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The Rufford

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335 Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield NG19 7ES, England
+44 1623 623286
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live local so go to this pub regularly with my family, the food is really bad and doesn't really resemble what the menu says. They always get your order wrong so you very rarely eat together has a family. I'm guessing that the chef has no qualifications and just doesn't care what is presented. You can tell that absolutely... More 

Thank lolarocksws
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for Sunday lunch as we live fairly near what a mistake I did not think meat could be cut so thin without using a bacon slicer it was so thin you cold not taste it with gravy on. poor selection of lukewarm veg no cauliflower , cabbage or broccoli but sweet corn on a Sunday lunch are they joking.... More 

3 Thank fishyjohn55
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was hoping for the carvery but the food looked stale, tried to find a member of staff to serve us for ages and it wasn't very busy. Eventually someone came and ordered off normal menu but the food was awful decided to pay and leave and never to return. Place was dirty food left on the floor and tables not... More 

2 Thank dee7321
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent carvery. Not eaten here before, impromptu stop whilst passing. So often carvery veg is dry shrivvled and unappetising..not here! Well done team! Even managed to force a pudding in...oops!

2 Thank ryn773
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

23:05 Myself, my husband and my 2 children visited tonight to try out the new menu and I have to say, the food was lovely, the staff were friendly and helpful and it was a lovely evening. OMG the Yorkshire puddings were fab, nice to see real home made Yorkshire puds have replaced the hard pre made ones they used... More 

4 Thank Leighanne L
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out off all the local eateries this is beyond the worst , it needs a good clean and not just a wiz round in a morning either , the food is poor , so many carvery places in the area and they need to raise the bar , the manager is a complete and utter pig , and he should... More 

9 Thank Asta Alexandra N
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was revolting, customer service is despicable, the manager is awful! Plates were dirty, the drinks didn't taste great either! Stay clear of this awful place!

3 Thank Helen C
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say how utterly disappointing our visit was. The food was tepid, but I could've put up with that had it just been stuck in a microwave for a couple of minutes. But the attitude of the staff was just terrible, I only asked for hot food, obviously my complaint was just not allowed. Ok their loss, plenty... More 

3 Thank pavjohn
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I have had many meals here and it is hit and miss on the quality... I had a small complaint about the english mustard... I put mustard on my meal and it had a tang to it, I called one of the girls over and she came over took my meal away.. I waited 10 mins without a meal, the... More 

11 Thank Toposhtocamp
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We attended an engagement party here and I have to say that the standard of food presented was excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient. Having read the comments posted by other diners, I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised by the quality. This is a good venue if you're considering a celebration.

1 Thank hootiejohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Bar, British, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield NG19 7ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Mansfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1623 623286

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