"The warmest welcome & freshest food at Rutland's oldest inn"
The Blue Ball at Braunston Country Pub & Kitchen
With roaring log fires when it's chilly, plenty if outdoor seating when it's sunny, homemade authentic food, real ales, world wines, nooks & corners for couples, larger tables for meeting up with friends, colleagues or family & space to host a special event, party or bespoke wedding, The Blue Ball team look forward to welcoming you at our historic, 17th Century thatched inn. Often described as a 'hidden gem', we're slightly off the main Oakham to Leicester road which runs through the idyllic village of Braunston. You'll find us at 6 Cedar Street, opposite All Saints Church, just 2 miles from Oakham & within easy reach of Rutland Water, Uppingham, Melton Mowbray & Market Harborough. Put LE15 8QS in your Sat Nav.
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Standard Opening Hours Tuesday to Friday
Open: 12 noon - 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Serving Food: 12 noon - 1:45pm, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
All draught/bottled beers, lagers, ciders, house wines & Prosecco only £3
Standard Spirits £2
Open: 12 noon - 11:00 pm
Serving Food: 12 noon - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open: 12 noon - 8:00 pm
Serving Food: 12 noon - 3:00 pm
Open all day Bank Holiday Mondays & Monday 21 & 28 Dec 2015. Otherwise closed on Mondays.
Closed 4th to 7th of January 2016 inc.
What our customers say
"Great restaurant quality food."
"Fantastic welcoming local...our choice of local for a drink or a meal as the cuisine and value for money is unbeatable in the area."
"Fantastic meal at a great price."
"A great find."
"We'll be back."
The Times Weekend Travel Section article
'The great British weekend: Oakham, Rutland'
...Apart from Oakham, there is one other town — Uppingham, a quiet little place dominated by its famous school, with good galleries and antique and second-hand bookshops. The rest of Rutland’s gently rolling countryside is scattered with villages built in warm honey-coloured stone.
It’s a hugely restorative weekend, in a place summed up for us by an Uppingham shopkeeper. “Rutland has the sort of atmosphere that people move to rural France for,” she says. “It’s like the Cotswolds without knobs on.”
Where to eat
The 17th-century Blue Ball at ....(theblueballbraunston.co.uk) is Rutland’s oldest inn. Long and thatched, it stretches back from cosy bars to dining rooms, with weathered beams and a lingering aroma of wood smoke.
Pick up a leaflet of short and longer walks around Braunston from the bar.
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