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New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
+44 1297 631862
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Myself and my family - hubby and three year old daughter - often take a break from things in the South East (we live near Gatwick) and take breaks to Devon to unwind, relax and recharge. Coming home is always a mood dampener and this time we thought to soften the blow a trip to The River Cottage Canteen and... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner here the night before my husbands River Cottage cooking experience. `Three courses 2 people with 1 glass wine and soft drink and coffees £75.Very friendly and helpful waiting staff who really looked like they enjoyed working there- nice atmosphere.Beautifully cooked seasonal food. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Clairepearson735
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review! I will pass your comments onto the entire team! More 

1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really great place for a relaxed lunch. We had nibbles, starters and main meal and then had to give up as we were full! Very good service and top class food.

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Thank Mark L
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review Mark. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Axminster, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to start a busy day with breakfast at the River Cottage Canteen, as the menu looked appealing. As a previous reviewer stated "Great décor, service and food". I had the full canteen breakfast, my wife had egg and mushrooms on toast. Both were tasty, with locally baked granary style bread; the portions were generous, especially the helpings of... More 

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Thank Nic C
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review! More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for a family lunch out which was a total treat for us, we received excellent service, with natural lovely people and the food was just amazing. My son went to tell the chef what he thought and he's only 7. Throughly enjoyed it here and If I lived closer I'd definitely go back.

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RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great décor, service and food. The shop is so nice too. For the starter, we had crackling & piccalilli and also hazelnut hummous. For the mains, I went for sausages and lentils and my partner had crab on toast. Delicious!

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Thank Rosie W
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled through Axminster on a number of occasions and noticed Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage restaurant, we were delighted to pop in for a morning breakfast on Easter Friday. Unfortunately having been seated and drinks order taken swiftly, we were then left waiting to order food. When we managed to grab the waitress's attention to take our order, we then... More 

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RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm sorry you've had a bad time with us. I will be passing your comments onto the entire team and we will take action where necessary. More 

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu choice and quality of the food was great, especially as I cannot eat gluten so it was lovely not to be made to feel "the odd one out" or "difficult" and I ate far too much just because there were puddings I could eat that were gluten free (not just fruit salad or ice cream as in so many... More 

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RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

Peterborough UK
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291 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out of our way to stop off here for Brunch today on long drive back from Devon. Wish we didn't. The really restricted menu was greeted with 'no substitutions ' even though my vegan wife had a really limited choice. Going for mushrooms on toast the hand full of average button mushrooms on 2 toast was appalling value for... More 

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Thank theposh
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank You for your review, I hope the duty manager rectified any issues sufficiently at the time of complaining in branch. More 

Verwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having finally found the time to visit this restaurant we were really disappointed by the end of the meal. The service started out ok but the food was really quite poor. The starters were bland and we weren't overly impressed with the main meals. No gravy offered with sausage and mash, children's puddings plonked on the table before the adults... More 

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RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this review

Thank You for your review, I hope the duty manager rectified any issues sufficiently at the time of complaining in branch. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 51
Cuisine
British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 631862

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?