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“Very dissapointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Rufford

The Rufford
335 Chesterfield Road South., Mansfield NG19 7ES, England
01623 623286
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Ranked #83 of 135 Restaurants in Mansfield
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Vegetarian, English, Pub, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very dissapointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

First impressions- walked in there was no one there, the table has glasses on and was dirty. Ordered our meals, for starters we ordered nachos and breaded mushrooms, after waiting half an hour only one starter turned up, the nachos had been microwaved for that long that they had stuck to the bowl, the salad with the breaded mushrooms tasted like fairy liquid and the mushrooms where watery, the manager sent both starters back and received a fresh one, the nachos had a small inprovement the breaded mushrooms was very well done, i then ordered a latte and the saucer was dirty. Staff looked miserable although the manager was very helpful and only been there 5 days. On the plus side the mains and dessert was very nice.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food, no service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Arrived at the Rufford today fully expected to have an enjoyable afternoon meal. Started out okay, but after 45 minutes we had to ask if the main course is going to be served; didn't realise that they had to catch the cow in the fields before they can start to prepare the meal. Or at least it felt that long! This is also the first pub were serving jelly and ice-cream took 30 minutes. . .must be really special jelly.
The food was nice though, just not sure it is worth the wait.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bag of poo”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Miserable staff, rubbish service! Disgusting grease ridden food!!! Fullof tramps! Kids running riot!! Manky looking chef!!! Ransid smell to place!! High chairs were grubby & full of old food!!Stay well away!! Overall .... Dirty!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“local pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Family type pub and restaurant, average food, play area for children with plenty of parking. Has a small bar area away from the restaurant if you wanted a quiet drink. Real Ale night held upstairs occasionally.

Visited August 2012
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“My Local .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My husband and I dine at The Rufford at least twice a month. We always had excellent hot food. As my husband has a guide dog the staff always ask if the dog requires water to drink. We even had our charity christmas dinner there last year. Very good value. The only down side is the provision of special diets e.g. Gluten free and no lactose diets. There should be advertised more widely. A good meal on the whole.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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