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River Cottage HQ Park Farm

River Cottage HQ ~ Events & Courses

Andrewshayes are situated very close to the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster and also the Head Office at Park Farm where many episodes of the River Cottage TV programme have been recorded.

Park Farm runs a wide variety of day and evening events where visitors can explore, eat, debate and learn about the very best home-grown and seasonal food. Courses include foraging, curing, gardening, bread making, butchery and more. These are hosted by experts in their field, inspired by the philosophy of the original River Cottage. 

Also popular is the River Cottage Food Festival held over the end of May Bank Holiday Weekend and the Food and Music Festival which runs over the August Bank Holiday.

Some Great Regular Events and Courses Available at River Cottage HQ Park Farm

River Cottage Food Fair

River Cottage Food Fair

25th & 26th May 2019

Held on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019, the Food Fair is a real family occasion and ALL UNDER 16’s CAN COME FOR FREE. It is packed full of activities and family fun – from chef demos, artisan food stalls, kids’ workshops, talks and live music, to garden and foraging tours.

Join Hugh and the River Cottage team for a weekend of fun on the farm and food for thought.

River Cottage Cookery Classes & Courses

River Cottage Cookery Classes & Courses

Various time in the year

Whether you are an amateur cook, food enthusiast or a full-blown smallholder, there’s a course to inspire you. Lasting from one to four days, our courses hosted by the River Cottage team of experts and authors have an emphasis on local, seasonal produce with a nose-to-tail approach.

River Cottage Summer Lunches

River Cottage Summer Lunches

July & August

Long, hazy days deserve to be filled with good food, so gather your favourite people and savour the summer with a lazy lunch in our 17th century barn. You’ll enjoy three courses of River Cottage fare featuring the freshest summer produce, freshly picked from our garden, and there will be plenty of time to drink in the glorious countryside they sprang from. Take a stroll, explore the farm, then settle in for a taste of our sunniest food.

Friday Night Super

Friday Night Super

A Great Start to your Weekend

Friday Night Supper at River Cottage HQ is a magical way to start your weekend. Join us for a communal feast in our 18th century threshing barn to share and celebrate the very best local, seasonal and sustainable produce.

Saturday Night Feasts

Saturday Night Feasts

Celebrate Together

The Saturday Night Feast at River Cottage HQ is a truly magical event and a fantastic opportunity to bring a group of friends and family together to celebrate. Join us for a sumptuous communal dinner in our 18th century threshing barn and share and delight in the very best local, seasonal and sustainable produce.

Sunday Lunch at River Cottage

Sunday Lunch at River Cottage

A Leisurely Lunch

Sundays were made for leisurely lunches, and River Cottage is no exception. Our Sunday events are a family affair, set against the breathtaking backdrop of River Cottage HQ. Relax, explore our famous surroundings and enjoy a delicious lunch, fresh from the River Cottage kitchen.

River Cottage HQ Park Farm Devon

River Cottage HQ Farm

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River Cottage Canteen

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River Cottage Canteen Axminster

River Cottage Kitchen & Deli Axminster

The River Cottage Canteen or as it is now called Kitchen and Deli are a local produce store which is located in the centre of Axminster, in Trinity Square which is just 3 miles from Andrewshayes. It’s a superb place where you can taste and buy the best West Country produce.

The River Cottage team work with a wonderful collection of local and organic food and drink producers from the South West to make available a wide selection of the very best local and seasonal provisions including milk, eggs, bread, meat, poultry, beers and wines.

The kitchen and deli are open every day from Mon to Saturday at 9 am (Sunday 10am) until 5 pm for breakfasts, lunches or just coffee and cake.

For evening meals it is open Tuesday to Saturday and meals are served from 6pm to 9pm staying open until 11pm with entertainment on some nights. Booking is advisable so please check their website for more details.

The kitchen offers locally-sourced seasonal food – from breakfast rolls through to lunches, tea and cakes and evening meals.

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