What's on


What's on in Axminster

We host a range of exciting events throughout the year in our Canteen & Deli in Axminster's Trinity Square.

Remember to check back regularly to this page for updates, to find out what's going on and who's coming to visit to share their story and produce. There's more information on our blogs page. 

Latest Special Offers

Evening Offer - 2 Courses for £15.95 or 3 Courses for £19.95- Wednesday, Thursday evenings.

Seasonal Lunch Menu just £10 - Enjoy our seasonal lunch menu - pick three of our smaller plates for just £10, using the best seasonal, local produce, available Monday to Thursday. 

Festive Fridays - Friday 5, 12, 19 December

Join us for a special Christmas meal at the Canteen - River Cottage style. If you would like to book a group Christmas party on another date then please call us. 

Live Christmas Music - The Window Trees - Thursday 18 December

Join us for an evening of fabulous food and Christmas music performed by our house band the Window Trees. Feel free to sing along! 

New Year's Eve - Wednesday 31 December

Celebrate the start of 2015 in style with a River Cottage Canteen New Year’s Eve Feast, followed by music and dancing from the very talented, local musician Hannah Robinson. Join us for a fantastic seasonal 5 course menu, including a complimentary glass of bubbly. Tickets £55 per head, booking is essential. View menu.

New Year's Day Brunch  (served 10.30am – 4pm)

Kick off your year in style with some fabulous food and delicious drinks. We will be serving a special brunch menu all day and some fabulous pick me up cocktails to soothe those sore heads!

Live Music - Jazz Lounge - Friday 16 January

Husband and wife duo, Hilda and James Clemas play a wide spectrum of enjoyable, entertaining and exciting music, covering Jazz, Soul, Funk, Folk, Rhythm & Blues, Pop, Folk, Country and original compositions.

There is no ticket or charge for our live music nights, simply enjoy the music whilst dining at the Canteen.

Set times: 7.15 – 8pm and 8.15pm- 9pm

Booking is essential, either BOOK ONLINE,  email: axminstercanteen@rivercottage.net or phone 01297 631715.

