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River Cottage

Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
+44 1297 630302
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friday wedding. Tractor ride to the 'farm'. Excellent food. Rustic setting. Loos outside! River cottage hosted the drinks as a small wedding venue ideal Say 50 guests. The barn housed the actual wedding and the sit down meal. Chef came to give us the low...More

Thank saraalisonwilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having always enjoyed and supported Hugh's stance on fishing and game, it was a joy to see the birthplace. Chosen by discerning friends for a wedding we were knocked out by the friendliness of the staff and their real interest in communicating the ethos. Stunning...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a one day "cunning cuts" cookery course at river cottage HQ last Friday - it was tremendous, and we learnt loads of things from our course leaders Conor (the chef) and Steve. It was great getting on the tractor trailer from the offices...More

Thank platpeeps
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The whole evening was one amazing experience. To summarise, we had mulled cider at the ‘tractor stop’, a tractor ride down to the farm, apple brandy and two canapés in a yurt, a wander around the farm, two more canapés at our table, a sumptuous...More

Thank S27DAS
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Oh. My. Goodness. I have never been to a better wedding. The staff are marvellous. The food is outstanding. The setting is stunning. We were attending a small family wedding at The River Cottage and every single aspect of the day was beyond any expectations....More

1  Thank sunnymorningsforever
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Had a late lunch/early dinner following a foraging day. A thoroughly enjoyable meal that we would not even contemplate if we saw it on a restaurant menu. Excellent ingredients, well cooked and well presented. A great finish to a great day.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Had a really nice meal with great attentive service. We managed to spend a very relaxed couple of hours in the end with a full three courses. The hanger steak was amazing. We'll be back for Xmas!

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Had a brilliant office away day, making bread and pasta followed by an amazing dinner. Each element of the day was well organised, we were well looked after throughout. Dinner was exceptional. Thanks to the River Cottage team

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Attended River Cottage HQ for a One Day cookery class, Meat Curing and Smoking. A fantastic day! Course was held in the old farmhouse by Gil and he and his fellow chefs and helpers were brilliant the whole day. Very informative indeed, Lunch was amazing....More

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing evening at River Cottage HQ for the Saturday dinner in the barnhouse. The food was simply amazing, you definitely do not leave hungry. It was great to walk around the grounds and chat to the chefs in the kitchen. Our one tip...More

Thank GGalham
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Jan G
22 August 2017|
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Response from Colin B | Reviewed this property |
I always use a light vegetable oil generally and a good quality olive oil occasionally. Tried rapeseed oil but not over keen on the flavour.
2 July 2015|
Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi there - it's smart / casual but with sturdy shoes, we are a farm with uneven ground. Also, layers are good in case it rains or turns cooler in the evening. Jeans are acceptable. In fact, pretty much anything goes!
Anne D
20 June 2015|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid we do not allow dogs on the farm due to our livestock.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Axminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 630302
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