The Ball is in Crookes and is one of my favourite ale pubs, the pub is situated on the main road to Crookes.
If you are travelling my bus then the 52 is the best bus to get, it is only a few minutes walk to the pub.
When you walk into the pub on their green grass they have on the footpath you are greeted by 4 ale pumps, to see the rest walk to the other end of the bar and you will see another 10 ales, at the moment they have alot of Christmas ales, they also have the little small glasses next to the pumps so you can see what colour the ale is, I like mine pale ales.
This is a good bar for sport and the have many screens around the pub.
They also have a beer garden which also has a screen in the sheltered part of the garden.
Food is also nice as well and have a fine selection.
Monday is games night, Wednesday is quiz night.