Aerial view of our garden lodges, grounds and gardens during the summer.

Luxury Sustainable Hotel and Restaurant in Herefordshire

Welcome to the Riverside at Aymestrey

Winner of Great British Pub Awards 'Best Sustainable Pub 2022' and ‘Herefordshire’s Best Restaurant 2021’

Situated deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside.

On the southern edge of the Mortimer Forest, we are a short drive to the quaint market town of Ludlow and County Capital of Hereford.

Authentic and atmospheric, our sustainable hotel and restaurant set in the historic 16th century black and white building is surrounded by the natural beauty of the River Lugg valley and is run by Andy Link and George Parkes.

We pride ourselves with our passion for what we do and look forward to offering you a warm welcome to The Riverside.
Whether you’re looking for a light lunch with friends, dinner with family or a truly memborable experience we’re confident a visit to The Riverside will leave you counting the days until you return.


The Riverside at Aymestrey has accommodated guests since the 1600's

All of our hotel rooms are individually furnished, each with their own unique character, some with 400 year old beams embedded in the walls. Please be aware that some of our rooms are located roadside.

You can find information on each of our room types below, however all feature feather and down duvets with crisp white linen, flat screen TV, free wi-fi connection, freshly ground coffee and tea-making facilities plus homemade biscuits in your room for you to enjoy.
All rooms also have en-suite facilities with complimentary Noble Isle toiletries and fluffy towels. Waffle bathrobes are also available upon request.

Hayloft Junior Suite - An open plan bedroom living space for hotel guests to relax and unwind in
Covenhope Garden Lodge - A quirky boutique bedroom, surrounding by nature


Dining at the Riverside

Sustainability and ethical sourcing is fundamental to our menu design with the kitchen garden and smallholding being an important ingredient in the creation of dishes. Andy and his team prepare the ground, sow and reap the seasonal fruits, herbs and vegetables. What we don’t grow ourselves, we source locally, choosing suppliers who mirror our ethos and quality to showcase the very best of British cuisine.

We have designated “dog tables” in our bar should you wish to bring your four-legged friend to dine with you – please mention this when booking.
We are also able to cater for groups and special occasions.

Monday Bar: 3pm-11pm
Kitchen: 6pm-9pm
Tuesday - Saturday Bar: 12pm-11pm
Kitchen: 12–3pm, 6–9pm
Sunday Bar: 12pm-10pm
Kitchen: 12pm-6pm
Herefordshire smoked salmon croissant, with dill, beetroot and creme fraiche
Fresh water trout, watercress, cauliflower and wild herbs
A dessert of creme Brulee, with garden lemon verbena & marshmellow

Excellent food. Variety of flavour and seasonal, local produce. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. We will definitely book again.

Diner, OpenTable - (October 2023)

Lovely as always. Our second time staying here, love the garden room, very cost and warm. Great walks into the forest, just bring your welly's!

Rudi, (GB) - (December 2023)

Food is always really good whatever you order. Staff very polite and efficient. Always a nice atmosphere even visiting with Covid 19 restrictions, as a customer I felt very safe and staff were very professional.

Diner, OpenTable - (December 2023)

Memorable meal. Excellent food at reasonable prices with friendly and professional service.

ThomasA, (GB) - TripAdvisor - (December 2023)

Wonderful place. Stayed one night here and had dinner in the restaurant to celebrate a special birthday,

r777srb (GB) - tripAdvisor - (December 2023)

Don't tell anybody, but this is a place you need to stay. Staff are brilliant. Chef is a genius. And George is a living legend, can't be helpful enough!!

Ade Blount (GB) - (December 2020)