The Blue Ball at Braunston – Country Pub & Kitchen

6 Cedar Street, Braunston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8QS, United Kingdom
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REOPENING FROM FRI 10th JULY at 5pm.  WEEKENDS – Fri to Sun only at first.

To make a table booking  TEXT 07377954176 or CALL 01572 722135 or EMAIL [email protected]

Unique, historic C17th thatched country inn offering freshly cooked, varied menus inc Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free dishes.  Outstanding venue. Charming rural Rutland village nr Oakham. Cask Marque & Tripadvisor  Awards. Family friendly. Winter log fires. Summer decking. Free Wi-Fi. Dogs welcome in one indoor dining room & on Garden Terrace only.  Full table service.  No standing, sitting or ordering at the bar.   The Blue Ball is a unique 17th Century thatched pub & restaurant offering great, homemade food, wines, ales & service.  Often described as ‘a hidden gem’, The Blue Ball is located just off the main Oakham to Leicester road which runs through the idyllic village of Braunston-in-Rutland. You’ll easily find it at 6 Cedar Street, opposite All Saints Church, just 2 miles from Oakham & within easy reach of Rutland Water. Put LE15 8QS in your sat nav. Whether you want a table for a three course meal, or a light lunch or supper – or to sit outside sipping a drink on the decking overlooking the church – The Blue Ball is a pub for all seasons & reasons! For a flavour of what they offer see sample menus on their website. Roaring log fires when it’s chilly, plenty of outdoor seating when it’s sunny, distanced tables for 1-8 and private dining tables for 4-8. As popular with locals as visitors – when out walking, cycling, sailing, bird watching or just escaping for a few hours or days to an unspoilt slice of rural England. Small fresh Menu of Modern British Cuisine & Pub Classics inc steak, meat, fish, vegetarian, vegan  & gluten free options plus Specials Board.  All freshly cooked to order, using seasonal, local produce wherever possible plus Sunday Roasts and delicious fish dishes.  Gift Vouchers Available from £20 upwards

Why is it called The Blue Ball? Depends who you believe…. Some say may have once been The Blue Bell and changed over time. Others say refers to the globe. However, perhaps the most plausible explanation is that Cedar Street was once the main road and, as a coaching inn, they would put a blue ball outside on a post to tell the coach to stop as passengers waiting within. Bar Opening Hours

Opening Times:

Friday 12-11pm

Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 12pm – 8pm

Bank Hol Mon: Sun Opening & Food Service Hours

Lunch (Food Served) Sat 12pm – 2pm Sun:12 – 4pm  ish, until it’s all gone!

Dinner (Food Served)

Fri & Sat – 5.30pm – 9.30pm


Starters £5 to £10
Mains £10 to £30
Desserts £5 to £8

Gradings & Awards

Opening Times

Open Tues-Sun + Bank Hol Mondays.

(Closed Christmas Day)


Tues-Thurs 12-3pm / 6-11pm

Fri 12-3pm / 5-11pm

Sat 12-11pm

Sun (& Bank Hol Mon) 12-8pm

Food Served:

Tues-Thurs 12-2pm / 6-9pm

Fri & Sat  12-2pm / 5.30-9.30pm

Sun (& Bank Hol Mon) 12-3pm


Contact Details

Tel (1): 01572 722135

Email: [email protected]



Road Directions from Oakham:Head west on High Street B640 towards Cold Overton Cross railway lineTurn left onto Cold Overton RoadTake 2nd left onto West RoadContinue onto Braunston RoadContinue onto Oakham RoadSlight right onto High StreetTurn left onto Cedar StreetThe Ball is opposite the church.

Public transport Directions:Bus or train to Oakham.Taxi to Braunston 2.2 miles.

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