Including the Inn’s staff, Triscombe is home to only a handful of resident humans…
…they are far outnumbered by the local pheasants… aloof, road-hogging pheasants!… but our location more than makes up for their lack of social skills (the pheasant’s, that is).
We’re sat right on the foot of the Quantock Hills — England’s first designated area of outstanding natural beauty — with views to die for. But if scenic walks and more picture perfect hotspots than you can shake a zoom lense at aren’t your cup of tea the area is packed with attractions that are well worth a visit.
We are only a short drive from Taunton Castle, Hestercombe Gardens, the Brewhouse Theatre and West Somerset Railway – where steam is still trendy. Slightly further afield but still under an hour away is Exmoor National Park and Exmouth Cliffs – a World Heritage Site dubbed “the Jurassic Coast” and there is plenty to keep a child’s mind occupied at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, Tropiquaria and Cheddar Gorge. Stonehenge is under two hours away.
Below is a list of places which may be of interest. Please click on the links for more details or give us a call highlightng your interests and we will try to point you in the right direction.
Walks and Viewpoints
Stately Homes and Gardens
Excellent pub & b&b. Would not hesitate to recommend to family & friends….
Fantastic setting & hospitality. Kieran & Becky do s great job keeping front of house! And short staffed at the time. Keep up the good work, very happy!
Perfect location for exploring Somerset countryside whilst staying in a pub that is a real ale dream. Restaurant good. Excellent English breakfast.
Great place, give Becky a rise!
Nice room, comfy bed, friendly staff,impressive breakfast. Would recommend it as an excellent place to stay. Beautiful walks from pub. Stunning views. Not far by car from steam railway, coast walks.
Another lovely family get together at the Blue Ball Inn. We couldn’t fault the accommodation, food or staff. All excellent and we hope to be back next year. To top it off they offer a good range of beers and the roast was delicious! Fantastic walks and views on your doorstep – no need to use the car.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the place, rooms, and service to be absolutely excellent. The staff particularly couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful.
Always a friendly welcoming atmosphere. Staff are accommodating and willing to help make our stay as comfortable as possible. The location is simply stunning and enables us to completely relax when we come to stay.
Great friendly service really lovely place to stay.
Take a walk on The Quantocks – simply stunning.
Had a wonderful stay, staff very friendly, food fabulous and the accommodation very spacious warm and tidy (the roll topped bath is glorious I didn’t want to get out!)
Very friendly in a beautiful location. We stayed in Pheasant cottage which was clean and modern. Food was fantastic and very reasonable. Lovely breakfast and lots of friendly advise for what to do in the local area. GO HERE it’s as good as it gets !!!!!!
Had a lovely break, weather dire but it didn’t seem to matter. Food excellent. Thanks.
Fantastic place, kind staff, great food, good beer and friendly locals.
Very friendly, welcoming staff. Food fabulous. Local products and accommodation well equipped and very toasty. Lots of villages close by. Excellent for hiking, walking, cycling. Great pubs and eating places.
Great place and we will come again… We have been coming here to dine for over 15 years and we love it. Next time we will have supper too!
What a gem! Would definitely stay again if we are in the area. Many thanks
This is a superb retreat that I love coming back to. Beautiful cottage accommodation, totally fantastic food, and incredibly friendly and helpful staff.
We had a very comfortable stay at the Blue Ball Inn. The beautiful, roomy, thatched cottage of the ‘Hind’ separate from the pub but within the grounds of the pub, was like a home from home. We were very impressed with the way staff went out of their way to make us welcome and respond to our needs. Food and service in the pub/restaurant was very good. Will most certainly like to make a return visit very soon.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were very helpful & friendly and made us very welcome. The food and service in the restaurant was excellent. Our room was very comfortable.
The Blue Ball Inn is a lovely place to stay in a beautiful location. The staff are friendly and efficient. The food is very good and we were served a hearty full English breakfast. This was my second time here and I will go again.
We found all the staff to be very friendly. The food was excellent & we had a very relaxing 2 nights, we will definitely recommend to others.
Beautiful walks, location, fantastic area and accommodation, great food and helpful staff
The manager and staff were very helpful, efficient and friendly. Great for walking and cross country / downhill cycling
Staff were extremely helpful – even supplying a continental breakfast as we had to leave early.
Very friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful place to stay. Room spotlessly clean.
A lovely room as was location, relaxing atmosphere, food was very good and staff were friendly. Thoroughly recommend!
The welcome was excellent, just what you need when you having been sitting on the M5 for too many hours and staff very good overall.
Great pub and buildings. Cottage was great – will be back!!
Excellent service from professional, friendly staff who couldn’t do enough to make stay so enjoyable and relaxing. Cottage has everything required in beautiful, tranquil setting. Food first class using local produce. Couldn’t face pudding after two excellent meals.
Enjoyed both stays with you, have already recommended to friends.
The staff were most attentive, warm and very friendly We couldn’t have asked for more. It was an extremely delightful break in between two days of hard walking. Highly recommended – in fact! We’re planning to return.
After hiking from Taunton to the Blue Ball, discovering what a fabulous location we’d come across with perfect homely accommodation, excellent choice of meals and plenty of it!