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“Cracking night”
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The Moth & Lantern
Ranked #4 of 10 Retford B&B and Inns
Kirton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Cracking night”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

You know what, it's not perfect but we can live with that! It's unpretentious and the owners couldn't be more accommodating if they tried. Unlike some of the negative people we don't go to places to inspect the toilets and creep around on top of the wardrobe looking for rubbish to write and pull places down. It's clean and tidy and the food is hot, edible and plentiful and all served with a smile. We went in a group and spent the evening laughing and giggling and all enjoyed it immensely so what more do you want? If your looking for bistro then go to a bistro but if your looking for affordable then this will do just fine. We will certainly go back. Top marks mr and mrs landlord

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Whilst we didn't stop at the Moth & Lantern we called in there for a meal, the food was good home cooking made to order, we had 3 courses all of which were well presented & plentiful, we enjoyed our night so much we are booked in again before Xmas & again in the New Year

  • Stayed September 2013
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Retford Notts
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had an excellent night here Sat 14th. The hog roast was excellent value for money the chips were to die for. Really large portions. Then to top it off we were offered a free desert.
Nothing was too much trouble for the landlord and lady.
We were entertained by a talented local band Blueprint who played blues rock through the night.
Recomend you give it a try.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed here for my partners birthday we got a great offer and had a lovely stay. The landlord and landlady were very welcoming and friendly, and went out of there way to please. The hogg roast was fantastic and pudding after was delightfull :) breakfast was lovely and plenty of choice.Rooms were clean and tidy,Great value for money, and the band on in the evening were great! we look forward to visiting again soon and as it is a family friendly pub we will bring our daughter next time.We would like to thank you for your hospitality and warm friendly welcome and making sure we enjoyed our stay. Thank you see you soon Theresa and George :)

Room Tip: Good sized rooms for all your needs and very quiet location.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

hello jay do u still own this pub dont no weather u rember me danny worked in the power sation stayed with use for a while loved it there might come down for a trip soon stay over see every1 rember that burger i bought that lad if he eat it haha funny times

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I stayed at this b&b last week and i have to say.. i didn't have a problem. Me and my mother in law stayed the night and arrived just after 9pm. The landlord was welcoming and even offered to cook us food, despite it being late. The young lady behind the bar was ignorant and ignored us when we arrived and sat down for dinner, but i can't hold it against the landlord. The room was clean and comfortable. Would definitely return. Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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overseal
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We used the B&B as a base to visit our daughter in nearby Retford. The room was very basic and in need of a refurb, but was spotlessly clean.Flat tv with free view and ample tea and coffee. I would have liked a bed side light. But for the money paid (£40) for a double room, you can not exspect the same as what you get in an £80 room. The bed was quite comfortable. The breakfast was £6 each and very good value and was cooked well.
I think the B&B is value for money and fine to use as a base, but if you're looking for comfort and good views then pay more and go somewhere else.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Moth & Lantern
Address: Town Street, Retford DN22 0EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Retford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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