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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 4 December 2018
Doubt I’d go again

First we were shown to a table at the front of the restaurant then after we’d just sat down were... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Diane B
Strood, England, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Turned down hotel breakfast to revisit River Cottage to enjoy the breakfast I remembered from previous visit. Then I had yummy muesli, fruit and yogurt concoction which was delicious. Not so recently - ‘muesli’ so dry and tasteless it was hard to swallow and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rosie m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such high hopes but were so disappointed by the slow service, poor food and inflexibility of the resaurant - I asked to change my pre booked dissert but they would't do this.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had really looked forward to our end of Christmas Lunch treat at River Cottage. The menu looked interesting and we were excited to eat. However the service was dreadful. The restaurant was not that busy when we arrived and our order was taken quickly....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank flic56
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018

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 4 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SallyDiz
Reviewed 26 November 2018

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 14 November 2018

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
Thank Voyage38939008864
Reviewed 22 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
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5 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,