review
4 stars 4

'Good pub, good grub, and good location near the dramatic cliffs of Exmoor and lovely Lynmouth. We'd definitely go again'

Review By - Mr. Chris Sampson
Date - 29th August, 2013

Verified Customer

BRILLIANT FEW DAYS
4 stars 4

'Brilliant location, good food although massive portions, good beer, comfortable room. Wife was expecting a hair dryer (minor point) Thanks for a brilliant few days. Would love to come back in the winter when the 5 real fires are going!'

Review By - Mr. Terry Newman
Date - 26th August, 2013

Verified Customer

The Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'My wife and I, with our border collie Jess ,have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable 3 night stay at the Blue Ball Inn. From the moment of our arrival until departure we made to feel at home by every staff member we encountered. We ate at the Inn on 2 of the nights , the food and the service were excellent, complemented by an excellent choice of wines. The bar offered a wide choice of real ales which were very well kept. Our room was spotlessly clean , the bed exceedingly comfortable and although we faced the road it was very quiet. If you enjoy walking and don't have any issues with dogs it is hard to imagine a more suitable place to stay. Superb walks start at the door and are described in a series of very helpful leaflets provided by the Inn. The only thing preventing a 5 star rating is the plumbing in our bathroom which meant that ,although hot water was plentiful , it was rather slow to arrive. An ongoing refurbishment programme should however soon deal with this. We certainly intend to return.'

Review By - Lance Thomas
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Another good visit to this charming in, friendly, clean and good food. The menu not as varied as in previous visits. However, will be visiting again in the future.'

Review By - Philip Rollings
Date - 24th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Great time
5 stars 5

'Came back to celebrate 60th birthday here. Great location,friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Good food and well kept ales. Will be back again another year.'

Review By - Ray Barrell
Date - 20th August, 2013

Verified Customer

A great place if you want to get away from it all
5 stars 5

'My wife and I booked a night in the Blue Ball to have some piece and quite after a hectic time. That is just what we got. From the friendly greeting when we arrived we knew we'd made the right choice. The pub is everything you'd hope for it gives you the feel of times gone by on Exmoor. The food is absolutely fantastic from presentation to taste. Everyone is very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. A truly wonderful place to stay we felt very much at home. Thank you all very much.'

Review By - Philip Rosser
Date - 18th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Review
4 stars 4

'Myself and my partner had an amazing time at The Blue Ball inn. The room (room 6) was lovely, very comfortable and beautiful room. The staff were polite and helpful and the food really makes the stay enjoyable. The food was great and greatly priced. The only thing that I would suggest is to have Wifi as this would really benefit people who stay especially as there is a lack of phone/Internet. This would then make the stay much more enjoyable and therefore I would rate The Blue Ball inn asgood. With Internet it would be excellent. I will definitely book again and recommend to friends.'

Review By - Miss. Amber White
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Great Escape
5 stars 5

'Great place to stay - no cell phones, great views and walks, great value food, good selection of beers, very nice rooms and a really friendly place Really dog friendly which gives the place a family atmosphere -- muddy boots friendly so also ideal for walkers and even kids are made welcome'

Review By - Ray Cowlin
Date - 14th August, 2013

Verified Customer

B&B at Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'Stayed for 3 days.. Room and accommodation was very good as was the meals. Staff were extremely helpful... so were the doggies. Looking forward to staying there again, on our next visit to Exmoor.'

Review By - Diana Pinto
Date - 12th August, 2013

Verified Customer

2-4 Aug stay
4 stars 4

'In the evening maybe add in some of the lite bites as the portions for the evening menu were too big. But the food was lovely.'

Review By - Becky Mcmahon
Date - 5th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Blueball inn
4 stars 4

'Excellent, relaxed friendly atmosphere, great food and super value for money in a beautiful part of the world. I'm a regular visitor now!'

Review By - Stuart Miles
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 1st August, 2013

Verified Customer

Good place, lovely stay and pet friendly
4 stars 4

'The location was perfect, really close to Lynmouth and Lynton with fantastic views all round. All the walks start from the Blue Ball Inn, which is very accomodating to walkers and their dogs. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. The only thing that we thought let our stay down was our room. We stayed for 4 nights, in a very warm room in the summer, the sheets were not changed once. The window in our room had a condensation issue and every morning we woke to the kitchen staff smoking and chatting below. We stayed in a suprior double room as it had a shower. This turned out to be a shower attachment and wasn't very powerful. However the room was comfortable and clean. All in all this is a lovely place to come and stay for walkers and their dogs, we didnt eat out once!!'

