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“No, no, no!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn
Ranked #11 of 44 Restaurants in Cheddar
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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“No, no, no!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

If u want cheap food then this is the place but it was not good! Fake mash and fake gravy but I guess u get what u pay for!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not as good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Did not like our choice, a lamb dish. The vegetables were overcooked, mostly tasteless, and the potatoes were stale. I would say the service was not up to scratch and stressed. Don't bother with the beer if you are a good ale fanLiked the place before the recent re-vamp.

Visited April 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“recommended for all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

went with my family, was shown through to a lovely conservatory where we had a nice view of the garden, all the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much for the waitress. we had food off the 'meal deal' menu this is the type of food you expect on a pub menu - there was a lovely grand menu as well but as we were only having a quick bite we stuck to the smaller menu! all the food we ordered was very nice - the lasagne was obviously homemade and had that homemade taste which was fantastic. the desserts were also very nice and with the meal deal were only 2 pounds so i had a very nice slice of chocolate cake! i would recommend this pub to anyone the service was faultless and the food was good - what more could you want? we were also given a children's pack for the kids with crayons and games - this was a nice distraction for them. overall well done! would happily go back again and again if i could!!!!

  • Visited February 2012
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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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“1st class good value.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Just moved to Cheddar, this was our first meal out. There were 6 of us and we all ordered different meals and they were all excellant. So thouroughly recommend the Riverside Inn.....

  • Visited March 2012
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“Nothing more than pub food!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

The staff are mixed some are great some are unhappy. I went there and had a meal deal kind of thing which I though was good value. Which meant 4 of us ate for £40, not to bad. The food I had a steak, well it was not overly expensive but it was overly horrific. Extremely hard and tasteless, never mind. Also another person had a starter of nachos well there was nothing special with them as it was bag of crips with I tiny bit of cheese on the top.
I if you want a nice meal pay more and head to wedmore. If you are not fussed and happy for some quick pub food this place would be ideal.
One young waitress very helpful fund her!

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