The Blue Ball at Braunston – Country Pub & Kitchen

6 Cedar Street, Braunston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8QS, United Kingdom
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Awarding Winning C17th thatched country Pub & Kitchen with lovely decked garden terrace overlooking the village church opposite.

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice ‘Best of the Best‘ 2021.  Cask Marque Award.

Bookings via phone (answerphone when closed) or email:

01572 722135 or the [email protected]

Simple, honest, fresh Menu inc Roasts on Sundays & Bar Tapas Menu

Outstanding venue. Charming rural Rutland village 2 miles from Oakham and 5 miles from Rutland Water. Family friendly. Winter log fires. Outdoor decked Garden Terrace. Free Wi-Fi

The Blue Ball is a unique 17th Century thatched pub & restaurant offering great 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 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!

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.

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.




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Opening Times


Open Weds- Sun.


Dining Table bookings by phone or email please, with your name, tel no, number of diners and your preferred table date and time 01572 722135 / [email protected]

Weds & Thurs 12:00 pm10:00 pm
Fri & Sat12:00 pm11:00 pm
Sun12:00 pm8:00 pm

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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