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“Was sadly disappointed...”
Review of The Birches

The Birches
Ranked #17 of 96 Restaurants in Retford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Retford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Was sadly disappointed...”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

After so many good reports and recommendations I was really looking forward to my meal arriving. When it arrived, i was really impressed with the presentation and couldnt wait to get stuck in to the bangers and mash. Unfortunately the whole meal including the side dish of vegetables had a kind of singed/burnt taste to it which ruined what looked like a fantastic meal. My friends were also disappointed that their home cooked chip looked very anemic.

There was a large group of people in that night so whether the quality suffered for the rest of us i dont know. The staff seemed a little harassed too. I'm hoping this was a one off as the rest of the reviews are excellent. I will defintely come back and try again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank PrinceEllis
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English first
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“Great value, great meal”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We visited the Birches for a friends birthday and as a party of 13 we were very impressed. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the steaks were cooked to perfection. With some us, me included being quite fussy about food, nothing was enough trouble for the staff and all our needs were satisfactorily met. I would definitely recommend this as a place to eat or just call in for a drink. All very friendly and accommodating.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dimps75
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great value for money...”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

After hearing the pub had got new owners, we thought we'd give it a try.. We were not disappointed, the new menu has lots too offer also the 16oz steak at £6.95 was beautiful and cooked to perfection, we will surely be returning..

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Bobthehunter
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good food and friendly service”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

This was our third visit to this pub/restaurant. On the first visit we found the food and service acceptable but nothing special. On our second visit we found the place had a change of management, we had,four carvery meals,all excellent and plenty of it. A good variety of puddings.
Our most recent visit we tried four different meals, all excellent. A well stocked bar with a good variety of ales, very friendly and helpful service.- This is now a regular stop-off whenever we visit Retford

  • Visited November 2012
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4 Thank geoff m
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