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The Riverside Inn

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British, Pub, Mexican
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Torrington Road | Ashford, Ashford TN23 7TG, England
01233 633404
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 113
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good all round meal

Excellent midweek evening meal here. Food, service and beer all great. Portions were plentiful, without being too over the top. I had a surf and turf, which was cooked perfectly to medium as asked. The pies looked great as well. With it being a midweek meal out I didn't sample more than the one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
navaracpg
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent midweek evening meal here. Food, service and beer all great. Portions were plentiful, without being too over the top. I had a surf and turf, which was cooked perfectly to medium as asked. The pies looked great as well. With it being a midweek meal out I didn't sample more than the one beer, but the pint I had... More 

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Thank navaracpg
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcome from the staff. Food excellent but too much for me to manage my husband had a giant roast and ate everything. Will definitely visit again

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Thank Phil M
Swansea
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant after reading reviews. Hard to find in the dark. Warm greetings from bar maid. However one of the other staff just finishing her shift was over familiar and in fact swore. I nervously laughed. Young men sitting at the bar were over familiar also and language was a bit rich. I asked to sit in restaurant... More 

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Thank wruref
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday lunch for 6, all of us with different dietary needs and likes and we were all catered for! The food was freshly cooked and very tasty, service great , never feeling rushed just a really lovely experience-highly recommend

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Thank Debbie C
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been quite a few years since I visited this pub but have heard great things about the food here . We were a table of 9 and had booked for a Sunday lunchtime . Although the bar area is small it is very welcoming and the staff are incredibly efficient and friendly . Our meal lived up to... More 

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Thank Ann marie H
Ashford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy our visits to the Riverside with friends and family or both. Neatly designed and cosy with the most generous helpings of excellent fresh home cooked food. Would recommend, we have been here a number of times both meals and special events and occasions and have never been disappointed. Excellent all round!

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Thank Hogben2015
Bethersden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful Sunday lunch. A must to book as the restaurant is small, however, the staff are helpful and friendly and the food was fresh and delicious.

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Thank Stacy W
Ashford
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us visited this Pub/restaurant on sunday and were greeted with very friendly helpful staff who showed us to our table and took our drinks orders on return with the drinks we then ordered our food which came out promptly even though its was very busy, our food came out hot and was very tasty and the puddings were... More 

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Thank Lambrespa
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Recently had my sister's wake here,very over priced for the buffet food we had. Don't know how they can justify £250 for a few sandwiches,sausages,sausage rolls and chipsticks, they also did not proved tea or coffee which we asked for,we were made to pay for the tea or coffee.

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T_Lewis72, Owner at The Riverside Inn, responded to this review

We are in total disbelief at your review of your sister’s wake. We bent over backwards to make her day go well. It was 3 weeks after she had passed and 24 hours prior to the funeral that we were asked by her best friend of 22 years, and our close friend, to hold the wake and cater for it.... More 

Kent, England
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49 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The Riverside Inn accommodated a table of 18 on New Years Day and did a fantastic job. The service and hospitality at the end of what will have been a busy festive season was wonderful, the food well presented, tasty and great value. Keep it up!

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Thank RMcAll

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Torrington Road | Ashford, Ashford TN23 7TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: 01233 633404

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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