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River Don Tavern

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Sampson Street | Eastoft, Scunthorpe DN17 4PQ, England
01724 798040
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Traditional country pub with seperate restaurant.Pub menu and specials...
Traditional country pub with seperate restaurant.Pub menu and specials board,excellent Sunday carvery served 12-7 30pm.Booking advisable especially on Sundays.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Veritable feast and good beer

We have had quite a few Sunday lunches here and have also brought friends and family from Hull The food is excellent the portions as much as you want including second helpings Good choice for vegetarians too Excellent customer service so accommodating A hidden treasure

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Margaret W
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  • Bar scene
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English first
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have had quite a few Sunday lunches here and have also brought friends and family from Hull The food is excellent the portions as much as you want including second helpings Good choice for vegetarians too Excellent customer service so accommodating A hidden treasure

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The pub is in the latest CAMRA guide and had 3 cast beers on tap the evening I visited. There's plenty of good food to choose from on the menu. The haddock was as big as I've ever seen. Try a dessert if you've still got room.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Best carvery i have had for taste and value and great service and conversation by gordon as hes serving your food. Would recommend to anyone

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Barton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Always go there for Sunday buffet and am amased at how much some people pile on their plates. For under £10 a head I doubt they can be beaten. The staff are friendly and the hosts make you feel welcome. We will return again and again.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had three courses of home cooked food, bbq chicken was obviously not pre prepared, lamb coriander was enough to feed two with all the veg etc. Very full, very happy.

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Scunthorpe, UK
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went for our Sunday dinner yesterday and were so impressed with this cosy, country pub. The staff were welcoming from the moment we walked in the door. We had a short wait before we were called through for our meal. They do this because the dining room is quite small and it saves having queues at the carvery. The... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Good choice and always specials, the plate always has too much, but who carers. Breakfast is a must also.

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luton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went for the Sunday carvery. Not having booked we had to wait a short while for a table but not excessive. The room was quite small and there was a big table sat right nexy to the carvery. This meant that the queue for the carvery had to double back on itself and you were clambering all over each other... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was visiting Amcotts over the weekend and stayed at a friend who raved about the Carvery being divine. So naturally, we went on the Sunday and treated ourselves to the £6.95 (essentially all you can eat) Sunday Roast. The meats were succulent and served by the Tavern's friendly and welcoming chef/owner, Gordon, who indulged in my guilty pleasure in... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Idly driving on the Isle of Axholme on a sunny Sunday, my wife and I stopped at The River Don Tavern for a carvery lunch and were very pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome we received. The Bar area was clean and tidy with a shine to the furniture and some good background music; we were served with drinks right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sampson Street | Eastoft, Scunthorpe DN17 4PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Scunthorpe
  • Phone Number: 01724 798040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Traditional country pub with seperate restaurant.Pub menu and specials board,excellent Sunday carvery served 12-7 30pm.Booking advisable especially on Sundays.

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