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The River House

7 The Bridge, Frome BA11 1AR, England
+44 1373 464847
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (26 reviews)
“nut butter” (2 reviews)
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 The Bridge, Frome BA11 1AR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to find a seat in the very busy but cosy cafe. Food was great but simple. We had the the High Grade Hash and a veggie sausage bap. Lots of choices for vegetarians

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gww123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful breakfast granola bowl best flat white in town staff friendly and always happy to accommodate very small but well worth the visit cakes always look amazing too fresh made in house !! 5 plus stars from us

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bex4040
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go some to make a coffee as bad as the one I just had. Maybe the young man making it just didn’t like my face, my accent (London) or that I asked who made the cakes and if the meat was local....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jason h
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit and we enjoy the food and atmosphere. Overall we really enjoy eating here and seems to have a good reputation with the locals. A few negatives though. It’s a little cramped with not much space. The chairs are awfully uncomfortable...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank paulgO9447KG
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Just arrived in Frome. Recommend to try the river house. Great place. Very mellow. Cakes off the chart. Cheesecake to die for. All things good. Amazing smoothies according to my daughters. Go you will not regret it!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank simonu1967
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great breakfast here this morning, but did not like the presence of dogs. Firstly it is unhygienic, secondly my wife has asthma and dogs in a confined space set her off. Sadly won't be visiting again because of this.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wenlock1951
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food alway perfect coffee is the best flat white in town this is our new Friday coffee treat

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bex4040
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this place when on a business trip! Very cool place with friendly staff, quirky artwork all around. Food is absolutely delicious, I will be going there when in Frome again. Brilliant

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Liamdr1
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Fantastic vegan breakfast (although I had it for lunch) lovely atmosphere and friendly service. Love this cafe!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Georgiana N
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting the beautiful River House Cafe, we had both a working lunch when it was quiet, and also met a client I was Curating the previous day. Both times excellent food, service with a smile and several lovely touches that make this place unique!

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Lulibird
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Hayley D
5 December 2016|
Response from Tomasina H | Reviewed this property |
Hi! they often have a lot of dogs there so I assume cats would be fine, unless the animals don't get along. hope that helps :)
4 August 2016|
Response from AndrewCyclist | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just received your question! The answer would have been, yes! :)
27 February 2016|
Response from EllenPorteous | Property representative |
Hello - apologies for the delayed response! Yes, we allow well behaved dogs on leads. Hopefully see you soon, Ellen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Bridge, Frome BA11 1AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome
  • Phone Number: +44 1373 464847
An funky little independent cafe in the centre of Frome serving artisan Dusty Ape coffee along with guest and homeroasted beans, Butterworth and Son loose leaf tea, Marimba real hot chocolate melts, soft drinks, a fully licensed bar and an epic brunch menu. Situated on The Bridge in Frome, we've got beautiful views of the river to soak up from a private terraced balcony. Along with daily specials we offer all day brunch, French toast, full breakfasts and a whole range of homemade cakes and bakes including great options for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets. On Friday and Saturday nights we're open until 11pm for craft beers and cocktails.
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