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River Cottage HQ

Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
+44 1297 630302
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“apple brandy” (18 reviews)
“petit fours” (20 reviews)
“bread” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this Sunday lunch event paying for 27 other guests that included 2 children , six of whom ,plus us had been several times before so had a clear idea what to expect . The staff were lovely helpful and when not under stress...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank madhatter171
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your most recent experience. I know you've now spoken with our assistant manager who was part of the team looking after you that day and hope that when you return you have a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned for the 3rd time to River Cottage HQ to celebrate our friend’s 50th birthday. Although the outside temperature was extremely cold, we were all given a warm welcome by the staff. Kicking off with apperitifs in the yurt, a lovely meet and greet...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Debbie R
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Debbie. A lot of work goes into the evenings with Hugh, so I'm glad that you had a great time, I'll pass on your kind words to the rest of the team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my son and daughters for a Sunday lunch. I thought it would be good but it turned out to be exceptional. I was worried about the children and wondered if they would be bored. I need not have worried. The staff entertained them...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TinbumNorthWales
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, I'm pleased that you enjoyed the roasties, they're obviously the best bit of any roast! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for the Sunday Lunch experience. Everyone involved was very friendly and keen to share information and provide any assistance required. The food as you would expect was of a very high standard and presented beautifully. Nowhere was off limits and you were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johntW9711NF
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our Sunday Lunch, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the experience and hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing to have attended a course( curing and smoking) at river cottage with little involvement and no response to feedback especially when they ask for it

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 108miless
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the course and I'll be in contact with you shortly.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great course in great surroundings, very friendly and laid back, l would highly recommend this course to anyone.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sue h
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the course and hope you get a chance to put your filleting skills into use!

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant evening at River Cottage HQ. Excellent staff and service make the experience a memorable one. Pros: - amazing smoked cauliflower flatbread and pheasant croquet Hors d'oeuvre in the yurt also an excellent local apple brandy taster - wonderful sourdough handmade on site -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank HanwelliteW7
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I'm pleased to hear you had a memorable experience and by in large enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This was a great night at River Cottage HQ. The tractor ride was fun, the pre meal drink and nibbles in the yurt were lovely, a chance to nosey round the River Cottage house and garden was a great way to spend time pre-meal. In...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ricktheblue
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed each aspect of the evening and I'll be sure to share your kind words with the team.

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Fab day from start to finish. Took my disabled son who easily made the stock, roasted cauliflower and barley salad and carrot hummus with flatbread as the steps were broken down into bite size chunks. We shared the meal created and had plenty, even divided...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Claire C
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for reviewing your cookery course. I will be sure to extend your thanks to Mark, Vicky and Kat. We certainly aim to make sure that no one leaves here hungry, so glad to see that you enjoyed all of your creations.

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic experience we had to celebrate a family 80th Birthday. It's a wonderful experience from the tractor ride down the hill and then in the yurt. A fantastic welcome drink and then a nice explore around the farm even in the poor weather....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thomas J
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage HQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

I'm delighted that you had such a wonderful time for your special celebration. I will pass on your feedback to the rest of the team and it would be wonderful to see you all again.

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SharonP1485
2 November 2018|
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Response from airfish1 | Reviewed this property |
You need to book. They prepare for numbers well in advance.
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Jan G
22 August 2017|
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Response from R2558QIcolinb | 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.
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PSM318
2 July 2015|
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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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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