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Axe & Compass

) #32 of 69 Restaurants in Leighton Buzzard $$ - $$$ , British,
Leighton Road | Heath & Reach, near Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0AA, England
+44 1525 237394
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Leighton Road | Heath & Reach, near Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0AA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub may look a bit tired décor wise but the food was great. I had phoned ahead to check access for a wheelchair and the member of staff I spoke with was very helpful. On arrival, it was the same member of staff and...More

Thank Shiona C
Reviewed July 5, 2017

The Axe and Compass is the Charlie Watts of pub grub food; Consistent, economical, and not prone to flashy infill! We ordered the homemade chicken curry which was suitably spicy and offered substantial chunks of chicken in a very generous curry along with a big...More

Thank jpcheshire2016
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way back from Leighton buzzard for Sunday lunch and was not disappointed. Lovely food, which was cooked very well. We even had a desert which was equally good and a big portion. Would come back again.

1  Thank Melanie B
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We have been visiting the Axe for a while now since The Star (a little further down Heath Rd) started playing customer Russian roulette by only opening randomly, and generally not on the nights that we went out! Anyhoo, I imagine that this oversight has...More

Thank jpcheshire2016
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Good food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This pub also supports the local community through charitable giving so you can go there knowing you are contributing too. A great new menu with a good variety. Their chicken liver pate is the best I've had...More

Thank val r
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

We walked in here on Saturday evening. It was very busy, but we managed to get a table. There was a large group of people drinking at the bar, which made for a lively atmosphere. The food choices are all pub grub type food. I...More

Thank TravelBedfordshire
Reviewed January 25, 2017

No bagpipes but an excellent dinner, Scotch broth or salmon fishcakes to start, main course of tatties, neeps and about twice as much haggis as served up by most restaurants. Dessert not tried due to the generosity of the main course. Plus local real ale...More

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

When to a birthday party at the pub. Staff very friendly & good atmosphere. Pub does deal for party's - room, food & disco so worth a look.

Thank kevinj86
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Went for the Xmas Day lunch with my other half, pre-booking is a must for this. The place was busy on Xmas day, even in the non restaurant side; the atmosphere was great, table well placed and the restaurant very Christmassy in theme. Staff were...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great traditional pub food with friendly staff. nice selection of beers from local breweries. Easy car parking outdoor seating area not too noisy

Thank skylimner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leighton Road | Heath & Reach, near Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Leighton Buzzard
  • Phone Number: +44 1525 237394
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