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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large group of us spent the weekend here, some of us camping and some of us in B&B. All of us were very impressed at how accommodating the Landlord and Landlady are, along with everybody else. We had a rock band booked for us, which were amazing. The food was fantastic, well cooked and very good value for money.... More 

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Vienne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Arrived around 9pm and the welcoming hosts cooked us a meal. The room was very spacious though basic, and the bed very comfortable, offering a great night's sleep. Would definitely recommend the cooked breakfast!

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Normally this accommodation would not attract a rating of 4 from me, however we were specifically looking for a very low cost room for a last minute stay in the area. At £40 for a Double room for the night (not including breakfast) the cost met our requirements and was considerably less expensive than anything else available in the area,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Stayed at the Moth again this year between Christmas and New Year. As usual the hosts Jay and Lynn were extremely welcoming. I was on my own this time but I was still given a double room which was fresh and clean with new furnishings. The bar was warm and welcoming and the locals made me feel at home. Had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Now then we're do I start. The moth is brilliant I've had many many amazing stays and heavy nights lol here, owners, staff - food and entertainment super dooper. Always very welcoming and happy to see you. And as others on here have said the portions are fantastic, as being a big biker thats just perfect or just greedy he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We returned to the Moth for the weekend, great food (make sure you're hungry !!) and friendly staff. Especially pro bike so if you're out on a ride out or you belong to a club, pop by and arrange a bike night - out side stage & BBQ pit will make the evening a good one ! Well worth the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The accommodation is basic, but not lacking. The food is excellent and the service quick and responsive. The owners were pleasant, and happy to check me in despite arriving earlier than expected. The rooms and bar are clean and pleasant spaces. A nice trip to celebrate an anniversary. The menu is mostly typical pub grub, with a few unusual additions.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Well on arrival we checked in and the lady at the bar up graded us and gave us a special code so we went to our room after a hard days work well what a dump the room smells of damp and and had 4 way power leads plagged in allover and the bath room looked like something off a... More 

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mothandlantern, Owner at The Moth & Lantern, responded to this review

We have now completely refurbished this room, extending the ensuite, installing new floor/wall tiles, a new shower, a new basin and a new toilet, redecorated throughout, replaced the carpet, re-wired and installed power points at all strategic points, replaced the single bed and all bedding. Please see photographs titled "room 2". More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Booked a night's stay, the accomodation is at the side and seperate from the pub, I was greeted by the lady owner who made me feel very comfortable. The room was lovely, an on-suit shower room which was nice and clean, the bed was very comfortable, tea and coffee facilities were good. The cooked breakfast was delicious with plenty of... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Basic accommodation. Excellent food, and plenty of it. All requests met. Helpful staff. Super venue for motorcycle rally, offering both camping and accommodation on site. Highly recommend the hog roast.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Moth and Lantern is a quiet country pub and restaurant with a detached 8 bedroom guest house. All bedrooms are en-suite. Just 15 minutes east of Retford and 5 minutes from Sundown Childrens Adventure Land.Free parking, free Wi-FI in the pub/restaurant.Sky Sports available in the pub. Freeview (70+channels) available in guest house bedrooms. All food is homemade and represents excellent value for money. Accommodation costs are quoted without breakfast and start from £20.00 per person per night. Breakfast is £6.00 extra per night per person. We are a family run establishment and always make sure our guests are made and feel welcome. We pride ourselves on good quality services at value prices. We regret that pets are not allowed to stay in our Guesthouse ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moth & Lantern

Address: Town St, Retford DN22 0EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford
Price Range: $41 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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