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River Cottage

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Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good food. Enjoyed two meals here, parking around the corner is... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Tasty Experience

Just happened upon River Cottage on a whistle stop visit to Axminster. I remember seeing the TV... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
+44 1297 630302
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since Hugh F-W moved onto other career interests River Cottage has floundered and lost its ethos as well as its mojo. The once daily menu containing locally sourced food in season has now morphed into a seasonal menu that only changes a few times a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in on a weekday lunchtime for a quick snack. We had to wait several minutes for a staff member to greet us and show us to a table. We sat down and waited and waited until a waiter came and asked if we...More

Thank robertspet8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So we first visit on Tuesday and the Restaurant etc are shut for essential staff training. Well folks it hasn’t worked . Greeted nicely then shown into the dark hole at the back to sit on a selection of uncomfortable chairs . Offered tap and...More

Thank Plumpig
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good food. Enjoyed two meals here, parking around the corner is convenient. Great coffee.

1  Thank T E
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We liked the atmosphere and the staff were friendly and very quick. Husband ate the Bubble and Squeak and enjoyed it. I ate the Mixed veg platter. It didn't quite hit the mark for me - houmous was watery. falafel quite dry. We asked for...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I have been on many cooking courses and this rates as simply the worst ever. It was essentially an all day demo, nothing to take home and pdf notes. At £240 for the day it was extremely disappointing. I would not recommend this. Over priced...More

Thank LadyAnneCharters
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Just happened upon River Cottage on a whistle stop visit to Axminster. I remember seeing the TV series sometime back so thought it would be worth a try. Simple decor and menu makes it an interesting choice for lunch. There is a deli counter to...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Stopped of for breakfast this morning with my husband and dog, we both had a sausage sandwich. Sausages and bread were very good and great value. Have been before food always excellent, they allowed us to bring our dog in and gave him a treat,...More

Thank jana6360
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Food was good - couple of refinements if being very picky Uncomfortable chairs and very busy so delays on both visits which were my first approx. 30-45 mins

Thank sharondrh2006
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely food. Good service. Nice friendly atmosphere. A little on the dear side but not overly so for the quality and fame of the restaurant. Recommend the hanger steak (rare), and pork chop & belly pork. Yummy.

Thank Jennifer C
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5 June 2018|
Response from Jackie D | Reviewed this property |
Think you have to book when they have a number of bookings as access to the farm is by tractor, but not 100% sure
9 November 2017|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi Peter, Yes you can, any day or time of the week. We just allow dogs in the front section of the restaurant. Thanks,