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The Riverside Inn

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Mexican, English, Pub, Family Fare
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Torrington Road | Ashford, Ashford TN23 7TG, England
01233 633404
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Great food in a family setting

We've been here more than once; it is difficult to find but the quality of the food makes it worth finding out - definitely one of the best places to eat in Ashford! The prices are fair and won't break the bank, the meals really are fantastic with plenty of choice and daily specials too; great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Joand3Ts
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We've been here more than once; it is difficult to find but the quality of the food makes it worth finding out - definitely one of the best places to eat in Ashford! The prices are fair and won't break the bank, the meals really are fantastic with plenty of choice and daily specials too; great for families, especially those... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times and have noticed over time the food sizes and flavors have got smaller and tasteless, Sunday staff are sour faced and need replacing, landlady is also false and only seems polite when receiving people's money, by the looks of this website they also have an excuse for just about everything! Not a very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is well worth your time getting off the beaten track and eating or drinking here. Food is superb and very reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice and quiet, lovely choice of food and good quality. I ordered two starters as a main and it was no problem. Very reasonable prices. The avocado and prawn tower was a treat. Everyone was happy.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Riverside Inn is within walking distance for me, but I've not been for some time. I wanted a good value meal with tasty food-I was not disappointed. I had the mushroom fajitas, my daughter the salmon in champagne sauce with sauté potatoes, both were very good. The rest of our group had steak fajitas and the gammon pie, again... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A lovely beer garden and a decent choice of real ales... Superb in a sunny late spring afternoon, and perfect place to wind down after a busy day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the designer outlet in Ashford we wanted to grab some lunch, we had parked in the overflow car park and had noticed a pub, The Riverside Inn, on our way in and thought we would try it out. Well, all I can say is it won't be our last trip there. We decided on Sunday roasts and even... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have been eating at the riverside since i worked there back when i was 16. It has changed hands several time since but always remains good service, good food and a fair price until recently. In the last 2 years the food has dramatically changed for the worse. Having been confused by this i tried eating here again several... More 

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

Jon and I have owned The Riverside Inn for 9 years, in that time we've encountered both a smoking ban and a recession, which unfortunately made a great impact on some of our locals. Over 100 of the reviews on this site are Very Good and above, having reached the dizzy heights of ranking No.3 in Ashford and being awarded... More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Please don't believe the negative reviews on here, I have been eating and drinking and eating in the River for longer than I care to remember and the landlord and landlady have become close personal friends of mine, that does not mean this review is false as anybody who knows me will testify I like to speak my mind! the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

when i complained about how my steak was cooked, i was told i didnt know what i was talking about! overpriced and long wait

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

We called a team meeting reference this review, there was not one member of staff who could recollect this complaint. More 

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Additional Information about The Riverside Inn

Address: Torrington Road | Ashford, Ashford TN23 7TG, England
Phone Number: 01233 633404
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
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
Cuisine: Mexican, English, Pub, Family Fare

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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: Mexican, English, Pub, Family Fare

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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