The Blue Ball at Braunston – Country Pub & Kitchen

6 Cedar Street, Braunston, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8QS, United Kingdom
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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.


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

Historic C17th thatched country inn offering super tasty, freshly cooked, varied menus inc Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free dishes

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, 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 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:

Weds 5-10pm

Friday 5-10pm

Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Sun: 12pm – 8pm

Bank Hol Mon: Sun Opening & Food Service Hours

Sat Lunch Served 12 – 2pm

Sun Lunch Served 12 – 4pm

Dinner Served/2 Hr Table slots starting from:

Weds, Fri & Sat – 5.15-7.45pm


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

Opening Times

Open Weds Eves, Weekends + Bank Hol Mondays.

(Closed Christmas Day)


Weds & Fri  5-10

Sat 12-10pm

Sun (& Bank Hol Mon) 12-8pm

2 Hour Table Times starting:

Weds & Fri 5.15-7.45
Sat  12-2pm / 5.15-7.45
Sun 12-4pm

Bank Hol Mon 12-4pm


Contact Details

Tel (1): 01572 722135

Tel (2): 07377954176

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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