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Blue Ball Inn

57 Broadway
Grantchester
CB3 9NQ

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 8.00 pm

Owner

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About the Pub

Built in 1893 over the cellar of the 1767 original that was lost in a fire. This small, authentic local retains its original two-bar layout and many old fittings. It is listed on the National Inventory as having a historic pub interior of regional importance. No TV, no games machines: good beer, good conversation and old pub games are the order of the day. Try your hand at ringing the bull. Live music every Thursday. At the back is a small walled garden with a heated 'smokeatorium' complete with a piano. Dogs welcome. "HQ" of Grantchester Cricket Club. The pub's name commemorates the landing opposite of a hot-air balloon in 1785.

Long term regular, Toby Joseph, having purchased it from a pubco, has carried out some essential repairs and sympathetic redecoration that retains the pub's charm. Recent refurbishment include B&B accommodation and new toilets, allowing a modest expansion of the bar area. The garden has also been extended with additional terrace and seating.

Real ales are from Adnam's, Woodforde's, Elgood's and other East Anglian brewers. A third hand pump was added in January 2016. Adnam's dry-hopped larger is the first lager to be available here for many years. Aspall's Harry Sparrow cider is on draught. Soup, sandwiches and hearty, home-cooked food are available all day. Children welcome. Credit cards are now accepted.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Blue Ball Inn, Grantchester

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Ring the Bull, Shove Ha'penny.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Thursday.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Blue Ball Inn

57 Broadway
Grantchester
CB3 9NQ

Sat Nav Reference

52.183300, 0.094140

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Route 18

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