6 Cedar Street, Braunston, Oakham, LE15 8QS

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The Blue Ball at Braunston

The Blue Ball at Braunston Country Pub & Kitchen in oakham, Rutland. Charming 17th Century Thatched Inn. Real log fires when it’s chilly & plenty of outdoor seating when sunny.

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We have perfect place to enjoy a wide selection of superb modern British cuisine and pub classics, all homemade and freshly prepared using seasonal, locally sourced produce wherever possible.


We take pride in serving well kept Real Ales, carefully chosen World Wines, as well as range of Lagers, Ciders, Whiskies, Brandies, Ports, Spirits, Liquers, Mixers & classic Soft Drinks.


To avoid disappointment, you can book with us in advance. For larger parties, we are happy to discuss your wishes/requirements and arrange menu choices and any special requests.


Open All Bank Holidays 12-9pm (Food Served 12-8pm)

Normal Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 12-11pm (Food served 12-9pm)
Sunday 12-9pm (Food Served 12-5pm

Sun: 12 noon – 8pm, Food Served 12-5pm

ENQUIRES & BOOKINGS – please call or email us 01572 722135 / theblueballoakham@gmail.com

Our History

Unique, historic 17th thatched country inn offering freshly cooked, varied menu at fair prices. Outstanding venue. Charming rural Rutland village nr Oakham. Cask Marque & Tripadvisor Awards. Family friendly. Winter log fires. Summer decking. Free Wi-Fi.


Roaring log fires when it’s chilly, plenty of outdoor seating when it’s sunny, nooks & corners. As popular with locals as visitors – when out walking, cycling, sailing, bird watching or just escaping for a few hours or days to an unspoilt slice of rural England.​

Why is it called The Blue Ball? Depends who you believe….
Some say may have once been The Blue Bell and changed over time. Others say refers to the globe. However, perhaps the most plausible explanation is that Cedar Street was once the main road and, as a coaching inn, they would put a blue ball outside on a post to tell the coach to stop as passengers waiting within.

The Blue Ball at Braunston

"The staff were very friendly and efficient, a welcoming log fire and an extensive menu. The food was well cooked and very tasty."