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The Golden Ball, Scarborough

The Golden Ball
31 Sandside
North Yorkshire
YO11 1PG
  Tel: 01723 353 899

Added: 4/30/2009
Modified: 5/13/2013 9:21:05 AM

Written By Hans Dryer

The Golden Ball is located on the South Bay sea front at Scarborough, near the Harbour.

This is a Samuel Smith's pub, and as such has the entire selection of Sammy Smiths drinks, including Alpine Lager, which was very nice and very reasonably priced.

You may be a bit bemused trying to find the entrance to this pub! It is on the side, up some steps, the pub itself actaully being on the 1st floor.

The pub has a front room, with bar area, which offers sea views, comfortable seating, and tradtional decor. We found both staff and clientelle to be friendly.

The Alpine Lager went down brilliantly with a bag of crisps!

In the back, there is a larger room with lots of seats.

You'll be passing this back room if you decide to visit the toilets, at the rear of the establishment.

The gents room is quite large, with plain white tiles on the walls.

There are four nicely shaped white urinals fed from a single cistern. They were clean and nice.

To their right are two small wall mounted sinks, under two brown wood framed mirrors.

Opposite, to the left of the urinals, are some condom machines, a hand dryer, a bin and a radiator.

The toilet cubicle visited was quite interesting. It had a dark navy door, with a good twist-type lock. The white bowl was mounted against white tiling, 5 tiles high, with the cistern hidden in the wall.

A half-used loo roll had been left for me on the wall-mounted flush handle, nice!

Good pub, these beers make a good change from commercial ones.

Oh, the bogs, also good, and well kept.


There are currently 7 comments about The Golden Ball, Scarborough

#1: Comment left by Kev of Mexborough

“Without doubt the best pub in Scarborough, but be quick to get a window seat, the codgers can be ruthless!

Location 10/10, Beer 10/10, Cosyness 10/10.”

Date: 2/8/2010 11:32:31 PM

#2: Comment left by Kev of Mexborough

“Just returned from a week in scarborough,and glad to say the Golden Ball remains the best pub in the town.Lager at 1.94 a pint can't be beaten, found it very friendly again, no nutters. Great view in the harbour lounge.”

Date: 8/5/2010 11:12:01 PM

#3: Comment left by The Master of Gallifrey

“Great boozer, lovely prices and nice friendly place, it has a nice lounge area as well as the main bar. Pretty impressive, the local ales are wonderful. 10/10”

Date: 8/30/2010 5:10:37 PM

#4: Comment left by Compo of Scarborough

“Would agree with Kev of Mexborough that The Golden Ball is best pub in Scarborough, but not all of us codgers are cantankerous when it comes to the window seats. Will be down there in a few minutes for a hair of the dog.”

Date: 9/21/2011 11:08:46 AM

#5: Comment left by Kev of Mexborough

“Just back from a flying visit to Scarborough and yes, my wife and I called in at the Golden Ball as usual.

Slightly dissapointed this time. The Alpine lager has been dropped and replaced by something called Taddy lager which is not in the same class.

Was able to get a window seat in the Harbour bar without any trouble. (I wonder if Compo from Scarborough has had a word with the locals). Was also troubled to learn that managers had been replaced on a regular basis in the last twelve months. (Maybe someone can confirm this). Also we came across something we had never experienced in this pub - bad and foul language! We still love this pub but are slightly concearned that it might be going downhill. Please reassure me that this is not the case.”

Date: 10/11/2011 9:42:18 PM

#6: Comment left by Kevin of Mexborough

“Visited the golden ball this week during a short stopover, no complaints at all. Staff very friendly and secured a window seat without any trouble. No foul language or nutters, back to its best. ”

Date: 8/3/2012 7:36:40 PM

#7: Comment left by kev of mexborough

“Golden Ball remains the best pub in Scarborough with the harbour bar the best vantage point. Lager still cheap, Staff exceptional and remains very friendly. Well done to all.”

Date: 4/30/2013 10:55:17 PM

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