Review By - Jade Rakela
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 29th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Great place
5 stars 5

'Having been to the blue ball in and it was recommended by a friend we weren't disappointed,the food is excellent and so are the staff a lovely dog friendly B and B set in the heart of the ex moor national park,if you are in to walking this is the place with walks straight from the pub door with breath taking views only a few minutes walk away,would we go again? You bet great place to get away from it all and only two miles from lynmouth,'

Review By - Carol Jackson
Date - 28th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Carol, Thank you for coming to stay with us and thank you for your feedback. It would be lovely to see you again. Phil'

summer break
5 stars 5

'Excellent break! Warm hospitality, great food and clean, comfy rooms (...loved the new wet rooms)and the walks and views were amazing. 3rd visit...wont be the last. Loved it!'

Review By - K.roper
Date - 28th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Phil'

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'Have returned several times to the Blue Ball. A great centre to explore the Devon countryside. Staff are helpful, the rooms are spacious and spotless with comfortable beds. The food is fantastic and very generous proportions. Dog friendly and a warm welcome on arrival what else is there to ask for!'

Review By - Miss C Lukas
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 24th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Thank you for your feedback and it was great to see you again. Phil'

Mrs
4 stars 4

'We had a fantastic stay, everyone very friendly. Food excellent.Room clean and fresh great views. We look forward to staying again soon.'

Review By - Julia Gaunt
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Julia, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you soon. Phil'

Very dog friendly
4 stars 4

'Just spent a lovely weekend with our dog at The Blue ball Inn. Nick and the team were very welcoming. Room was lovely, the food was excellent and the beer choice superb. Wonderful views and walks right outside as well as being very close to Lynmouth. Thank you so much.'

Review By - Mr. Graham Carson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 22nd July, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Graham, thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Phil'

Bikers review
5 stars 5

'Beautiful old pub/hotel. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Food was very, very good. Pub dogs were friendly and not at all irritating or noisy. Rooms were spacious and the wet room in our room was brilliant as my partner is 6ft 2!! Cannot fault the place. Would definitely stay again.'

Review By - Bishop
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st July, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. kind regards Phil'

Another great stay at Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'Recently had a three night break at Blue Ball, our second this year. Great food and excellent welcome including our dog!'

Review By - Mrs. Jayne Gardner
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Jayne, thank you for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Phil'

sehr romantisch und naturverbunden
5 stars 5

'Es war wieder herrlich bei Ihnen...Essen gut / Zimmer gepflegt / Umgebung ruhig und erholsam/ Personal sehr freundlich und aufmerksam'

Review By - Mr. Stefan Tod
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Superb Accommodation
5 stars 5

'We really enjoyed our first visit to The Blue Ball Inn. Ideally situated, accommodation, staff, service and food were excellent and a great place to return to after a day's walk. We hope to make a return visit.'

Review By - Mr. Robert Dodd
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 25th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely place altogether.
5 stars 5

'We were looking for a country pub that allows dogs and has a great scenery for walk and the blue ball inn lived up to expectations!! The owners are lovely and very friendly. The rooms are warm and clean, the bed was very comfortable. And food was exceptional and well presented. Will definetly go back.'

Review By - Hunt
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 25th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Sorry for the delay in responding. Thank you for your feedback. kind regards Phil'

Weekend break
4 stars 4

'Good weather prompted a spur of the moment decision for a trip away and rang the hotel on Friday afternoon looking for accommodation Friday and Saturday nights. Got last available room for the two of us plus dog. Fabulous location and lovely view. The walks "straight out of the door" we're marvellous. We ate both evening meals at the hotel as well as breakfasts, all of which were freshly prepared, good quality and generous in proportion. The hotel was very dog friendly as advertised and all guests with dogs that we met maintained control and canine manners making the time at the hotel nice and relaxed. Our room was roughly over the bar and there was some noise although we were too tired out from walking to be kept awake by it. I would ask for a room not over the bar next time though. The area is beautiful and this hotel is a really good base to use for exploring it. We plan to stay here again.'

