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The Rufford

Mansfield, England
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Ranked #69 of 121 restaurants in Mansfield
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: English, Vegetarian, Healthy, Pub
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Had a wander down to the Rufford the other evening and felt a little disappointed. There was nothing on the menu that really stood out, its just typical of many of the other pub menus. When we went to the bar to order, the server noticed that the wine glasses had smears from the dishwasher, she asked if we like... More

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Cornwall
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Parking easy. Straight to the food, no waiting, The food was good, plenty of meat and the beef was particularly nice. Nice roast potatoes as well, and all at ridiculously cheap price. We paid £3.99 each (weekday). It does close fairly early at 8 pm week day. We just moved into the area and used Toby carvery at first as... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The meal was great you can choose the meat you want and the vegetables. . The whole pub was buzzing. I will go again in a heartbeat.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Bar staff didn't take correct order but prices appeared very reasonable. However the quality of food was awful, undercooked, overcooked all on one plate. Would NEVER go back. Cask Ales available and kept reasonably well, that's the only good point.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Went here for a carvery as we were in a rush to eat and had heard it was nice, what I had heard couldn't have been more wrong as it was awful! We went around 6pm which you would expect to be a busy time for food but the pub was pretty quiet. Before we had even paid for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

I visited the Rufford on Friday night for a bite to eat. Amazing atmosphere, friendly staff all with excellent smiles and more than happy to help with anything we needed. I was promptly served on the bar by a young man who seemed happy to be a work! He asked if we were staying for the karaoke disco later in... More

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north yorkshire
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

1pm,called in as looked good from the outside - opposite Mansfield Gun Centre. Asked for a Britvic 55 and served with a bottle, had to ask for a glass.....had to ask for ice........was offered a slice of orange probably because of the amazed look I gave the barman who evidently is not used to serving people who are capable of... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We went last Sunday, always wanted to pop in as it looks nice from the outside. Finally got the chance but wish we had kept on driving. Massive queue at the bar even though the pub was quiet, to order food. Staff didn't seem to know how to work the till. Waited an hour for the food to arrive and... More

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Derbyshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have visited The Rufford on a few occasions, the last being a couple of days ago. Previously it has been quite nice, but this time I felt it had gone down hill a bit. There were a lot of families eating at the same time as we were, and the noise level was quite high. The table we chose... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

went to the rufford arms for my mothers 75th birthday.Food was excellent,the ordering at the bar was terrible.Nobody seemed to know the prices of grill night,and when you told them, the attitude was terrible."we only know the prices that the computer tells us"was the arrogant reply.I suggest that some training is needed for staff,and the manager needs to take a... More

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