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“Fourth visit - impressed with the new decor”

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281 Restaurant and Rooms
Ranked #2 of 14 Mansfield B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I have stayed here each year from 2011 while our disabled son is staying overnight at Portland College for their annual reunion (and 281 was recommended by the college). We drive up from Kent so it's a hectic weekend. This makes us the more glad of a comfortable bed in a pleasant room. The new decoration is tasteful and pleasant - and the bed as comfortable as ever! The breakfast was as good as ever as well. Pleasant staff in Reception and in the dining hall. Best of all was only a minimal rise in the cost from last year.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Veronica H
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for your comments we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have stayed here most weeks since Sept 2013 through my job. I have yet to be disappointed. The staff are 1st class, polite, nothing ever a hassle. Food is excellent quality and superb value. I've been made to feel one of the family and will return for personal stays without hesitation. Well done to all at 281.

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Thank john1susan
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for your kind comments, glad we could accommodate by serving the best pancakes ever!

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stay here each time we visit family, the food and the service is great, the staff are always very polite and friendly, the room is always clean and tidy, we had the family visit for an evening meal with us and with us was our two year old granddaughter, a high chair was made available for her, she was a little noisy so apologies to the other guests! The staff were brilliant, thank you everyone.

Stayed: April 2014
Thank Jacquiemoss
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you when you visit your family again.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We planned to meet friends here on Good Friday for a drink and food in the bar. After looking at the menu online I was excited to try the 'signature' scallops. We arrived to be told that food was being served but it was curry night so the usual menu wasn't on which is fair enough. We didn't fancy curry but ordered a drink anyway whilst we came up with a new plan. Having had a late lunch we decided that we'd be happy enough with crisps, nuts and olives so went to the bar to order. The girl behind the bar went to check with the chef and came back to tell us that although they did in fact have nuts and olives, it was curry night so apparently they couldn't serve us these pretty standard bar snacks. Now, it's not a big deal, we ended up going to Il Rosso down the road and spending £50 with them instead but I just find it very strange that any business would turn down a sale. If we had been sold the snacks we would have stayed for more drinks and enjoyed the live music in the bar. A nice setting but not very accommodating staff.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank WhencanIgoback
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for your comment, we will address this for the future theme nights.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

My partner and I had supper here on Easter Saturday evening. We had purchased a Groupon, but the menu is very reasonable and we will return. The food was excellent and the portion size just right. The menu is not extensive but there was a good choice with something for everyone. I had been here before some years ago and it has been very tastefully refurbished since then. A really lovely meal in nice surroundings. We will return and will recommend 281 to friends.

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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for your kind comments,we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited here on Saturday after buying a groupon. We ate in the bar area as the restaurant as fully booked, but this was very tastefully decorated and we were more than happy with our surroundings. Our meal was lovely, one of the best meals we have had in restaurants recently. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definitely visit again when we are in the area

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed the food and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Having been recommened 281 for a funeral gathering When we enquired the main room was already booked, felt so dissapointed as it looked an ideal venue. Lisa suggested the bar area as we were only expecting about 20 to attend. It was perfect a good buffet selection food. Lovely surroundings the bar area was well decorated and was a very pleasent relaxing room. Although another funeral came in to the main room later it did not affect us in any way at all, the staff were quite able to cope with the two events . Good parking. friendly staff. Excellent and as others have said before - would recommend without reservation. Thank you Lisa for making it an enjoyable afternoon under the sad circumstances.

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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Thank you for writing the comment, we are pleased we could accommodate your needs.

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Additional Information about 281 Restaurant and Rooms

Address: 281-283 Nottingham Road, Mansfield NG18 4SE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Mansfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mansfield
Price Range: $114 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 281 Restaurant and Rooms 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
281 Restaurant & rooms Hotel is rated 3-star by the Tourism Council. All rooms are en-suite, with digital TV. We aim to provide, comfortable rooms, home cooked food and a warm welcome. We are within a 10 minutes drive of Hollinwell, Coxmoor and Sherwood golf clubs. ... more   less 
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