Review By - Adam Whyte
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 24th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Adam, thank you for your review, we really appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again. Phil'

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'We had an amazing three night stay here. All the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. We will be back again'

Review By - Richard Lemon
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Richard, Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Phil'

Very relaxing
5 stars 5

'This was our third visit to The Blue Ball Inn. It is a wonderful place to stay, the owners and all staff are very welcoming and friendly. Nothing is to much trouble. The Inn is beautiful, in stunning surroundings. The rooms are very clean and well catered. The food is great. We will definitely be returning soon.'

Review By - Mr. John Morton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear John, great to see you again, thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again. Phi'

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'great food great beer great views dogs welcome and plenty of scenic walks perfect'

Review By - Stefan Kemp
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Stefan, Thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again. Phil'

Happy Holiday
4 stars 4

'We have just returned from a very pleasant stay at the Blue Ball Inn. We had a lovely time. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the meals delicious. We would certainly like to come back again and also to recommend the Inn to our friends.'

Review By - Mrs Joy Spinks
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Joy, Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again. Phil'

our stay
5 stars 5

'this inn affords everything you would hope for or expect and represents very good value for money,rooms spotless,staff helpful and courteous,food excellent....would recommend it unreservedly.'

Review By - Mike Downs
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Mike, We really appreciate your review and would love to see you again. Phil'

Fantastic dog friendly Inn
5 stars 5

'Just back from our second visit to the Blue Ball Inn and it was another very enjoyable stay in the newly refurbished room with a wet room. Good food and range of beers and friendly staff. Very enjoyable walks to Watersmeet for a cream tea and along the cliffs from The Hunters INN to Woody Bay and Henddons Mouth with another stop for a pint and a creamtea at the Hunters Inn. There is another short walk from Linton to the valley of the rocks which is along the cliffs again and another stop at the tea shop Mother Meldrums for you guessed it, a cream tea. Watch out for the witch stuck in the tree.'

Review By - Anne Warneford
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Anne, Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon. Phil'

Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Our third visit to The Blue Ball Inn. Excellent food , you couldn't get a better breakfast. Wonderful location for a walking holiday. A very relaxed friendly atmosphere .We will go again. Value for money.'

Review By - Jo Williams
Date - 11th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Jo, thank you for the review. We look forward to seeing you again. Phil'

Thank you
5 stars 5

'Excellent place to stay. Myself, husband and two small dogs were made to feel extremely welcome. Will definitely be back later in the year.'

Review By - Wendy Gettings
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Wendy, thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you in the new year. Phil'


5 stars 5

'Second time we have stayed at The BLUE BALL INN. Lovely place, lovely setting and nice friendly people. Restful no hassle stay. God willing, will stay again in the future.'

Review By - Simon Drew
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Simon, Thank you for staying with us again. Good weather too. We look forward to seeing you again. regards Phil'

Our third stay
5 stars 5

'We find the Blue Ball Inn a friendly and relaxed place to stay. It offers comfortable accommodation and the food is excellent, the portions very generous. The Blue Ball is a great base from which to explore this part of Devon, both on the coastal path and onto Exmoor. This was our third visit to the Inn. We have twice stayed here with friends and have all thoroughly enjoyed our stays here.'

Review By - Rosemarry Publicover
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 4th June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Rosemary, Thank you for coming to stay with us again and we hope that we will see you again in the near future. regards Phil'

Wonderful Time
5 stars 5

'As a family we have stayed in the Blue Ball Inn on several occasions. We always have excellent service, fantastic food, relaxed atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The Blue Ball Inn is close to lots of tourist places which is great.'

Review By - Nicola Hughes
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 3rd June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Nicola, Good to see you again and thank you for your kind comments.'

An Exmoor Gem
4 stars 4

'An inn brimming with character high up on the coast above Lynmouth. The en-suite room (number 9) was clean an well furnished. The meals were excellent as was the choice of real ales at the bar. The one thing that prevented this review from being five stars was that the wait to be served at meal times was often lengthy. Even so we'll visit the Blue Ball Inn again on our next Exmoor break.'

