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River Cottage HQ

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic fun night at River Cottage HQ. We were very lucky in that the couple on either side of us were fantastic people. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the food really was very good. Few things I didn’t like but for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1978claired
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well run and very informative cookery course which covers a range of skills from bread making to filleting of fish. Chrissy who is front of house and Connor who was the chef both did an excellent job of looking after the whole group....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steve F
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time out to review your One Day Cookery Course, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to Connor and Chrissie, they're a great team!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

River Cottage Food Festival was an excellent day out full of experiences, events and delicious food that we are still happily talking about over the Christmas holidays. We a party of 4 aged 15 - 59 came away bursting with new ideas, things to try...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Andrew B
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm delighted that you enjoyed the Food Festival, this year's Spring Food Fair promises to be the best yet, celebrating 20 years of River Cottage. We hope to see you there!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I just spent the afternoon at River Cottage, indulging at the festive lunch event. We left with the most wonderful warm feeling, totally content and feeling very looked after! The food was next level, just excellent; perfectly sized portions meant we were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laura J
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the Festive Feast and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 November 2018

I visited this Sunday lunch event paying for 27 other guests that included 2 children , six of whom ,plus us had been several times before so had a clear idea what to expect . The staff were lovely helpful and when not under stress...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your most recent experience. I know you've now spoken with our assistant manager who was part of the team looking after you that day and hope that when you return you have a...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We returned for the 3rd time to River Cottage HQ to celebrate our friend’s 50th birthday. Although the outside temperature was extremely cold, we were all given a warm welcome by the staff. Kicking off with apperitifs in the yurt, a lovely meet and greet...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Debbie R
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thanks Debbie. A lot of work goes into the evenings with Hugh, so I'm glad that you had a great time, I'll pass on your kind words to the rest of the team.

Reviewed 19 November 2018

Visited with my son and daughters for a Sunday lunch. I thought it would be good but it turned out to be exceptional. I was worried about the children and wondered if they would be bored. I need not have worried. The staff entertained them...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TinbumNorthWales
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for your kind words, I'm pleased that you enjoyed the roasties, they're obviously the best bit of any roast! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We went here for the Sunday Lunch experience. Everyone involved was very friendly and keen to share information and provide any assistance required. The food as you would expect was of a very high standard and presented beautifully. Nowhere was off limits and you were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johntW9711NF
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for your review of our Sunday Lunch, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the experience and hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Disappointing to have attended a course( curing and smoking) at river cottage with little involvement and no response to feedback especially when they ask for it

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 108miless
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the course and I'll be in contact with you shortly.

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Great course in great surroundings, very friendly and laid back, l would highly recommend this course to anyone.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sue h
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the course and hope you get a chance to put your filleting skills into use!

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SharonP1485
2 November 2018|
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Response from airfish1 | Reviewed this property |
You need to book. They prepare for numbers well in advance.
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Jan G
22 August 2017|
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Response from R2558QIcolinb | 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.
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PSM318
2 July 2015|
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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!
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