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The Riverside at Aymestrey

4.7
4.7
782 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Sustainable, authentic and historic country inn and restaurant, set in rural Herefordshire

Our pub & restaurant aims to showcase the best of Herefordshire food and drink in a unique and environmentally conscious way, supplemented by our own extensive kitchen gardens and foraged from the land surrounding our inn.

Relax and unwind in our cosy bar next to our burning log burners or retire to one of our unique boutique rooms or quirky garden lodges.

Enjoy a winter walk along the picturesque River Lugg valley followed by an evening experiencing a true taste of local food and drink, grown, prepared and served by our passionate and friendly team who work hard to make your visit unforgettable.

Winner of Pub & Bar Awards West Midlands Best Pub and National Chef of The Year Andy Link

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01568 708440

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andy Link

  • Neighborhood

    Leominster

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 782 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. JO

    JimO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service. Excellent staff. Absolutely will return and recommend.
  2. W

    Waffles

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant, a little bit expensive but worth it. Food was top notch, would have preferred a larger selection of vegetables with the main course, but apart from that really good.
  3. RF

    RuiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, lovely environment will definitely will come again
  4. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    On arrival there was no one to meet and greet, and no one at the bar. So a few minutes wait. The room was cold, there was a log fire but it was not lit. The table was close to the door and very draughty. The cutlery was very odd, the knives were just like large butter knives, no cutting edge and not suitable to cut food like meat. The food was a Sunday roast menu, well priced. I had beef, my wife had chicken. Sadly it was disappointing, my biggest issue and a pet hate is differing temperatures of the elements on the plate, nothing was the same temperature, luke warm meat and gravy, very hot over cooked potatoes, cold purée (there were too many purées on the plate) the cauliflower one was very odd and luke warm, a lot of carrots. My beef was tough. I’d heard good things about this place, I was not impressed. The bar manager asked if everything was good and when I said “it was just ok” he didn’t ask any further.
  5. CL

    CatherineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to The Riverside several times before and it has become our special occasion ‘go-to’ (although actually, it’s very reasonably priced). There is nothing to criticise! It’s all round great.
  6. J

    Jess

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just returned from a stunning dinner at The Riverside. The whole experience was wonderful. The food was so good and the service was impeccable. Thank you to George & the team. We will be back.
  7. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never been disappointed every time we visit One of our favourite places we even enjoy the hours drive to get there
  8. CD

    ChristineD

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely building and excellent staff - our son is Coeliac and was catered for without any fuss and his meal was as good as ours (not always the case!)
  9. JA

    JoanneA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible! I’ve eaten here many times and it’s always exceptional in every way. 5 star service, top quality food & a beautiful setting. This is the best place to eat locally. Thanks again to the team for another fantastic meal & for making my daughter’s birthday so special.
  10. NJ

    NicolaJ

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch - the food and the service were amazing! Dog friendly as well, and a beautiful setting - 5stars!
  11. PB

    PeteB

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a superb meal - the Riverside was the perfect place to dine with special guests from the big city!
  12. G

    Gill

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening as always. Very good food and friendly staff.
  13. HH

    HelenH

    Herefordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinner, and excellent service - imaginative combinations of flavours and textures, and not 'over-facing' in showiness or quantity. For the first time, we were in a small back room, which was less attractive and spacious, and with a smaller table than our previous locations, and joined part-way through by a lively group of regular card players! We would be inclined to specify one of the larger spaces next time.
  14. BN

    BarbaraN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Short menu of delights Only problem is muddy car park which gets overcrowded. But it is still my restaurant of choice.
  15. RK

    RKenn

    Shropshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful way to spend a Sunday. Delicious and interesting food, brilliantly attentive staff with a positive attitude, and good attention to detail.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly, unhurried service made for a perfect Sunday afternoon
  17. AB

    AlistairB

    Shropshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The Riverside never disappoints with its original menus and superb quality of the food served. The service is professional and attentive but can feel a bit rushed; on Saturday evening I had to ask them to slow down to allow us to spend time enjoying the experience.
  18. MJ

    MandJ

    North Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal at the Riverside. Wonderful flavour combinations such as the smoked cauliflower panda cotta, and sweetcorn crème Catalan. Everyone in the party thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
  19. F

