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The Golden Ball

Turner Lane, Whiston, S60 4HY +44 1709619371

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Excellent food ,great choice and the service second to none.

JP 17 February 2017
from Rotherham

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Situated between the eye-catching South Yorkshire countryside and Rotherham, The Golden Ball in Whiston boasts great views from its anterior garden for al fresco dining. Offering well-loved British pub food from a time-honoured menu, it also features a welcoming hearth-fire and classic wood and brick furnishings.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Golden Ball menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Golden Ball ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

In Whiston, The Golden Ball is just 8 minutes’ drive from central Rotherham.

The Golden Ball

Turner Lane, Whiston, S60 4HY

Contact +44 1709726911
Reservations +44 1709619371

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Customer reviews for The Golden Ball

4.3 (((() (based on 56 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (31)
  • romantic (19)
  • private dining (18)
  • value (18)
  • business (10)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • child friendly (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • luxury (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • trendy (2)
  • views (2)
  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by JP from Rotherham

    Excellent food ,great choice and the service second to none.

  • ((((( 6 February 2017 by Sarah Payling from Rotherham

    Very quickly seated, pleasant, polite staff. Changes to the menu were discussed prior to ordering so there was no disappointment. Very little wait until food arrived. We ordered the beef platter for two. The meal was delicious! Excellent value for money. Would highly recommend!

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Mark Ferris from Rotherham

    Lovely evening, enjoyable food and drinks. Good service, will be back!

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Susan Spedding from Rotherham

    We had a great evening with friends at the Golden Ball. The staff are always friendly, the food delicious and the atmosphere warm. We got a special deal because when I booked there was a special offer for 25% off the bill which was great, it saved us £40.

  • ((((* 22 January 2017 by Ruth Malt from Rotherham

    Booked at lunchtime for dinner the same evening. Served promptly at the bar with a drink and shown to our table a short while afterwards. Lovely waitress who was knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately we had difficulty in obtaining the 25% discount via your service as the pub weren't aware of it and this caused a bit of embarrassment. The problem was that there wasn't a bar code on your email for the waitress to scan in to their til system. However, the meal was extremely good and the wine was pleasant too.

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Christine Cliffe from Rotherham

    The Golden Ball has become a trusted favourite over a few years. We have visited on several occasions and never been disappointed. We have visited with groups of friends from just four of us to ten of us, and all manner of parties has been catered for. There is a wide range of choice and the service has always been excellent. (Thanks to Lou on our last visit!)

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by David Collins from Rotherham

    excellent meal , friendly staff also got the 25% of total bill deal. Will go again.

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by C Houghton from Rotherham

    We all had dishes from the Christmas menu, no complaints, they were all very good and very nicely served.

  • ((((* 9 December 2016 by Deborah Mulhearn from Rotherham

    Service and food very good.

  • (**** 23 November 2016 by Val Stevenson from Rotherham

    The visit was for a special occasion so the fillet of beef wellington was ordered. Three different waitresses served our table each not knowing what the other had done.
    I was informed by the waitress it was the last beef wellington. We had starters but the plates weren't cleared away before the waitress turned up with the main course. The main course was presented reasonably well. The roast potatoes were VERY well done though. On trying to cut into the beef I was unable to get my normal knife through it. (No steak knife given). When I lifted the pastry to get to the meat I discovered the beef was raw. Not rare or blue even, it was raw. Expecting a very tender fillet I was disappointed to find grisly sinew running through it. At £21 a go I feel this is not acceptable. When we complained about it the waitress offered to take it away. To do what I'm not sure. There wasn't a replacement as I had the last one. I didn't want the steak cooking again. It had already been seared prior to being wrapped in pastry then supposedly cooked in the oven. Besides which it would then be a fillet steak and not a beef wellington. I asked for it to be removed from the bill which it was.
    This was very disappointing as it was a special birthday celebration.
    The general look of the place is 'tired'. There was veg on the floor from previous customers.
    This has put us of returning any time soon to repeat the experience.

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