The Waterside Inn is currently closed due to the national COVID-19 lockdown and will not be opening before Wednesday 19th May. The official reopening date will be formally confirmed in April. We are accepting new bookings. If you wish to reserve lunch, dinner or dinner with a room from 19th May onwards up to the end of October 2021 please use the Reservations link at the top of this website. Our online shop can only fulfil orders for gift vouchers at this time. Keep Safe.

Updated on Wednesday 31st March 2021

Message from Chef Alain Roux

The Waterside Inn is currently closed until Wednesday 19th May in line with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown announced on Monday 22nd February 2021.  

If you have a reservation to dine and / or stay at The Waterside Inn up to and including Sunday 16th May 2021  you should assume your reservation is cancelled. We have reached out to all bookings concerned so if you have a booking and have not been contacted please email

Based on the roadmap out of lockdown we are working towards being able to reopen on Wednesday 19th May 2021.  Obviously we need to wait for Step 2 of the roadmap on 12th April before being confident to confirm this so please bear with us for the moment.

If you have made a reservation between Wednesday 19th May and Sunday 20th June inclusive we must remind you that we must adhere to the “rule of 6”, which means parties can be made up of a maximum of six people or two households of any size.  We would ask that you help us to follow and abide by these rules for your own safety as well as our staff’s well-being.

From 12 April until at least September, for pre-booked activities, either all contact details of all guests must be captured at point of booking or each customer in a party will have to scan this QR code or provide contact details manually on arrival.  There is an additional requirement for hospitality businesses to take “reasonable steps” to refuse entry to those not providing contact details or scanning the QR code.  If reasonable measures to restrict are unsuccessful, it will not be illegal for a customer to enter the premises, although they should be refused.

If you would like to make reservations for June, July, August and September 2021 please submit your request either via our website or by emailing  Please bear in mind that our first priority is securing alternative bookings for those guests who have had to cancel their reservations during lockdown.  Your enquiry will be replied to as soon as possible

Keep safe and we look forward to welcoming you to The Waterside Inn, hopefully, in mid-May.

Best wishes

Alain Roux, Chef Patron

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