We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

River Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
Phone Number: +44 1297 630302
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 79 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Smoking and curing course

A brilliant day from the very start we were taken wonderful care of by Craig who is amazing and taken down to the farmhouse to meet Steve Lamb who was taking our course. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Rachel C
,
Reading, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sherborne
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very basic décor/furnishings. Staff O/K but not overly inviting. Coffee not best I've had and not cheapest.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A brilliant day from the very start we were taken wonderful care of by Craig who is amazing and taken down to the farmhouse to meet Steve Lamb who was taking our course. The course was wonderful a great day made fun and interesting and a constant supply of meaty treats to try all day as well as a gorgeous... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went for lunch on Fri 25 Apr as we had already booked for dinner on Sat 26 Apr. Unfortunately we did not enjoy the food finding it bland and lacking in taste although we had 5 separate Tapas type dishes. When we asked about the dinner menu it was disappointing to find out it is virtually the same as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whittlesey, null, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friday nights at River Cottage are a special treat. From the tractor ride down to the tractor ride back up you are treated to superb service. The food was fantastic. We especially enjoy the communal dining as you get to talk to interesting people from all over the country. Do NOT eat too much during the day as you will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good food good talks good vibe Hugh wasn't there, need to find more words to fill the 100 characters limit, yes it was good food was good vibe was good Hugh still wasn't there

Was this review helpful? Yes
Herts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I attended here this weekend, a Christmas present. We are both fans of the River Cottage series' as well as Hugh F-W's cookery books. Our meal was within the farmhouse and was quite intimate alongside 16 others seated at 3 tables. There was another meal sitting going on in the barn. This appeared to be for around... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My friend and I recently completed the savoury pastry and pie cooking class and had am absolute ball. The class was professionally run with loads of opportunities to not only watch but to practice all the skills along the way. The environment was fun and interactive, and you felt that you were developing skills you could definitely use at home.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Wild food cookery course at River Cottage HQ, great experience, river Cottage canteen, good food the nicest staff really a joy. Dropped into the lca Aminster pub all very welcoming and friendly . Do not wear heels in Axminster eztremely steep hills.

Was this review helpful? Yes
berkshire
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Start with a (dismantled) pig and learn how to turn it into ham, bacon, salami, etc. Learnt loads, ate lots of delicious things. Liked, all of it. Disliked- I didn't want to leave!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Exellent food . Wonderful surroundings and we could wander around the property . Mary King was the guest speaker and was very entertaining

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed River Cottage also viewed

 

Been to River Cottage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from River Cottage staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?