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“Quite disappointed 🤷‍♂️”
Review of Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn
Ranked #15 of 36 Restaurants in Cheddar
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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

Staying in Cheddar overnight on route to the South West. I’d checked out the website and prebooked a table at the riverside and was looking forward to drinks and a lovely meal.
We arrived and we’re shown to our table. The web site mentions a renovation in 2001 and it shows the passing of those 20 yrs.
We both ordered the rump steak ( disappointed that the menu was reduced from the web site menu).
My wife’s medium rare was very well done and my rare was ‘blue’. The frozen chips were anemic and the mushroom was only a quarter of one mushroom (really a quarter).
On a positive note, the wine was fine and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: July 2021
1  Thank Moysh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family (11 of us) visited on 3rd July in the afternoon. They were getting ready for the football so quite a few people in the garden, but the biblical rain brought many of them inside. The place had a really nice, friendly atmosphere and the staff were lovely and friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. I had the chicken burger but also tried the beef burger and it was delicious. All very well presented, fresh and hot. There was a small mix up with one of the orders but they rectified it and we’re very apologetic about it. We will go there again the next time we visit Cheddar.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank Happiness65709032948
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for outdoor dining with friends. This place is really set up for al fresco with great spaced tables, marquis, app ordering and payment. Also impressed that they were happy to accommodate other customers who did not use the technology.
Decent quality pub food which despite a warning on delay in food coming out actually arrived quickly.
A good location for a meet up.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank misscowley
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent indoor & outdoor spaces, with an extensive menu. Could order on the app or catch a member of staff. Food was always excellent

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank cgfisher72
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing meal. The best part were the roast potatoes but the rest was poor.
Chicken was made available as they had run out of roast beef. This was tough and dry. Yorkshire were hard and the cauliflour cheese was missing. When asked we were told they had run out bit no mention of this when we ordered.
Other meals weren't great either. Location was lovely but won't return as the food served was not good enough.

Date of visit: June 2021
1  Thank MrsBotters
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