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The Riverside Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Torrington Road | Ashford, Ashford TN23 7TG, England
+44 1233 633404
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't been for a while so popped in a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon. They just never fail to deliver in here, service is fab, presentation of food always beautiful and no matter what you choose the food tastes fantastic. Top quality every time Keep up the good work guys we think you do yourselves proud 😊

Thank Louise M
Ashford, Kent
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Camembert was over baked and watery. Unable to spread on the toast. It needed to be a bit "dollopy". I left it. Mentioned it to the waiter and was disappointed that it was still on the bill at the end. Spoke to the owner/Landlady/Manager and she said "well, that's the way we cook it, if you come back again don't... More 

1 Thank welly381
Ashford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Beuatifully Homecooked food,varied menu,friendly and welcoming Staff and very Generous portion Sizes,Lovely Variety of Ales. Will Definately return for another visit. Suberb :)

Thank Chetta1974
Rolle, Switzerland
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Turned up as a group after a long (early) Christmas lunch and the pub was welcoming! Good range of drinks (and shots) with very pleasant decor. Was very quiet but it was a Monday night!

Thank Shaun321
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We found this pub on an Internet search, looking for a nice pub to visit after shopping at the Ashford Shopping Outlet. Difficult to find by driving, it is straightforward to walk there from the outlet or the overflow car park. Situated next to the river Stour at the edge of the old Railway Works, the inn offers a good... More 

Thank Jubilee_Mentoring
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Good drinks, great food and very reasonable cost. Great outdoor area for kids and also events. Good place for lunch, dinner or a swift pint.

Thank Shane B
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139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a proper pub with a really friendly atmosphere. The food selection is diverse and our meals could not be faulted. The service (I hasten to say by one person who was running the bar and serving tables seamlessly!) was excellent and very welcoming. Good ale on tap. We will certainly be back again. Thoroughly recommended!

Thank TwinknChumb
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The food was lovely, home cooked traditional pub food which was nice. The restaurant itself had a cosy feeling and I was rather looking forward to a nice lunch with me and my book :). Unfortunately it wasn't to be the case as the abundance of waitresses seemed set to be quite distressed at the possibility that I was having... More 

2 Thank Zoe K
Dorking, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went along as two families for dinner, large menu for all courses, really nice decor inside, food was amazing and would recommend to anyone, tucked away but once found you will be rewarded!

Thank gstreet2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Starter to share was brilliant. Then followed by lamb shank in rich sauce - wonderful! Coupled with really friendly staff and local ales. It is a real hidden gem.

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torrington Road | Ashford, Ashford TN23 7TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 633404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?