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The Golden Ball, Boxworth - pub details

Address: High St, Boxworth, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 8LY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19702) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 4.5/10 (rated by 11 users)
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Trinity Foot, Swavesey (1.2 miles), George and Dragon, Elsworth (1.7 miles), White Swan, Conington (1.9 miles), Poacher, Elsworth (2.0 miles)

 

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Won't visit this pub again. Went for dinner recently. Food was overpriced and very poor quality. My steak was served on top of some hash browns (or something) to make it look thicker. I could have done with a chain saw to cut it and it came with half a ton of economy chips. Prawns were really shrimps and cooked until they resembled pencil erasers. Only 2 ales available IIRC.
sewah - 21 Jun 2011 13:25
I and 5 other family members had a meal at this pub a couple of weeks ago. It has recently changed hands (before the review in June 2009). There are far too many tables in the restaruant area - leaving a narrow walkway (about 3ft) between tables. The waitress, who I think was the manageress, kept calling everyone 'Sweetheart'. Food - well they have an extensive menu and specials board - I ordered paella to be told 'we havent made any today' despite it being on the board and the menu. I opted for the steak and kidney suet pudding.When it arrived it was the size of a medium xmas pudding and swamped in gravy - presumably to cover the fact that the top which was now the base (if you see what I mean) was as hard as concrete. The mixed grill which another of my party had had steak that was so overcooked you could repair shoes with it. The crispy roast duck was raw but had been covered in gravy to cover it up. The other two meals were just passably. The portion sizes are far too big - I can eat with the best of them but sent half the food back!. All in all the prices are high and the food quality below poor.There is an excellent pub 4 miles down the road in Elsworth which I shall use in future! This is a low class pub kitchen which has built an extension with a few bedrooms in it to call itself a hotel. Its a disaster.
If you want my advice - GIVE THIS A WIDE BERTH.

Hobbit56 - 9 Oct 2009 18:22
The pub itself was nice enough and has a good garden area and access to Wifi. On the downside the food was terrible. I had a more than disappointing fish pie which had grey meat and no flavour. My partner had a vegetarian cheese bake, which he left because the leaks were like tough old boots and the rest wad just microwave heated cheese splodge. The waitress did not seem surprised that we did not like the food and promised to tell the chefs but she did not offer us an alternative or refund for the uneaten food.
Mickearney - 24 Jun 2009 13:17
funny atmosphere and full of sweaty old sailors specially on sunday enjoying the roast
anonymous - 8 May 2008 18:48
Visiting the area with friends for a few days, the Golden Ball was recommended for last Sundays lunch. Excellent recommendation, efficient, friendly and attentive service. Will definitely return.
OldCoastguard - 8 May 2008 18:42

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