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The Riverside Inn, Chelmsford - pub details

Riverside Inn

Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6LJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5284) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Chelmsford (0.5 miles)

Brewery: Young's

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This pub is a perennial favourite with Chelmsford folk as it has a picturesque aspect and a large garden overlooking the canal which some might consider to be pleasant. I do not.

You could offer me the gardens of Versailles, or the summer palace at St Petersburg, but I would not enjoy sitting there if I was surrounded by a bunch of neurotic poseurs talking loudly and in terms that would make a spaniel blush for the lack of intellectual perspective and acumen being displayed.

I don’t expect to meet a modern day Wittgenstien or Tom Paine in a pub in Chelmsford, but then again, The sort of stuff I have to put up with going in a place like this is just depressing and self defeating nonsense.

Get your head out of the Daily Mail people, it’s a wonderful planet and a wonderful life. Your petty complaints, leave them at home.

You live in the free-est and most affluent society that the planet has ever know, yet that is not good enough for you?

As you might surmise, the atmosphere here is not elevating or relaxing in any degree.

What it is that attracts nature’s pessimists to this particular pub I don’t know, but I for one am not joining in.

Jay28 - 3 Jan 2023 19:35
Hideously expensive and the ale is average at best.
PaulAHarris1973 - 18 Jun 2013 14:07
This is a pub that I once frequented, but now visit about once a year, as I feel that there are others pubs in Chelmsford
that now offer far better value for money, better food and better ale.

But, on a hot summers day in Chelmsford, there is no better place to be [ other than perhaps the food section at M&S, where its so cool ] than the garden of the Riverside Inn.

A pleasant venue with a river on each side - ideal setting for a beer and a bite.

I had a pint of London Gold - flat and with sedement.

The food ordered was fish and chips - small portions, ate in no time.

Rather than another "Gold" I went for the London Bitter - but this appeared to be another unremarkable pint of Gold - so I took
it back. Confusingly, this seemed to be replaced by yet another
lame pint of "Gold" - which I abstained from finishing !!

At one O'clock, on a hot summers day, I have seen this pub rammo'ed. Today, at that time, it was about 20% capacity ; that
says a lot.

Thankfully, the customers were mostly women - perhaps that says something too !!

REALALETY - 30 Jun 2011 21:00
Paid a visit last night. A friendly welcome and several superb pints of Young's Bitter. Very well kept ale. Food was served in decent portions and tasty - at prices that I would expect for south east England. Has a very pleasant outside seating area. Well worth a visit!
wobblybob - 27 Apr 2010 13:19
This place is average. Agree with everyone else's feelings on it being over priced.

It definitely is.

I shan't be going to Wetherspoons though. That place is awful! (But, "does what it says on the tin" I guess)
Harvor - 26 Feb 2010 11:59

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