Welcome To
The Riverside at Aymestrey
Deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside

The Riverside at Aymestrey - winner of Visit England 'Best Tourism Pub 2018' and ‘Herefordshire’s Best Restaurant 2021’ - is 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, the 16th century black and white building is surrounded by the natural beauty of the protected 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 break away from home, 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

We’ve had electricity, WiFi, flat-screen televisions and minibars - and a bridge - put in since then and our recently-refurbished rooms are all individually furnished, some with 400 year old beams embedded in the walls. Please be aware that some of our rooms are located roadside however if you prefer an alternative please call us and we can advise.

You can find information on each of our room types below, however all feature feather and down duvets with crisp white linen, and you'll find a 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, fluffy towels and also waffle bathrobes available upon request.

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Dining at the Riverside

Sustainability and ethical sourcing is important to us for our mussels and sea fish. We also score well regarding food miles for British produce and Fair Trade sources for imports. The kitchen garden is an important ingredient in the creation of menus and Andy and his team prepare the ground, sow and reap the seasonal vegetables and fruits.

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, so should you wish to join us for a special occasion please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Bar: 3pm-11pm
Kitchen: 6pm-9pm
Tuesday - Saturday
Bar: 12pm-11pm
Kitchen: 12–3pm, 6–9pm
Bar: 12pm-10pm
Kitchen: 12pm-6pm
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Excellent food. Variety of flavour and seasonal, local produce. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. We will definitely book again.

Diner, OpenTable - (October 2020)

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) - Booking.com (December 2020)

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 2020)

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

ThomasA, (GB) - TripAdvisor - (December 2020)

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

r777srb (GB) - tripAdvisor - (December 2020)

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) - Booking.com (December 2020)
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