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 & Friday evenings.

Canteen Special Lunch - Monday - Friday lunchtimes - Every weekday lunchtime we will have a Canteen Special lunch dish on the menu for just £8.50.

Light & Easy evening with Hugh - Wednesday 10 December

Join Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the River Cottage Canteen team for a fantastic evening event, where you can pick up a signed copy his new book: River Cottage Light and Easy and enjoy a delicious three course menu based on recipes from Hugh’s new book. Hugh will be giving guests an introduction to the menu and the dishes he has chosen and there will be an opportunity to ask Hugh questions about his new book and get a copy signed.

Just £28 for a three course Light & Easy menu and welcome drink

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.

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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  • 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
  • Feeling festive? Wanting to organise a christmas get together? Why not book a table now to join us & indulge in our special Christmas menu
  • RT @HigherWiscombe: On the subject of great food, went 2 @rivercottage Axminster and had a great lunch, about 15 mins away & great value ht…
  • RT @KPNaturalHealth: @wykefarm thanks for a fab stay in Shippon Cottage. We had a great winter holiday inc visits to @RiverCottageHQ @axcan
  • Bring the family down tomorrow and enjoy our delicious Sunday Roast link #Itsroasttime #sundayroast
  • RT @Spongbakes: Couple of Raspberry Frangipane amongst today's delivery to @axcanteen ... Yum... Drizzled with Rosewater Icing too.. http:/…
  • RT @Javanese_Spoon: It was lovely @axcanteen really nice 😄 link
  • RT @fromdorset: Delighted to say that Dorsetshire Sauce is now available from the @rivercottage @axcanteen :-) link
  • RT @beccaboast: Thank you for a fantastic trip @rivercottage @axcanteen @Hixrestaurants & Hedgehog corner! The perfect retreat! http://t.co…
  • There is still availability for tonight! Dine to the sweet sounds of our musical guest Tina Bridgman. Book here link
  • RT @HigherHacknell: We are proud to supply our meat to the @rivercottage canteens - @plymouthcanteen and @axcanteen. #Organic #Devon
  • In need of a mid week treat? Come join us tonight and enjoy 3 delicious courses for just £19.95 link #midweektreat
  • @aaronmcgarrigle yes just give us a ring and we will book you a table.
  • RT @aaronmcgarrigle: Fantastic lunch today! @axcanteen link
  • Have a lazy morning, leave the cooking to us and we'll sort you out with a delicious Sunday roast. Book here link #roast
  • RT @JamesMurphin: Splendiferous lunch at River Cottage @axcanteen #expertopinion
  • RT @thewindowtrees: Book a table now for our Christmas Special at River Cottage @axcanteen Thurs 18 December. Eat, drink – and singalong! h…
  • Hugh will be here at the canteen for a Light & Easy evening on Weds 10 Dec, pick up a signed book & indulge in a light & easy inspired menu!
  • We have the brilliant Tina Bridgeman performing next week, book your table for the 13th to join us- more details here link
  • RT @RiverCottageHQ: WIN: To mark the release of @johnmushroom's #NamingoftheShrew, we're giving away prizes including a PRIVATE FORAY! http…
  • Our supplier of the month is Town Mill Brewery, come and see us on the 20th Nov for a free tasting #supplierofthemonth #beertasting
  • RT @Budsoc: Great cuttlefish and mackerel at @axcanteen this lunchtime. First class!
  • Our 3 course dinner offer is perfect for those of you who just can't be bothered to cook tonight link #midweektreat
  • RT @RiverCottageHQ: We're looking for talented chefs to join our team @wincanteen - interested? link
  • RT @RiverCottageHQ: Have you voted for us in the UK Best Cookery School awards? Now's the time! Please and thank you! link
  • Brighten up your monday, come and join us for lunch and enjoy our special dish of the day for just £8.50. Book now link
  • RT @ITBoywhoBakes: Looking forward to a Sunday roast with @KPNaturalHealth at @axcanteen - part one of our River Cottage experience!
  • Sunday is the day for family, friends and good food- our Sunday sharing roasts are the perfect way to enjoy all 3! link
  • RT @champodelux: @BaysBrewery I had a Windfall scrumpy cider @axcanteen on Tuesday this week and it was delicious!Lovely honey notes and lo…
  • RT @champodelux: @axcanteen here for a lovely lunch with my family...warm and welcoming as always...love it!
  • RT @DanDRichards: Foraged ceps going on the menu @axcanteen @ConnorLReed @alsosavoskhan link
  • RT @Richard_D_E: Just had a great lunch at @axcanteen. :-)
  • RT @Richard_D_E: Looking forward to @axcanteen tomorrow for lunch
  • RT @BuffBeautyBlog: A huge thanks to @axcanteen for making this gluten-free vegan feel so welcome with lots of options & fab service!
  • . @thewindowtrees Fleetwood Mac, Ryan Adams, Carly Simon... What more could we ask for! #awesome
  • @twickerlamb @TheRyanAdams loved the dancing, Ellie you were awesome!
  • Absolutely fantastic music tonight from @thewindowtrees - especially the @ryanadams covers :o)
  • RT @Nikki_Newquay: Pit stop for a hot choc & brownie at River Cottage Canteen & Deli in Axminster before we head to @RiverCottageHQ! http:/…
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