Review By - Mr. Robert Renshaw
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 3rd June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Robert, Thank you for your review and sorry that you had to wait for your food. We would love to see you again. Phil'

Excellent stay
5 stars 5

'My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at The Blue Ball Inn. Very comfortable beds, lovely food and friendly staff- nothing too much trouble. Excellent location with the most amazing views only 5 minutes away. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone and we would definately return. EXCELLENT, thank you.'

Review By - Agnes Coyle
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd June, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Agnes, thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again in the future'


4 stars 4

'Excellent place for walks from pub door. Food very good quality and friendly staff.'

Review By - Jeanette Piner
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st June, 2013

Verified Customer

My birthday week
5 stars 5

'We have stayed at the Blue Ball Inn several times and after each visit we come away wanting our next. All the staff there are lovely, friendly and welcoming. We particularly liked the newly refurbished room with a wet room. We love good beer and this is what you get - 4 well kept ales and 3 great ciders too. The variety and quality of the food is wonderful with daily specials and local fresh produce. Thanks to Nick, Jacky and Phil.'

Review By - Andy Lee
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st June, 2013

Verified Customer

Quaint hotel
4 stars 4

'Lovely quaint hotel with loads of character. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The Blue Ball Inn is in a lovely setting. The bedroom was sweet and clean. This was our second visit and we will definitely be returning.'

Review By - Mrs N Palfreeman
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st June, 2013

Verified Customer

Exmoor Hols
5 stars 5

'Great place as a walking base, very welcoming staff, nice open fires, good walkers grub, would have a job to beat it! David and Sarah - May 2013'

Review By - Mr. David Manning
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st May, 2013

Verified Customer

Cosy B&B
5 stars 5

'We have stayed here lots of times and will keep coming back. The rooms are always spotlessly clean and comfortable always lots of hot water. Millie are dog loves it 2. The food is beautiful just what you want after days walking. The staff are always friendly and helpful and work very hard. All in all cosy coaching inn with fabulous views. We will be back some time soon.'

Review By - Paul & Natasha Blackford
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 21st May, 2013

Verified Customer

Birthday weekend
5 stars 5

'as usual, good food, relaxed atmosphere and fab for the dogs. Have been before and will visit again...'

Review By - Sara Griffiths
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 15th May, 2013

Verified Customer

lovely place
4 stars 4

'We realy enjoyed staying at this lovely old pub on the moors. Beautiful countryside, good quality pub food and very nice bedroom. Would recommend to others to come here.'

Review By - Sarah Fortune
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Sarah, Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again in the future.'

Perfect Place for pooch
5 stars 5

'A very welcoming pub, which was one of the best dog friendly inns we have stayed in. The evening menu was great and the breakfasts excellent. Two minute walk to the coast path as well. Would highly recommend.'

Review By - Amanda Austin
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th May, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely old inn
5 stars 5

'This is a lovely place that I have always visited for food and walks and even though we live nearby it is a nice place to stay and have family events. The food is very good, and there is a relaxed atmosphere. It has rustic charm.'

Review By - Miss Caroline Berry
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 2nd May, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Caroline, Thank you for your comments and we would love to see you again. regards Phil'

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.The food choice was very good as were the portion sizes.The room was clean and comfortable.The bathroom was also clean but was of the age that it needed a little TLC before it deteriorated any further. Would and will definitely stay again.'

Review By - Anita Holman
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st May, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Anita, thank you for your comments. We are gradually working our way through the refurbishment of the back bedrooms. We would love to see you again. regards Phil'

Excellent
4 stars 4

'Fantastic location with access to easy and challenging walks.We had a standard room which was comfortable,although we did struggle with the shower attachment. Extensive menu portions were generous and reasonably priced. Wonderfully atmosphere with log fires and candles, also staff very courteous . Looking forward to visiting again this year.'

Review By - Dave Hammond
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Hi Dave, thank you for your comments. Hope to see you again soon. regards Phil'

Perfect for me
5 stars 5

'Great family welcome and feeling. Food excellent. Room was warm and comfortable. Doggy heaven, great to be able to be so relaxed with dogs so very welcome. Peaceful area. Loved it and will return soon.'

