The Blue Ball

The Blue Ball

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
High Street, Kintbury, RG17 9TJ

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You'll find The Blue Ball in the historic village of Kintbury. But don't expect an antiquated enterprise to match, as this place is fast becoming one of Berkshire's smartest culinary venues. In addition to its state-of-the-art kitchen, 2009 saw a spacious new restaurant overlooking a sunlit veranda bestowed upon the establishment, thanks to proprietors Stuart and Marie Hunter.

Despite its new lease of life, it retains a cosy atmosphere, with log-burning stoves blazing quietly and a selection of real local ales to appraise at your leisure. Honesty is central to gastronomic policy at The Ball, and evident to every discerning patron sampling their cuisine. Wherever possible, ingredients are sourced from the local area and all dishes are home-prepared. Indeed, the Hunters have ruled anything ready-made an absolute no-go and there's not a microwave in sight; it's certainly a place of honourable intentions. A starter of roasted Mediterranean vegetables served with olive oil ciabatta will set you back only £4.50 and disappointment is unlikely with a range of simple, hearty main courses. Perhaps you might like to try the particularly flavoursome warm duck salad followed by a generous serving of tiramisu, again very reasonably priced. Menus change frequently, so each visit is different from the last, and attractive wine promotions provide yet another incentive to visit this charming hideaway time and again.

The fact that The Blue Ball is situated in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an additional bonus - The Blue Ball offers more to digest than what's on the menu alone. The building is steeped in Berkshire's rich history, having once been used as headquarters for early 19th-Century agricultural rioters; those looking to consume a little more history can take advantage of the wealth of local knowledge on hand. If you're lucky enough to encounter one of the locals, perhaps you might take away a legend or two as well as a memorable dining experience.
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Opening Hours:
Tues:12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Weds:12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Thurs:12pm-3pm, 5pm-11pm