Awarding Winning Distanced Dining Pub. Accredited AA ‘Covid Confident’, Visit England ‘Good To Go’, TripAdvisor Travellers Choice ‘Best of the Best‘ 2020 Great Food Club Dining Pub of the Year 2020/21 finalist, Cask Marque Award 2020.
Open WEDS, THURS, FRI & SAT EVENINGS & SAT & SUN LUNCH for SINGLE HOUSEHOLD / PERMANENT SUPPORT BUBBLE BOOKINGS at our distanced dining tables.
To make an enquiry or table booking:
CALL 01572 722135
EMAIL [email protected]
SEND MESSAGE VIA WEBSITE https://www.theblueballbraunston.co.uk/contact-the-blue-ball-at-braunston-rutland
Historic C17th thatched country inn offering inventive freshly cooked Menu plus Daily Specials and Sunday Roasts inc Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free dishes and children’s portions/variations.
Outstanding venue. Charming rural Rutland village nr Oakham and Rutland Water. 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 food, wines, ales & service in a Covid secure environment.
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 one, two or three course meal – or to sit outside in warmer weather 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.
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.
Fresh chef led 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 plus superb Sunday Roasts and delicious fish dishes.
Gift Vouchers from £20 upwards – available from the pub or via website.
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 / 2 Hour Table Slots/Last Orders 10pm
Weds 5-11pm (Tables 5-9pm)
Thurs 5-11pm (Tables 5-9pm)
Friday 5-11pm (Tables 5-9pm)
Sat: 12pm – 3.30pm / 5-11pm (Tables 2-2pm/5-9pm)
Sun: 12pm – 7pm (Tables 12-4pm)
Bank Hol Mondays & New Year’s Day: Sun Opening & Food Service Hours
|Starters||£6 to £10|
|Mains||£12 to £25|
|Desserts||£5 to £9|
|Pints||£4.20 to £6.20|
Gradings & Awards
Open Weds- Sat Eves, Sat & Sun Lunch + Lunch on Bank Hol Mondays and New Year’s Day
2 Hour Table Slots starting:
Weds, Thurs, Fri 5-9pm
Sat 12-2pm / 5-9pm
Bank Hol Mon & New Year’s Day 12-4pm
|Weds, Thurs & Fri||5:00 pm||11:00 pm|
|Sat||12:00 pm||11:00 pm|
|Sun||12:00 pm||8:00 pm|
|Bank Hol Mons||12:00 pm||8:00 pm|
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.