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River Road Tavern

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193 South River Road, Bedford, NH
603.206.5837
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
We love it here!

My friends and I frequent this place for drinks. Its one of the few places in bedford that are perfect for a quick drink. The mac and cheese is amazing and so are the donuts. They have a really good beer list. However, its not a HUGE establishment and finding a seat can be difficult - so get there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cassidy M
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Durham, New Hampshire
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Durham, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friends and I frequent this place for drinks. Its one of the few places in bedford that are perfect for a quick drink. The mac and cheese is amazing and so are the donuts. They have a really good beer list. However, its not a HUGE establishment and finding a seat can be difficult - so get there early!... More 

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Thank Cassidy M
New Hampshire
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The city of Bedford, NH is full of high class restaurants and sometimes it's nice to have some drinks, appetizers and a meal and not be anywhere near triple digits on the bill! I had read the reviews about River Road Tavern and saw wild range of positive and negative. I just had to "see" for myself. My wife and... More 

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Thank EricinNH
Bedford, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

There is an extentsive beer menu, full bar and a wine list but the great thing about the tavern is the wait staff! All are supper friendly and very knowledgable about the food and drink menus. Stop by and chat with Chris the bar tender, Evan, the manager or even Spencer the head chef. This is definately a weekly stop!

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Thank kmgrassett
Bedford, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Went with the wife. The beer selection was almost to die for. Great appetizers and beyond yummy burgers. I do not normally finish my fries, but somehow they all disappeared. Will be back for sure.

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Thank Jesper F
Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Cozy little place with easy access. They have a cool 100 beer challenge where if you drink 100 beers they will make you a special plaque with whatever design you want to hang on the wall. There was a fire place and just bar seating. Seemed like a neat place to go to if we lived locally. Our friends who... More 

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Thank Prather7
Bedford, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by to have a beer after a meeting. The beer and appetizer were ok, but the service was really slow. We were seated outside, it wasn't too busy, but it took a long time to even get water. When it was time to leave, we couldn't find our waitress, so we paid the bartender inside.

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Thank John T
Bedford, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

If you like a Tavern with an extensive beer menu and great food, this is where you go. They have nailed it! Be on notice that the menu of food is very limited, but what they do make is all excellent. From the mussels to the burgers to the wings to the fries, all excellent. Also, probably the best Reuben... More 

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Thank peanutbutterandhoney
Bedford, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very casual, food is prepared very well. Menu is a bit thin, but the food is good. Not a good place for vegetarians. It can get very noisy. Overall a very nice place to hang.

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Thank tomlianza
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a cool place. It's a 'seat yourself' so be prepared to walk in and look around for an empty table. They have a lot of beer, which is to be expected from a tavern. The menu installs small, and sort of expensive. I ordered the half chicken with summer squash. It was really good. The captain and coke... More 

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Thank RPR84
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Love River Rd Tavern. It is very inviting and cozy. So friendly and comfortable. The menu is small, but all the food is amazing!! Been there many times....will be going back again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193 South River Road, Bedford, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 603.206.5837

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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