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The Gate Inn

Smeath Lane, Clarborough, Retford DN22 9JW, England
+44 1777 703397
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (16 reviews)
“ciabatta” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (9 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Smeath Lane, Clarborough, Retford DN22 9JW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food is good staff are lovely. Had the steak sandwich and burger for lunch. Great value for money. And such a great place for dog walking and sitting outside with your furry friends.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was server fast and the ambient was calm. It is a pub and restaurant. Owners are very flexible and allow us to have some drinks outside before the main meal. They were very friendly. We were 3 adults and 2 children and with...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely birthday meal this evening with family. Food is absolutely delightful can not fault it, everyone enjoyed their meals. The service was brilliant nothing was too much, trouble very warm welcome by the kindest sweetest man such a great character who really made...More

1  Thank gemma s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location is lovely and the food was quite good so you're probably wondering why the negative review...read on ... Visited in late August on our aniversary one of the very few times a year we actually get to go out as a couple due to...More

1  Thank Cowgirl1112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service food and beer and very friendly staff that make you feel welcome. The specials board is superb and so is the selection from the main menu. Prices are very reasonable for this type of experience.

1  Thank jarvo114
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having read about the Gate Inn on Tripadvisor we decided to pay it a visit today. What a delightful change to be greeted and made to feel welcome when we entered the establishment. We settled outside, close to the canal and watched the longboats gliding...More

Thank jennyastra
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been to The Gate for ages but it was a sunny day and we wanted to sit out and have a pub meal. I'm so glad we did, the food was amazing. Good portions, good quality food, very well cooked and presented. Service excellent....More

Thank _nic_t82
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Love taking the family here for sunday lunch, the food is lovely along with excellent service from Rolnando and his staff, also had a few evening meals ...would highly recommend .

Thank glyn s
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We called in for Sunday lunch after looking at trip advisor for a suitable venue. Although we hadn't booked, and the venue was busy, a table was found for us. My wife had a lovely carvery, while I was able to choose from the main...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This was our first visit and it didn't disappoint staff great and lovely welcome from fernando will definitely visit again thankyou

Thank Lindaknights_12
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March 21, 2016|
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Response from Dolly S | Reviewed this property |
According to their Facebook page Mon/Tues they are open 5-11pm. On 27th March it changes....looks like they are open every day 12-11pm.
Jo H H H
December 17, 2015|
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Response from cotgarth | Reviewed this property |
Not been for a while so cannot say for sure, but the usually had at least one veggie option... you will need to give them a call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smeath Lane, Clarborough, Retford DN22 9JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford  >  Clarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 703397
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Contemporary canal-side gastropub, in rural Nottinghamshire, serving bar snacks, a full restaurant menu and daily specials.
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