Rufford Arms Hotel

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A beautiful dining room
Attentive and friendly staff offering an impeccable service
Exquisite food cooked specifically for the patrons’ needs
Overall a delightful dining experience

Walter & Hefina Yates, Maghull

As a returning customer, I have to say I have always been very happy with the quality and service here. But in my most recent visit, I could not believe the fantastic refurb! The whole place looks amazing – and the new Menu is delicious. 100% recommend and will definitely be returning

Ian McLean, Liverpool

First class meal, first class service. Friendly, helpful staff. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thea Hill, Birkenhead

One of the best meals we have had , all of us had different stakes all cooked to perfection, definitely will visit again

Gary lee, Narrowboat liveaboard

A most enjoyable stay with the bonus of Friday night entertainment. A very clean, well appointed bedroom and bathroom very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent food reasonably priced. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

David Hibbert, Sale, Cheshire

Stayed at the hotel, with family, and would happily recommend it – the rooms were very nice and clean, and the staff who dealt with us (Dave and Sam) were very helpful and friendly.

Mick, Somerset

Great steak night last night, both rump & rib eye steaks cooked to perfection and washed down with an excellent petit chablis .

Elaine & Tony Amundsen, Rufford

Our party of 4 attended for an evening of entertainment in April, the female singer was very good. We had a superb time with excellent food and service. Dave the manager ensured one of our party received gluten free food. Nothing was too much trouble!
We have been visiting the Rufford Arms for over 20 years because the ambience, food and staff are phenomenal. Thank you.

Simon., Parbold

Once again a great Friday night good entertainment, perfect food, friendly professional staff and a clean comfortable room, we have already booked to return well worth the journey

Norma and Malcolm Howarth, Bury

We were fortunate to be offered a table at short notice and we were not disappointed. We had not eaten at the Rufford for a while and the high standards of food and service had been maintained. Thank you for an enjoyable evening in 5 star surroundings.
Regards Alan & Linda

Alan & Linda Smith, Churchtown

Just had Christmas Dinner at the Rufford Arm, Food and Service were excellent and the staff were very attentive and pleasant, we have been in the hotel since Saturday. The rooms are nice and clean and there is plenty of room. Would highly recommend it

Dave, Debbie and Peter, Scunthorpe

stayed with other members of my family at the hotel Saturday till Sunday has we were attending a friends wedding at nearby Croston ,lovely hotel & restaurant but what makes this hotel stand out are the manegment and staff they were brilliant and couldn’t have been more helpful & welcoming .
Thanks for a great stay

Kelly Fitton, Bolton

We had our wedding reception here on 8th September and you made our day so perfect! Everything from the room decorations, tables, food and service was fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for any more. All of our guests said how fantastic the food and service was and everyone truly enjoyed the whole day and night. Thank you!

Rachael and Clive, Hesketh Bank

A birthday meal with another couple and we decided to try out the chef’s new A La Carte menu. Excellent. We chose from the main courses and between us had one Green Vegetable Linguini, one Thai Vegetable Curry, and two Moroccan Lamb (a duo of slow cooked and loin, with cous cous.) All delicious. The starters were also very tempting but we no longer have two large courses, and just the birthday boy added a Crème Brulee for dessert, while the others had coffee. Service as sharp as ever.

Ian and Sue Wells, Hesketh Bank

My friend and I often come for lunch and always remark how friendly and helpful everybody is. The food is excellent and try a different main course each time, havEn’t been right through the menu yet , but will get there !!!!

Joan, Liverpool

We have been to the restaurant many times at lunchtime, and there are so many choices on the menu, we always opt for the garlic mushrooms as a starter, they are “to die for”. We have tried different main courses and all are superb. The staff are always very helpful and we would have no hesitation in recommending the food and service here.

Joan and Monica, Crosby

Excellent food; excellent service….very professional……Lisa deserves particular mention for her attention and manner…..always smiling and helpful. High standards set…..David(? the manager) was setting an excellent lead and fully involved. Thank you…..see you again!


Called for late afternoon lunch after being recommended by two ladies in tarleton .food and service excellent cannot wait to return

Peter&Geraldine, Bury

Clean, comfortable room with plenty of storage and space. Breakfast excellent. Staff were very helpful and polite.

