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. 


Live Music - La Cubana featuring Milly Riquelme - Thursday 9 October

A blend of traditional Cuban / Spanish love songs and rhythms mixed with some exciting acoustic playing featuring two world class musicians. 

Live Music - Tina Bridgman - Thursday 13 November

Enjoy fantastic live music with your evening meal. Tina is a self-taught guitarist who plays acoustic music with heart and soul. 

Live Music - The Window Trees - Thursday 24 October

Join us for an evening of Live Music with the fabulous Window Trees playing chilled-out acoustic classics, soulful ballads, folk & country rock.


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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  • RT @thewindowtrees: The Window Trees gig at River Cottage Canteen, Axminster tonight, Thursday 25th Sept at 7.00pm - Lemonrock gig guide ht…
  • RT @BlackdownYurts: Popped in for a glass of @Polgoon Elderflower sparkling wine at the @axcanteen on Saturday. Ended up coming home with a…
  • RT @SusanHiggins_AU: Lovely dinner at @axcanteen last night from the #rivercottage crew. Backing it up tonight at Rick Stein's @TheCornishA
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  • RT @Becca_Lou18: Celebrating finally becoming a trainee solicitor at @axcanteen with some elderflower bubbly link
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  • RT @alsosavoskhan: My last EVER shift at @axcanteen today. Big love to all @axcanteen @rivercottage . You'll all be missed loads.
  • @freddavies23 Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Happy Anniversary and see you next year.
  • RT @freddavies23: @axcanteen @axthat was a fabulous meal as per every year. Staff excellent atmosphere amazing. See you next 16/09/15 for o…
  • RT @RustyBearsMum: Rusty had a fabulous lunch @rivercottage on Friday. Pollack fritters, polenta croquettes, Superb raspberry sorbet... ht…
  • RT @EmmaLindsayD: Superb meal at @axcanteen last night. @rivercottage #delicious
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  • RT @1dmouse: Holiday almost at an end so treating myself to a lunch @axcanteen
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  • The team from @chunk_of_devon will be in the deli on Fri 12 Sept offering tasters, pop in and meet them and taste their delicious pies!
  • @BiteMeBtn hi, it's advisable to book at the weekends, just call the Canteen or book online.
  • RT @WinCanteen: We are pleased to announce that we are opening on Weds 24 September in the stunning Abbey Mill, bookings are now open http:…
  • Our recipe of the month is a delicious Seafood Broth, try it in the Canteen or give it a go and tweet us a pic! link
  • @PremierCompsite Please can you call the Canteen, they will be able to book you a table 01297 631715
  • RT @RightAngleUK: Tonight's starter, inspired by @axcanteen - smoked venison, watercress, sheep cheese, apple balsamic & rapeseed oil! http…
  • The talented Elise Yuill will be performing on Thurs 11 Sept, enjoy beautiful music with delicious food. Book a table link
  • RT @Harmadine: Recently had the pleasure of dining at the #RiverCottage @axcanteen. All delish, incl the fresh bread. Wondering what type o…
  • RT @RainbowRoo: @axcanteen flat iron steak was out of this world!! Thanks for a lovely evening x
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  • RT @AmyIsabella: Quite excited about dinner @rivercottage canteen in #axminster on weds!!! :) :)
  • RT @MusicMistress89: Had a lovely birthday with mum and dad. They treated me to a wonderful meal at @axcanteen Definitely recommend it. Tha…
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  • RT @jameso1968: We had a great evening last night @axcanteen excellent food and service and listening to Window Trees as an added treat! #p…
  • RT @rivercottage: Join us next week for the highly anticipated launch of Hugh's book, River Cottage #lightandeasy. Last tickets left! http:…
  • RT @thewindowtrees: Sitting in River Cottage Canteen & Deli @axcanteen in Trinity Square working out the setlist for tonight. The... http:/…
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  • RT @EastBarnCottage: Another day of west Dorset foodie heaven. Thanks @axcanteen. Superb meal and gorgeous bottle of Corbiere
  • RT @bellsandbikes: After a hard working evening of bellringing in Chideock that was an exceptional fish platter, lemon tart and friendly te…
  • RT @bearsmiter: Awsome food and drink, lovely staff made us feel so welcome 2 nights in a row will deffinatly be back @axcanteen http://t.c…
  • RT @SDElsden: Looking forward to lunch @axcanteen today and maybe a sighting of the great man himself. #holdtheplacenta
  • RT @sarah23langley: Huge thank you to @axcanteen for our sunday lunch. Delicious food and the staff could not have been friendlier. Brillia…
  • We're celebrating this #bankholiday Sunday with a delicious a la carte menu available all day from 12 - 7 link
  • RT @rivercottage: Think you could impress Hugh and the gang? Enter our #RisingStar comp now, you have until Friday! link
  • Join us for a delicious dinner and wonderful live music tonight with Hannah Robinson #livemusic
  • RT @WinCanteen: We're hiring! Chef recruitment day on 20 Aug 12-5pm @Winchester Guildhall. More info at link
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