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The Riverside Inn

Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
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Ranked #168 of 254 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: At heart we're a friendly local pub, boasting fantastic cask ales and the best in British food. Upstairs are 5 unique bedrooms. Above all, we offer friendly, personal and unpretentious service, whether you're just in for a quiet pint, planning an intimate dinner, a stop-over for a business trip or staying for a leisurely weekend. Welcome to your local!
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: At heart we're a friendly local pub, boasting fantastic cask ales and the best in British food. Upstairs are 5 unique bedrooms. Above all, we offer friendly, personal and unpretentious service, whether you're just in for a quiet pint, planning an intimate dinner, a stop-over for a business trip or staying for a leisurely weekend. Welcome to your local!
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English first
Chelmsford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Recently celebrated my 40th birthday at the Riverside Inn. Lauryn and her team made sure everything was taken care of from putting up balloons to organising welcome drinks, canapés and a lovely bbq buffet... All 60 of my guests commented on how great the food and service was and I can highly recommend this venue for others parties like this....Went... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The service was initially OK, I placed the food order at the bar particularly stating that my partners prawn & crayfish starter had no tomatoes, because of an allergy, when it arrived the two slices of bread had mould on them. The meal was replaced, but upon eating she found 4 halves of tomato !!!.She had Haddock & chips, which... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My friends and I had some food here last Saturday day time. We decided to order cheeseburgers and chips from the BBQ menu. After an hour or so our food finally turned up and was served by possibly the 'moodiest' waitress ever. She slammed our plates down and 'stropped' off to the next table. I noticed that our complex order... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We arrived in the garden about twenty to 3 and were greeted by a sullen female server. When we asked if food was still being served we were told very uncerimoniously that we would have to go inside and order as we had only 20 minutes. It then transpired she was the one taking the order inside as well. A... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Riverside Inn on Saturday June 14th and, with the help of Alison (the owner), and her staff we had the most memorable time. The Riverside's Chef was brilliant. He produced an amazing array of canapés for the 'reception' and cold Prosecco was on tap from the moment we said... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A good all round pub have stayed there before and should have this trip ...friendly staff....good atmosphere previously eaten here and food is good value

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Visited this weekend. Positives were - Setting in the sun was lovely, Spotlessly clean, Barstaff friendly. However they let themselves down with the food. The seven of us had burgers and although the quality of the meat was more than adequate, all of our burgers had been overcooked and so were dried out./ burnt. Admittedly we did not say anything... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The food and drink on offer here is great. I tagged along with some friends to the quiz night on wednesday. Was a great laugh and we even won some money. Keep up the good work.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

As a group of friends from Essex Suffolk and Hertfordshire we meet in Chelmsford regularly and try out local restaurants. The Riverside Inn location sounded great and we'd hoped to enjoy the outdoor facilities but the weather was against us so we had to go inside. The evening menu is not inspiring neither was the food when it finally arrived.... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The quality of food at the Riverside Inn has gone progressively downhill in the last 3 years since I moved into the area. The last time I visited I ordered a roast. Chicken had a 'tang' to it - highly unpleasant. Roast potatoes were hard and luke warm. Yorkshire pud was dry and tasteless and really should have been left... More

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