Useful Information on  River Cottage, Taxis, Car Hire &  Cream Teas

The most reasonable taxi fare is from here (for any local accommodation) to River Cottage HQ return fare £15 - see Terry's Taxi & M Cabs numbers below.

Pre-book any taxis, particularly from train station and Sundays and reserve a table for any meals out or you may be disappointed. 

Hedgehog Corner Near River Cottage

River Cottage


River Cottage HQ at Park Farm on Trinity Hill (1.6 miles approx) or 32 minutes walk.
River Cottage Canteen in Axminster town centre (2.5 miles approx)

Please be clear when booking taxis which destination you are visiting.






Any taxis should be booked in advance.

Terry's Taxi 01297 443167 (07502 262206) £15 RETURN FARE to River Cottage HQ (save *New Year's Eve/Xmas) 

M Cabs:  Robin 01297 442222 - £15  RETURN FARE to River Cottage HQ (save *NYE) 

Bluebird 07591 584790 (4 seater)

Paynes Premiere Travel 01297 35895 

Hedgehog Corner Hix

Axminster Taxis: 01297 34000 AxminsterTaxi 

Herbert's Taxi 07876 798770

General Taxis to Lyme Regis and “Hix”

Terry's Taxi 01297 443167 (07502 262206)
£18 return to Hix in Lyme Regis *save NYE

M Cabs 01297 442222 - £18 return to Hix *save NYE

Paynes Premier Travel 01297 35895 * works Sunday mini bus/taxi

Bluebird 07591 584790 (4 seater) 

Train from London Waterloo to Axminster

Hourly service: see

Walking to the River Cottage HQ  

We are 1.6 miles away and one of the nearest recommended accommodation provider to River Cottage HQ. It is possible to walk in approximately 32 minutes to the HQ car park -  but please note that the road is often busy. Only a short stretch of the road has a  pavement or street lighting and the route crosses open heathland. For those who would like to walk, we provide hi-vis jackets and a torch in your room. Visit River Cottage for information on events, meals and courses.

Car Hire

Practical Car & Van Hire at nearby Marlborough Road, Musbury, Axminster EX13 8AX can organise a car for you. They will pick you up from the train station or Hedgehog Corner. Just 5 minutes drive/taxi from Axminster Train Station. Tel: 01297 553700 -

Driving to Axminster and the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis

Axminster and Lyme Regis are only about 5 minutes drive  - some 2.5 miles away.  

Lyme Regis Events:

Events in Lyme Regis  and  What's On in Lyme 

Parking in Lyme Regis and Axminster

Lyme Regis:  Holmbush Car park at the top of Cobb Road is £1.70 all day and a short walk to The Hix Restaurant.  You can glide through the gardens down to the sea front or walk down steep Cobb Road.

The Cobb Car parks have blue badge parking but are £1 an hour in the day time.  Park early during any peak periods to ensure you get a space. Or catch the 31 bus to Lyme from the stop near Hedgehog Corner.

Axminster has plenty of car parks. Those going for evening meals at the River Cottage Canteen can often park for free in the Square. 

X53 BusAxminster Railway and the 31 and X53 Bus

There is no taxi rank at the Axminster station so book a taxi to meet you or catch the 31 bus from outside the station to our local pub, Hunters Lodge just minutes from the B&B. Be aware there is no pavement or street lighting from bus stop to B&B. The 31 bus meets the London and Exeter trains which arrive just past the hour. The 31 bus stops at our local pub before continuing into Lyme Regis. From Lyme Regis you can catch the X53 bus which goes all along the Jurassic Coast from Bournemouth to Exeter and vice versa. You can purchase a get on /get off ticket.


Cream Teas

For those arriving early there is plenty to see and do by the seaside in Lyme Regis.

Cream Teas

For visitors travelling from the A303 via Crewkerne on the B3165 there is a fabulous light lunch and tea room on the left just past the village of Clapton at Lucy's Tea Room, Oathill Farm, Clapton which is quite divine with a traditional cottage garden and pets area. Fabulous Sunday Lunches but book first on 01404 30234.

Lyme Regis boasts the Alexandra Hotel with its fabulous decking area at the very end of their garden or the conservatory both with views over the Cobb and where you can enjoy a magnificent cream tea. Park at Holmbush Car Park as parking is not available at the hotel for non-residents.

The River Cottage Canteen in Axminster also serves light lunches, coffee and teas as well as evening meals.



Miller's Farm Shop



Millers Farm Shop

This large and magnificent farm shop is run by a local farming family and just 5 minutes drive from our accommodations.  It's open 7 days a week and well worth a visit.





The Jurassic Coast just minutes away


Jurassic Coast


Visit the Jurassic Coast Heritage Centre at nearby Charmouth
or join a guided fossil walk in Lyme Regis.

Jurassic Coast