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The Riverside Inn
Ranked #4 of 20 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stayed here for one night so I could see my daughter at Uni. Oak beamed bedroom, very spacious and generous hospitality sets. Bed and pillows comfortable (& I'm very fussy!) We ate out but breakfast was again generous with the chef offering to cook anything we chose. Pub is friendly & popular. This was a treat so unaware of cost, but hubby says it was reasonable.

Room Tip: Room 2 was perfect.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed here a couple of weeks ago, watching my ice hockey team at the nearby ice rink. Good beer, food was fine even though I ordered quite late on a Saturday evening. Rooms are lovely and comfy, and pricing was fine, even though others here seem to think it on the expensive side. Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Make sure your ice hockey team have not been soundly thrashed before sleeping here :)
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Very nice room. Plenty of lounge space, comfy bed and lovely breakfast.
Thought it a little expensive for a pub but overall a plesant stay.
No car park so pay and display across the road which is only £3.50 for 24 hours

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

A lovely pub with fire on, they give you blanket if you want to sit out in the garden and it;s a bit cold. nice touch, love it. it was snowing today, went there to read sunday papers. had some breaded whitebait - it was really good and crispy. the staff are friendly. the beam makes the pub looks "country like" pub despite being next to the riverside leisure centre. oh yes, it's easy you can either park at riverside or park across the road near staples (free for 2 hours). Totally recommend this pub!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stay here when visiting a family member who lives locally. It is charming, Very old and close to the town centre. There are just 5 rooms. The floors are sloping, some of the roof heights are very low, some rooms do not have full standing height in the shower. The rooms are clean, there are tea and coffee making facilities, and sometimes it is a little noisy due to creaking floorboards. I would say this Inn is quirky. The pub is good and the food is fine. The staff very friendly.

Room Tip: Room 5 is on the top floor so you do not have the creaking floorboard noise of other guests going t...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Went to riverside inn for Christmas meal with work. Twenty of us so a reasonable number.

We were sat opposite bar so not a great start! Drinks a little pricey.

Sat and waited for food which came after about 15 to 20 mins. I had soup which looked like it had been sitting around waiting as it was starting to solidify. Nice taste and hot but almost set in bowl.

Next turkey main course which on the whole was ok apart from undercooked Sprouts and parsnips. Complained to waitress who asked if we'd like some more and the bought a bowl of hot but again undercooked sprouts!!! Could not get fork into sprouts that bad.

Pudding was choc and orange bread pudding which tasted nice but was Luke warm.

Overall not a great meal, staff were ok but not great. Pricey drinks and not a great seating location considering the amount we were paying.

Don't think next Christmas Santa will be visiting The Riverside Inn!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I stayed at the Riverside Inn 3 or 4 nights a week on business over a period of about 4 months. The staff were always friendly and helpful, the bar did a really good pint of Guinness too. Food was slightly pricey but generally good. The building is a converted watermill which means that both the pub and rooms are full of character. The only downside to staying here is the quality of the cleaning company they use (not particularly thorough and left my room unlocked on two occasions). Very good central Chelmsford location.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Riverside Inn

Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Chelmsford
Price Range: $104 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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