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The Rufford

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English, Vegetarian, Healthy, Pub
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335 Chesterfield Road South., Mansfield NG19 7ES, England
01623 623286
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Bland.

Popped in for a Sunday carvery and was a bit disappointed. The bar area resembles a sports hall with lines of seats like a waiting room while you wait for a table. The prices of food and drink are average but the food was bland and tasteless. Also, some pork or chicken would be nice on a Sunday... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
David P
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped in for a Sunday carvery and was a bit disappointed. The bar area resembles a sports hall with lines of seats like a waiting room while you wait for a table. The prices of food and drink are average but the food was bland and tasteless. Also, some pork or chicken would be nice on a Sunday roast, rather... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came with my friend for some tea. We had one of the big plate meals each which was great value!! We got loads and a beer for less than £10! The food quality was great and the pub atmosphere was pleasant! We will return again!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch at the last minute due to really not wanting the wait at Toby, the service wasn't great, the bar server was more interested in chatting with mates than dealing with me. The food was tasteless and bland. Probably won't return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Thank you so much for taking care of us and making our anniversary a lovely one to remember, inside looks a lot better and lovely since its been refurbished, we had a table for 2 reserved with glasses set and a complimentary bottle of rose , all the staff was nice and polite to us, the meal was lovely and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you know anybody who works at the rufford dont expect to eat there with them because you will be told to leave! No staff at the rufford except managers are allowed on the premesis unless working... what a joke! Talk about loosing money! I ordered and paid in full then my friend was told to leave.... i asked for... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

had a carvery here recently how awful I know its only £3.99 but not worth £1.99 the meat is dried up now on to vegetables I would be ashamed to serve these peas sweetcorn sloppy frozen cauli cheese dirty boiled pots and some roasties don't waste your money woulnt rate this place at all

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had a family meal for my daughters 30th the staff were excellent attentive service they reserved a great area for us to have our gathering carvery lovely a great choice of food to choose from off the menu well worth the visit will be going again for sure. Thank you for such a great night

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Midlands
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A good selection of real ales available. A carvery available daily. Polite and friendly staff. Plenty of parking spaces.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Christmas dinner terrible ,left it too late to book any thing else never expecting it to be so bad ,king pawns ,smallest I have ever seen plopped on a plate ,then the wait in carvery line ,you expect on week day but Christmas day why wasn't it table by table had to ask what the meat was never seen a... More 

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I recently visited this poor excuse of a pub/restaurant and was totally disappointed! Not only did I find the members of staff rude; the customer service was also appalling. Our orders were incorrect and did not match the description on the menu; not to mention the stone cold chips and soggy garlic bread. Not once did we receive an apology... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: English, Vegetarian, Healthy, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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