Welcome to the Blue Ball Inn at TriscombeSomerset Country Pub of the Year Finalist 2012
There are few pubs these days that don't offer lunch and dinner but how many go the extra yard? Here at the Blue Ball Inn we pride ourselves in providing an unhurried and attentive but unobtrusive dining experience using the finest, locally sourced ingredients from farmers, growers and merchants who care as much about the quality and welfare of their produce as we do.
Beneath the A-frame wooden ceilings of our converted 18th-century thatched barn you will find a welcome as warm as the bar's three fires and below this a kitchen team that has earned the Inn a reputation as one of Somerset's finest through a clever combination of traditional dishes with a modern twist, an emphasis on fresh local produce, and seasonality.
We make what we can on the premises, from bread to ice creams and after dinner sweets, though an affordable olive press and time to churn butter have so far eluded us! Our versions of dishes that are often criminally "gastropub-ized" sit proudly alongside those that some accuse of being "posh" but, to be honest, our job has been made easy. We have some of England's finest ingredients right on our doorstep with a truly unfair share of culinary riches just crying out to be showcased and being, as we are, in the business of serving the very best how could we refuse?
As well as a multi award-winning restaurant our location, which some say the word "tranquil" was invented for, makes us an ideal base from which to explore England's first nominated area of outstanding natural beauty. We boast exceptional Quantock bed and breakfast accommodation—a self contained family cottage and two double rooms which are available for overnight stays or long breaks, a beautiful garden for alfresco dining during the summer months and our own bridge, the views from which are stunning.
We hope to welcome you soon.
Lee and Kieran