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“Funeral Venue” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 281 Restaurant and Rooms

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281 Restaurant and Rooms
Ranked #3 of 14 Mansfield B&B and Inns
Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Funeral Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Having been recommened 281 for a funeral gathering When we enquired the main room was already booked, felt so dissapointed as it looked an ideal venue. Lisa suggested the bar area as we were only expecting about 20 to attend. It was perfect a good buffet selection food. Lovely surroundings the bar area was well decorated and was a very pleasent relaxing room. Although another funeral came in to the main room later it did not affect us in any way at all, the staff were quite able to cope with the two events . Good parking. friendly staff. Excellent and as others have said before - would recommend without reservation. Thank you Lisa for making it an enjoyable afternoon under the sad circumstances.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 47diana6
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thank you for writing the comment, we are pleased we could accommodate your needs.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

We held a surprise birthday party at 281, everything went perfect, the staff was fantastic, te function room was very clean and set out just right, great food all nice and fresh and plenty to go around

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tatty62
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Glad you had a great 60th birthday party.
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

This is a gem of a restaurant on the outskirts of Mansfield .Highly recommended if you are in the area. The B&B has been refurbished by the new owners to a very high standard. The lounge bar and restaurant have been tastefully done giving a warm and relaxed ambiance. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the service was excellent. The restaurant meal was superb with a very varied and interesting menu. Having travelled throughout the country I would rank this very highly. Don't miss out in dining here if you are in the area

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vlandy
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Lisa G, Owner at 281 Restaurant and Rooms, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, its very much appreciated.
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Kirkby in Ashfield
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CraigandJade
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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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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank snow25
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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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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Pugsons
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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
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Digalnw
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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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Additional Information about 281 Restaurant and Rooms

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 14 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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