Food 
at The Riverside


Authentic and atmospheric, our black & white 16th Century timber framed inn is set in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by picturesque natural beauty of the River Lugg valley.

Sustainability and ethical sourcing is important to us for our mussels and sea fish. We also score well regarding food miles for British produce and Fair Trade sources for imports.  The kitchen garden is an important ingredient in the creation of menus.  Andy and his team prepare the ground, sow and reap the seasonal vegetables and fruits.

Everything is cooked freshly on site, from our garden honey, oat and yogurt soda bread to our lemon verbena ice cream.  Andy is more than happy to cater for different dietary requirements and children's meals - please just mention when booking.

Groups and parties are most welcome - from 2 to 42 we can create individual menus to suit your requirements.  Also should you wish to bring your dog, we have designated “dog tables” in the bar area – so please let us know if you need one, when you book.

Opening Times

We serve lunches from 12-2.30pm (except on Mondays) and dinner is served from 7-9pm (every evening except Sunday).  On Sunday evenings we offer a bar snack menu from 5-8pm.  Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

The bar is open all day and from 5pm on Mondays. 

We are open daily for breakfast or coffee from 8am, except for Mondays.

Please call us on 01568 708440 if you wish to enjoy our hearty Herefordshire breakfast from the best regional produce in The Marches. On Sunday evenings, we offer fantastic bar snacks from 5pm-8pm.

Breakfast Menu  ALC Menu   Pudding Menu   Sample Sunday Lunch Menu   Bar Menu

Wine List   Sunday Night Snack Menu

Words from our guests

Perfect Mortimer Trail Stopover.  
This place is superb. Great staff (shout out to Molly and Lydia - thank you both.) Food good. Location stunning. Stayed in Hayloft Suite - super too. And the food is local and legit. If you're doing the Mortimer Trail it’s the perfect place to stop at halfway point. Highly recommend.
Claire R- TripAdvisor - (March 2018)

Words from our guests

The food here is seriously good. 3 of us had the braised beef as a main. You could have cut the meat with your fork - it just fell apart. It was absolutely delicious!. Really can't rate this place highly enough and good value too
Evans 21 – TripAdvisor – (March 2018)

Words from our guests

It was a very cold weekend but the accommodation was beautifully warm and very comfortable. Two of our party are vegan and the chef produced a vegan menu with a choice of 2/3 items for each course. On Sunday morning, they even helped us to dig our car out of the snow!  
 Linda – Booking.com – (March 2018)

Words from our guests

The staff especially Lydia were brilliant and really friendly. They made both us and our Crufts bound pup so welcome.  
John – Booking.com- (March 2018)

Words from our guests

Excellent bedroom and bathroom. Liked fresh milk in fridge. Loved the toiletries. Good quality tea. 
Julie – Booking.com- (February 2018)

Words from our guests

Our second stay here, we will definitely be back. great food, lovely atmosphere.  Lovely walk in shower, comfy room. Lovely dining area. Superb food.
Mags – Booking.com – (February 2018)

Words from our guests

Staff attentive. Warm fires. Dogs allowed in bar. The roast pork was superb.
Noshy – TripAdvisor (January 2018)

Words from our guests

A perfect place to getaway - breakfast was amazing and being Gluten free they were more than happy to change things to help. You only need to let them know and they will do !
Michelle – Booking.com (January 2018)

Words from our guests

I cannot fault this place. The location is perfect. The food and choices are excellent. Has good wine list staff very attentive and give excellent service.
Ib4474 – TripAdvisor (January 2018)

Words from our guests

Just beautiful food and service every time we visit. Not just my own food, but every meal I ever try of any of our party has been beautiful. Can't recommend enough.
katmckenna200 – TripAdvisor (January 2018)

Words from our guests

The staff are incredibly attentive and made you feel not only welcome but also special. The accommodation in the Hay Loft was perfect with lovely views of the close (very!) river. Very well decorated and fitted out for the modern discerning standards expected by seasoned travellers. Very homely.
cricketfan1 – TripAdvisor (January 2018)

Words from our guests

The food is top notch, with more than generous servings. I’d recommend the Mutton! All in all, very impressed and will definitely be returning/recommending.
James D – TripAdvisor (December 2017)

Words from our guests

One of my daughter's said your Wye Valley Stout Parfait and Crumbs was the best dessert she has ever eaten in her life! 
Rob from Lincoln  (December 2017) 

Words from our guests

The attentiveness, professionalism and general atmosphere of calm (even when busy!) displayed by all the staff was lovely, and all in a beautiful location.
Dr Reardon (Aug 2017) 

Words from our guests

Back for a third year for an excellent lunch.
Pinkertonx - Tripadvisor (April 2017) 

Words from our guests

Fantastic food. Dinner was great. Smoked belly pork was astounding. Mutton was delicious. Blue cheese ice cream a bit out of the ordinary but amazing.
Malcolm C - Tripadvisor (March 2017) 

Words from our guests

Sunday lunch. What a beautiful location, delicious food, attentive staff - perfect! Great quality home grown produce makes a very tasty lunch. We will be back!
Lynncliffo - Tripadvisor (August 2016) 

Words from our guests

It is great to see somewhere so committed to using local produce, but most importantly making it so good to eat - we could happily have ordered every option on the menu!
Ben P – Tripadvisor (August 2016) 

Words from our guests

The menu was inventive without being outré and each course was a delight with well thought out and interesting flavour combinations making beautifully balanced dishes.
HughStew - Tripadvisor (June 2016)