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The Riverside Inn, South Ashford, Ashford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Torrington Road
Ashford
TN23 7TG
Phone: 01233633404
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Riverside Inn

Thoroughly refurbished 'Ale & Feasting House', featuring a compact bar /seating area to the right of the side entrance and an equally small dining area to the left. Modern furniture and restrained decor in each part. Didn't look at the menu, but quite a few people eating so I guess it's doing OK with its (new, more upmarket) target demographic. Four handpumps on the counter, offering Pride, Tribute, the seasonal A Good Stuffing from Wells (£3.60) and Rosie's Pig cider.

On 16th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about The Riverside Inn

I visited the Riverside Inn late on Friday afternoon last week and was surprised at how compact the interior is compared to the exterior. As the name suggests this pub is located next to a river (East Stour), but I don’t think that the full advantage of the riverside location is exploited. Although there is a very big grass covered beer garden out the back bushes and trees mask the river. Unfortunately the most prominent feature that is obvious from the picnic tables are the cars that speed along the adjacent A2042. Directly outside the back door are a few covered picnic tables that were being used by the only two other customers during my visit.

Inside the pub there is seating to the left of the entrance along the front windows that face the car park. All of these were set for dining, but I didn’t spot any menus. The small bar area is located to the right of the entrance where four standard draught products can be purchased. There are also four hand pumps, but one of these was unused and another was off leaving Doom Bar and Pride as the ale options.
I didn’t notice the presence of a television, but there was some low background music playing and I spotted an advertisement for free Wifi. I found the young lady working behind the bar to be friendly and there was nothing wrong with the Pride.

I imagine that this used to be a lovely little pub in a tranquil location before Ashford was split in two by the A road. Nowadays I’m not sure that this pub is worth the walk from the station.

On 25th October 2013 - rating: 5
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Manky Badger left this review about The Riverside Inn

What a difference a year makes - what was once the #1 pub in Ashford is now little more than a youth club where the volume of Sky Sports is increasingly raised to drown out the racket of the juke box.
I went in planning to have an evening meal there - I couldn't get out quick enough to avoid a headache. Last year this place warranted 8/10. Today - 4/10 – could do better.

Update December 2010......

THe SKy TV and the Jukebox have gone, the place has been totally refurbished. Back to it's former glory.

On 19th December 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Ashford International, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Wye, 5.17 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Ham Street, 5.71 miles, 1 hr 50 min walk (show)
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18th Jan 2016, 22:37
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18th Jan 2016, 22:37
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 November 2013 by Steve C
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