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The River Barn


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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The Riverbarn Restaurant with Rooms 'Old World Charm - Modern British Cuisine' “A Gastronomic Revelation & An Exceptional Culinary Haven” Two AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence Michelin Guide Recommended This family run business, where chef brothers create stylish & imaginative dishes, has won the cottagey restaurant many admirers. Considerable critical acclaim has followed. A la Carte & Prix Fixe Menus offer excellent value showcasing top quality ingredients. Extremely popular 'Tasting Menu' events are held every other month. It is situated in glorious countryside beside a tranquil river flowing to the stunning lake on the beautiful Fonthill Estate. Discover the historically fascinating
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews brunch kedgeree beignets chicken liver parfait sorbet cod crab steak bread ice cream sandwiches prawns salad pudding stopped for a late lunch talented chef i highly recommend this restaurant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driven off the A303 by snow, and stumbled or skidded into the River Barn for lunch while the road recovered. We were welcomed by the staff, and by the Earl of Fonthill, who happened to be visiting this bit of his domain. All...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were out on the bikes and a bit muddy but this made no difference to the warm welcome we received. We ordered sausage sandwiches with a fried egg that came on granary bread. The sausages are made on the estate and they tasted completely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to tell you about River Barn's Sunday food. They don't do Sunday Roasts, they do a wonderful Brunch menu - oh! and full of lovely things. I had bacon,pancakes and maple syrup, one of the cheaper dishes, but it was just what I wanted....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maccers2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off at the River Barn for a treat. Whole heartedly sold. Really pretty setting, gorgeous interior, friendly staff, and superb food. Pork belly a real treat. Dining solo is a difficult thing but I am so glad I tried this place as it’s so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rosie H
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend took a trip away for new years here and it was amazing. Caroline and her friends were all so lovely. The food was amazing and they all Made us feel totally at home. We stayed at the granary which is beautiful....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 2 January 2019

The River Barn is a relatively new discovery for me and I couldn't love it more. I wish more places like this existed. The restaurant itself is small and charming with a big garden that will be fantastic for al fresco eating in the summer....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ClareE291
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

First thing to make clear is that this restaurant is under new ownership so best to ignore any reviews written before Summer 2018. Seven of us visited for Sunday brunch and had a lovely time. The food was fresh and beautifully presented. We were served...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MG5007
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful Brunch for 6 adults one child all very happy. Quality, friendliness, excellent value for money

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Book a table at The Riverbarn and you're in for a treat! We were given a warm welcome by the manager and the friendly, efficient staff looked after us very well. You will like the relaxed atmosphere too. The food is absolutely delicious - interesting...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CaroM1809
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

My partner and I have been a few times now and always had amazing food, we particularly enjoy the weekend brunch. Unfortunately we took 4 friends with us recently and none of us perticuraly enjoyed it, poached eggs were hard boiled not a runny yolk...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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