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The Rustic Arms

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7 Long Lane | Ackworth, Pontefract, England
+44 1977 705673
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Decided to call in for a meal good choice. Great location right by a fishing lake perfect setting for a couple of drinks in the beer garden. Meals are great value could pick no problems friendly staff. Would advise to get there early in the summer months.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Frank H
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Morpeth
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were only in the area for a couple of nights and our hotel was 20+ miles away,when we noticed one of the brown tourist info signs for the Rustic Arms and decided to give it a try and boy were we pleased we did! Even though its close to major towns and urban sprawl,it sits in what is a... More 

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for such a wonderful review. I must say that our staff came and told us about your review as I had not been on Trip Advisor that day due to being busy. We are so pleased you enjoyed both visits to our Pub and sorry we are so far away, maybe if you come down this way... More 

Selby, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

found this place when seeking a nice pub lunch with my friend whilst passing through ackworth. lovely pub and not too busy so no screaming kids during easter holidays. ordered a bacon, brie and cranberry baguette which came with salad and the yummiest home made chips. great value for money. thoroughly enjoyed!!

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your kind review. We are hidden away a little of the Main roads but it is always nice to know that people see our sign and come to see what we are about. It so pleasing when we receive kind reviews as our staff always look at reviews people leave it gives them a boost and... More 

Wakefield
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit here and it won't be our last. We called in for a drink and decided to try the Carvery. Even though it was extremely busy the landlady went out of her way to find us a table. The Carvery itself was delicious, the meat was tender and the veg were cooked perfectly. We didn't feel... More 

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed you Carvery and visit to our pub. We do try to make sure everyone is looked after to the best of our ability, our staff are young but very hard working. Thank you so much again and hope to see you again. More 

yorkshire england
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had heard about the Rustic Arms from someone who had been there one afternoon so out shopping we decided to call for lunch. The car park was just about empty so was unsure whether to go in. I went to look and found just 2 tables occupied. So of course not much atmosphere..we decided to stay and give it... More 

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay in responding to your review, may we thank you for popping in to have a bite to eat also thank you for your kind review. We do agree our pub could do with an up lift to say the least. We have been here just over 3 yrs and have only managed to refurb the function... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Decided to call in for a meal good choice. Great location right by a fishing lake perfect setting for a couple of drinks in the beer garden. Meals are great value could pick no problems friendly staff. Would advise to get there early in the summer months.

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you called in and enjoyed your visit. It is a lovely pub, we have great gardens for the families. We do get busy In the summer months when the sun is out, just the place to be for a family. Thank you again for your kind review and look forward... More 

UK Lincoln
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The mixed reviews are probably about right, there is much good in this pub, but let down a bit by the variability of the food and service. There is a great area for little ones and it is safely enclosed leaving Mum and Dad free to relax a bit. The staff were all friendly and attentive, but we hit a... More 

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therusticarms2012, Manager at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we do take every review seriously and thank you for your rating. However you were a party of 9/11 and with this amount of people we do ask for a pre order as our food is cooked freshly, you did decline this offer as you said you were quite willing to wait so... More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The regular menu in this charming pub/restaurant is impressive - albeit a bit pricey. However the seniors menu is remarkable - good value and excellent food. Rustic views plus attentive service. The only downside is the limited proper beer choices.

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on the 5th March, We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your rating. Our staff do read all Trip Advisor reviews so we can improve on Service etc. We have this last year added an extra cast ale and do hope to put further guest ale in the future. Thank... More 

stoke on trent
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Lovely setting. Great location for a family meal good service. Tables are spotless staff very friendly and helpful. Good choice for beers.

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are really happy you enjoyed your time at The Rustic Arms. More 

Hemsworth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit on Saturday (21st) as we've not visited for a few years, and what a pleasant visit it was! We were only going for a drink, but decided to try a meal too. I went for the hunters chicken and my partner had the burger and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. All staff were polite and... More 

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are happy you enjoyed your meal and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just returned from a fabulous 'couples' menu and would strongly recommend it. Paid £30 in total for a gorgeous 3 course meal and a carafe of wine. Excellent value, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Would certainly recommend and will be returning with a couple of friends.

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therusticarms2012, Owner at The Rustic Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments we are very happy you enjoyed the Couples Menu and we will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Long Lane | Ackworth, Pontefract, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Pontefract
  • Phone Number: +44 1977 705673

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 23
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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