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River Cottage HQ

Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
+44 1297 630302
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“apple brandy” (12 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

61 sat down to lunch on two long tables. We had already experienced the bumpy tractor ride from the car park down the valley, the welcoming glass of cider brandy with canapes, the chance to look round the garden, talk to the kitchen team, observe...More

Thank Rogeranddishenton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked in for the Easter Monday Event. So pleased we did as this was fantastic. Relaxed, welcoming & informative, whilst enjoying all aspects of the food and cooking. It was so much more than a 4 course meal and we will certainly visit again.

Thank SWEnglandTravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking at River Cottage on TA then surely you already know the reputation it has and have probably seen it on telly. What you may not realise is the stunning surroundings that RC HQ is set in, it's gobsmacking! A really amazing location....More

1  Thank Kevin P
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kevin. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time on the farm, it's a lovely time of year to visit especially as the daffodils and tulips are out in force. I'll make the chef team get your feedback, if only to that ice...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently did the 'Croissants, Brioche and Buns' course with Andy, the Head Chef, as our tutor. He was amazing - full of recommendations and handy tips. He was also really patient with the people who weren't catching on as quickly as...More

Thank Pembs_lad
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the day. I gave this course a go when it was under development and couldn't believe how easy making croissants at home could be. They're also incredibly easy to eat, so had to ration...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow the pastry class is great, so much fun was had rolling and folding pastry. You really get to get your hands dirty and learn the ins and outs of making beautiful pastries. Make sure you bring a lot of bags to bring home your...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A ride in a tractor-pulled trailer, canapes and alcohol in a yert, communal dining, photos with the chef, looking around the kitchen, and lots of food courses. This is a different dining experience, seated opposite your partner at very long tables, it encourages conversation with...More

1  Thank stevebustard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent two days with Connor and Steve at the River Cottage learning the basics (and not so basic) skills in all things cooking and baking. Simply cannot recommend this course highly enough for it's depth and clarity of information and involvement. Connor's delivery was impeccable...More

Thank Brian H
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing this course Brian. It's great to hear that you enjoyed it and I know Connor will really appreciate your feedback. It would be lovely to welcome you and your wife back for the 4 Day course, it's another brilliant opportunity to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Friday night feast experience from our daring tractor ride down the valley to the farm, then the welcome drinks & canapés in the yurt, to the great food mostly sourced from the farm and surrounding area including local wine and ales. Fantastic experience we...More

Thank Ellie R
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words Ellie, I'm delighted that you had a lovely time on Friday night. Please do come and visit us again, especially as our new track is almost complete, so it won't make for so much of a daring ride!

Reviewed March 12, 2018

We attended a Friday Night Feast evening with drinks and canapés in the yurt whist being advised of the evenings format and other general information. Further canapés served in the barn and a talk by the chef about the food and ethos etc. Canapes were...More

Thank JanRomsey
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife booked me this course as a Christmas present as gentle encouragement to grow her some more fruit and veg this summer! Day started with the usual tractor ride then we were greeted by Will and the team in the old farm house for...More

Thank Rossmacl
RCHQ, Front of House Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed the day. We wish you the best of luck with your efforts in growing amazing organic produce. Be sure to get in touch to share pictures and stories of your...More

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Jan G
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Colin B | Reviewed this property |
I always use a light vegetable oil generally and a good quality olive oil occasionally. Tried rapeseed oil but not over keen on the flavour.
July 2, 2015|
Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi there - it's smart / casual but with sturdy shoes, we are a farm with uneven ground. Also, layers are good in case it rains or turns cooler in the evening. Jeans are acceptable. In fact, pretty much anything goes!
Anne D
June 19, 2015|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid we do not allow dogs on the farm due to our livestock.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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