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The Rum Runner

Bar, British, Pub
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Wharf Road, Retford DN22 6EN, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Retford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Never heard anything bad about the rum runner, yet heard nothing that it's the place to be either! Olde pub with three separate rooms and outside seating, toilets are always nice and clean if a little cramped ( gents) cider and beer Is nice from here, it's always worth a pint in here.... However on this particular night outside did... More 

Thank Matt4orpe
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Another delightful pub that we have visited on our jaunts. Had several real ales on tap and the ones I had, I certainly have no trouble in recommending coming here.

Thank carol j
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

First of all let me say that the beer they serve here is first class. I can't fault them on that. We ate here for lunch several years ago and had a very acceptable bite to eat. I remember several people saying it was a good place to go so we went back there. While we did not eat on... More 

Thank Jan W
Retford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We've had a few meals here, particularly when going to Retford Little Theatre over the road. The food is good, service excellent and beer to die for.

Thank port-nou
Retford, Notts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 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 

Thank Retford_Lady
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 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

Thank Maudibe
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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!

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!

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 .

Thank Nick L
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, Retford DN22 6EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?