The Ridgeway

4.5
123 reviews
£25 and under
British
Fresh from an extensive refurbishment in the summer of 2019, The Ridgeway is under new management and looking forward to welcoming you.
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TheresaD
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and scrumptious food. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We waited over 45 mins for our food. The Sunday roasts were average at best. Towards the end the waiteress literally harassed us for our plates despite my son still eating. Lovely looking restaurant though. Shame about the food and service. We won’t come back…

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LaurenG
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Lovely surroundings and ambience.
Unfortunately none of our apps worked to order food or drinks.
We were a table of 5 and we had to wait a very long time to have a drink and food. in fact we had to look for someone to serve us.
It let the pub down as it is a lovely place to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

CH
ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For our first night out it was a pleasurable experience. Would have preferred being inside to experience again the high end menu options.

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CarolineW
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely lunch with friends. The Indian Platter was delicious, bhajis and little overdone and could have been spicier for me, but really well presented and tasty. My friends enjoyed their Asian Platter. The churros for pudding were excellent and coffee always good. Great attentive service but just the right balance. Felt very covid-safe.

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nicolag
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, nice modern music not too loud just 👍. Even in the rain ☔️ it was pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Told on arrival that an outside table was booked for us. Your site makes no differentian between inside and outside. Fortunately they had a table for us.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the cheeseburger and was delicious - will definitely be back

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Elizabeth
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambience thanks

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nicolag
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! The fish and chips are amazing and the steak and ale pie is also fantastic! Great value too

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nicolag
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience, nice heaters to keep you warm and delicious pub grub.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Miserable experience. Wish we bad booked elsewhere. Cold outdoor seating with no attempt to create acceptable seating. Depressing atmosphere and slow service. Disposable cutlery and plates. Poor quality snack food. This establishment has changed significantly. It is no longer even a restaurant. Just a rowdy outdoor boozer providing takeaway-standard fare for the post-work drinking crowd. We will not be coming here again.

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SARAHD
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Having not been to the ridgeway for over a year we were a little confused as to what to do after being shown to a table. The owners have done a great job of refurbing the outside area and making it covid safe for all. We swapped tables as it was a little windy (sorry to be 'those people'!) which wasn't an issue, staff were fab and super helpful.
The atmosphere felt a bit too quiet, the music could've been louder but that's my personal opinion.
Food here is soooooo good, value for money definitely. Can't wait to try more from the menu next time.

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TamzinS
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely meal with friendly and efficient service. Good use made of outside space.

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Amyth
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Poor weather conditions, but it unemployable. But that wasn’t the fault of the ridgeway they did all they could to accommodate and serve during the wind and rain. Fabulous food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Weather ruined it as it was bloody freezing but ordering and service was superb!

AH
AnnH
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Didn't enjoy the experience at all. Had to download an app to order which was complicated and the menu was very basic. Food served on cardboard with wooden cutlery. My 95 year old father wasn't impressed. Won't go again until all restrictions are fully lifted.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without fault as alway.... looking forward to my next dinner date

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch as always! Can’t wait to come back again!

AH
AnnH
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we were very happy with our visit to The Ridgeway. The food was lovely and the staff were delightful. Always happy to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless as always, booked a last minute table on a Monday night because we didn’t want to cook. Food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Couldn’t recommend this place enough.

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KelseyB
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was the first time visiting the Ridgeway, great to see good Covid procedures in place. Staff were welcoming, the waitress was friendly but did forget to bring a menu and forgot our drinks order twice.

Food was nice but mixed. The Asian platter was disappointing, a little bit like party food but all other courses and the calamari starter was lovely.

The atmosphere was good and decor was really nice.

Overall a good experience but some small changes (above) would improve the experience.

JP
JasonP
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only had snacks as drinking in outdoor gazebos!

CW
CarolineW
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Superb value set lunch, really enjoyed my pumpkin and aubergine masala, service very pleasant but just a bit too slow for an overall oustanding

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GRease
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food, and I'm sure the atmosphere would've been better had it not been for covid restrictions

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BryanT
South Wales
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and service well organised Covid wise. Mains slightly limited.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch! Really good quality and excellent value. Efficient service and felt very comfortable with all the Social Distancing measures they have in place

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having had a light bite lunch a couple of weeks ago, decided to give the evening menu a go and was not disappointed. Excellent service and good controls in place for COVID.

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Anon
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food nice, service ok, table near the toilet and was drafty. Overall everything ok wouldn’t rush back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations

PJ
PeterJ
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

looked good on the reviews but we had disappointing meal with no atmosphere

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CoralD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was better than we'd experienced previously, I.e. quicker.
Food was great

JT
JaneT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was really lovely again.

RZ
RachelZ
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, felt very safe and the service was fantastic

MK
MathewK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was lovely, especially the braised beef,first class,but although the burger was good the chips were very disappointing. The service wasn't overly bad but it was frantic and probably due to low staff numbers. We arrived at 13.15 and the waitress took our order after 20 minutes. Then it too until 2PM fir food to arrive.considering we had a baby boy we got served after a couple that arrived 10 minutes after us. Then we paid the wrong bill. Which was a little frustrating. I think parts of the food and service were high but the other parts let your place down but I do have appreciate the covid issue has had some bearing on that.

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SharonW
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We ate outside as we were 2 households so not what we planned as was booked some weeks ago .
5 stars for effort at getting things together to keep open

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AnnD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very tasty, however the meal took nearly an hour to be serviced, they got the order wrong too.
I would return as the Sunday Lunch was excellent.

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RichT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been looking for a "local" for quite a while now and have tried various food establishments in the area, I can honestly say that the Ridgeway has proven to be the best by far. The online booking is easy, the staff are highly efficient, attentive, polite and well trained. The choice of food even in these restricted times is excellent and every dish we have tried (This review is based on more than 1 dining experience) has been exceptional in both taste and presentation. To top it off it is also very good value for money and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always.

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The Ridgeway is rated 4.5 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.