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The Rum Runner

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

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  • 47
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Pub, a real gem!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Gary P
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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Lamalou-les-Bains, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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

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rotherham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great pub good food great people friendly staff great real ales .nothing was to much trouble afain the food was topclass fresh tasty and well presented.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Love this place and the beer and the lot! End of! Dog friendly too! I would sink a few in here everyday if I could. This place is brilliant!

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Lincolnshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had an excellent lunchtime meal on Sunday. Although all four of us were vegan the meal was well presented and tasty, which is unusual for vegan pub food. Further, the ambience and friendliness of the staff could not have been bettered. Non veggies during this visit were equally impressed. Highly recommended.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Good selection of real ales. really enjoyed the Castle Rock beers. Friendly staff and good beer garden.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Love the 'local pub/community' atmosphere that the rum runner provides. Staff are always friendly and welcoming and the food is beautiful. I would recommend calling in to anyone visiting.

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Additional Information about The Rum Runner

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

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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: English, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?