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281 Restaurant and Rooms
Ranked #3 of 13 Mansfield B&B and Inns
Kirkby in Ashfield
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50 reviews
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“Top notch food and great interior, made 2nd booking!”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Great friendly and pro service. Lovely surroundings in the bar, decorated to a very high standard and looks great. The dining room only has 8 or so tables, and again looks great. Food cooked and tasted spot on, and no complaints at all. Went on Groupon deal but would have happily paid full price, and as such have booked again for Mother's Day.
Just one negative, and that is the price of some of the drinks. £4.90 for single gin and tonic is far too expensive.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you we look forward to seeing you on Mothers day.
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High Wycombe
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Booked 2 rooms (1 double, 1 twin) for family members attending a funeral on a Friday night (actually on Valentine's Day). Rooms were well appointed and clean. We had an evening meal for 8 people, food was very good - broccoli soup was declared "excellent", for mains we had Nottinghamshire pie, fish, lamb, pork and risotto, all of which seemed to go down well. There was not an enormous choice, but that's no bad thing in my opinion. Again a restricted wine choice, but the white and red we had were both very nice. Desserts were also good. There was an excellent guitarist playing (I was a bit concerned it might be intrusive, but he played some lovely stuff). Breakfast the following morning was wholesome and relaxed. Altogether would recommend 281 if you want to stay in Mansfield.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for your comments they are important to us.
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

We went to 281 last night, we had purchased a groupon however this place had been recommended for us to try.
The menu is small but still something for everyone & very reasonably priced. The food was beautifully presented & perfectly cooked. I personally like my wine & the wine list again is very limited but again they have a couple of options for each type of wine.
The owner made time to come & speak to us & she was very friendly. It's obviously being refurbished & it's being done to a high standard.
I will definitely be a returning customer in the future.
Thank you for a lovely evening.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Glad you enjoyed your evening with us, hopefully see you again soon.
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Upon arrival wasn't really greeted with any enthusiasm. The manageress didn't even crack a smile or make any eye contact. Didn't feel welcome one bit. We was going to eat in the restaurant but decided to go elsewhere for this reason.
The lad serving breakfast in the morning was very polite and welcoming though.
The rooms where nice and clean and decorated nice enough but the hallways leading to them could do with updating.
Expensive enough considering was a Mon night.
Upon checking out was again greater my the manageress who was sat eating breakfast at reception. She had no idea, how she made manager I don't know.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your feed back its very important to us for our continual customer service improvement.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Booked the function room here for our son's 21st birthday party and had a really enjoyable experience, a number of guests attending the party commented on how nice the room looked and it was really well laid out.

We chose the set meal option, and for the price the food was excellent with a good selection of choices for each course appealing to all tastes. It was refreshing that the sundry items such as wine, tea/coffee, and cheese and biscuits were of similarly good value.

Service was efficient and unobtrusive without fuss, and the pace of the service between courses was pitched just about right, feeling neither rushed or unduly slow. The attention we received whilst making arrangements for the evening was courteous and professional giving confidence that all would be well on the night.

We would certainly consider coming back here in the future and can whole heartedly recommend it if you have the requirement for a function room.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed your celebration.
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Bodicote, Oxfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We stay here when visiting family in Mansfield, we were there Friday 15th till 17th nov, we had a very comfortable newly refurbished room (very nice) we booked a meal Saturday evening and wasn't disappointed the food was well cooked, nicely presented and staff very attentive without being intrusive. We would recommend the hotel if you are looking value for money, friendly staff and good food then it's here you need to be!!
Thank you we will certainly be returning.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments,we are pleased you enjoyed your weekend with us and hope to see you again in the future.
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Compelled to write my first review on trip advisor as 281 so disappointing. Stayed one night in Room 205 which was little more than a broom cupboard; soulless, cold, wallpaper peeling off the walls. No wardrobe for clothes, no bath (shower and toilet only) and the plumbing was noisy. The bed was clean and breakfast was fine.

The receptionist was unsmiling, unfriendly and unapologetic. On leaving, I said “by the way, there was no soap in the shower” (pretty essential to any hotel, I’d have thought) and she said “oh, that’s okay - the cleaners will put some in today”

Needless to say, I shan’t be rushing back...

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Thank you for your feed back, we are sorry that you were disappointed with your stay at our hotel.
We are in the process of refurbishing all the rooms 205 which is one of our budget singles has had a new en suite with just a shower fitted due to space.
The decoration of the room is on our programme.
We do hope you will come and stay with us again in any of our refurbished rooms,subject to availability.
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Property: 281 Restaurant and Rooms
Address: 281-283 Nottingham Road, Mansfield NG18 4SE, England
Region: 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 #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Mansfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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