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The Blue Ball, Oakham

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6 Cedar Street
Braunston
Postal town: Oakham
LE15 8QS
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Quinno _ left this review about The Blue Ball

Rutland's oldest pub (c.17th) and it looks the part outside, thatched and pretty. Inside has been middle-class modernized a bit but feels quite cosy over its several distinct areas with Hessian carpet, wonky wood beams, three tone blue colourscheme and inglenook fireplace. Two ales on; Marstons EPA (grot and went back, though not sure if I was believed, the barmaid seemed somewhat clueless) and a House Bitter of unknown provenance which was better. A mixed bag but probably worth a nose for the history value. Better beer quality would push this one up the rankings easily.

On 3rd August 2018 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Blue Ball

The Blue Ball is a nice looking thatched pub,that is in a nice location near the village church.
Once inside the main bar was oblong shaped with a beamed ceiling,the seating was normal tables and chairs,it was carpeted,there was a seperate room down a few steps to the right,plus another room up some steps to the left.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Marstons EPA which went down well,the other beer was Brakspears Oxford bitter.
This was a decent enough pub,it was a shame that we were the only customers in on our mid Saturday afternoon visit.

Pub visited 19/10/2013

On 19th October 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Oakham, 2.31 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Melton Mowbray, 10.4 miles, 3 hr 20 min walk (show)
Corby, 13.87 miles, 4 hr 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Blue Ball, Braunston
15th Dec 2018, 16:17
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
20th Oct 2018, 22:05
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