RIVER COTTAGE - AXMINSTER
River Cottage HQ (Park Farm) is a base for running courses and events inspired by the philosophy of the original River Cottage. They range from a
nights dining and entertainment, through to courses in foraging, curing, breadmaking, butchery and more.
River Cottage Canteen has a local produce Store in Axminster, with a wonderful collection of local and organic food & drink producers from the
South West. They stock a wide selection of the very best local and seasonal provisions including milk, eggs, bread, meat,poultry, beers and
wines. They serve meals during the day and is open for evening service and Sunday lunch.
OUR LOCAL TOWN AXMINSTER
Axminster is a small friendly market town with the amenities you would expect from a larger town. It boasts many family run businesses and
specialists shops including the famous Axminster carpets, Axminster Power Tools which runs a variety of courses and Hughs famous River Cottage
shop and canteen and Headquarters just up the road from our B&B.
OUR LOCAL PUB & SHOPS
Our local child friendly pub is a 16th Century Coaching Inn named Hunters Lodge is only 2 minutes by car or 15 minute walk. There are two
supermarkets on the edge of town and a bustling market in the town square on Thursdays selling local produce and crafts. There are a wide variety
of venues for eating out with welcoming cafes, restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes.
HIX OYSTER & FISH HOUSE IN LYME REGIS
The Oyster and Fish House opened its doors in June 2008. The restaurant overlooks The Cobb in Lyme Regis with uninterrupted views of the Jurassic
coastline and Lyme Regis fishing port, where John Fowles The French Lieutenants Woman was filmed.
The location of Fish House is hard to beat. It has a small terrace with a wooden bar seats up to eight people, easily the best spot on the South
West coast to enjoy lobster and chips or a dozen oysters and bottle of Champagne whilst gazing out to sea & and floor to ceiling windows that
open out giving diners great views and an inside/outside dining experience.
BEAUTIFUL LYME REGIS
Lyme Regis is steeped in history and full of charm, surrounded by unspoilt countryside and beautiful clean beaches, it has a unique captivating
vibrant atmosphere.It has many shops and a marine theater, museum and a town mill. Through the year they have a Fossil festival, Jazz Festival, & the famous Lifeboat Week.
Charmouth lies on the jurassic coast and is acknowledged as having one of the finest fossil beaches in Europe. Charmouth Heritage coast centre on
the sea front runs events all year round including fossil hunting expeditions, rock pool rambles, plankton trawls and fossil hunting weekends.
Charmouth village has a relaxed pace of life with shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Nestling in a sunny valley, its soaring white cliffs forming both a sheltered cove for its fishing fleet and a sun trap for visitors. Here you
can hire boats and deckchairs, swim in the clear sea or just relax taking in the view. Beer has been famous since Roman times for its stone, used
in well known buildings such as Windsor Castle, the Tower of London and Exeter Cathedral.
Beer is also famous for its lace making which supplied the trimmings for Queen Victorias wedding dress. A popular attraction nearby is Pecorama,
based around fine miniature and model railways, with childrens playground and delightful gardens. There are also regular angling trips throughout
the season while in August you can join in the regatta week including the famous barrel rolling.