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The Rum Runner

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Wharf Road, Retford, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has slipped down hill,the beer is not as good as it was and it's not a cheap place. I can't speak for the meals the dinners look nice enough.

Thank madman1975
North Nottinghamshire
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real shame, this used to be a great pub but after a change of management it has gone seriously downhill. Retford has some great pubs, but sadly this is no longer one of them. It's very apparent, by the fact that all of the Old Regulars can be found drinking elsewhere that I am not the only one with... More 

Thank Andi065
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am in the band who played last Saturday at the Rum Runner. The landlord is a real music man who encourages live music in Retford. Its a great little venue, and the sound is really good in the music room. I am sorry not many visited. (Hey we are not that bad). I may be just the drummer, but... More 

Thank Chris D
Retford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Can you believe it? The Rum Runner has a lot of chipped paint, worn bench cushionsa and somewhat sticky tables.. On top of that at Sunday lunchtime my wife and I were in there for a full hour and no one came in, despite the welcoming fire. I remember when this pub was buzzing. Unfortunately the previous landlord developed facial... More 

2 Thank davidharrylarder
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Plain and simple but great people and such a friendly welcome. We have three dogs and it never fails to amaze me how friendly the staff and everyone are towards our fury bunch Simply brilliant!

1 Thank Lyndon J
Retford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Never heard anything bad about the rum runner, yet heard nothing that it's the place to be either! Olde pub with three separate rooms and outside seating, toilets are always nice and clean if a little cramped ( gents) cider and beer Is nice from here, it's always worth a pint in here.... However on this particular night outside did... More 

Thank Matt4orpe
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Another delightful pub that we have visited on our jaunts. Had several real ales on tap and the ones I had, I certainly have no trouble in recommending coming here.

Thank carol j
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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693 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

First of all let me say that the beer they serve here is first class. I can't fault them on that. We ate here for lunch several years ago and had a very acceptable bite to eat. I remember several people saying it was a good place to go so we went back there. While we did not eat on... More 

Thank Jan W
Retford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We've had a few meals here, particularly when going to Retford Little Theatre over the road. The food is good, service excellent and beer to die for.

Thank port-nou
Retford, Notts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

I can't rave about this pub enough, such a warm friendly atmosphere, great selection of ales & the food is the best food around! All homemade and fresh - well priced too! We eat here most weeks and there is always a varied selection to choose from on the menus and specials board. Sue the Chef is great at meeting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, Retford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: 01777-86-07-88

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?