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  • On 30 Dec we will be opening our doors for evening dining & welcoming you all in to enjoy a delicious seasonal dinner made of local produce!
  • In need of an evening out? Come and join us & enjoy our delicious menu - 2 courses for just £15.95 or 3 for £19.95! #midweektreat
  • RT @harriet_grose: Well fed! Thanks @axcanteen #delicious link
  • RT @harriet_grose: Sales meeting in @axcanteen delicious!!! Totally recommend the new smaller plates #rivercottage #seasonal link
  • RT @OhhHeyDev: Yesterday's Sunday pork roast at @axcanteen!😍 #crackling #rivercottage link
  • Our new smaller plates are perfect for sharing. Three plates for £10 mon-fri lunchtimes yum! link
  • RT @RiverCottageHQ: NEW: Garden Open Day on 11 April 2015. Tickets £15 - grab one quick! #OrganicChristmas https://t.co/8mzpqIZB9S http://t…
  • Bring your family & friends down and enjoy one last relaxing Sunday lunch before the Christmas madness really begins! Don't miss out!
  • RT @mrdanhiggins: @axcanteen thoroughly enjoyed eating at the canteen last night , it never disappoints
  • 'Tis the season to be jolly...Come & join us tonight for Festive Friday & enjoy a special Christmas meal made from delicious local produce!
  • RT @GraveBen: Delicious meal at @axcanteen @RiverCottageHQ last night although didn't get book signed by Hugh. He was too busy in the kitch…
  • RT @aaronmcgarrigle: They say never meet your hero's but I'm glad I met mine #legend,won a Chopin board too: D @axcanteen @RiverCottageHQ h…
  • The brilliant Willow Trees will be joining us next Thurs 18 December, book now to enjoy an evening of beautiful music and delicious food!
  • RT @thewindowtrees: One more practice left before our Christmas singalong at River Cottage Canteen & Deli @axcanteen on Thursday week... ht…
  • RT @KirstyChant: Sorry, I'm not able to join the #Ginvent tasting at 7.30. Will post later tho. I'm at @axcanteen for my Mum's b'day http:/…
  • Hugh is entertaining our guests with a fascinating talk! link
  • Hugh's busy signing books! link
  • RT @EoLappin: Just over a year since I was in Axminster for the first time. How time flies! @rivercottage @axcanteen
  • Full house tonight for our Light & Easy evening with Hugh link
  • Stuck for Christmas pressie ideas? Pop into the deli, we have a range of delectable treats! link
  • Did you know you can enjoy our delicious seasonal lunch menu- 3 small plates for just £10, available Mon- Thurs #seasonal #localproduce
  • We are recruiting for a General Manager and Assistant Manager. Do you fit the bill? link #axminster link
  • This year we are celebrating New Years Eve with a fabulous 5 course feast & live music from the brilliant Hannah Robson all for just £55pp!
  • RT @holmbushcafe: Just had lunch @ river cottage canteen Axminster. It was rather good!!!
  • In need of the perfect Sunday roast? Look no further, book a table and we will see you later! link #sundayroast
  • Tonight is our first Festive Friday. Join us for a special Chrismas meal- River Cottage style #christmasiscoming #seasonal #freshproduce
  • RT @RiverCottageHQ: Visit us in Devon this December and enjoy 30% off our cookery courses and dining events https://t.co/FjQEW97Q4H http://…
  • RT @barryjohnfrost: Awesome lunch experience at @axcanteen - amazing food , great staff & service - well recommended #properdevon #food htt…
  • Join us this year to celebrate New Year’s Eve- enjoy a fabulous 5 course meal & live music from the talented Hannah Robinson for just £55pp!
  • Remember Festive Fridays start this week, bring your friends and family to join us and indulge in our delicious special Christmas meal!
  • It's that time of the week for a Sunday Roast- Book a table now to ensure you don't miss out link
  • RT @ConnorLReed: New menu kicking off!! @axcanteen @DanDRichards link
  • RT @Sue_Stoneman: Loving the new small dishes menu #lunch @axcanteen means you get to eat more #devon local produce #cookedfresh yum http:…
  • RT @wykefarm: @axcanteen thx for the yummy cake and hosting us all for chamber mtg this week. Great hospitality!
  • Festive Fridays start on the 5 Dec- book now and join us for a special Christmas meal here at the Canteen- River Cottage style #notlongnow
  • RT @rivercottage: WIN a signed copy of @johnmushroom's new book #NamingoftheShrew! RT and follow to enter. link http://t.…
  • In need of an evening out? Come join us and indulge - 2 courses for just £15.95 or 3 for £19.95! Available on Wed, Thurs and Fri evenings!
  • RT @sushilamoles: Great lunch @axcanteen. New menu hits the spot! link
  • RT @RiverCottageHQ: Adorn your front door this year with a wreath made by your own fair hands! @emmavowles will show you how on 11 Dec: htt…
  • Did you know… every weekday lunchtime we have a Canteen Special lunch dish on the menu for just £8.50! Book now and come join us.
  • RT @sarahjsmiff: @axcanteen thank you for a wonderful roast pork Sunday lunch today #greatfood
  • Dressed in your #Sunday best? Why not come and enjoy our delicious Sunday roast! link
  • Having a lazy morning? Don't worry about it- you can leave the cooking to us and we'll whip you up a hearty breakfast! #saturdaytreat
  • Wed 10 Dec we have a light & easy evening here with Hugh! Ask questions, get a signed book and enjoy tasty dishes from Hugh's latest book!
  • RT @RiverCottageHQ: STOP EVERYTHING! Tickets for our Food Fair 2015 are now on sale, grab them while you can: link http:/…
  • Our drink of the month is Minted Pear Vodka, pop in a try one, they are delicious! link #drinkofthemonth #mintedpearvodka
  • RT @Javanese_Spoon: Lovely @axcanteen link
  • RT @Javanese_Spoon: #axminster #lovely @axcanteen link
  • RT @TownMillBrewery: Tasting our beers now at River Cottage Deli in Axminster @AxminsterDevon @axcanteen #realale Come and join the fun. ht…
  • Novembers recipe- a delicious warm salad of mushrooms & roasted squash, why don't you give it a go and tweet us a pic link
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