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The Rufford

Mansfield, England
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Ranked #65 of 124 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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48% Recommend
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English first
UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Slight improvement since the last time we visited. Very noisy with children running around unsupervised. We had to stop a little boy getting his hand crushed in a fire door the children were opening and slamming shut right next to our table. Staff should have stopped this but didn't seem to care. Food was acceptable and the wait wasn't too... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went here for dinner. 4 adults 3 kids under 7 and for all our mains it cost less than £30 which is fantastic. The food was really yummy with good portion sizes. The pub was nice and clean and it also has a great outdoor area where the kids were able to play until the food came, and the... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Rufford has been closed for a week or so while the pub is refurbished. I've not been there since it re-opened but I visited just before it closed and found it good value for the money. The carvery offered a choice of meat - beef, pork and turkey. Great Yorkshire pudding and a selection of vegetables. The pub was... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Visited as we will be moving to the area, The Rufford is a huge pub and as such maybe a little "gormless". However, we went "large" with the roast lunch, U could choose between pork, turkey and beef or try all 3. I had turkey, my husband had both the other 2 meats. Then we had stuffing, massive Yorkshires and... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 restaurant reviews
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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