We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


London Road, Retford DN22 7JF, England
+44 1777 862710
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
London Road, Retford DN22 7JF, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (415)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 415 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Booked a meal for 6 people well in advance specifically for the Glorious 12th grouse evening advertised at Whitehouses. Got there for 7.30pm to be told that the grouse had sold out!!!!!!!!!!! We were very very disappointed and embarrassed as had invited guests. It was...More

8  Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Food excellent. Not busy so felt staff were relaxed and chatty. Superb comprehensive menu and very good choice of alcohol free drinks ideal for drivers

1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We've visited with friends a couple times recently and have had superb meals on each occasion. If you like fish and seafood you will be spoilt for choice. The new game season starts soon and so we'll be back to sample their game offerings -...More

1  Thank ZacMonaco
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A lovely olde worlde setting, excellent food enjoyed by the whole family, the 'whale' was massive. Negatives are that there's not a lot of room & while most of the staff are efficient & friendly the proprieter doesn't like people sitting drinking for long after...More

2  Thank contentedman
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My experience of Whitehouses was less than favourable. The food was not special although the restaurant was busy to be fair. Service was indifferent and the bar service almost rude. Disappointing.

8  Thank nomadic21
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visited after being recommended, we had booked a table and our only criticism of the evening was there is a small bar area with little seating upon arrivial we were given menus and asked to choose what we wanted to order. This wasn't a good...More

Thank sandismith
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The food was excellent - especially the seafood/fish. Between the four of us we had sole, crab, sea bass and a beef wellington - all very nice. The pre-meal experience was a bit strange. We'd booked for 7:00pm and arrived on time. We were given...More

1  Thank edmundcox
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 hotels
Best Western Plus West Retford Hotel
720 reviews
2.48 km away
Travelodge Retford Markham Moor
206 reviews
5.28 km away
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant
608 reviews
7.20 km away
Muthu Clumber Park Hotel & Spa
1,374 reviews
7.93 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Alberto's Bar & Bistro
100 reviews
1.47 km away
The Birches
115 reviews
1.32 km away
The Bay Tree
126 reviews
1.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Majestic Theatre
75 reviews
1.80 km away
Kings Park
60 reviews
1.86 km away
Bassetlaw Museum
55 reviews
1.81 km away
Wetlands Animal Park
128 reviews
6.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Critiqu | Reviewed this property |
Maybe his sister should terminate his relationship with the pub
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing