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River Cottage Canteen

New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
+44 1297 631715
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“hummus” (77 reviews)
“pollock” (57 reviews)
“mackerel” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
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Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

I had read the mixed reviews with some trepidation as a visit here was the only reason I was going to Axminster so I didn't want to be disappointed. Luckily, I wasn't. Good everything. Good value - I had a deal where 3 small plates...More

2  Thank Karen B
Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Have been in here before and will return again . Lovely place , we sat down and were served reasonably quickly , but we did have an 8 month old with us so maybe that's why quicker service , as I've waited awhile for service...More

Thank Mrs M B
Reviewed July 9, 2015

being fans of the books we were all excited to go there. the place itself is rather lovely and the staff charming and accomodating. At lunch you have the choice of ordering 3 starters for £10, 3 of us did this and the other two...More

1  Thank V_Wynd
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We were coming down to the area for a weeks stay and decided to book to come here to start the holiday off. We were greeted and seated straight away by the window which was lovely. We had trouble deciding on what to have as...More

1  Thank Samantha M
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Was looking forward to eating at River Cottage Canteen but it was a disappointing experience. The roast oyster mushrooms starter was tough and the base was a dubious taste. I had the lamb which was a greasy lamb shank with watery vegetables.....not even up to...More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed July 7, 2015

I recently organised a lunch for my family to attend on Fathers day and to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday following her recovery from a heart bypass as noted in the open table reservation below, which was amended to 6 people on the 15th of...More

Thank LittleLaughingBuddha
Reviewed July 6, 2015

A friend and I travelled from Cardiff to eat here, on the recommendation of a colleague. The restaurant itself is unpretentious with particularly welcoming staff. The choice of dishes was excellent, using local produce and traditional British cuisine. Our starters were excellent (mackerel for my...More

1  Thank Prudence D
Reviewed July 3, 2015

The quality of the food is very poor. The cooking is very poor. The cost is high. When you walk out with a bill of over $200 you get a sick feeling of being mugged.

1  Thank supermoet
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We shared a lunch here in June and had an array of tapas-style dishes. They were so well priced! £10 for three well-sized plates. The mackerel and carrots were a particular highlight, as were the mussels and beer! Gluten-free was very well catered for and...More

1  Thank Nikolita_84
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a really great meal here for my birthday. Every course was really tasty, veg was fresh and the meat was beautifully cooked. Service staff were really helpful and friendly, although perhaps a little thin on the ground as we had to wait a...More

1  Thank Sarah C
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Nearby Attractions
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31 reviews
.98 miles away
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.09 miles away
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.06 miles away
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Questions & Answers
Melanie P
October 23, 2017|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi, We don't have a specific car park for us, however, there is an NCP directly behind us and is very reasonably priced. Thanks,
September 9, 2017|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi Mark, I would recommended booking to avoid disappointment. You can do this on our website or give us a call 01297 631715.
Sue J
August 15, 2016|
Response from jo B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ummm I don't see them turning you away but maybe let them know when you book Enjoy your lunchtime treat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$22 - $51
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Axminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 631715
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