    Fliss

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Riverside at Aymestry is sadly a dying breed: charming old country pub, set on a river, serving first class food and drink. We had a super lunch there: good seating in characterful rooms, nice art on the walls, very relaxed atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, and an excellent, innovative menu serving local fare with a good wine list (good range by the glass inc fizz) to accompany it. Suitable for any occasion: romantic lunch or dinner, large or small groups, posh pub food or classy restaurant food and presentation. Highly recommended, we will return!
  20. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, food and staff as wonderful as each other
  21. JT

    JerryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch menu, food was superbly cooked and presented, lovely flavour combinations, with use of seasonal items notable. Very good value for money, friendly service as usual.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Family visiting and they wanted to treat my husband and I. However gravy was extremely salty and roasted potatoes were hard and tuff to eat and beef was tuff. I was Upset reply as I was saying how beautiful are food had been on are last two weekend visits before. So felt embarrassed as they wanted to treat us pay for them staying with us. I understand it may of been busy however food should always be tasted before service.
  23. NT

    NuTS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food with distinct flavours and well-presented. Friendly service.
  24. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as always and the helpful staff were flexible in working around my booking errors. Thank you.
  25. LA

    LouA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful lunch we had for our daughter’s 20th Birthday. Every course was utterly delicious, seasonal, local, treated expertly by the chefs. We will be back as soon as we can. Thank you.
  26. DP

    DavidP

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful meal. Quick service Not much choice in vegetarian range Thoroughly recommend.
  27. HC

    HeatherC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food delicious but portions rather small… especially the haddock starter, which was tiny.
  28. M

    Melodious

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another delightful evening at the Riverside. The food was superb and the service just right. Prices have increased, as they have everywhere; this is by no means a 'cheap eat' but provides value for money for a special occasion. The muzak was soothing and blessedly quiet; conversation was easy without raising our voices.
  29. AW

    AlisonWeir2019

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staying here was a delightful experience. The staff are so welcoming and the ambience just what you hope for in a beautiful country pub - and this is is a stunning riverside location. The food was excellent, mostly locally sourced, imaginative and beautifully cooked. They went to so much trouble to meet my dietary requirement. Breakfast was among the best I've ever had. The room was excellent with many thoughtful touches, and comfortably stylish. You could not ask for more. Highly recommended - a gem of a place.
  30. CA

    CatherineA

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent in every way. A wonderful meal, full of flavour. Can’t praise it or the staff and atmosphere enough. This was a real find.
  31. T

    Tomasz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem of a place. Fantastic food served in great surroundings by an amazing bunch od people. Very attentive and welcoming staff. Great flavour combinations and presentation. Goats cheese bread and coffee butter winner combo. Will be back again and again.
  32. MT

    MarkT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, taking some time to ensure that the special dietry requirements were understood
  33. SA

    StephenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely first class in every aspect, the staff, the place itself, the food, and the final invoice, amazing evening, definitely will go again
  34. EG

    ElizabethG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The whole experience was lovely. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is friendly yet never invasive. Our food was excellent and the blue cheese icecream with poached pears and walnuts was truly outstanding! Thank you
  35. AJ

    AndrewJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a romantic evening with great food and attentive friendly staff then you will not get better than here.
  36. K

    Khulie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff were very helpful and polite, the meal was delicious the only slight negative was the roast potatoes.
  37. JB

    JonathanB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you fancy good quality local food cooked with flair, look no further than The Riverside Inn. The menu offers dishes which are recognisable to anyone but with clever twists. Duck breast with beetroot sounds strange but was a true masterpiece. Apple parfait with crumble, and lavender pannacotta were outstanding. The wine list is comprehensive with wines ar all price ranges, the service warm yet professional, the surroundings cosy and warm. You must eat here - it is a Herefordshire gem.
  38. HW

    HowardW

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, the staff were welcoming and knowledgeable.
  39. O

    Oldbootneck

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    We were seated at a table near the kitchen in an area which was also a throughway for both staff and customers. Not good. Food was up to the normal standard - very good. We did note that the menu was virtually unchanged from a previous visit some time ago. In particular, the vegetarian option was the same and, with no alternative, we will be unable to take visitors to The Riverside a second time.
  40. JC

    JulianC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent fine dining and friendly staff - parking can be a slight issue as quite limited

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Riverside at Aymestrey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01568 708440.

The Riverside at Aymestrey is rated 4.7 stars by 782 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Riverside at Aymestrey

The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey, Herefordshire HR6 9ST

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Leominster

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Link

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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