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River Cottage Canteen

New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
+44 1297 631715
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I met a friend here for our annual lunch meet up. We arrived early and had a coffee and natter before ordering lunch. The staff were friendly and showed no signs of wanting to hurry us along. We both ordered from the lunch specials, which...More

Thank Diand11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited River Cottage last Friday for our first festive evening of the season, as a party of four we were welcomed by a member of staff, shown our table, the service was great, even the crackers were top class. Mulled cider, warming and tasty,...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visted for lunch as a party of four. We arrived about 15 minutes before our booked time, but this was not a problem. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. We each chose separate items for each course and were all pleased with...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to River cottage as we missed breakfast at our hotel & needed to find somewhere to have dinner in the evening. I was talking to the manager who said we could book a table for the evening. We are vegetarian & breakfast was...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just dropped through on our way back to Plymouth from Chichester (miss you in Plymouth Hugh!) Great food, very friendly staff. Just a thought: the menu tells us all the amazing things that are in each dish, then you take it away and I can't...More

Thank Jared960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch with guests. Have been before, but not recently. Service and ambience were good. Food was disappointing. Roasted root vegetables were charred on the outside, but undercooked inside. Aren’t you supposed to parboil them first? The puddings were poor. The pavlova was...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly travel from Southampton to Ilfracombe and vice versa. For a number of years we stopped for coffees and lunch at a variety of roadside establishments (of variable and sometimes questionable quality) but five years ago we discovered River Cottage Canteen in Axminster just...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favourites. We love to pop in for lunch and enjoy the varied and unusual menu. It's somewhere we can try different foods. The service has always been excellent and the staff friendly & knowledgeable about the menu .

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Sunday Roast which was great Dessert was a bit slow there was Gluten Free menu but was a bit limited on the Dessert front but would go again. Also dog friendly so bonus.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick cup of tea and a little something from the deli which is always lovely food. My wife and I and our dog were made extremely welcome by the staff, and of course the man himself who was extremely charming.

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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
Melanie P
23 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi, We don't have a specific car park for us, however, there is an NCP directly behind us and is very reasonably priced. Thanks,
9 September 2017|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi Mark, I would recommended booking to avoid disappointment. You can do this on our website or give us a call 01297 631715.
Sue J
15 August 2016|
Response from jo B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ummm I don't see them turning you away but maybe let them know when you book Enjoy your lunchtime treat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$51
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Axminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 631715
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