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The Rum Runner

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Wharf Road, Retford, England
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Amazing Pub - Delicious Well Priced Food!

I can't rave about this pub enough, such a warm friendly atmosphere, great selection of ales & the food is the best food around! All homemade and fresh - well priced too! We eat here most weeks and there is always a varied selection to choose from on the menus and specials board. Sue the Chef is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Retford_Lady
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Retford, Notts
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Retford, Notts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't rave about this pub enough, such a warm friendly atmosphere, great selection of ales & the food is the best food around! All homemade and fresh - well priced too! We eat here most weeks and there is always a varied selection to choose from on the menus and specials board. Sue the Chef is great at meeting... More 

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Thank Retford_Lady
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Have visited this pub three times in the last month. Great friendly atmosphere, great beer selection and a really nice selection of dishes on the menu, especially the 'specials' - some you won't see elsewhere. Highly recommended

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Thank Maudibe
Nottinghamshire
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Just had yet one more perfect meal at the Rum Runner! Warm welcome guaranteed whatever time of day, from Jon and his staff. Our late lunch was superb, in fact it was restaurant standard at a good pub price! We love you all, but especially Sue, the brilliant chef!! We'll be back!

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Thank KillerQueen59
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great ale, friendly local pub, delicious hand-cooked food. I recommend the sandwiches they have on their lunch menu, particularly the chicken tikka one. The chips are also very tasty!

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Thank Melissa A
Retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Simply great , down to earth pub with loads of character , check out the art at the rear . Well famous gates not to be missed .

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Thank Nick L
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went there on recommendation from a friend - so glad we did. Great real ale, wonderful food (great value) & amazing staff, atmosphere & setting. Will be returning soon I can promise.

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1 Thank Gary P
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

I've always like the Rum Runner and it's always been a good pub. A nice choice available and polite and friendly staff. Could do with a lick of paint.

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1 Thank Jodie N
Lamalou-les-Bains, France
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Good food, reasonably priced. Lovely roast beef sandwich. Friendy staff. Very handy for the railway station. Nice canal walk.

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Thank susan b
rotherham
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

we visited Retford for the first time. my wife and i are in our fifties and stopped to have some lunch. the pub is decorated to make your feel at ease and the service was excellent. There is a good range of real ales and ciders at competitive prices. The variety of menu choice caters for everyones needs and taste... More 

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Thank smithyRotherham
Retford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had not been here for a few years. Visted midweek and found the welcome most warm and friendly( even was asked what music we would like to hear on the sound system) There was a nice selection of real ale and were given the chance to try before you buy. The beer was well served and the bar staff knew... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharf Road, Retford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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