Eating and Drinking

There is a variety of local and international cuisine available nearby:

river cottage dining

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River Cottage: Writer and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s headquarters is a couple of miles away at Park Farm, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB.  Please see for details of events, courses, etc or ring 01297 630300.

Excellent, reasonably priced food, cooked by a River Cottage trained chef, using local produce at the Volunteer Inn ( 31 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QE ; tel01297 442214)

Also try the Pilot Boat Inn (1 Bridge St., Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA; tel: 01297 443157) and The Cobb Arms (Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JF; tel: 01297 443242)

River Cottage Axminster Canteen and Deli (Trinity Sq., Axminster, EX13 5AN) is open daily, 9am-5pm;  Wednesday-Friday evenings, 6pm-8pm, and Saturdays from 6.30pm.

(A market is held every Thursday outside the Canteen in Trinity Sq.)

For Indian cuisine, try Lal Qilla (61 Broad St., Lyme Regis, DT7 3QF; tel: 01297 442505/444602).  Open every day 12 noon-2:30pm and  6:00pm-11:30pm.  Recommended for dining in and takeaways.  NB they do not serve alcohol, but are happy for clients to take their own.

Golden House Chinese Restaurant (1, Lyme St, Axminster , EX13 5AU; tel: 01297 34375) also serves takeaway.  Open daily 5.30pm-midnight and 12noon-2pm every day except Sunday.

The Hunters Lodge, Axminster offers an extensive Menu featuring fresh locally caught Fish, super steaks, traditional pub favourites, home made ‘Specials’, or light bites for those with a small appetite, you may be spoilt for choice!

Good local produce can be found at:

Millers Farm Shop (Kilmington, EX13 7RA; tel: 01297 35290)

Felicity’s Farm Shop (Morcombelake, DT6 6DJ; tel: 01297480930; ).  Open: 8am-6pm, weekdays and Saturdays; 10am-4pm , Sundays

Lyme Bay Winery (Shute, EX13 7PW; tel: 01297 551355).  Open: 9am-5pm, weekdays; 10am-4pm, Saturdays;11am-3pm, Sundays. Please phone to check winter weekend times.