Deep in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside on the southern edge of the Mortimer Forest, the Riverside Inn nestles cosily at the point where the western arm of the Roman Watling Street crosses the River Lugg. Rich in original features and an atmosphere created by over 300 years of hospitality, the inn welcomes all visitors to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the truly beautiful location.
Ales from Stoke Lacy and ciders and perries from Much Marcle and Wigmore are served alongside fine wines from Europe and the New World to complement the truly locally sourced food, cooked to perfection by our team of qualified chefs, which includes Andy Link (Herefordshire Young Chef of the Year 2007), Andy Thomas (Young Chef of the Year at the Ludlow Food Festival 2008) and our latest apprentice chef Kayleigh Luscott.
Accommodation is available and our rooms are all individually furnished and one is individually haunted by the lady from the river. The Hayloft suite overlooks our magical river and opens onto the terrace gardens; The Stable Suite gives onto the car park, perfect for the less mobile and dogs.
On our doorstep nature immediately unfolds. Butterflies and dragonflies, dippers and otters, heron and kingfishers, brown trout and grayling all live as our neighbours. The twice daily bird chorus is as we all remember from our childhoods, varied, sweet and loud. Our collection of circular walks will take you near and far, three to fifteen miles. The most popular takes you back in time to Croft Ambrey, an elaborate Iron Age hill fort, then on to Croft Castle with its 1000 years of history. The most scary takes you to “Slaughterhouse Covert” and “Dead Woman’s Lane”. Stay three days on our transport included package and walk The Mortimer Trail from Ludlow to Kington and be rewarded with some of the most stunning views in the Marches.
From your base at The Riverside Inn, you can comfortably visit five golf courses, many churches, the black and white village trail, Ludlow, Hereford, houses and gardens, heritage sites, breweries, ciderpresses and cheesewrights, visitor centres and even a mountain bike trail.
Or just fish.
Enjoy the magic. Richard & Liz, owners for the past 12 years, would love to see you.