Riverside Inn staff complete charity walk to raise money for stricken hospitality industry
Andy Link, chef/patron and his team at The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey have raised £600 for the charity Hospitality Action, having completed a 30-mile hike along the Mortimer Trail.
Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospitality industry has suffered very badly. The charity Hospitality Action was set up to help support those in the industry who have lost employment, or who are suffering from a mental or physical illness.
Lockdown provided enough space for me to really take a look at the lovely little section of the river Lugg upon which the Riverside Inn is situated.
Our river Lugg (Welsh name, Afon Llugwy) rises near Llangynllo in Radnorshire, and meets its tributary, the river Arrow, near Leominster.
It flows for 63 miles, before joining the river Wye just downstream of Hereford, at Mordiford.
Following on from the most recent Government announcement, Herefordshire will be entering Tier 3 as we enter 2021, forcing us to close our doors again. We thank all of our guests over the year for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back when we’re allowed to reopen.
Despite visiting us as Storm Dennis hit, we're delighted that the Essentially Catering Magazine could "experience for ourselves what it is that ensures repeat visits time after time, but we also witnessed hospitality at the very top of its game in entirely unforeseen circumstances."
We're delighted to have won the national Slow Food award for the Best Restaurant/Food Eatery in the UK!
The Slow Food movement was founded in Italy during the 1980s, initially to defend regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure and a slower pace of life. The movement is now global, and Andy Link is the Marches representative for the organisation. The awards were started six years’ ago to highlight the producers, restaurants and shops promoting the ethos of good, clean, fair food.
“I am hugely honoured to receive this award. I believe passionately that real food using high quality products from local producers needs the utmost support. We have lost too many flavours due to high yield taking precedence over taste and texture. This award was supported by a public vote, and it’s very encouraging to know that so many people value our work in the kitchen and value outstanding food, crafted with care and passion.
The AA Pub Guide is the go-to source for the best pubs for food, drink and accommodation in the UK - and we're extremely pleased to be included in the latest edition.
The book, which is released annually and is available from tomorrow (2nd July 2019), is a guide to the best pubs in the UK for food, drink, atmosphere and accommodation and contains traditional countryside inns, welcoming taverns, and foodie destinations, all selected by the AA’s expert inspectors.
What an unbelievable day... we are thrilled to have been awarded this amazing accolade!
Winning England’s Best Tourism pub... hardest two years but great to receive such a prestigious award, especially for all of the Riverside team who put up with me constantly and work so hard, as well as Richard and Liz Gresko for everything they taught me over the years and Coach House Inns for all the support and investment which enables us to do what we do.
We're delighted to have been named as one of the best places to visit in the West Midlands by Pub & Bar magazine.
The National Pub & Bar Awards aims to put the finest on-trade businesses across the UK in the spotlight, showcasing just how diverse and creative the hospitality industry really is. Today’s announcement of this year’s 94 county champions shows the level of quality being delivered to pub and bar visitors every day of the week.