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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

a real full English, freshly made to order, toast, coffee, fresh fruit and cereals or yogurt if you wanted them. Wonderful!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

Wonderful traditional pub, with a welcome and friendly atmosphere. Good pub menu covering something for all , including a good vegan choice. The food was very well cooked and hearty portion sizes. This place in winter would be very cosy, as had a good sized...opan fireplace. Is has car park and small outdoor seating area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

We were in the area looking at a car to purchase and came across the River Don Tavern for dinner. Excellent food and friendly service. It was that good, when we returned to pick the car up the following day we dined there again.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

My husband and I came in for Sunday dinner and I got to say the carvery is the best I've ever had!! It's all home cooked locally sourced food and it tasted amazing the chef and owner is fantastic and the staff all make you...feel welcome as soon as you walk through the doorMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic evening, lovely atmosphere and a relaxing non rushed meal. The food was amazing and the portion size was reasonable. Great service and value for money.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Very pleasant staff, a decent menu (including, unusually, a wide selection for veggies!), and low prices. Thoroughly recommended and great value

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely place where the owners as well as staff are welcoming, friendly, polite and sociable, food there is great and plenty

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Came for the sunday carvery. Great choice of 3 meats, more vegetables than i can remember. Lovely gravy, yorkshires and 2 types of stuffing. Great meal for kids too. Friendly service from the chef, keep up the great work guys

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I stayed for one night whilst working in the Grimsby/Scunthorpe area for a couple of days. My single room was fine with some lovely touches (delicious biscuits, a useful sewing kit, gorgeous soft towels...). The bedroom desk afforded ample space to work and it was...lovely and peaceful all evening and beyond. My en suite seemed relatively new and the warm shower couldn't be faulted. I didn't venture into the bar but the plethora of gins available were seriously tempting! Breakfast is served at just about anytime that suits and wow what a breakfast! A table of cereal, fruit, yoghurt, juice, toast etc to start followed by a hot breakfast of one's choosing. My Lincolnshire sausages were sumptuous and the service couldn't have been friendlier. I'd like to have stayed longer but I said my goodbyes and headed for Scunthorpe (about a 20 min drive). Very reasonably priced and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The tavern is a hive of activity, food to die for, dogs welcome, breakfast provided (with an option of packed lunch as an alternative) packed lunches were fabulous. The accommodation is in a different building which has been purposely built. The rooms are a good...size with drink making facilities and a fridge. The whole setup is brilliant and the staff are 2nd to none. A thoroughly enjoyable 5 days.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The first thing you see when you eat is your knife and fork, I have eaten 3 times here and every time we have had dirty crockery and the cheapest miss match I have ever hade put in front of me , it's been nearly...2 years since I last visited and I said then I would never eat their again, but I have and it was worse than last time . The food was just awfull , if I'm paying nearly £18 for a steak I expect a fork that doesn't bend & with our other meals at least a matching knife and fork not something resembling something discarded from a greasy Joe's Does the proprietor not know he can buy a first class crockery setting from Asda , Tescoes, Argos , for round about £7, but even then they won't make the food taste or look any better, if they must fill your plate to capacity At least use plates big enough for what you put on them instead of piling items on top of each other. The overall impression we got was, cheap produce, served with cheap utensils. Will I go again to eat their again Absolutely not ,I'd sooner give my money to a charity.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have always said people expect too much from carvery, they are what they are and no where near fine dining. For what you pay here it is good value and for a pleasant change carved and served by someone who obviously cares about his...customers and what they want. The meal was ok and to be honest slightly better than the average pub carvery although I found it a tad cold. The big let down here is the ambiance or lack of it. The dining room is very dated and not at all welcoming. Coffee is very well served and just how I like it so top marks for that and the staff who were very pleasant and accomadating. The place needs some investment and I am sure that will come as I got a feeling this is very much a work in progress. Enjoyed our visit here and hopefully the owners will go on and improve it further by upgrading the dining area which I a, sure will pack this place out.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Booked in here for a 2 night stay with a friend for the 1940's weekend at nearby Crowle. The rooms were in a separate building to the back of the car park behind the pub and were very nice. Modern and clean with plenty of...room. Usual tea/coffee facilities etc. What I liked was the fact that it was lovely and quiet and looked over the car park. Area to sit outside at the back if you wanted. The breakfast was lovely, very well cooked (poached eggs were perfect) and the proprietor was friendly and chatty. My only gripe was that I booked through booking.com and the price quoted was lower than the price I actually paid, although I didn't realise this until I checked the paperwork afterwards. I think we paid extra for the breakfast when it should have been included. Saying that, we have re-booked for next year and I would recommend this to fellow travellers.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Perhaps some of the best value food for many a mile. Gordon would be very upset if anyone went away hungry. Realale always available. Friendly staff, friendly landlord and friendly locals.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

The pub is very friendly and the food is excellent. I would highly recommend the staff are very friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: February 2016
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River Don Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5