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The Riverside Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Torrington Road | Ashford, Ashford TN23 7TG, England
+44 1233 633404
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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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 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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137 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 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Zoe K
Dorking, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
Ashford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Need to book here at weekends especially. I booked for Sunday lunch. Firstly there is very limited parking. We were seated quickly and politely and served drinks promptly. However it took about 30 minutes for our orders to be taken. Once our main meals were cleared it took forever for a dessert menu to appear and when they were finally... More 

1 Thank Lynne M
Jon B, Owner at The Riverside Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for your review and warmly welcome feedback from our customers to enable us to improve our services and gain future custom. Unfortunately, the downside to Trip Advisor is that reviews can also be slightly exaggerated and very misleading. At the Riverside Inn we strive so hard to give the best service and serve great food so this... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wow Superb Inn & excellent staff !!! We were meeting friends here for a get together and get something to eat at the same time . We arrived and sat down in the restaurant and ordered Steak & Stilton Pie. Well when it came out to the table it was was of the best tasty pies and veg I had... More 

Thank E-Ticket-traveller
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Came here, as a family of 6, having been let down somewhere else, they were very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble, we all had the carvery meal which was lovely, 4 meats to choose from, Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes, lots of veg which came in 3 separate dishes each with carrot, cabbage, mashed swede and peas, also... More 

Thank Sue5171
Ashford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Just been to the riverside inn for dinner with my family, and what a great meal we had. I would recommend this restaurant to any person,the food was just wonderful.

Thank mick b

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?