Review on The Blue Ball Restaurant
Opened by an Irish conjuror in 1773 as a playhouse called the Blue Ball Inn, this historic building stands just within the boundary walls of Pembroke's ancient castle. It has seen many famous faces and changes over the centuries, and has recently taken on a new lease of life.
Debbie Neale and Melanie Fairman cheffed their way through several of the region's top gastronomic destinations before teaming up in 2005 to create this casual bistro-style restaurant. Bare boards, old beams and exposed brickwork testify to the building's age, although the food is in tune with today's mood.
Lunch brings a crowd-pleasing assortment of eclectic dishes including meatless Glamorgan sausages, Thai chicken curry, homemade faggots and roast tuna loin with guacamole. Evening meals move up a notch or two for the likes of home-cured bresaola, pork Wellington with Calvados sauce, and duck breast served with a confit leg, Puy lentils, sour cherry and Kirsch sauce. Homespun desserts such as plum crumble and rice pudding round things off.
European / Eclectic
Debbie Neale and Melanie Fairman
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card