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Blue Ball Inn

57 Broadway
Grantchester
CB3 9NQ

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 10.00 pm
FridayNoon - 10.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 10.00 pm
SundayNoon - 7.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon & Tue No Service
Wed - Fri noon - 2.30pm, 5pm - 8.30pm
Sat noon - 8.30pm
Sun noon - 4pm

Operator

Independent

About the Pub

This small, authentic local retains its original two-bar layout and many old fittings. 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. At the back is a small walled garden with a covered heated area complete with a piano and cricket memorabilia. Dogs welcome. "HQ" of Grantchester Cricket Club.

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. Refurbishments 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, served from three hand pumps. Adnam's dry-hopped larger is the first lager to be available here for many years. Cranes local cider is on draught. Soup, sandwiches and hearty, home-cooked food available lunch and evening. Children welcome. Credit cards accepted.

Historic Interest

Built in 1893 over the cellar of the 1767 original that was lost in a fire. It is listed on the National Inventory as having a historic pub interior of regional importance. The pub name is believed to commemorate the landing of a hot air balloon nearby in 1785. This being celebrated on pictures inside the pub.

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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Features

Facilities

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

    2 Double en-suite rooms.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Ring the Bull, Shove Ha'penny.

  • 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

OS Reference

TL383560

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

Route 18

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Blue Ball Inn

57 Broadway
Grantchester
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 9NQ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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