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Axe and Compass

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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We are a traditional country pub serving quality, locally sourced food. Incorporating a formal dining area, country snug and main bar with wood burning stoves and traditional decor we aim to provide a homely and pleasant atmosphere. We have a large pub garden with children's play equipment, tables and chairs, a terraced area and parking. We have excellent disabled guest facilities together with baby changing facilities. Family friendly dogs are welcome in the main bar areas. Free WIFI is available, together with daily and local papers.
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews burger fish and chips roast beef potatoes thursday steak night lovely village specials board the sticky toffee pudding nice pub great sunday lunch selection of beers play area pub grub great beer booked a table main meal long wait
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very nice steak at the Axe and Compass last night cooked to perfection. Natalie and Elsa looked after us with efficiency and smiles even though it was busy! We will be back soon thank you

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank PatC1956
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Axe is our favorite pub when visiting Hemmingford Abbotts. The food is wonderful and the beer garden is very nice. There is a play area for the children as well.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Karen B
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

thanks for the review Karen, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are friendly and the service was quick. However, we found the food to be disappointing. The fish and chips was over cooked and the Axe burger was dripping with fat. The tables were not very clean, the one we sat at was very...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank RebeccaPearce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the village and expecting great things after reading some of the reviews on TA. The pub was pleasant and well decorated and the staff were friendly. We thought the menu was limited and both finished up ordering fish and chips. Our...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank SheffieldPip
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Thank you for your kind words regarding our pleasant pub and friendly staff. I am sorry however, that you did not have a positive dining experience during your visit with us. All of our meals are cooked fresh to order, including our Cod...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked the Axe and Compass for 14 members and friends of our WI, letting them have our menu choices in advance. We had a lovely welcome and were shown to a lovely large room where we were all able to sit together. All of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Val L
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to us for lunch. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us, with your kind words of the service offered to you and food received. We hope to see you again in the...More

Reviewed July 5, 2019

Lovely atmosphere with excellent managers and staff. Prices are reasonable. The food is great. My husband and have thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Anita T
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review on your visit to us just recently. It was lovely to see you visit the Axe each evening of your holiday in our local area. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon

Reviewed July 4, 2019

Staying locally on holiday, so tried the local for a meal. Good selection of beers on tap, staff very friendly. Lisa went out of the way to accommodate my wife’s wishes for a hot sauce to go with her meal. As for the meals, the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank pandaof81
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review on your recent visit to the Axe. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and your kind words have been passed onto our hard working team.

Reviewed June 30, 2019

Called in for a lunch time beer whilst staying at Houghton Mill caravan site. Very nice pub and good selection of beers

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank FrankFlurter
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The Axe is certainly the perfect place to pop in for a lunch time Beer!

Reviewed June 27, 2019

Only the second time we have been to the quiz night and this time we had dinner as well. The food was very good and the service excellent. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. All in all a really good night.

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank MargaretCambs
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to the Axe on our Quiz night Your kind words have been passed onto our hardworking team. Hope to see you at another Quiz night again soon

Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Normally we avoid eating out on a ‘celebration’ day in this case Father’s Day. However with family over from Australia and down from Worcester for the day, also including 98 year old mother in law, it seemed appropriate to risk it. Based on this experience...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank U3A2012
axeandcompass2015, Manager at Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. You are right we did have some unexpected guests which threw us out from the start and this compounded by some kitchen equipment issues (why always on the busy days!!) meant our service times slipped...More

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grannybananas
July 26, 2018|
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Response from PatC1956 | Reviewed this property |
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R2949FGtinaw
February 27, 2017|
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Response from axeandcompass2015 | Property representative |
Yes we do have a children's menu as well as a garden play area outside. You'll find our up-to-date menu on our website.
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Jo F
June 19, 2016|
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Ditto - what's the question?
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