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Summer Open Day

Join us at River Cottage HQ for our Summer Open Day.

On Wednesday 23rd August 2023 we’ll be opening the farm gates to everyone, giving you the chance to explore River Cottage HQ and relax in the beautiful Axe Valley.

Wander up pig lane and see our mummy pig, Lucille and her piglets frolicking in their pens. Our chickens will be pecking around in their orchards and the sheep can always be entrusted to be nibbling some grass somewhere on site!

We’ll have our organic bar open for hot and soft drinks as well as our range of alcoholic beverages for the non-drivers.

No visit to River Cottage is complete without a delicious morsel or two, so our chefs will be cooking up a storm, so whether you want lunch or just a snack, you can expect something tantalizing that’s journeyed from farm to fork.

We try to make sure there’s something for everyone, with vegan and gluten free options available.

We have 100 acres of glorious land to wander, and we'll have some games available to keep you amused, but please feel free to bring a ball, frisbee or picnic blanket to make the most of our land.

Tickets are free for both adults and children.

Your event

11:30 - 16:00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    Arrive at our carpark and head on down to the farm.

  • Explore

    Wander around our farm. See the gardens and animals and meet some of the team who tend to the land.

  • Wine and Dine

    Head to the bar where you'll find a range of drinks available to purchase, then wander over to the chefs to see what they have to offer.

  • Relax

    Find yourself a seat or a patch of field and relax in the beautiful Axe Valley as the kids play.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

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Further information...

This dining event is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

Stay in our famous Farmhouse, click here. For other local accommodation click here.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

We happily cater for allergies and intolerances so do let us know of any restrictions at the time of booking. We kindly request you do not specify dislikes or preferences as we would love you to try the dishes our chefs have specifically created for the event so you can experience the menu as it was intended. Please be aware that we use ingredients in our kitchens which include allergens so we cannot guarantee against contamination. If you would like to know the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination please call one of the team during office hours and we will be happy to assist.