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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic boutique hotel (17th century mill). Rustic old timber beams. Views directly onto river below. Lovely room. They even throw in some free food like cereal bars and fruit within their reasonable price. Only downside was the noise from other guests walking on the old floorboards above us but we dealt with that ok. What was great was the...

Thank Jamie J
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went to lunch in the restaurant area of the pub. This old building with its wooden beams is quite delightful and we shall certainly return. Between us we consumed two starters, four main courses of steak, fish and a chicken and leek pie, all of which were declared to be delicious. We drank a beer, bottle of...

Thank amb4342
Bexley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant with a large family group. We aren't local donut wasn't somewhere we knew The restaurant inside was lovely very nice decor and comfortable however it was very cold!!!!!! Obviously due to time of year we didn't venture outside but the outdoor area by the river looked nice The area we had booked wasn't ready upon arrival...

Thank Joanne T
Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a lunch with my wife and found the food very good. I had a groupon voucher for a 2 course meal with cocktails and found it very good value. The staff were friendly and helpful and I can recommend the Riverside for a lunchtime treat.

Thank BrianRM70JA
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Riverside Inn this week. The service was excellent. The food was really good - you certainly won't be hungry when you leave! Also loved the interior and features. Will definitely visit again. The only downside was the screaming kids at a nearby table but this is not the fault of the restaurant.

Thank Claire S
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very unhelpful staff, who clearly do not want any business. Won't use them again. In this day and age staff should be bending over backwards to help. Wouldn't even take a lunch booking 2 hours before hand, and they had only few tables booked. Wanted 24 hours notice for a reservation!!!!

Thank Chris C
RiversideAdmin, Manager at The Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Firstly, thank you for your feedback, its my understanding that you were trying to book a Groupon afternoon tea for two? Unfortunately as stated on the Groupon offer, we do require 24 hours notice for the afternoon tea bookings, this is because the freshly baked cakes and scones are all baked fresh daily. This is clearly stated in...

Ruthin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Creaky and old, but that's the character of the place. Room was well appointed, albeit with a somewhat lack of lighting in corners and by the sofa, but again, it is an old place and the lovely beams will take your mind off it.....The staff were very helpful. If you need parking just speak to the staff for instructions how...

Thank GreatGadgetMan
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Booked a 1 night stay at the Riverside Inn, with slight reservations due to some negative reviews; however, I found the place to be welcoming and quaint and good value for money. All the staff in the hotel and restaurant were friendly and very helpful and created a nice atmosphere. A choice of top range rooms was offered, both being...

Thank Chris T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely! We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. There was 20 of us and the really nice thing was that we could order off the menu on the day and not weeks before the event. The service was excellent. The choice on the menu was perfect and the food first class. If I had one very slight criticism it would...

1Thank justcarolb
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Absolutely spot on. Lovely atmosphere, lovely food, lovely staff (Maria, Ben & Richard). There were 18 of us, the food was served piping hot and nothing was too much trouble. Have to mention the awesome chocolate brownie, WOW!! Thank you for looking after us, we will be returning.

Thank wizard6754

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Additional Information about The Riverside Inn

Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range: $140 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Riverside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Get a table with a view of the river.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianRM70JA, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor is quieter as you won't have people walking in the room above - lovely creaky floors!”
 of 5 bubbles GreatGadgetMan, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 5 or 6 are at the top of the Inn and away from downstairs noise, but lots of steep stairs to get there.”
 of 5 bubbles 542ChrisT, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“My guess would be that Room 4 is probably best”
 of 5 bubbles KenQ_11, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you possibly can sit in the Garden”
 of 5 bubbles 839terryl, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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