Kitchen Garden 
at The Riverside


Over the last two years, we have developed our acre of kitchen garden into four separate styles: allotment, perennial, permaculture and cottage.

It is planned, planted, maintained and harvested by our small team of chefs and groundsmen, giving the freshest seasonal produce exactly when needed. The range of produce is extensive, over 50 different types of fruit and vegetable are grown, the majority from seed, propagated in the polytunnel, appearing on the plate directly after washing and dressing or cooked in sauce, puree, chutney or jam.


The idea behind the garden is to:

  • Create a diverse range for the kitchen, giving a mix of unusual and traditional flavours. To reintroduce some lesser known herbs.
  • Develop a low maintenance garden manageable by the chefs through use of perennial and self seeding plants. Reduce annual planting.
  • Get more yield, both in terms plants per bed and through the year.
  • Become more environmentally friendly. Move towards organic. Encourage bees (including our own ) and other “good” wildlife through edible plants, flowers and hedges.
  • Compost as much kitchen waste as possible.
     
Guided tours and talks by the Andy, Chef Patron, for 2 to 8 people are available – please let us know if you are interested.  See below Andy's Planting Plan:

Spring   Summer
Rhubarb  Chard
Beetroot Courgette
Wild Garlic Tomatoes
Asparagus Strawberries
Spinach Gooseberries
Violas Fennel
Elderflower Nasturtiums
New Potatoes Beans
Summer Salad
Autumn
Apples - varieties   Winter
Pears Jerusalem Artichokes
Damsons Kale - various types
Horseradish Pumpkins
Elderberries Squash
Sloes Winter Salad
Chives Salad Burnett
Parsley Red Cabbage
Sage Brussels Sprouts

Words from our guests

We would like to thank you all for a brilliant, yet very filling, menu for our anniversary, the best meal yet...
Hildrick (Feb 2017) 

Words from our guests

Lovely location. We have been here a couple of times and the menu is very good. I had the beetroot salad and it is delicious and the service is quick too!
Ian K - Tripadvisor (May 2017) 

Words from our guests

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

Words from our guests

Lovely B and B. A quiet and peaceful location. Warm and friendly atmosphere comfortable beds and top quality breakfast.
Angelarosemary - Tripadvisor (May 2017) 

Words from our guests

Phantastic 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

Just had 2 nights at the Riverside Inn Aymestrey. Wonderful food and nice rooms. They welcome dogs. Will definitely visit again. Well done to Andrew and his team.
Niebull -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) 

Words from our guests

Amazing Sunday Lunch. Warm and friendly atmosphere, fantastic food, excellent service, drinks chilled to perfection - would definitely recommend.
504durham56 - Tripadvisor (June 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. My vegetarian diet was more than amply catered for with a bespoke choice of three mains and lovely veggie sausages for breakfast. The Hayloft accommodation and extra care you show to furry guests is touching and sincere. If Molly, our dog, could speak, I am sure she would give you all a resounding thumbs (paws) up! 
Dr Reardon (Aug 2017)