The Blue Ball at Braunston – Country Pub & Kitchen

6 Cedar Street, Braunston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8QS, United Kingdom
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Safe collection from pub porch or doorstep delivery (within 4 miles).

See website for full TAKEAWAY MENU inc six Chef Burgers, 3 Thai Curries & our famous Sunday Roasts

To order 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 & children’s portions/prices.  Outstanding venue. Charming rural Rutland village nr Oakham. Cask Marque & Tripadvisor  Awards. Family friendly. Winter log fires. Summer decking. Free Wi-Fi. Bespoke weddings & celebrations. Dogs welcome in Drinks Bar & Garden Terrace only please.  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 one, two or three course meal, a light lunch or simply to sip a coffee or drink in the cosy, beamed bar – or outside 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, nooks & corners for couples, larger tables for meeting up with friends, colleagues or family, & space to host a special event, private party or wedding, 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. Tuesday-Saturday – Varied Menu of Modern British Cuisine & Pub Classics inc steak, meat, fish, vegetarian & gluten free options plus Specials Board & children’s portions/prices. All freshly cooked, including their bread, using seasonal, local produce wherever possible. Lunchtime Lighter Menu inc Ciabattas with Handcut Chips or Homemade Soup, Coleslaw & Salad. See sample menus for an idea of the style & range on offer. Sunday Roasts plus delicious fish & vegetarian dishes, Live Lunchtime Jazz one Sunday per month (see website for more info) 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

Tues– Thurs: 12pm – 2.30pm / 6pm – 11pm Fri: 12pm – 11pm

Sat: 12pm – 11pm Sun: 12pm – 8pm Bank Hol Mon: Sun Opening & Food Service Hours

Lunch (Food Served) Tues – Sat: 12pm – 2pm Sun:12 – 3pm ish, until it’s all gone!

Dinner (:Food Served)

Tues – Thurs: 6pm – 9pm

Fri & Sat – 5.30pm – 9.30pm


Starters £4.95 to £8.95
Mains £11.95 to £18.95
Lighter Lunch £8.45
Desserts £4.95 to £7.95

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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.