Gill & Tony, Solihull, West Midlands

Just returned from another visit and the service & food were excellent once again. We were really impressed with the choice on the menu and the quality of the food was first class. Thanks for yet another enjoyable night out.

Brian Guy, Burscough

Having just returned from a relaxing weekend we can’t wait to re-book and again enjoy the hospitality and fine cooking at the Rufford Arms. All staff are polite and helpful, our room and bathroom was spotless. Superb value for money.

Julie & Tony, Stockport

Another birthday spent here and another wonderful experience,wow is the word to use for everything from beginning to end! Always a very warm welcome,excellent service,menu and food to die for, perfectly cooked and presented.Many many thanks to Sue and all the staff,special thanks to chef Richard for another unbelievable evening.Cannot wait to our next

Jeanette Dodd, Ormskirk

We have spent the night here with our two children 4 & 5 twice and I have to say that this is the best hotel to cater for children. The beds are fantastic, the rooms very clean and modern, breakfast is amazing and the staff cannot do enough for you.

Shirley, Leicestershire

We visited Rufford Arms last night with friends and had a wonderful meal. I required a gluten-free meal which the chef cooked from my menu choice without prior notice, they even provided hot gluten-free bread which is a rare treat in any restaurant. First class food from friendly polite staff.

Mark Bennett, Banks, Near Southport

Our first visit and amazing experience, attention was paid to every detail restaurant was clean, food was delicious, staff immaculately dressed, they were attentive but not intrusive, value for money was incredible, we’ve booked for Mother’s Day and I am so looking forward to it. Thanks for a great night guys keep up the good work.

Elizabeth, West Derby

Went to the February entertainment night. Accommodation, food, service and entertainment were second to none. Staff where polite and very friendly and we intend to have many more visits to the Rufford Arms.

Phil Jones, Melling

Stayed the night party of ten. The staff were really lovely and made us feel welcome straight away.The food was excellent and the rooms were really fresh and modern. The lady who served our breakfast was so lovely.Thankyou to all who made the stay at the Rufford Arms so enjoyable

Alison, Liverpool

Recent stay in the Rufford Arms lovely clean spotless room, great friendly staff!!! Would re book again great value. I would recommend this hotel to any of my friends or family. Will certainly try the restaurant on our next visit.

Claire Irvine, Liverpool

I was invited to have lunch yesterday by the Tarleton Ladies luncheon club. I had never eaten in your restaurant before, but can honestly say, that it was an excellent meal and the service was impeccable, friendly but discreet. The food was cooked beautifully, the vegetables slightly al dente as they should be and everything hot and delicious. The crème brulee was smooth and rich with a lovely crisp caramel, yummy! Thanks Janet

Janet Basu, Formby, Liverpool

We went to The Rufford Arms Hotel for the monthly entertainment night on Friday 28th June. The food was delicious, as it always is. The staff are always friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble.

Paula Smith, Skelmersdale

We brought a party of 33 from Holy Trinity, Tarleton, Mothers Union, with partners and friends, and the party menu was great. Our members include people in the food and hospitality business, and there was universal approval of the menu, the presentation, and the service. We\’ll be back as individuals and recommend The Rufford Arms for intimate occasions, for meals with friends, and for large groups. Sue & Ian

Sue & Ian Wells, Hesketh Bank

Spent my 40th birthday party at the rufford what an amazing and fabulous night, the staff are wonderful made everyone welcome the meal was truly amazing family and friends were so thrilled with a perfect night food was out of this world we all had a lovely night thank you all xx rooms clean and fab breakfast was yum yum

Sarah Langton, Ormskirk

Have just returned from a 2 night stay at this superb hotel. We cannot fault a single thing. The rooms were very comfortable and extremely clean. The food was excellent with a very varied menu. The staff were all attentive, very pleasant and immaculately turned out. 10 out of ten in every department and certainly 5 star.

Margaret Black, North Yorkshire

This was my second visit to the Rufford Arms as I had a lovely experience the first time .We were not disappointed,great food ,great rooms and lovely staff who have obviously been picked for their skills and fantastic customer service. Thankyou

Alison Rock, Liverpool

Thank you for a superb meal last night, it was flawless, absolute perfection! The staff here are so friendly and the whole establishment is spotless, we will return with great enthusiasm confident that we will be impressed with every visit!

