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London Road, Retford DN22 7JF, England
+44 1777 862710
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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“lobster” (10 reviews)
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British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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London Road, Retford DN22 7JF, England
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Having visited on two previous evening occasions during the week without having booked on both these occasions we were met by the grumpy bar man who was taken aback that we dared not to have pre booked strange that they advertise outside then to pop...More

4  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Firstly, the food is excellent. Such a shame the man behind the bar is so unwelcoming. Dressed in his slogan Polo shirt, shorts and trainers we felt decidedly over dressed, yet we are told drinkers are not welcome there, they just want diners. This surely...More

1  Thank Lauren456
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I hate there last night for the 2nd time and had the lobster thermidor. Absolutely fantastic, will be returning

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic and very friendly atmosphere in this old British. We actually booked a table as we didn't want to risk not having a one on this special day for us. It does that very busy at times. The food was amazing well prepared and worth...More

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I must first of all say that the food here is very good, every time we've been here its been fabulous however we only went twice and on both occasions we were very disappointed by the behavior of the owner who plainly believes he is...More

8  Thank Phil J
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have been here quite a few times. On Sunday lunchtimes it is very busy. But the food is consistently pretty good. Our last visit was on a weekday early evening, it was quiet and we were given a nice table by the window, the...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A fabulous evening here last night with husbands work colleagues and wives . Extensive choices from menu and specials boards , cannot fault the food , delicious! We all enjoyed every course we had , waiting staff very pleasant

Thank karencoupe
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

First time going to the whitehouses and what a great night, the manager was friendly and so helpful, we had asparagus with egg to start which was amazing followed by my all time favourite lobster Thermidor with new potatoes and vegetables, it was outstanding we...More

Thank phoebewillett
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Came for a meal with a family member, everything was great from start to finish. The food was wonderful, cannot fault anything about it. The service was prompt and pleasant, and the price reasonable. Would defiantly visit again.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here twice and both times found the manager very rude; though the food was good (hence I went back a second time, in case the first time was just bad day). The first time our table of four mature ladies was encouraged...More

2  Thank Ros B
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24 July 2017|
Response from phoebewillett | Reviewed this property |
I actually found him pleasant and the food was lovely so I'm insure
Jeannie R
21 March 2016|
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Response from Critiqu | Reviewed this property |
Maybe his sister should terminate his relationship with the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Retford DN22 7JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 862710
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