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“Changes on the horizon”
Review of Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn
Ranked #14 of 47 Restaurants in Cheddar
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Situated at the base of Cheddar Gorge, (Britain's largest inland gorge) The Riverside Inn offers a large, family friendly pub with something for everyone.The pub itself can be split into 5 areas. 1 Lounge Bar, 2 Sports Bar, 3 Restaurant, 4 Garden and 5 Kids Play Area.Our sports bar (With Sky Sports) has 3 televisions independently operated allowing for maximum sports coverage, along with seating for 40 plus ample standing room, with food served all day. We also provide a Dart Board when live events aren't on. For when sport isn't on we use our jukebox system linked to both internal and external speakers to add a little life to the evening. The lounge bar offers a contrasting atmosphere to the lively active sports bar with food available and seating for 35+. Sink into one of our leather sofas or take a seat at one of the tables, just be sure to relax, then sit back and enjoy. We offer a range of daily papers for your convenience as-well as a selection of local media to take with you. Just through from our lounge bar is our Restaurant and Conservatory. Capable of seating 90 our Restaurant offers views of the gorge and surrounding hills, as-well as a look at the river Yeo as it runs on by. In the restaurant we offer table service. The restaurant is also available for full or part hire. Ideal for use as a function room for dining parties, whatever your need, we will always do our utmost to accommodate. Sadly, at this time, we have to mention we are not licensed for weddings, however we are always more than happy to help with the reception.Bookings can be taken for the restaurant internally by phone or email. Round the back of the pub is the Garden and Kids Play area. With seating for 180+ outside there's plenty of room to enjoy yourselves. The river Yeo is situated at the back of the garden over our very own little river. Behind the sports bar is our patio area with heat lights, covered smoking area and music available. Our non smoking decked area is also covered with heat lights for those with children or those wishing to avoid smoking areas. As with inside, food is served all day but for outside you will need to order at the bar. Tabs available with card details.Here at The Riverside Inn we serve food from 8am for breakfast right through till 9:30 for the late diners too. From all of us here at The Riverside Inn we hope to see or hear from you soon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually come here to see friends and the food is usually ok, decent portion sizes and great atmosphere, can’t fault the place. I hear there is a new head chef in town and from what I believe the food stakes have just gone up and I can’t wait to sample things and see what’s in store, Thankyou riverside for listening and taking food back to the heart again.

Thank Brian H
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Riverside C, Manager at Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are correct! New head chef in town with his specials making their first debut tonight from 6pm!
Look forward to seeing you soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to have a drink and some food as it's right next to the car park. The staff are all super friendly and the pub itself is really nice. I ordered the Ham hock and was not disappointed at all. The portion is huge which I wasn't expecting, and sadly I couldn't finish it all but I can easily say it was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Reasonably priced as well, this place is definitely worth a visit if you're in Cheddar.

Thank Laechu
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Riverside C, Manager at Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Look forward to seeing you again! Yes the Ham ham hock is one of my personal favorites too!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife thought we would try the Sunday lunch here, after waiting for 45 minutes I asked where our meal was and was told that we should have been told when we ordered that there was an hour wait but this was a lie as several people who came in after were served, when this was pointed out the waiter said he would find out and disappeared and never came back, after complaining again our meal finally came and we were presented with a tiny portion of inedible vegetables too accompany our meal, after much complaining we eventually got a refund, but suffice too say we will never go here again!

Thank Ozfreeman21
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While staying local we popped in this pub a few times for drinks and food. The food was lovley, hot, good portions and served quickly.. we also popped in for one night to see a band. Which was very good... lovely large beer garden too.

Thank rb0
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Riverside C, Manager at Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried this pub and got pub grub as expected. small portions and nothing special about it worth mentioning. Two of our party said "well that was a nice snack now what's for dinner?" which just about sums it up in my opinion. We wouldn't bother using it again, very disappointing.

Thank ASH071258
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