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River Cottage

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Amazing lunch deal.

Superb meal, excellent value. Seasonal vegetables outstanding. Steak beautifully cooked. Service... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evening meals

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good food. Enjoyed two meals here, parking around the corner is... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tractor ride”(29 reviews)
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New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
+44 1297 630302
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First we were shown to a table at the front of the restaurant then after we’d just sat down were told “you can’t sit there as it’s after midday(12.05)you’ll be choosing from the lunch time menu you’ll have to go to the back restaurant.” Funny,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A better start - we were seated at our pre-booked table within a couple of minutes and the friendly waitress took our order as soon as we were ready. The starters arrived after about 10 minutes but although the cafe was half empty there was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very slow bringing coffee out to table. We had finished our cake by the time it arrived. Not enough tables to meet demand at coffee time.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Devonretirees
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb meal, excellent value. Seasonal vegetables outstanding. Steak beautifully cooked. Service good too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SallyDiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having moved to Devon we did earlier this year, pop into River Cottage in Axminster for a coffee and cake. Much to our surprise we could have a coffee but no cake as the deliveries had failed that day. Not made on the premises then!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since Hugh F-W moved onto other career interests River Cottage has floundered and lost its ethos as well as its mojo. The once daily menu containing locally sourced food in season has now morphed into a seasonal menu that only changes a few times a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We dropped in on a weekday lunchtime for a quick snack. We had to wait several minutes for a staff member to greet us and show us to a table. We sat down and waited and waited until a waiter came and asked if we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank robertspet8
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

So we first visit on Tuesday and the Restaurant etc are shut for essential staff training. Well folks it hasn’t worked . Greeted nicely then shown into the dark hole at the back to sit on a selection of uncomfortable chairs . Offered tap and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Plumpig
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good food. Enjoyed two meals here, parking around the corner is convenient. Great coffee.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank T E
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We liked the atmosphere and the staff were friendly and very quick. Husband ate the Bubble and Squeak and enjoyed it. I ate the Mixed veg platter. It didn't quite hit the mark for me - houmous was watery. falafel quite dry. We asked for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane H
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6 June 2018|
Response from Jackie D | Reviewed this property |
Think you have to book when they have a number of bookings as access to the farm is by tractor, but not 100% sure
9 November 2017|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
Hi Peter, Yes you can, any day or time of the week. We just allow dogs in the front section of the restaurant. Thanks,