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The Rufford

$$$
British, Vegetarian, Pub, Healthy
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335 Chesterfield Road South., Mansfield NG19 7ES, England
01623 623286
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not what it was.

Went for our 45th wedding anniversary with the family . Unless you had the carvery the meals took a long time to come . We were in a small area that had been reserved for us . The carvery was OK but used to be better . Some of the veg were undercooked avd hard in the middle . The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Janet F
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

went to a 80 birthday at the weekend,the carvery was excellent,the food cooked to perfection and the beef very tender,well done the kitchen staff,we also had a choice of puddings all for £4.99 great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Quite often meet family and friends in here as its close enough for us all to walk home after, not eaten here for a while so cant comment on the food, but a great atmosphere and some great staff, especially if you get the jenny and joel duo, great tag team and always a friendly welcome, and always guarenteed a... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went for our 45th wedding anniversary with the family . Unless you had the carvery the meals took a long time to come . We were in a small area that had been reserved for us . The carvery was OK but used to be better . Some of the veg were undercooked avd hard in the middle . The... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic evening at The Rufford tonight. Excellent food cooked to perfection by the kitchen team. Atmosphere and staff was very welcoming and extremely friendly. Our waitress 'Beth' was very helpful and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Ordered our meal went to get carvery then told we couldn't have it without recite we were not given one so went back to bar the bar staff had to tell them to serve us as we had paid and he forgot to give us recite ok got our food Yorkshire was like rock every thing else ok they took... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Today (19-07-2015) my wife and father went to The Rufford for sunday lunch. I went with an open mind as i had read some not very nice comments that people had posted. I can honestly say that it was a great experience all round. The young lady who greeted us and took us to our seat was very pleasant and... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a meal for my husbands 71st Birthday. 24/05/15. had a good meal and even had Happy birthday sung and a cake with a lit candle

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I used to go here quite a lot and never had any real burning issues with the place, but my wife and I have been a couple of times in the last 6 months and the quality of the food and the service seems to be slipping somewhat. Although I know they now do other food in addition to the... More 

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managmenthu54at, Owner at The Rufford, responded to this review

Hello, Firstly allow me to apolgise with regard to your latest visit to The Rufford. We aim to maintain very high standards at all times. Our food quality is extremely important to us and we have implanted a new Kitchen manager whom has just finished our training process. On the instance noted in the beer garden we agree the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a Groupon voucher for a two course carvery lunch and have now been three times. This is very good value in nice surrounding. Hot carvery on hot plates with very good service.

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managmenthu54at, Owner at The Rufford, responded to this review

Great to here Keith. We hope we can welcome you back again. Positive feed back is always the hardest to come by and we would like to say a big thank you for taking the time out to review us More 

Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

At one time it was great, they've cut the portions in halve and the meals aren't cooked properly. Stuffing and Yorkshire puddings are that hard you can't cut them,apart from that its not bad

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managmenthu54at, Owner at The Rufford, responded to this review

Hi Angie, Thank you for taking the time out to review us. It does sadden us to think we haven't provided you with the best service on your last visit. I have fed your comments back to the Manager & the kitchen manager whom I have advised the cooking method of the stuffing and Yorkshire pudding needs to be addressed... More 

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Address: 335 Chesterfield Road South., Mansfield NG19 7ES, England
Phone Number: 01623 623286
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Mansfield
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: British, Vegetarian, Pub, Healthy

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 335 Chesterfield Road South., Mansfield NG19 7ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Mansfield
  • Phone Number: 01623 623286

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian, Pub, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business

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