Bex Hand, Southport

Enjoyed Fri 26th Sep overnite Stay Food Excellent Bed Comfy Staff Brill Spotlessly Clean Certainly Stay here Again.We celebrated our Ruby Wedding here.

Mars Irene Rawley, Liverpool

1st time here and hopefully I’ll get back soon. Food was delicious and the service was fantastic even though the restaurant was full. I have special dietary requirements which were catered for having notified in advance. Most restaurants inform me of potential allergens but don’t go out of their way to amend menu items to suit me. Thanks for a fabulous meal.

Sarah Dickinson, Skelmersdale

Although we had eaten in the Restaurant before- Great food very reasonably priced. We stayed two nights at the Hotel over Christmas– – Just what we needed– Our en-suite, double room on the ground floor was spacious and very clean., yet cosy at the same time- perfect- Sue and the staff are so friendly and welcoming;. Nothing seemed to ‘faze them’ We thoroughly enjoyed our ‘brief stay’ -We ate in the Restaurant Christmas Eve & Christmas Day- Food out of this world.. Excellent. We will definitely be revisiting.

Liz & Mike, Manchester

Excellent new years eve, food was excellent, staff were a credit to the hotel nothing was too much trouble, accommodation was lovely, will definitely be back, thank you all.

Colleen Mackenzie, Maghull

It’s always a pleasure to visit The Rufford Arms both for accommodation and the excellent quality of the food and exemplary service in the restaurant. My wife & I visited last night for a meal with my brother and his wife and we selected from the Sunday Lunch menu. The food was superb, beautifully presented with offers of more vegetables if they were required. We really couldn’t ask for better. In addition the dessert choices on offer were mouth-watering and I found it hard to choose. Well done to all the staff and I shall look forward to another visit in the not too distant future. We did it again…. We were last one’s out at 10pm!

Clive Hanley, Warwick

Had a lovely evening with colleagues from work. We had pre-booked food from the ‘Party Menu’ and everyone was thrilled with the food. A number of people chose the lamb shank and it was delicious!! All the staff were friendly and no request was too much bother, even when one member of the party asked to change their order at the last minute. We will be visiting the Rufford Arms again, Thanks to Sue and all the staff.

Michelle Murphy, Skelmersdale

Thank you for another great stay at your hotel. As usual everything perfect, staff, food, rooms and cleanliness . Love deal is fantastic value.

Margaret Black, North Yorkshire

Been here several times, either for functions, parties or just lunch. A welcoming atmosphere every time and absolutely superb food. Highly recommended by myself, my colleagues and my friends.

Andrew Bailey, Hesketh Bank

Stayed for one night, excellent service, food and more importantly staff, who were happy and ready to go extra mile to ensure all our requirements were met. Very relaxing and comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Thoroughly looking forward to my next visit.

Sue clarke, Liverpool

Thank you for turning a birthday meal into a memorable evening. Everything was perfect; the food, staff, service but the finale was when dessert arrived decorated in such a beautiful way, it was too good to eat! Needless to say this made a wonderful lady feel very special indeed. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you again. Highly recommended.

Joanne, Preston

This is our 4th stay at the Rufford Arms Hotel. As always it was a 5* experience, from the comfortable, clean bedrooms to the excellent food served by excellent staff. already looking forward to our next visit.

Margaret Black, North Yorkshire

We regularly come here for food. The staff are friendly, and the lady owner always welcomes us and has time to chat. The food is delicious and reasonably priced.

Julie Starkey

We stayed overall for 14 nights while waiting to move into our new home. All the staff were amazing they attended to all our needs. Food and drink was excellent. We would recommend this hotel for accommodation and food and drink.

Denise Johnson, Rufford

Arrived today Sunday 5/12/2016 party of 12 plus toddler and baby for a family get together as dad had not been to well, from start to finish the service and food were to die for, nothing to much trouble , staff always eager to help , plus happy faces , which is a bonus as they enjoy there jobs , not rushed at all which was great. Plenty of time in between sittings , food was spectacular lots of differentfood choices with little twist , definitely 10/10 for everything .well done everybody and happy Christmas

Paul and lindsey, Liverpool

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