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River Cottage

Trinity Square | Axminster, EX13 5AN, England
+44 1297 630302
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Ranked #8 of 87 shopping in Devon
Type: Farms, Specialty Shops
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Just been to River Cottage. A Christmas present for my girlfriend. In summary an absolutely fabulous experience. Fantastic food and the ambivalence was brilliant. Had the opportunity to sit with some very interesting people and share life experiences over great food. The tractor ride too and from the Cottage was also a good experience. The drinks and canapes before dinner... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We went for the one day cookery course, and loved every minute. All the staff were friendly, knowledgable, professional and welcoming......and not least passionate! We were shocked at how much we actually managed to do in one day, and that all students were totally hands on for the whole day. Each person had their own work station and made all... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I believe myself to be one of maybe 18 U.S. citizens who know about River Cottage, and I was thrilled to get to be at H.Q. on Thanksgiving this year taking the one day cooking course. Excellent, excellent is all I can say. I am an accomplished cook, but I learned lots including, yes, that fresh liver prepared with North... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We visited here during a visit to Devon in September and we were surprised how different it looks to the tv series. The house and kitchen garden itself is smaller than we thought, however they have rebuilt the cookery school which is great and the food and stalls were marvellous! Huge was there, along with Pam the Jam; who I... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We decided to go to river cottage for a one day cookery course after some friends of ours had a day here last year. The day is not cheap but we thought it was great value for money. There were about 20 people on our course but there was plenty of room for us all. Our chef for the day... More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I bought this experience as a 60th birthday present for my husband and what a great day it was. We started out with a warming snack then off to the location for the foraging. John is incredibly knowledgable and very patient and many types of mushroom were found. A break for another snack then more foraging before heading back to... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is our third visit to river cottage, but the first with our 2 year old son. As always, the event was very well managed and a great day was had by all! Lots of entertainment for the children ( face painting, sugar crafts, puppet making, puppet show's, story tellers, worm dig, craft activities) A lovely day out for the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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124 reviews 124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The location of this cafe is a bit strange, there isnt much other than a handful of charity shops around it, so you tend to come for a specific vist. It is divided in two parts, the first light airy room which overlooks the street and is beside the deli area, and the back, which although light its a bit... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Our party of four arrived at River Cottage with positive anticipation but, unfortunately left with dissapointment on what the evening, dining and being entertained, in the barn offered for the cost. The slightly chaotic start of the evening, at first was taken in as HFW style - tractor turns up with trailer, in car park, too many guests waiting so... More

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Vale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We booked the One day at River Cottage cookery course. It was a full, busy day and you got to eat your food at lunchtime and at the end. I think you need to have a basic knowledge of cooking and knife skills as you are expected to keep up with the rest of the class. You clear up as... More

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