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London Road, Retford DN22 7JF, England
+44 1777 862710
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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“dover sole” (5 reviews)
All hours
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
London Road, Retford DN22 7JF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic a belated family birthday so was my partners and my first visit. My mum goes there a lot as does the rest of my family . The owner and staff are out standing polite and a great help . The food . The food...More

Thank jillandjohn2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can echo other reviewers - food amazing and very high quality. Service was good and most staff very pleasant. The landlord however is very rude. Having paid over £250 for our meal he did not seem to impressed that we wanted to have a...More

1  Thank GeordieAnth01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to eat out last minute and they managed to fit us in at short notice, which was great as they were very busy. Ordered the lobster tail and beef bourguignon. Our meals we were beautiful and really enjoyed them. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. We...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant with very high standards of quality food, cooking and service! Our favourite place to eat! The staff are friendly and approachable even though some posts here suggest that the barman, Jonathan’s, reserved nature is misunderstood! Don’t be misled, no one...More

2  Thank Val T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight whitehouses as usual exceeded all expectations! Tonight was one of the chefs specialty game evening, a great selection of meats! What’s more cooked to perfection! Highly recommend this restaurant!

2  Thank jayne j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been visiting Whitehouses for years! Jonathan and Rachel are always friendly and helpful and the food is second to none! We recently visited for a 65th birthday and they couldn’t have been more accommodating! Thank you so much!

1  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Been for a walk at clumber park today and decided to stop for a drink on the way home. The whitehouses looked nice. On arrival we were abruptly asked if we wanted a table for 2, the chap behind the bar (assume was the landlord)...More

4  Thank Jl40289
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Visiting friends in Retford, went for lunch. Excellent food and service, extremely good and wide choice of food at reasonable prices. Will definitely go there again when in the area.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for some lunch before catching the train. We had the Lamb and the Chicken Dinner, it was delicious. Would defo come again, when I’m next back in he area. My gf was disappointed when she looked at the new menu, as she wanted...More

Thank Yuen L
Reviewed 8 December 2017

First time visit for us, had been recommended by husband’s workmates. From the moment we walked in we were received with a very warm, friendly welcome. There was plenty of choice, and we chose from the fabulous specials board. We weren’t disappointed! The food was...More

Thank RobertalStacey
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25 July 2017|
Response from phoebewillett | Reviewed this property |
I actually found him pleasant and the food was lovely so I'm insure
Jeannie R
22 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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