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The Blueball Inn

The Beacon Countisbury Hill, Countisbury, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ND, England
+44 1598 741263
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
2 days ago
2 weeks ago
“Early dinner”
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Beacon Countisbury Hill, Countisbury, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ND, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this little gem on the off chance mid hiking and stopped for refreshments and decided to go back the following evening for an early dinner, hadn't booked but managed to sit in the bar, pie was delicious and the lamb shank looked good too...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here whenever we are in the area, always consistently good and dog friendly. We were quite early one Saturday night which was lucky for us as they were fully booked later in the evening. Food was excellent, I had the gnocchi which was...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pub has a big car park and is on the main road to Lynmouth. The interior is full of character, a lot of lovely exposed wood beams, fireplaces and all in all very cosy. The service was fast and efficient and the staff polite....More

Thank Fabio G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lost faith in a recent visit to a neighbouring town my partner and I were apprehensive about our next meal out. Having been recommended to come to the Blue Ball we took it upon ourselves to go out. We were instantly welcomed into the...More

1  Thank Icarus1986
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Stayed at the neighbouring Bunkhouse with fellow runners (about 20 people) all using the this pub. When we arriived without even a 'hello' we were asked 'are you runners', don't park in our car park, move immediately....We spent over £300 in this pub on food...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I and our dog called into the Inn for lunch last week while recreating Julia Bradbury's walk. We had a lovely welcome from the staff and the resident dogs and sat outside on the sunny terrace surrounded by gorgeous views. The food...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

First visit for 3 years for the very dog friendly inn and I am glad to say it hasn't changed. We both had the burger and chips but it is best not to have this meal if you are counting calories.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I've lost count how many times stayed here. It never changes same great accommodation and food with lovely owners and staff. In a stunning location with excellent walks on doorstep. Can't wait for next visit.

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here today with family and couldn't fault it. Young lad working behind the bar is spot on, I made a passing comment when settling the bill about it being my mother's birthday yesterday, as she left he wished her happy birthday for the...More

Thank Ophion
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this cosy inn. Very friendly staff, quaint room, fantastic food and absolutely priceless location.

Thank Michaela M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beacon Countisbury Hill, Countisbury, Exmoor National Park EX35 6ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Countisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 741263
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