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The Blue Ball in Braunston

"The warmest welcome & freshest food at the oldest inn in Rutland"

The 17th century Blue Ball inn has a long history in Rutland and has always sustained an excellent reputation for food, from fine dining to pub classics.  Whether you want a three course meal, a light lunch or simply to sip a drink in the lovely beamed bar or outside overlooking the church, The Blue Ball is the perfect pub in Rutland.

What better place to relax and have a break when visiting Rutland, walking, cycling, sailing, fishing, bird watching or simply escaping to an unspoilt slice of rural England.

The historic, thatched roof building has been refurbished to very high standards yet retains all its original features and warmth. A traditional inn restaurant that serves a good pint!  Featured in the Good Beer Guide.

The cosy bar is furnished with leather seats, soft lighting and the roaring fires make it the ideal place to be on a cold, winter’s evening.

The idyllic village of Braunston is within easy reach of Oakham and Rutland Water, just off the A6003.


Varied menu of delicious, freshly prepared dishes including steak, meat, fish & vegetarian options, starters & desserts. All homemade - including our bread - using seasonal, local produce wherever possible.

All Mains £9.95                                                                  
Supplement for steaks £2.00
Starters/Desserts £4.50 each

Children are welcome to order smaller portions/reasonable variations of most menu dishes at a discount.

Small supplement for our Sunday Roast Dinners - served 12 - 3pm - on Live Jazz Sundays. See What's On page for dates.

Lunchtime Stonebaked Baguettes & Hand Cut Chips served Tues-Sat £6.95


Book now to avoid disappointment
Call or email us blueballbraunston@gmail.com

Opening Hours Tuesday to Friday
Open: 12 noon - 2.30 pm, 6pm - 11pm
Serving Food: 12 noon - 1.45pm, 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

NEW FOR 2014 - FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR - 5.30pm - 6.30pm
All draught/bottled beers, lagers, ciders, house wines & Prosecco only £3
Standard Spirits £2

Open: 12 noon - 11pm
Serving Food: 12 noon - 2.00 pm, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Open: 12 noon - 8pm
Serving Food: 12 noon - 3.00 pm

Open Bank Holiday Mondays, otherwise closed on Mondays

"Recently I've been popping in more often as we've ended up taking the dog for a walk there on Sunday afternoons and then going there for a late afternoon drink and read of the papers."

"Well done Blue Ball, and thanks very much."

You are assured of a friendly welcome from Dominic and his team, who are confident that your first visit won't be your last.

The Times Weekend Travel Section article, 29 October 2011.,
'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. Mains cost £9 to £16.' 

Pick up a leaflet of short and longer walks around Braunston from the bar.

Easter Sunday


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