News from The Riverside
3rd October 2019
National Slow Food Award
We're delighted to have won the national Slow Food award for the Best Restaurant/Food Eatery in the UK!
The Slow Food movement was founded in Italy during the 1980s, initially to defend regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure and a slower pace of life. The movement is now global, and Andy Link is the Marches representative for the organisation. The awards were started six years’ ago to highlight the producers, restaurants and shops promoting the ethos of good, clean, fair food.
“I am hugely honoured to receive this award. I believe passionately that real food using high quality products from local producers needs the utmost support. We have lost too many flavours due to high yield taking precedence over taste and texture. This award was supported by a public vote, and it’s very encouraging to know that so many people value our work in the kitchen and value outstanding food, crafted with care and passion.
1st August 2019
10 top Herefordshire pubs and bars with a beer garden
We've been listed as one of the top 10 Herefordshire pubs and bars with a beer garden. Why not come down and enjoy a pint by the River Lugg?
1st July 2019
The pick of the pubs
The AA Pub Guide is the go-to source for the best pubs for food, drink and accommodation in the UK - and we're extremely pleased to be included in the latest edition.
The book, which is released annually and is available from tomorrow (2nd July 2019), is a guide to the best pubs in the UK for food, drink, atmosphere and accommodation and contains traditional countryside inns, welcoming taverns, and foodie destinations, all selected by the AA’s expert inspectors.
17th April 2019
Pub & Bar Magazine's 'Best Pubs in Britain'
We're delighted to have been named as one of the best places to visit in the West Midlands by Pub & Bar magazine.
The National Pub & Bar Awards aims to put the finest on-trade businesses across the UK in the spotlight, showcasing just how diverse and creative the hospitality industry really is. Today’s announcement of this year’s 94 county champions shows the level of quality being delivered to pub and bar visitors every day of the week.
The pubs, which have been selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories, will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London on Wednesday 22 May. At the grand final, which is hosted by restaurant critic Jay Rayner, 15 Regional Winners will also be announced, as well as the esteemed accolade – the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year.
“Selecting this year’s 94 County Winners has been nothing short of inspiring,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which hosts the event. “From idyllic countryside pubs to inner city cocktail bars, this is the most eclectic and exciting industry in the world. It’s a privilege to help these businesses get the recognition they deserve.”
23 April 2018
Visit England - Best Tourism pub 2018
What an unbelievable day... we are thrilled to have been awarded this amazing accolade!
Winning England’s Best Tourism pub... hardest two years but great to receive such a prestigious award, especially for all of the Riverside team who put up with me constantly and work so hard, as well as Richard and Liz Gresko for everything they taught me over the years and Coach House Inns for all the support and investment which enables us to do what we do.
21 April 2018
A Good Walk - Aymestrey, Herefordshire
Christopher Somerville's article in The Saturday Times about a lovely circular walk through the Lugg valley, which starts and finishes at The Riverside.
20 September 2017
Herefordshire Awards of Excellence 2017
We are thrilled to receive "Best Eating Out" award in Herefordshire today, as well as another national restaurant guide. Amazing achievement for everyone involved, staff who work so hard, but also the amazing Herefordshire producers, smallholders, even local artists that make the Riverside what it is.
Lots more to achieve and plans in progress...
Review - Telegraph Travel
"This picturesque 16th century black and white former coaching inn, set in the heart of Herefordshire, offers superb food and six luxurious rooms. It sits by sparkling River Lugg, with al fresco tables from which to enjoy views and birdsong."