The Blue Ball Inn is a beautiful, privately owned, traditional country pub on Exmoor with low ceilings, blackened beams, stone fireplaces and an atmosphere of unspoilt old world charm. The Inn has an excellent reputation for providing real ale, fine wines and delicious food which is served all day throughout the year. The room tariff includes a full English breakfast, and evening meals can be enjoyed in the Restaurant. The Blue Ball Inn firmly believes that the quality of its food is directly related to the high quality of the ingredients used. We are firmly committed to the use, wherever possible, of only high quality local produce, such as locally reared meat, locally caught fish and locally produced cheese and beer.
We believe that the Blue Ball Inn is located in the heart of the walking and hiking capital of the UK. What better way to relax after a rewarding day spent exploring the surrounding coast & countryside than to enjoy an excellent meal in our restaurant followed by an after dinner drink in front of an open log fire in the pub? You can then a peaceful night's sleep in one of our traditional high quality bedrooms - the perfect end to a perfect day!
Our 14 en-suite bedrooms offer the tranquillity that you would naturally expect from an unspoilt grade II listed, 13th century Inn on Exmoor. Each room is equipped with colour TV and complimentary tea and coffee. The majority of the rooms at the Inn come with a bath so if a shower is required please call the Inn to reserve. Family rooms are available.
The Blue Ball is situated close to seven circular walks and we can arrange horse-riding for all abilities for during your stay. Up to two dogs can stay for free with additional dogs charge at £8 each per night.
From Minehead If you take the scenic route via the A39 coastal road over Exmoor from Minehead and Porlock, you will find the Blue Ball Inn at the top of Countisbury Hill, 10 miles to the East of Porlock. From the West. Leave the M5 at junction 27 (signposted Barnstaple, Tiverton), then at the first roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A361 (signposted Barnstaple, Tiverton) 6.7 miles along the A361 at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A361 (signposted Barnstaple) Be careful because there is a Speed Cameras along this stretch of the A361 There is approximately 15.5 miles to the next roundabout where you will take the 2nd exit onto the A361 (signposted Barnstaple) Again watch out for Speed Cameras along the A361 3.4 miles further along the A361 to the next roundabout where you take the 3rd exit onto the A399 (signposted Combe Martin) Continue forward on the A399 for 12miles to Blackmore Gate. At Blackmoor Gate turn right onto the A39 (signposted Lynton) After approximately 6.5 miles at Barbrook turn left onto Barbrook Road - B3234 (signposted Lynton) Entering Barbrook Ignore the left hand forks for Lynton and keep to the B3234 through Lynbridge. Upon entering Lynmouth at the bottom of the steep Lynmouth Hill bear Left onto Countisbury Hill on the A39. Follow the signs for Minehead on the A39 and then ascend Countisbury Hill. The Blue Ball Inn is at the top of Countisbury Hill approximately 1.5 miles from Lynmouth