River Cottage HQ comprises a thriving cookery school, restaurant and accommodation, set on a 64 acre organic farm nestled in a stunning valley in the Devon countryside, just a stone’s throw from the Jurassic Coast.  Founded by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage is renowned for its keen sense of seasonality, sustainability and dedication to the best local products and ingredients.


Offering unique dining experiences, from our River Cottage Feasts to our intimate Chef’s Table Experiences. No matter the occasion, guests enjoy a delicious feast, fresh from the River Cottage kitchen garden and farm.


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

There’s a huge array of courses to choose from, covering topics such as bread and sourdough making; fermentation and preserves; classic, outdoor or spice cookery; fish skills; gardening and much more.


The iconic early 17th Century farmhouse now offers 3 quiet and beautifully designed bedrooms for overnight accommodation. Guests can stay at the heart of River Cottage HQ, waking up to far-reaching views across the spectacular Axe valley, the bustle of a new day on the farm and the smell of freshly baked bread wafting up the winding staircase.


The famous farmhouse, threshing barn and cookery school are available for hire for private events – perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Whether it is an intimate meal or a celebration of up to 100, the events team can create the perfect private party, dining experience, cookery demonstration or tailor-made course.


Host meetings & conferences, product launches, and company parties in a truly unique venue. Escape from the office and be inspired in unforgettable surroundings tailored to your needs, with seasonal drinks and homemade refreshments. AV equipment, a dedicated host and parking all included.

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