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Pub of the Year 2002

The Blue Ball Inn


57 Broadway, CB3 9NQ
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News - October 2002

ALE 307 article

[The Blue Ball exterior]

There has been a Blue Ball in Grantchester since the mid-18th century; the present pub dates from the end of the 19th century. It is small, with two rooms and only five tables. Photographs of the pub and village decorate the walls, along with a complete list of landlords since 1767.

The Blue Ball was a hot-air balloon flown from Trinity Hall Farm to Wickhambrook in 1785.

Food is available, although booking is advised (especially for Sunday lunch); no food Sunday evening or Monday. Children are discouraged.

Mon - Sat: 11:30-3, 6-11
Sun: 12-3, 7-10:30
01223 840679

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