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The Riverside at Aymestrey

4.8
4.8
740 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

9:00 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 740 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. PA

    PandAR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice pub with very friendly staff and great local food :)
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a excellent evening
  3. DA

    DanielaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very memorable dinner in a wonderful setting! Blue cheese ice cream was a revelation and a perfect ending to a fantastic meal. If we lived in the region, we‘d be back regularly!
  4. SC

    ShompaC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu was very limited. Probably only a choice of 4 or 5 mains. Drinks menu also quite limited. Service very good and friendly.
  5. c

    colinv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely setting, nice staff and excellent food. quick between courses maybe because it was early evening but some may prefer more of a delay between courses.
  6. m

    marijke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so welcoming, so friendly. The food is fantastic quality and absolutely delicious. This is our treat place for lunch.
  7. GE

    GrahameE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute decision to book and we were not disappointed. Highly recommend.
  8. L

    Lilkook

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb meal, lovely ambience, staff are fantastic. Perfect place , will be back soon.
  9. S

    Sussexepicurean

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here on a strong recommendation from our family, and we are very happy to endorse that recommendation. An interesting and attractive menu with good variety, everything perfectly cooked and presented, a well-chosen and sensibly priced wine list, service both efficient and discreet. Altogether an excellent experience. We look forward to our next visit!
  10. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday Lunch, Best we've had in a long time. Wish we lived nearer!
  11. MB

    MandyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous lunchtime meal for myself and my daughter. The Riverside never disappoints. Highly recommend
  12. m

    markw

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was pleasant but the butter didn't need whipping or beetroot juice adding and the portions were small but well cooked, If we hadn't ordered sides with our main we would have been hungry and the potato ration for two was tiny. We decided against dessert as they were either over-complicated or for cheese £12.50 was just too expensive. My wife enjoyed the Malbec which was also somewhat over-priced. We enjoyed the meal but perhaps some of the pretentions are unnecessary and could be compensated for with a slightly more generous helping.
  13. RB

    RobB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The menu is small but what you do get is excellent. Also had a great pub atmosphere. Will certainly eat here again.
  14. CB

    ChelseaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food with even more fabulous staff. 10/10, thankyou for a lovely lunch!
  15. W

    Wayfarer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Starters and puddings were very good. My wife had an outstanding Chocolate and Raspberry Delice and my Risotto starter was well cooked and full of flavour. Both of our main courses were oversalty, neither of us mentioned anything at the time but comparing notes in the car we both felt that the Duck and Chicked dishes were disappointing.
  16. J

    Julie

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as always. Varied menu featuring local produce. Always a choice for a special occasion
  17. N

    Norman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a lovely meal early evening so not every table was full so we felt we had to talk quietly so others couldn't hear our conversation but that was OK. Would a little soft music be considered? Maybe go a little later next time so better ambience. Our meals were delicious and lovely service. Would definitely recommend.
  18. MR

    MandyR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An excellent lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday. Service was excellent and our table in corner was perfect for my friend's dog to curl up in. It's good to find a place that not only offers great food, but also welcomes well behaved dogs. We began with a shared hazelnut panna cotta. It had a good depth of flavour, but I think would have benefited from another taste, like a tiny bit of sharp damson sorbet to contrast with the smooth, subtle hazelnut taste. We both had chicken, which came as a huge plateful, with a lovely vegetable puree, some gravy and two thick slices of courgette covered in crushed hazelnuts. On the side we had little buckets of carrots and potatoes cooked in a creamy sauce. We also ordered extra greens, which were really delicious mixture of spinach, kale and greens. Stuffed to the gills we managed to force down a meadowsweet creme brulee which was delicious and came with a little blob of plum ice cream. Again I would have preferred a sharp taste to contrast and emphasis the flavours of the creme brulee. The plum ice cream was nice and sweet with a smooth texture, but there wasn't much flavour and it could have been lifted by either a little gin or vodka in it, or being made with unsweetened blackberries. We enjoyed coffee in the garden, served with delicious white chocolate and poppy seed fudge; and we left hardly able to move and in need of an afternoon snooze. Both of us would return eagerly and would especially like to try the duck!
  19. RL

    RachelL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my partners birthday and will go there now every year for each of our birthdays, love everything about it
  20. AH

    AmandaH

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A short menu but something for everyone. A steak, duck, veggie fish and chicken main. Excellent hake dish and great blue cheese ice cream were the stand out dishes. Prompt and friendly service. Great price on soft drinks
  21. JC

    JaneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fine food and service. Only too pleased to help by replacing one item accompanying the duck which I dislike - much appreciated. Loved the cheese panna cotta, very unusual. Chair wobbly, but was replaced when asked. Dreadful smell of sewage from drains in car park. Drains problem?
  22. MJ

    MandJ

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu. Superb well cooked food. The flavours of every course were wonderful even the homemade onion bread and leek butter provided a taste experience.! Attentive and helpful staff.
  23. BR

    BernardR

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A curates egg. Warm welcome and excellent service. The food? A bit mixed. The pan fried pigeon breast and peeled broad beans with jus was excellent. Twice the amount would have made a superb main course. Perfectly cooked haddock - but with purée of sweetcorn?? Tender duck breast (until the narrow end) but not too flavoursome. The fillet steak had flavour but would have been better if I’d asked for rare rather than medium. Good celeriac purée and shreds. “Potatoes with cream and garlic” was exactly that - boiled new potatoes, crushed raw garlic and warmed single cream mixed together - yuk - expected a Dauphinois. Tasty butter glazed carrots and herbs. The kale was, er kale. Good selection of wines by the glass. Didn’t linger for pudding. As I said, a curates egg.
  24. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a superb lunch at the Riverside. We cannot recommend it enough to anyone seeking truly delicious local food in a beautiful setting
  25. SR

    SusanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, imaginative food using quality local produce. Charming old half-timbered building with lovely riverside location.
  26. w

    williamf

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent use of local ingredients in innovative ways
  27. LM

    LucyM

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and I was completely overwhelmed by the deliciousness of the meadowsweet ice cream especially. No ordinary experience.
  28. DB

    DavidB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice option to enjoy pre-meal drinks by the river. We were offered extra vegge options to those on the printed menu, food was well prepared and delightfully served.
  29. JH

    JanetH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing lunch at The Riverside. Food to die for and great selection of wines. We will be back again ... and again!
  30. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch with friends. We hadn't been before but we will certainly be back soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely adore the Riverside at Aymestrey .. always utterly gorgeous, locally sourced food which is imaginative, but glorious in its simplicity .. always excellent service, no matter how busy they are and all set in a charming setting in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside …what more could you want ?!
  32. CJ

    ChrisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's not the cheapest restaurant but that's why we booked. Service was outstanding - efficient, quick but not in-your-face - and brought a candle with birthday girl's dessert. Menu incredibly tempting, and food met the resultant expectations. Thank you very much!
  33. SR

    StefanieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at The Riverside was absolutely fantastic. Every course was amazing both in textures and flavours. I couldn’t resist trying the Stilton ice cream for dessert. If you love Stilton, do try it, it’s fantastic! The service was really good as was the decor and ambience of the restaurant. I would very highly recommend eating here as a special treat.
  34. MM

    MargaretM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely setting beside the river with an upper level terrace with tables. We sat inside and it was lovely; beautifully prepared food that arrived on hot plates😃😃 served by friendly and professional staff. This was out first time and we will certainly return. The best we have found in the area so far.
  35. JM

    JMBail

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely family dinner with dog. Great service and ambience and food that makes memories.
  36. H

    Hawkins

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative cuisine using local ingredients and free range wherever possible. Worthy of the gastro-pub name with excellent food & service in a lovely setting.
  37. V

    Vernon

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ere recommend the Riverside by our neighbours as we have only just moved to the area. I have to say the food exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be visiting agan
  38. DT

    DeanT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a stroke of luck that we are staying so close to this fantastic place, a lovely selection of ales, lagers and ciders, views and gardens to sit in that are the most picturesque I’ve seen for a long time, the food is Michelin star quality, that wouldn’t be out of place in a top London restaurant, fantastic.
  39. M

    Mayfield

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always love this restaurant. This visit not so satisfied. Lunch menu same as evening. Charged for an already opened bottle of water on table. Deserts were a little bizarre. Peach sponge sorry wasnt very nice. The sponge was a tiny piece underneath a hot whole peach infused with Lavender. My mum chose creme brulee but the creme brulee was a small blamange like mould with a dollop of creme fraiche. Descriptions need to be more clear. Would recommend some of the whole favourites and not so off piste on puds! The coffee and complimentary fudge was amazing. Service as always brilliant.
  40. m

    mattheww

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great afternoon birthday lunch with lovely food and friendly helpful and efficient staff , thanks you for looking after us

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 4.8 stars by 740 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 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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