Review By - Sandra Lavender
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 28th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Dear Sandra, good to hear from you and we hope to see you again soon. kind regards Phil'


3 stars 3

'friendly Inn in a beautiful location with great food. VERY dog friendly, so need to make sure you are before you stay, as it can seem that humans are out numbered at times.'

Review By - Linda Tucker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd April, 2013

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'We have visited 4 times now and each time is as good as the last. We have taken friends (11 of us went last June for a surprise 60th) and relatives to stay also and not one person has been disappointed with their stay at the Blue Bull Inn.'

Review By - Mrs. Marjie Cooper
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 22nd April, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic stay
5 stars 5

'As usual a wonderful weekend away made possible by our stay at the Blue Ball Inn. Our group was made to feel welcome including our five dogs. Fantastic atmosphere and setting.'

Review By - Lynn Clarke
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 22nd April, 2013

Verified Customer

Mrs
5 stars 5

'Our second visit to The Blue Ball Inn.Warm ,comfortable, clean and friendly. Really good value for money. Food excellent with a varying menu.Lovely atmosphere.Great surroundings , a couple of minutes onto the breathtaking clifftops overlooking Lynmouth. Take your dog at no extra cost.Will be going back.'

Review By - Joe Williams
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th April, 2013

Verified Customer

good dog friendly hotel
5 stars 5

'the first time we tried a dog friendly hotel and were very impressed. Staff were very friendly, food good, excellent breakfast, walk straight out of hotel onto the moor. Will definitely go again.'

Review By - Rosemary De\'ath
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Great weekend
5 stars 5

'We had a great stay, friends came and joined us. Cosy bar with excellant food at a great price'

Review By - Dave Coombes
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 19th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely Stay
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely stay and Jerry (dog) enjoyed the home made dog biscuits, the weather could've have been better but the warm reception and comfortable room more than made up for it. We will be coming back as this has been the best dog friendly place we've stayed in so far.'

Review By - Matthew Davis
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th April, 2013

Verified Customer

good
4 stars 4

'good hospitality, fine foods A pity for : no showers in rooms, no Wifi/internet in rooms'

Review By - Gert Van Eycke
Date - 16th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Stay
4 stars 4

'Really enjoyed the stay watch out rick stein'

Review By - Mark Prance
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th April, 2013

Verified Customer


3 stars 3

'We stayed for one night in this lovely inn which is set in a stunning location.We found the staff all very friendly and the service was excellent. We loved the relaxed atmosphere all made to feel very welcome and if the weather was bad no problem relaxing in the bar or lounges.The food was extremely good, good portion size and fresh produce no need to eat anywhere else.Our only criticism was the decor very tired and not fresh the bedding poor quality and needs updating so does the bathroom facilities. Inn is very dog friendly which was not a problem apart from the doggy smell in the room. If looking for a relaxed informal stay then this is the place for you if looking for comfortable rooms then maybe not.Overall we would stay here again.'

Review By - Graham Warren
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Very dog friendly . Excellent food.
5 stars 5

'This is our third visit & it is always very good.The staff are very friendly & helpful. Food is 1st class & so is the service. Dogs are very welcome.'

Review By - Eleanor North
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Few days away in cold Devon
4 stars 4

'A pleasant stay was had at the pub. The evening meal on the first night was well cooked and the atmosphere was good. On the second evening we ate elsewhere and came back for drink. A fun evening was spent chatting to the barman and drinking cider. Our room was clean and comfy. The shower and bathroom were of a good standard. Our only problem was the noise of the TV from the next room. Thank you for a good few days.'

Review By - J Bevan
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 9th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
5 stars 5

'What an excellent venue to stay at ! Dog friendly, lovely room, excellent food, great atmosphere and well located. And the staff could not hve been more helpful. We will be back.'

Review By - Martin Talbot
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th April, 2013

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'Very welcoming and the rooms were very clean and tidy. Booking is easy and very much value for money. The food is excellant and generous proportions which lends itself for long walks! Already planning to stay again'

Review By - Mr Norman Twigg
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely comfortable stay
4 stars 4

'We had a great week at the Blue Ball Inn, the pub is lovely; cosy, good food and friendly service. Our room was comfortable, clean and warm (despite the FREEZING weather!). The inn is dog-friendly and full of friendly dogs, which we enjoyed but means this probably isn't the place for someone with any issues around dogs. The inn has a wonderful setting in stunning coastal countryside and near lots of great walks, drives and places to visit.'

