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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%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (77 reviews)
“pollock” (57 reviews)
“mackerel” (55 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

1  Thank DiiiGiiiTAL
Reviewed yesterday

Considering over 20% of the population are diabetic, I was disappointed that the carbohydrate content of the cakes could not be provided to us. We would have loved to have cake with our tea, but because of this lack of information could not. It seems...More

Thank Keith N
Reviewed yesterday

We were visiting Axminster and had planned for lunch at River Cottage. Could not view the menu in advance online as the website was not fully operational. We opted for steak and chips from the £10.95 lunch menu and were disappointed. One piece of steak...More

Thank Loves2lunch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited last evening for what was our first visit to one of the HFW establishments and were really looking forward to it. I chose grilled mackerel which was good if expensive when the price of side vegetables needed to be added....More

1  Thank glostraveller2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dropped in for lunch and enjoyed a wonderful set meal of mussels and followed by steak, very yummy and excellent price. Have to say that some of the menu didn't quite tempt us and sounded a bit strange, but if you can find two or...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have just moved to the area from Bristol where we visited the Bristol canteen often. My husband and I loved our veggie filled lunch and both agreed it was better food than Bristol. Staff was friendly and didn't push us along to get more customers...More

Thank Alyssyla
Reviewed 4 days ago

Expecteed Rather More Whenever somewhere bears a famous chef’s name (e.g. Jamie’s Italian, Carluccio’s [RIP- Antonio]) I have high expectations which end up being dashed. Visiting friends in Axminster we came here for morning coffee with the intention of coming back later for lunch. Now...More

1  Thank MichaelJohnMichael
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came across this place whilst we were passing through Axminster and looking for somewhere to have something for breakfast on a Sunday morning. We wanted bacon butties, but they only did these on sour dough bread which I’m not keen on so my wife had...More

Thank Pencroft
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being huge fans of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and River Cottage, my partner and I thought we would treat ourselves to lunch and some goodies from the deli whilst visiting the area on holiday. We arrived about 11.30am and were told we could sit where we...More

2  Thank Dawneylc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a enjoyable lunch from the set lunch menu which was also extremely good value. We started with the muscles(very good) and the pea and ham hock soup which unfortunately in my opinion was a big let down and the only reason I can't...More

1  Thank StuartG21
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Nearby Attractions
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.98 miles away
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.08 miles away
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Questions & Answers
Melanie P
23 October 2017|
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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