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Bar menu
Free Wi-Fi

The 17th-century thatched Blue Ball, only a few miles from Rutland Water, makes an excellent stopping-off point for cyclists and walkers. Landlord Dominic Way looks after his ales, as locals in the beamed and cosy bar will testify. Seasonal and local ingredients go into classics, and modern dishes such as seared pigeon, beetroot purée, chorizo and dressed salad; marinated swordfish loin, lemon and parsley potato cake and home-made salsa; and Bates Butchers’ sausages-of-the-week, mash, braised red cabbage and gravy. There is a Sunday roast menu and young diners are welcome to order small portions of most dishes, confirming the pub’s family-friendly credentials. Vegetarian and special diets are catered for.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Days closed: Mon (ex BHs)
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 6-11 (Fri 12-2.30-5.30-11 Sat 12-11 Sun 12-8)
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Fri 12-1.45, Sat 12-2, Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: EPA & Burton Bitter, Jennings Cumberland Ale, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold, Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Getting here

From Oakham N on B640. Left into Cold Overton Rd, 2nd left into West Rd, into Braunston Rd (becomes Oakham Rd). In village 2nd left into Cedar St. Pub on left opposite church

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