The Waterside Inn is currently closed due to the national COVID-19 lockdown. It seems highly unlikely we will be opening before the beginning of May. If you have reservations falling in March or April we will be in touch in due course after the Government update on lockdown measures on 15th February 2021. We are not accepting any new bookings for dates before May 2021. We will only be able to fulfil orders for gift vouchers at this time. Keep Safe.

You may know that The Waterside Inn takes an annual closure of 4 weeks at the end of December for essential maintenance and staff holidays.  However, in light of the financially unfeasible reality of opening for just a couple of weeks in December, Alain Roux decided to bring forward our annual closure to December.  It will also mean our staff can have a short break with family, should circumstances permit this.

New Summer Houses

The beautiful gazebos are much loved by our guests and have graced the terrace for many years.  However, in spite of a lot of care, attention and maintenance they have come to the end of their life. Lockdown and the annual closure is the perfect time to set about replacing them.

New Restaurant Heating

The heating and ventilation “died” at just the right time!! We are replacing the entire structure with a system by Panasonic which uses nanoe X technology to inhibit pollutants,certain types of viruses and bacteria to clean and deoderise the air you breathe.

Reservations for the reopening in January

Bookings can still be made while we are closed. The Reservations Office is operating Monday to Friday and with a six month reservations window you can start planning your visit up to the end of June 2021. Contact by emailing or calling 01628 620691

Keep safe, have a good Christmas and we all look forward to seeing you next year.

Chef Alain Roux, Frédéric Poulette and all The Waterside Inn team.

Request a Reservation

Send us your requirements and we’ll be in touch to confirm your booking. The Waterside Inn is not suitable for babes in arms and children younger than 9 years of age.


+44 (0)1628 620 691



The Waterside Inn, Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AT, U.K.