12 of the Best UK Riverside Pubs
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Riverside Pubs in the UK for Drinking in the Views

Soak up sunny days or cosy up inside these riverside pubs. Rest your feet, drink, and enjoy a hearty meal at these pubs with fantastic waterside views.

There’s a riverside pub to spark anyone’s interest here, from peaceful beer gardens for watching the river surge past slowly to a medieval pub with debatable signs of witch trials nearby. Whichever pub by the river you choose, we have high hops you’ll have a great time!  

1. The Mill, Cambridge

The Mill Cambridge

One of Cambridge’s most iconic pubs, The Mill, is the perfect pit stop while exploring the city and staying on our Cambridge Club Site. Perched on the banks of the River Cam, you’ll be welcomed in by the friendly atmosphere here year-round.

Visit The Mill

2. The Bridge, Chertsey

River Thames

Enjoy views of the River Thames at The Bridge, just a short stroll from our Chertsey Club Site. Choose between enjoying an outdoor drink on the summer terrace or having a local, seasonal meal inside. The Bridge is a great spot for a cosy Sunday dinner in the winter.

Visit The Bridge

3. The Dog and Doublet Inn, Sutton Coldfield

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

While not technically riverside, The Dog and Doublet near our Kingsbury Waterpark Club Site in Sutton Coldfield does have beautiful views of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. It’s around a 20 minute stroll between the campsite and pub where you can enjoy a pit stop for a drink or visit for an evening meal.

Visit The Dog & Doublet

4. The White Lion, Ross on Wye

Ross on Wye 

The White Lion is a great choice for watching the River Wye flow by on a sunny day. Whether you’re looking for a quick pitstop and bite to eat with your dog in tow or looking for somewhere to spend the evening when visiting our Hereford Club Site, this is worth checking out.

Visit the White Lion

5. Aspinal Arms, Lancashire

River Ribble

You can drive to the Aspinal Arms from our Clitheroe Club Site or enjoy walking to Great Mitton and incorporate it into your adventure. Overlooking the banks of the River Ribble, this waterside pub offers wonderful views, a great menu and a substantial wine list.  

Visit the Aspinal Arms

6. Old Weavers House, Canterbury, Kent

The Old Weavers House in Canterbury

The Old Weavers House is one of the most photographed buildings in Canterbury, with its medieval features overlooking the River Stour which flows through the heart of the city. When exploring the city from our Canterbury Club Site, this is a must-visit. Traditional pub dishes, including steaming hot pies, steak, sausage, and mash, are all on the menu. This is a pub with a rich history to explore. You’ll find the medieval ducking stool nearby, which is said to have been used to identify witches.

Visit the Old Weavers House

7. Swan and Salmon Pub & Kitchen, Newark

Newark on Trent

Head to the beautiful town of Newark-on-Trent from our Nottingham Club Site to enjoy views of the River Trent, Newark Castle and much more from the Swan and Salmon Pub & Kitchen. The reviews speak for themselves, expect a tasty meal, wonderful service, and a new favourite riverside pub!  

Visit the Swan and Salmon

8. The Stag on the River, Surrey

Tables along the river at The Stag on the River Pub in Surrey

Enjoy being wined and dined in the beautiful Surrey countryside next to the River Wey. The Stag on the River is in the small village of Lower Eashing, around a 20-minute drive from our Horsley Club Site. Enjoy everything from a relaxed Sunday lunch to a big brunch, special afternoon tea or light bar snacks.

Visit The Stag on the River

9. The Watermans Arms, Devon


You’ll find The Watermans Arms near Totnes, sitting just off the River Dart at Bow Bridge. Our Dartmouth Club Site is around a 20 minute drive away. Warm up by the fire in the winter or sit on the terrace to watch the river pass by on sunny days. There’s a brilliant selection of drinks here and the menu is always made up of seasonal local produce.

Visit The Watermans Arms

10. Pandora Inn, Cornwall

Restronguet Creek

Those seeking a cold Cornish beverage on a sunny day will flock to the Pandora Inn on the edge of Restronguet Creek in Falmouth. You can catch the ferry to Falmouth from our Veryan Club Site where you’ll find plenty of attractions to fill your day, including Pendennis Castle. Enjoy the freshest local produce in a truly beautiful setting here.

Visit the Pandora Inn

11. The Mayfly, Hampshire

River Test

Riverside pubs don’t get much better than this, with a terrace overlooking the River Test in the heart of wonderful Hampshire, this is a lovely pub to visit from our Salisbury Club Site. The Mayfly pride themselves on their beer garden, seasonal dishes and friendly service.

Visit The Mayfly

12. Ye Old Ferrie Inn, Symonds Yat

River Wye

Ye Old Ferrie Inn is the perfect riverside pub to visit while exploring the area of Symonds Yat from our Hereford Club Site. Overlook the River Wye as you dine together on traditional pub food while sampling local ale and spirits.

Visit Ye Old Ferrie Inn

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