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The Rustic Arms

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7 Long Lane | Ackworth, Pontefract, England
+44 1977 705673
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Families with children

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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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  • Late Night
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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yorkshire england
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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
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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 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

ate here with my fiancée on the 14/2. I hade the rump stake and she had the beer battered fish, both were very nice, however the chips that came with them were a little under cooked. the landlord and staff were very polite and helpful. overall enjoyable but don't know if will eat there again

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

Thank you for your review, We do take into consideration every comment. We have informed the Chefs of you comment on the chips please except our apology. We thank you for your visit and your rating. Kind regards Caroline Filer More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

First visit today. Dropped in for lunch. I had the lamb chops and they were superb! My susband was ver pleased with "bacon" egg and chips. I had a pudding, blackberry tart, which was homemade, beautifully presented and tasted loveky. We'll certainly be returning

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

Hi thank you so much for your kind comments. We are very please your all enjoyed your food, thank you again for calling into our country pub and look forward to you next visit. More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After stumbling across the Rustic Arms when lost whilst walking last week, we were heartened by the homeliness of the place and the friendliness of the staff, so we decided to travel back from York this week (not covered in mud this time) to sample the food. It was well worth the return visit. We were aware of a waiting... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you stumbled a cross ourcountry pub and enjoy our home cooked food. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again for you kind remarks. 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 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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