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The Riverside at Aymestrey

4.7
4.7
654 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Riverside at Aymestrey is situated deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside just on the southern edge of the Mortimer Forest, yet still close to Ludlow and Hereford.

Authentic and atmospheric, the 16th century black and white building is surrounded by the natural beauty of the River Lugg valley. A small and lovely village with lovely people completes the setting.

“I took over The Riverside as Chef Patron in May 2016, having been Head Chef here for the past 10 years.

My passion for my kitchen garden, sourcing local produce and menu innovation is tremendous. My team and I look forward to welcoming you to The Riverside in the near future.”

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–18:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01568 708440

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Andy Link

  • Area

    Leominster

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 654 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JS

    JonS

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great quality ingredients really shine through in a menu that is not overly expansive. Don't wish to single out one dish, but blue cheese ice cream alone is worth the trip.
  2. LL

    LynneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm welcome for lunch . Excellent menu and choices . Spotlessly clean . Service and food to a very high standard and would highly recommend
  3. M

    Mole

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautifully cooked meals with interesting menu. A little too much garlic in the potatoes. Recommendation lived up to expectation
  4. BB

    BeckyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pub is in a lovely location and it was well looked after inside and out. The service was efficient and friendly, we were so well looked after, even our dog 🐶. The food was so tasty, each course was perfectly cooked and served. We had a Sunday roast which was excellent - the beef was cooked to perfection and it wasn't just the norm - there was a lot of enhanced flavours from the different veggies which worked so well together. With only room for one pudding between us we picked well - the lavender panna cotta finished the meal off and hubby enjoyed it all with a couple of decent pints of ale. We'll definitely be back. Thanks.
  5. MS

    MikeS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good to see the Riverside is up to it's customary high standard. Our party of four had a most enjoyable meal at what was clearly a busy time on a Sunday, with excellent food and attentive staff. Will be back sooner rather than later.
  6. S

    Stockhausen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The cooking was truly excellent and the staff outstanding - knowledgeable, attentive and very anxious to make the experience first rate.
  7. m

    markb

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice concise menu, friendly knowledgeable staff. Fabulous food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and very friendly staff, in beautiful surroundings. Will definitely go back. A true gem.
  9. LB

    LesleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely to sit in the garden and dine on a sunny day. Had the lighter bites sandwiches which were both lovely.
  10. CK

    ChristopherK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Meal as always from one of the best restaurants in the area.
  11. GL

    GarethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A small yet adequate menu, that really helps you choose a meal that you actually wanted. The quality of food was exceptional and paired with a quiet and relaxed environment, really heightened the experience. This was an Anniversary outing for My wife and myself. We had an beautiful evening and would openly and enthusiastically recommend this to anyone we know.
  12. VB

    VickyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent service..thank you. We'll be back
  13. W

    Woodie2013

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food - tasted amazing. Looked stunning. Super friendly staff. Loved it!
  14. PH

    PhilipH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended the Riverside and were not disappointed. I’m not a vegetarian but I had the celeriac and pesto dish because it sounded interesting. It was really delicious. My wife had the duck, carrot and angelica which was equally tasty and very well cooked. The standard of food at The Riverside is several notches above the normal for pubs and restaurants. We will be returning and recommending.
  15. CC

    CharlesC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Superb dinner. The food was simple and unfussy, but imaginatively cooked and presented by cheerful young staff. We are looking forward to our next visit but, alas, we live four hours away.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always outstanding locally sourced food, prepared and cooked to perfection. Faultless service from attentive and knowledgeable staff yet retaining a friendly and homely atmosphere. An ideal way to finish a weeks holiday a huge thank you to everyone at the Riverside and look forward to our next visit !!!
  17. R

    Richard

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were quietly atttentive and obliging with special food requests. Menu was short enough to know it was freshly cooked but wide enough to suit all tastes. Food was very cooked & presented.
  18. JA

    JANETP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    June 8 2022, very pleasant meal enjoyable food and great service, would recommend for lunch or evening dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As expected, the pub was not busy at the time of our visit but it did get very busy later. The ambience was lovely, but a little quiet. The service was excellent, as was the food. My wife’s wine was not really to her liking and the changed it without hesitation. The food was inventive, beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. We would most definitely return for another special occasion.
  20. LM

    LuigiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect. A veritable gastronomical treat! So good that we returned for lunch the following day!
  21. AD

    AdrianD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place to eat , good food and great staff
  22. MF

    MalcolmF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & wine. Very, very efficient & friendly service. Our first choice for a local restaurant.
  23. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely old style traditional pub in a beautiful rural location. Food and service were top notch and good value for money. Highly recommended.
  24. F

    Finkky

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, lovely food made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and seated in pleasant country-style surroundings.
  25. JG

    JessG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch with my partner and our dog
  26. FL

    FrancaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food in a beautiful setting. Staff friendly.
  27. LM

    LornaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Lovely riverside venue and dog friendly too.
  28. ED

    EllieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! The food was so well presented and tasted amazing.
  29. RM

    RupertM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, faultless service, atmosphere and most importantly truly scrumptious food! We will be back. Thank you.
  30. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Staff ever so helpful and friendly. The beer garden is heaven.
  31. E

    julesE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, very much enjoyed it for the creative menus
  32. AW

    AndrewW

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here several times and are always extremely happy with the quality and presentation of the food and the service is excellent. We will be back again !
  33. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Championing local suppliers. Wonderful use of local, seasonal ingredients, some home grown. Totally delicious dinner. Excellent staff, attentive but not over-bearing. Will return.
  34. SJ

    SharmanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had three delicious courses with thrilling complementary flavours to the locally sourced foods. A delightful long lunch for which we travelled up from Hay where we were at the Festival. A worthy pilgrimage.
  35. AS

    AnneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous Sunday lunch for two commencing with a warm welcome and continuing with totally delicious food, delivered by friendly and efficient staff. Checking the calendar to see when we're free to rebook as we're feeling the need to repeat the day, especially the Fennel Bread with whipped butter and the Chocolate and Raspberry pudding. THANK YOU TEAM @ Riverside and we look forward to visiting very soon.
  36. AB

    AlistairB

    Shropshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Interesting and well prepared dishes using high quality local produce. This is fine dining in a wonderful setting
  37. CW

    CarolW

    Shropshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time we have dined at the Riverside; dare I say it was better than last time?
  38. CM

    CatherineM

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? From the friendly welcome from the young staff, to the excellent service, and super food, this restaurant is a star! Short selection but great choice on the menu (always a good sign), we were treated to wonderfully tasty and beautifully presented plates of food. Special mention to the generous portions of vegetables which really complemented the meal. If only we lived nearby we’d be regular visitors.
  39. PH

    PhillippaH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant/pub. Food is delicious with some really interesting choices - including veggie options. Good selection of drinks, aperitif cocktails were a winner for us! Service was just right. Thanks so much, we had a great time and will return when we’re in the area again. Highly recommended. Pic of the Rhubarb and custard dessert.
  40. JS

    JaneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having not been here for a number of years I took my mother for lunch on my birthday as a treat and had a lovely time. Gorgeous setting, beautiful property, amazing food and friendly people. Would highly recommend and cant wait to go back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff 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 654 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Riverside at Aymestrey

The Riverside Inn Aymestrey, Herefordshire HR6 9ST

Additional information

  • Area

    Leominster

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–18:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:00

  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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