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River Cottage

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Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
+44 1297 630302
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Derby, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a voucher and used it for a Sunday lunch experience. Didn't really know what to expect, but the minute we got on the trailer for the tractor ride down, the anticipation grew. We were greeted with drinks in a yurt then wandered round the gardens and kitchens - no-one minded you asking questions or just looking, and they... More 

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Nottingham
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi, I am passionate about food, cooking, baking and creating wonderful dishes. When my partner Sue bought me a 2 day course for Christmas I had mixed feelings. Was she trying to tell me something I asked.? I arrived on Saturday 22nd April 2017 for two days. When I left on Sunday evening I was exhausted. The course was lead... More 

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Thank Colin B
Oxford
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard good things about River Cottage and were expecting a good meal, but weren't prepared for just how excellent the meal and the whole experience were. I had booked this as part of a present for my wife along with a course on the same day, which she also thoroughly enjoyed. Being ferried down to the restaurant on... More 

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Thank serioustiger
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing day and highly recommend to all. Spent the day here today and we loved it. The cookery course was exceptionally good value for money.... not cheap but worth every penny. Our chef/ teacher Matt was fabulous and the whole experience ran so smoothly because of his input and the efficiency of the staff team supporting him. A really... More 

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Thank Julie H
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked River Cottage HQ at last minute as my partner was a witness to the London terrorist attach on Westminster Bridge in the week and was pretty shook up Surprised to get in and think we got the last two places I have to say it was brilliant. The staff, the food, the atmosphere- all top drawer. Loved the cauliflower... More 

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Thank Mark W
Devon, England
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive at the tractor and trailer waiting area to the moment you leave over 4 and a half hours later everyone involved with River Cottage is nothing less than friendly, helpful and informative. We were allowed to visit the kitchens to see the chefs at work and to walk the growing garden. There was live music... More 

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Thank Kimella
Manchester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Loved our day at River cottage. The chefs are so friendly and share their knowledge of how to shop for, prepare and cook your fish. I'm a lot more confident now and can't wait to try out my new skills at home

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Thank Kingfisher81
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very much enjoyed a wedding at river cottage with fantastic locally produced food and great local beer.

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Thank Ian P
London
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

So many top class places have a bit of a snobby atmosphere - not this place! The staff were amazing, you were made to feel that you had the run of the place and couldn't put a foot wrong, and the food was lovely. We went for set meal on Friday night, so if you're a fussy eater or have... More 

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Thank DanEmLondon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been to River Cottage several times for a variety of reasons and, once again, enjoyed the Saturday night dinner. This time, though, it felt far more commercial e.g. the introduction in the yurt on arrival lacked passion. Once that was behind us the evening improved and the people in the kitchen were warmly inviting, encouraging us to go in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?