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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Basic accommodation. Excellent food, and plenty of it. All requests met. Helpful staff. Super venue for motorcycle rally, offering both camping and accommodation on site. Highly recommend the hog roast.

Thank JaneStrong
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Omg what can I say what a welcome of such wonderful crew.from the bar owner to the staff.if you don't know this pub is out of the way but as a biker the roads that lead you there are blinding.we stayed & camped about 35 of us & what a fantastic weekend we had live bands in the back yard...

2Thank Scott B
mothandlantern, Owner at The Moth & Lantern, responded to this review

Scotty - Many thanks for your review and for the praise you have given Lynn and our Staff. I am still working on denzil and have had to replace all of the front rotor caliper pistons - cost a fortune! Hopefully see you soon. Kind Regards, Jay

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I found this on the web. I needed a local B & B for a stay near my sister in Treswell. It was a very welcoming homely place and clean and comfortable. Food excellent i would even recommend locals use this lovely pub.

Thank Mariandann20
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I have stayed at the moth and lantern several times as I work at a hospital nearby. The staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for you and have always made me feel very welcome. I always book a single room but if a double is available the owners are generous enough to put me in it which they...

Thank kellyodonnell74
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2015

well what can I say about this place let me tell you it is very clean it is very friendly it is biker friendly the food is second to none an all round good place to stay and friendly staff that are willing to help at any time I have to say i have stayed there with my biker friends...

1Thank iankemp2015
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We've had many trips to "the moth" and we wouldn't go anywhere else !! The staff are the friendliest ever - making you feel welcome the second you walk through the door. The food is tasty and VERY plentiful ! We have had weekends alone and in Groups of 100+ and it's been top notch every time. Can't rate this...

Thank Neil S
Retford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My family often stay at the Moth and Lantern ,with our personal experience the rooms are very clean and tidy . Nothing is to much trouble for any member of staff , shocked to see such a shockingly bad review all I can say is you must have had a really bad day to be so nasty and very childish...

Thank Sonia D
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I found this pub/bnb a good place to stay as I have stayed hear for the last 9weeks and have enjoyed my stay as I work at the power station opposite the food is lovely all home made the rooms are basic but found them to be satisfactory. The staff are always welcoming and accommodating anything you need they will...

Thank mickarnell
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have just been staying at the moth and lantern and am quite horrified at the previous review from a lady from Manchester. I am a lone female working in the local area and have found the staff welcoming, friendly and the place is very homely. It is very fairly priced and one would not normally find a camp site...

Thank Jan R
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015

i have been staying at the moth for 2 or more years and have never been disappointed i manage to get the same room i request every time the rooms are spacious warm and clean a strange way of getting hot water by running the shower but it is not rocket science i have special dietary needs. but the owner...

Thank martyn d

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Moth and Lantern is a quiet country pub and restaurant with a detached 8 bedroom guest house. All bedrooms are en-suite. Just 15 minutes east of Retford and 5 minutes from Sundown Childrens Adventure Land.Free parking, free Wi-FI in the pub/restaurant.Sky Sports available in the pub. Freeview (70+channels) available in guest house bedrooms. All food is homemade and represents excellent value for money. Accommodation costs are quoted without breakfast and start from £20.00 per person per night. Breakfast is £6.00 extra per night per person. We are a family run establishment and always make sure our guests are made and feel welcome. We pride ourselves on good quality services at value prices. We regret that pets are not allowed to stay in our Guesthouse ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Moth & Lantern

Address: Town St, Retford DN22 0EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford
Price Range: €36 - €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“They have rooms with double beds and rooms with two single beds, if travelling with a partner make sure to let them know you want a double.”
 of 5 bubbles 941robj, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“room five is lovely, basic but very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles 240normap, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“This is not a luxury hotel it's a basic clean homely B & B also very quiet and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles Mariandann20, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“thay are all good”
 of 5 bubbles iankemp2015, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Most rooms are good , 6/7/8/2/4 .2 is a fantastic family room”
 of 5 bubbles 309soniad, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
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