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The Rufford

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

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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 like it was

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
AngieMerry
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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

The cavery meal, the beef was unedable the vegetables were tastless and over cooked. As for the service it was slow and disorganised.

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wine glass was dirty for a start and then when we queued for the carvery no one even came to serve us for about 10 mins despite lots of staff walking past and seeing a line of people waiting. Got the smallest amount of meat, no mash potatoes and the gravy tasted like I'd poured water over my food!

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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

My mum in law booked a table for 8 of us. 1. They put us near the fire exit, which is used to go to the outside eating area, only thing is that everyone let the door shut and lock, and I had to get up and let them in, so annoying! 2. It took an average of 30 mins... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went for a family dinner. 8 of us. 3 had carveries and the rest had meals from the menu. It took 2 and a half hrs to be served the mains and desserts. Well 3 of the desserts, we walked out whilst waiting for the 4th. The staff didn't seem in the slightest bit interested in their job and in... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visitedat lunch time,it was quite busy.was shown to a table straight away though.we had a large and a normal dinner.the large is just actually an extra Yorkshire pudding and a bit more meat! Not very impressive to say the least.there was plenty of food on the carvery but as everyone knows carverys are not red hot at the best of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The carvery was average but the meat was very nice. We then ordered 2 sundaes and a milkshake... After 35 minutes of waiting we asked how long was it going to take and the lady on the till said it was ready to come out right away. Another 15 minutes of waiting still nothing. Then asked again how long is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Quick service lovely carvery, , very tasty gravy and tender meats . vegetables and roasted and boiled potatoes cooked to perfection. Would recommend to everyone

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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: Vegetarian, English, 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: Vegetarian, English, Pub, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business

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