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An funky little independent cafe in the centre of Frome serving artisan Dusty Ape coffee along with guest and homeroasted beans, Butterworth and Son loose leaf tea, Marimba real hot chocolate melts, soft drinks, a fully licensed bar and an epic brunch menu. Situated on The Bridge in Frome, we've got beautiful views of the river to soak up from a private terraced balcony. Along with daily specials we offer all day brunch, French toast, full breakfasts and a whole range of homemade cakes and bakes including great options for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets. On Friday and Saturday nights we're open until 11pm for craft beers and cocktails.
US$4 - US$8
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

First time at the River House and very impressed. Good flat white, almond milk alternative that pleased my daughter and a great hot chocolate which pleased my wife!! Sausage rolls were great. Will go back to taste their cakes New favourite coffee stop in Frome

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant and meeting place, we had a selection of food from the menu, every piece was delightful, coupled with a lovely coffee ... much nicer than any big chain coffee house.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Best breakfast / brunch I've had in a long time! Lots of choice on the menu but 100% recommend the Papa Rosti

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

I’ve just eaten the most beautiful breakfast...... Herby scone topped with smoked salmon, smashed avocado, poached eggs covered with a chive, lemon and garlic cream sauce. It was honestly to die for! Very yummy!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Coffee with a smile! Polite courteous staff, wholesome menu clean tidy and a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Came here for brunch. Impressed with the menu choice and variations on traditional dishes. Delicious coffee and frappe. Chorizo, paprika rosti and poached eggs and cheese/chive scone with smoked salmon, avo and poached eggs - both delicious! Friendly staff

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

Best Breakfast in Frome! Really fresh and tasty, the staff are absolutely lovely and the food is just great, try The Dutches for breakfast, it kept me full until supper! And the latte art work is incredible. There is a cute little terrace overlooking the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Absolutely delicious brunch. I had the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon I hesitated to order it as the description involved a lot of aspects to it a houmous and greens and spiced seeds (they had a name I can't remember) thought it looked a bit...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020

Used to serve my favourite coffee in Frome, my first visit after lockdown was so disappointing, coffee tasted like instant and was served in a paper cup. Food offering is now limited, shame to see the business model they have chosen after the pandemic.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 16 March 2020

We hired our favourite cafe for an after hours private Birthday Party for my Daughter's 21st Birthday. They did not disappoint. We had a great selection of cocktails created especially for us. The staff were delightful and entertaining. The venue was perfect and really reasonable...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Hayley D
5 December 2016|
Response from Tomasina H | Reviewed this property |
Hi! they often have a lot of dogs there so I assume cats would be fine, unless the animals don't get along. hope that helps :)
4 August 2016|
Response from FinnCyclist | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just received your question! The answer would have been, yes! :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The River House

  • Yes, The River House offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The River House offers delivery services.

  • The River House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5