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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

its gone down hill because new people got it now very bad food im not going there again carvery was so bad and my family was dissappointed with the food !!!!!! DONT GOING THERE VERY BAD FOOD DONT EAT FROM THE RFORD PUD ITS

Thank Kelly S
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This out of all the places I have eaten as got to be the worse, food is uncooked , cold and mushy, the meat was like seafood 🤔, staff where more interested in there little gang at the end of the bar to care about customers..... would advise anybody never to enter this building

Thank Timmy G
Gareth W, Manager at The Rufford, responded to this review

Hi Timmy, If you would be kind enough to either email us at Rufford.mansfield@phoenixpub.co.uk or call us on 01623 623286 so I can discuss the details of your visit. Regards Gareth More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called today for OAP carvery. at just £3.49 this was very good value. Beef and Turkey were both well cooked and tender, a big improvement on previous visits when I have been critical of the both overcooked and undercooked veg and meats. If it remains at this higher standard I will continue to eat at this local carvery

Thank pyctet
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid a visit today, on the off chance this place had improved. The steak was 1/3 fat with over cooked fries , the flat bread was more of a flat brick (to hard to cut or chew) clearly over cooked to within a inch of its life, coated in cheese and realy not much attention to detail as the cucumber... More 

1 Thank Cara B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Will not recommend . Had a caravary and it was all bland , gravy like water ,roast potatoes hard as was the veg . Only nice thing I can say is the staff was nice .

1 Thank lucy1992Mc
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Rufford this lunchtime & decided to have £3.99 carveries. We were given ample meat which was very nice & of course we put as many vegetables on our plate as we wanted. Couldn't fault it for value for money. The staff were very pleasant.

Thank gerrypam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here yesterday for a family meal and I can honestly say it was the worst meal I have ever had. Will not be returning anytime soon. Used to come here all the time and I can definitely tell it's gone down hill. As a family off 13 adults and 5 kids none off us enjoyed it very cold,... More 

2 Thank Kirsty K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was revolting wasn't cooked staff servicing food wasn't polite looked miserable, gravy was like water all round load of rubbish won't be returning again

1 Thank Billybob1144
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came today 26.01.17 it was our grandsons 18th and he wanted a carvery,the food was top notch the food was better than ever and larger yorkshires,was the best beef ever,the staff were friendly and made sure everything was good for us. So a massive Thank You to all involved the atmosphere was amazing can't wait to come again :) A... More 

Thank Carol L
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a meal last week , they stopped doing the 5 pound meal with carvery and desert , even though its was still showing on line , a few hours before we arrived . It seems ashame they cant honour it as the place was dead and there was 10 of us . The staff prefered to chat... More 

Thank Daniel E

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?