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The Gate Inn Sutton Cum Lound

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Gate Inn Sutton Cum Lound
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Nestled comfortably in the small rural village of Sutton cum Lound a few miles north west of Retford is the The Gate Inn, a quintessential country pub and restaurant dishing up a hearty seasonal food menu alongside a carefully selected choice of cask ales and fine wines in a beautifully laid out contemporary setting, with all the rustic charm and character of its 18th century origins. A recent refurbishment has given this inn a new look along with a new menu.
USD 7 - USD 55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

We have been a few times before and always enjoyed it. Visited today for lunch with my family and I have to say, I left feeling a little disappointed. Firstly we couldn’t have a mixed grill because you had to pre-order! I understand pre ordering...maybe lobster etc but not a mixed grill, it’s pretty standard food choice. We ordered 2 fillet steaks (£25ea) and whilst the meat was tasty the portion was small and the mushrooms were very oily. My husband ordered beef sandwich and chips , the beef was lovely, and we expected it served on ciabatta or hand cut thick bread, but disappointing came on a seeded burger bun that was dry. The decoration is fun, and the staff very attentive. But the for the cost I expected better.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My five friends and me visited here on Friday for lunch, the food, the atmosphere and the staff were amazing! We loved the early Christmas theme, the decor was incredible. Well worth a visit!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most amazing evening dinning at The Gate Inn Sutton cum Lound. The staff Michael and Amy were totally fantastic and so welcoming. The food could not have been better and very enjoyable. A little gem with a big heart. Cannot wait to...go back. Thank you Michael and Amy for making our visit so memorable xxMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took some friends who were visiting there. The food was average but the biggest problem was the seating. Two of the stairs at the table were so low our chins were level with the table. We complained but all we were offered were some cushions...that proved inadequate. Although we live in the village we will not go there againMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal today. Lots of choice to suit all tastes. Staff could not have been more helpful. The interior design is lovely... spacious, mixes old with new brilliantly. Some nice quirky features. A hidden gem! A shame the outside appearance didn't match the...inside, nor the picture on the website. We nearly drove past it! The red is far too dowdy...the magnolia colour on the website picture makes the restaurant look far more enticing...country inn style!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

We went here as we could take our puppy. It was worth the visit. Food was absolutely delicious. Very friendly staff. I was taken back as to how nice and clean the toilets were. I felt well pampered. Lots of nice hand smellies even hair...spray. We have booked to go again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021

Having struggled to previously get a table we finally made it last week. It did not disappoint. The welcome was warm and fun, the menu choices is extensive and a bit overwhelming but in a good way. There was so much to choose from it...was difficult to decide. The sticky chicken with rice was a winner. The terriaki salmon was OK, for some reason I thought the stir fried veg would be chinese but it wasn't which was a shame. Anyway, the experience overall was positive and the service attentive and friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

Went to the Gate Inn without a booking and had a lovely lunch. Lots of vegetarian options, halloumi salad was superb. The service was fantastic. Overall great experience, will be returning!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021

Three of us have been tonight. What a wonderful meal. One gammon and chips with 2 eggs Salmon for the two ladies very nicely presented and plentiful. Gammon was well cooked and accompanied with a nice dressed salad and chips to die for. Chris the...owner entertained us but not over the top. Forgot to mention the ice cold lager! We’ll be back Well done Chris.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

All through lockdown I had the takeaway Sunday dinners while they were being served. Today was my first time back with family and friends and it was fabulous! Amazing service from Chris and the team … amazing food. I just wish I could manage 3...courses. It’s busy on a Sunday and it’s a walk-in service but they have it so well organised. Worth a short wait for sure!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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jenny a
16 March 2019|
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Response from LisaMayLord | Reviewed this property |
You need to book,its a while, I think about12 pounds.
16 October 2016|
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Response from Les M | Property representative |
Hi. If you drop Kieran, my Chef, a call on Wednesday when he's next in, he'll be more than happy to discuss the ytpe of food you like and will gladly rustle something up to order for you. the tel no. is 01777... More
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Yes, The Gate Inn Sutton Cum Lound is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Gate Inn Sutton Cum Lound is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5