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River Cottage HQ

Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
+44 1297 630302
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“apple brandy” (13 reviews)
“petit fours” (20 reviews)
“pollock” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the whole evening Starting off with tractor and trailer ride to the cottage Apparetif and Apple brandy in a Yurt with a talk Then self tour of the splendid gardens You actually eat in a new part Not the actual cottage Very nice food...More

Thank TravellingSolo_11
Reviewed 3 days ago

we had a brilliant evening at River Cottage HQ, greeted by friendly staff with apple brandy and canopies, then a walk around the farm, gardens and cottage. We then we had a gorgeous 4 course meal in the barn, plenty of food and we had...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The River Cottage Experience involves a tour around the gardens, a bit of cooking and some eating. The foot and ingredients were very good and Andy our tutor was also. The only real downside was the pace of the event which was a little on...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the moment we arrived in the car park we felt welcome and well looked after to the highest standard. We boarded the tractor driven trailer and jiggled our way down to River Cottage HQ. We were invited into a characterful yurt and provided with...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for Friday Night Feast last night. I was nervous about going in case I was disappointed as I have been a River Cottage fan for a long time however I needn’t have worried as from the minute we arrived to the moment we departed...More

Thank aljosu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a voucher for Christmas and we booked the Friday night banquet which exceeded all expectations . From beginning to end the whole experience was well organised and it was great fun eating top class food in a communal setting .The food was simply...More

Thank Bossysis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to River Cottage for a family wedding. Inside the cottage they can take 20 covers and that was ideal for us. It's just like you see it on the telly, and they don't mind if you wander round the place. The chef explained all...More

Thank Peter H
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a great review Peter. We really enjoyed hosting your family and it was a real pleasure to play a part in such a special day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience. The food is unusual and interesting. From being collected and taken down hill by a tractor greeted with canapés and a Gin something weird and wonderful. We had course after course of food produced and grown mainly from the farm. We...More

Thank SmithSusan123
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review, I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and the experience as a whole. We hope to see you again in future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 2-day food festival had something for everyone, its very family friendly and was well worth the money at £12.50 each with all its fresh natural local grown produce, stalls and activities. The speakers and demonstrations were brilliant, but our highlight of the weekend was...More

Thank Skyrosey
RCHQ, FOH Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's great to read such a lovely review of our Food Fair. We had such a great weekend, so I'm over the moon that you enjoyed it as well. I'm not surprised to hear that your highlight was the foraging with John Wright, he's just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited River Cottage HQ for the first time for the Friday night special. It was an excellent night from the moment we arrived in the car park. The evening was so well organised from the arrival drinks, the tour of the location including the...More

Thank ajmpaton
RCHQ, FOH Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a lovely review on your experience with us. I'm really sorry that we didn't have any decaf coffee that evening, we usually have this as an option, it was just unfortunate that we couldn't offer it that night.

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Questions & Answers
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, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
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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