[Updates] Riverside – Everything you need to know…
Located in rural Warwickshire, on the banks of the River Avon, Riverside is recognised as the largest, unique wooden building in Europe and was originally built in Russia before being constructed in Stratford-upon-Avon.
It was designed to provide a bar and restaurant for the residents of the nearby premium, luxury caravan park, and conference and event facilities for businesses in the Midlands.
Due to its idyllic surroundings it became popular for celebrations and casual dining, and to give its loyal customers somewhere they can relax and spend time with loved ones whilst enjoying delicious food and drink, its owners decided to undertake a rebrand, refurbishment and restructure its offering.
Enter Riverside’s new offering…
Drawing on inspiration from its location, and its nautical-themed building, Riverside has introduced three new, unique venues all under one roof.
Whether you want to catch up with family and friends, drop in after the school run, mark a special occasion, or make a good impression at a business event, the seven-month project that is now complete has ensured that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Here’s everything you need to know…
The Muddy Oar Bar & Lounge
The Muddy Oar Bar & Lounge is a newly refurbished bar and lounge that features classic yet contemporary styling, exposed brickwork, brass fittings and comfortable seating areas.
It includes a dedicated sports viewing lounge that provides the perfect spot for you sit back, watch all the big games and soak in the atmosphere with your favourite beer, whilst our new kid’s corner includes a range of games, books and puzzles to keep your little ones entertained, whilst allowing you to catch a few precious moments to yourself knowing they are safe and having fun.
In addition, it will serve great food every day, from breakfasts and sharing platters to everything in between. And, our mixologists will be on hand to create a range of popular cocktails based on your preferences, and you’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of gins, wines, beers and barista coffees.
The Galley Kitchen
Combining a unique dining experience with 360-degree views across the River Avon, The Galley Kitchen has a brand-new menu featuring well-loved traditional dishes such as steak and fish as well as selection of international cuisine.
In addition, diners can indulge in delicious desserts and choose from a range of premium wines from vineyards around the world.
The Upper Deck Events Space
Whether you’re planning a celebration or business event, The Upper Deck Events Space can host intimate gatherings to large-scale receptions and has capacity for six to 150 guests.
You can choose from two unique rooms that are in the eaves of the building and both come with private bar areas. One provides the perfect space for larger events and layouts can be tailored to suit your requirements, whilst the other is spread across different levels, and features cosy and break-out areas for people to mingle and network.
And, you’ll receive support from Riverside’s dedicated events team, and will have the opportunity to select food and drink from our brand-new event menus which are inspired from flavours around the world and include Riverside thali, Riverside grills, Riverside fiesta and Riverside meze.
Speaking about the updates, Chris Rees, Venue Manager, at Riverside Stratford, said: “Riverside’s new look and food and drink offerings mark a new chapter for the venue.
“We wanted to create somewhere that everyone could enjoy, and with our picturesque setting and views across the rolling Warwickshire hills, Riverside really does offer a sense of escapism that’s away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
“So, to open this beautiful location up to everyone, we wanted to introduce things that’d appeal to busy mums, families, business professionals and couples looking to kick back, whilst treating themselves to high quality food and drink.”
What does the future hold?
As well as the new venues and menus, Riverside will also be launching an exciting events schedule and seasonal offerings.
From a loyalty scheme and social media competitions, to a summer party featuring an Ibiza Anthems DJ and fire dancers, you can keep up to date with its activities by following @riversidestratford on Instagram and Facebook.
If you’d like to book a reservation, or contact Riverside Stratford,