Review By - Kimberley Wooster
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 4th April, 2013

Verified Customer

Devon trip
4 stars 4

'Very comfortable hotel,fantastic views, very good food, definitely worth a return trip. Great location for walking'

Review By - Jennifer Allan
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 2nd April, 2013

Verified Customer

Fabulous all round
5 stars 5

'What a treasure to find, still a true country inn professionally run. Surrounded by breathtaking scenes, moors and great walks. Hearty breakfasts, good pub grub, substantial evening meals. Several cubby holes within pub with warming open fires. Friendly locals. Very dog tolerant. The plumbing system is currently being updated and this is the only thing that requires changing - don't change anything else! Will be definately coming again'

Review By - Jane Wilkinson
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 2nd April, 2013

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'great place ! Buddy enjoyed his stay too.'

Review By - Yvonne Blakeman
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd April, 2013

Verified Customer


5 stars 5

'Well, another fabulous break. This is an ideal location wether its sunshine/sleet or snow. Phil/Jackie and Nick make you most welcome and the dog is catered for too. Keep up the good work - see you all again soon'

Review By - Helen Wassell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st March, 2013

Verified Customer

Blue Ball Inn
4 stars 4

'Just as cosy and friendly as always.'

Review By - Roger Wilkes
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Perfect Walkers' Inn
5 stars 5

'Snugly nestled under Countisbury Hill on Exmoor close to Lynton, Lynmouth, the South West Coast Path and the East Lyn River, the Blue Ball Inn is the perfect walkers pub. With friendly dogs, wood fires, good beer and excellent food it is rambling, comfortable and usable. The National Trust car park is just opposite and the prices are good. The walks from outside the door are highly varied from cliff tops to moorland to wild combes, scree slopes to lichen covered old woodland and idyllic or dramatic river valleys. And this was in the rain/cold/wind/snow. Walks feel wild enough but usually there is another snug pub or tearoom just round the corner. Would definitely come back.'

Review By - Michael Warman
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 29th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Fabulous
4 stars 4

'Warm,welcoming,and wonderful as ever! Thank you. :)'

Review By - Miss. Autumn Arbon
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Blueball Inn
5 stars 5

'Wonderful,cosy pub with rooms and fires galore. Comfortable room (alas, with a street light outside but not much the inn can do about that) Excellent real ale and hearty food. Very dog friendly....a rarity and a real treat. Will come again'

Review By - Mrs Dani Akrigg
Date - 27th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely relaxing break
5 stars 5

'Good food, friendly helpful family run pub & accomodation, this is our 3rd time of staying at the Blu Ball and will be back next year'

Review By - Michael Kelly
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 24th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic
5 stars 5

'We had a wonderful time at the Blue Ball Inn. All the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating of us with our three month old baby and our springer spaniel. The food was also exceptional and we ate in the restaurant every night of our stay. It is in a fantastic location for walking/dog walking with the coastal path and other footpaths very close to the Inn. A beautiful location. The double room was more than adequate and we would recommend the Blue Ball Inn to everyone.'

Review By - Howard Bailey
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 24th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Lovely Hotel
5 stars 5

'What a fabulous place roaring fires, superb food and a warm welcome. Laura my wife was particularly taken with Poppy the Labrador who followed us everywhere. Hope to return when the weather is better.'

Review By - Andrew Venn
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 23rd March, 2013

Verified Customer

A world of your own
5 stars 5

'The Blue Ball is wonderful place to just be in your "own world" nothing is too much trouble. The whole family & co that help run it make you feel as though it is a "home from home" relaxed,rustic and warm even if the weather is not! Food is wonderful, people fab, location is great, dogs catered for too what more can you ask for! Except more holiday...'

Review By - Wendy Pitcher
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 22nd March, 2013

Verified Customer

obligingly friendly
4 stars 4

'Homely, oldy worldy, good food. It speaks volumes for the place that it was apparently fully booked (18 rooms) during inclement weather in mid March! It makes no pretence to be luxurious, which you would not expect anyway'

Review By - Mr Clifford Allen
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st March, 2013

Verified Customer

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