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River Cottage HQ

Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
+44 1297 630302
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“petit fours” (20 reviews)
“apple brandy” (17 reviews)
“bread” (29 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
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1 - 10 of 535 reviews

Reviewed today

This Sunday lunch was a gift to us to help celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. This is not just a lunch it is an experience. You park just off the road and are taken down to River Cottage in a purpose built trailer towed slowly...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Down south for an autumn break away. And over the weekend the weather had been far from kind. So waking up to a day with glorious blue skies, it was going to be a great day. So on arrival a tractor ride dow the valley...More

Thank Chris_Mussell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third time I had visited river cottage HQ and it never disappoints. The food is almost none stop from landing at the Yurt until coffee is served at the end of the meal. The talk by the chief was worth the money...More

Thank airfish1
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, what a lovely review. I'm delighted that you've enjoyed each of your experiences with us, here's to another good one at Christmas!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have several of Hugh's cookery books which I use a lot and was very much looking forward to this meal, and it was good, but not amazing. Lovely tipple and nibbles to start and I enjoyed the starter though it was on the salty...More

Thank Sal P
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, I'm sorry to hear that you found some of the food on the salty side. If you do visit us again please do not hesitate to let the team know so that we can change it for you as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are paying a very hefty price for way more than just the delicious food. Its the brand (HFW) and the setting which is sensational. Its the theatricality of it from beginning to end. Starting with being picked up in a tractor (25 at a...More

Thank CjDIreland
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time out to review your experience on the farm. I'm pleased that overall you enjoyed the night, the food and service and ultimately that you'd recommend it to others. I'd be interested to hear more detail about your experience if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had the most enjoyable day on the vegetarian cookery course. Attempting to explain to family and friends about our day didn’t come close to what we experienced. The day ran without fault. From the minute we were picked up by tractor,...More

Thank jdjhoughton
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the Veg Cookery day, it's a lovely chance to learn about the season's best produce and a great opportunity to have a tour of the farm. Please do come and visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had been waiting in excited anticipation of our visit to River Cottage HQ for several months now. Well, it was well worth the wait and exceeded our expectations in every area! The views at the top of the hill are simply...More

Thank kennavin2017
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm delighted that you had a lovely evening and it'll be great to see you again in the winter; we'll get the fires roaring and cider mulling for your arrival.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first time that I have been to River Cottage H.Q. but it definitely won't be the last!! As we live in Axminster, we have eaten at the River Cottage Canteen several times and have never been disappointed with the food, service or...More

1  Thank Navigate588525
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review of the Festival. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day, especially the change to meet Hugh! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was our second trip here and a different course today. Connor and Nicky really make you feel welcome and valued. We learnt lots today, made bread, filleted fish, made 2 different sauces and plum gallettes. I would definitley recommend visiting!!

Thank Lou F
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to the team. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Took my wife and daughter to an evening at River Cottage last night and it was fantastic. Went largely because of the TV show and thought it would be interesting but it was so much more. We were late (don’t trust your SatNav system to...More

Thank Lloyd M
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Lloyd, thank you so much for this glowing review. I'm delighted that you both had an enjoyable experience with us, from the welcome, to the venue and the all important food! You picked a great time to visit, with an abundance of fantastic produce...More

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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.
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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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, 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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