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The Hostess Restaurant

Sookholme Road | Sookholme, Mansfield NG19 8LL, England
+44 1623 843728
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Ranked #2 of 125 restaurants in Mansfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $42
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Out in the country but near the towns
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Out in the country but near the towns
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English first
Whitwell, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had our wedding reception at The Hostess on 2nd August 2014. One word sums up the way we felt about the venue, the staff, the food and the whole experience at The Hostess...... OUTSTANDING. Geoff and his staff did an impeccable job in ensuring the smooth running of our visit. Everyone was ready and willing to help no matter... More

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review .Every wedding is a special day for two people, and it is up to Sue and myself and our staff to make it so . Thank your guests for their comments and I will pass them onto the chef's and staff. We all hope you and Jade have a happy and long life together. More

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went to the Hostess following a funeral. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff were very friendly and attentive but not intrusive. The buffet was lovely and they brought out little brown bags so you could take some home instead of wasting it. Really comfy seating areas in the bar lounge area. Toilets spotlessly clean.

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review in what is a sorrowful time. We do a lot of funerals and the staff try to be discreet at all time ,People just want to reflect on the life of the deceased and want just peace and quiet We hope to see you back in happier times . More

Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The hostess represents decent value for money. It is a slightly odd place and quite a unique atmosphere as it is like restaurants used to be back in the 1970's - it is the natural home of the prawn cocktail, not that I'm knocking that. We went for Sunday lunch and it was nice and good value for money -... More

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that you thought it was value for money. Sunday lunch is certainly a traditional choice and with over 150 people each week a firm favourite. Would our customers expect "fine dining" at £15 for a three course meal and coffee - I do not think so - even the "working class"... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had wedding reception at the Hostess in May , could not fault thing , we had an amazing day , everyone commented how lovely the day was , Thanks Jeff and staff .

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Sue for those kind words ,Weddings play a big part in our business so we need to make them special .Glad you found your prince . Have a happy life together. More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Been to The Hostess a number of times for Friday party night and yes it is the same format year in year out but if something isn't broke why try to fix it. Such a great atmosphere, fab service, lovely food and a little audience participation entertainment and dancing all under one roof. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking... More

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for the review ,my thoughts exactly "if it aint broke do not fix it" but glad you enjoyed your night with us . Hope to see you soon , More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Right from the start, Geoff and his staff, ensured everything went smoothly and ensured everyone was looked after. Geoff was very attentive to everyone's needs and it is clear to see why the reviews are in such high praise. When we walked into our reception, it was far better than either... More

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for that review ,the day was perfect for a wedding and we are glad we helped make it that way. I will pass on your comments to the chef and staff as it is nice to hear their hard work praised Again Gemma hope your cruise is a good one. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I was at the Hostess on Saturday as this was where my brother and his new wife held their wedding reception. The whole day went perfectly thanks to Geoff and his team. We all received a warm welcome. The venue is lovely, the tables were nicely decorated, there are also tables and seating outside which was nice because it was... More

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review . We are all glad that we made your brothers wedding special. All our wedding are special to us and we are glad that they go right on the day As we say tell us if there is something not the way you want it, the impossible we can fix straight away miracles will take... More

Derbyshire
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I had our wedding reception here on 28th June 2014.We couldn't really fault it.Everything was done for us and we got everything we asked for.If there was anything we needed they did their best to make sure we got it.The food and drink was excellent but I did find it was all abit rushed during the meal... More

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us help in your special day, Took up your comment on clearing coffee to soon restaurant manager will inform staff to leave all cups till customers have left the room Hope this did not spoil your day. More

Alfreton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Brilliant service, food, atmosphere, disco and exceptional value for money! Highly recommended! We had a fantastic time, great meal, great staff, thouroughly enjoyed eating and dancing the night away!

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

That night turned out to be a great night Thank to all you that dressed up (see photos on web site) the feedback was great so hopefully a STARS AND STRIPES NIGHT) later in the year. More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took my Father in law as he likes no nonsense food! The carvery is plentiful and there's a great choice. Great value too. The area where you sit and have a drink is nice but the setting for dinner feels very school dinners set up. Just my opinion, not a romantic date night type of place. This of course... More

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mgbb0y, Owner at The Hostess Restaurant, responded to this review

Thats what we serve "no nonsense food " glad your father in law enjoyed the night hope to see you back soon More

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