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The Moth & Lantern

Cottam, Town St, Retford DN22 0EU, England
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The Moth & Lantern
Ranked #7 of 8 Retford B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Linton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You could be forgiven for thinking this place has closed, parts have a distinctly, shut down & unkempt look - I you can get past this & go with the right expectations you'll probably not be disappointed. The is very good, in both quantity & quality - I can particularly recommend the hog roast, but not had a bad meal.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My partner and I spent last night there with some friends, we were greeted by Jay and Lynn with a warm welcome and hospitality you dont get in many places (if any). There was a carvery put on for dinner which was the best I have ever had, I think I managed to sample just about everything and its all... More

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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Been going here now since I found it by chance last year. Lynn is very friendly and so are the bar staff, it doesn't stop there, the locals made me feel extremely welcome. I would describe the rooms as basic but very clean and comfy. The food is very good, all home cooked, expect to wait because of this but... More

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formby
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Have stayed at this establishment twice in past and I was not disappointed third time round. I stayed for 2 nights with my 14 year old son the weekend between Christmas and New year. We were made to feel most welcome and the open real fires provided a delightful warmth after a long journey. The hosts Jay and Lyn were... More

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Notts,U.K.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went with a Groupon voucher. For what we paid it was excellent value - lovely fillet steak cooked as we asked served with proper chips! Only thing that was a let down was the poor (included) bottle of wine - I would have been happy to pay to upgrade to something better if offered as an... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

we stayed in the guest house for just one night, very basic and very clean, the guest rooms are seperate from the pub so no noise. the food in the pub is very plentiful , hot and all cooked to order . fresh home cooked chips , they do not come from the freezer they are real peeled potatos ,... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My Wife and I would never had known this little gem existed without us getting a meal deal through Wowcher. The deal was a mixed grill and a bottle of wine for two, the couple next to us had a Groupon deal for steak, dessert and a bottle of wine. It was so nice to visit a pub that had... More

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Kirton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

You know what, it's not perfect but we can live with that! It's unpretentious and the owners couldn't be more accommodating if they tried. Unlike some of the negative people we don't go to places to inspect the toilets and creep around on top of the wardrobe looking for rubbish to write and pull places down. It's clean and tidy... More

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retford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Whilst we didn't stop at the Moth & Lantern we called in there for a meal, the food was good home cooking made to order, we had 3 courses all of which were well presented & plentiful, we enjoyed our night so much we are booked in again before Xmas & again in the New Year

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Retford Notts
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had an excellent night here Sat 14th. The hog roast was excellent value for money the chips were to die for. Really large portions. Then to top it off we were offered a free desert. Nothing was too much trouble for the landlord and lady. We were entertained by a talented local band Blueprint who played blues rock through... More

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Additional Information about The Moth & Lantern

Address: Cottam, Town St, Retford DN22 0EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Moth & Lantern Retford, England

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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Moth and Lantern is a quiet country pub and restaurant with a detached 8 bedroom guest house. All bedrooms are en-suite. Just 15 minutes east of Retford and 5 minutes from Sundown Childrens Adventure Land.Free parking, free Wi-FI in the pub/restaurant.Sky Sports (all channels) available in the pub. Freeview (70+channels) available in guest house bedrooms. All food is homemade and represents excellent value for money (e.g. £5.00 for home made steak&ale pie with Chips and Veg). Accommodation costs are quoted without breakfast and start from £20.00 per person per night. Breakfast is £5.00 extra per night per person. We are a family run establishment and always make sure our guests are made and feel welcome. We pride ourselves on good quality services at value prices. ... more   less 
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