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Axe and Compass

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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About
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
US$14 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff very pleasant; food reasonable quality; prices a little on the steep side. Enjoyed the lunch though.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kenfergus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this traditional pub for Sunday lunch and was really impressed. The staff are friendly and there is a good selection of beers. The menu had a good selection and the roast beef was outstanding. Portion size was good with six (yes six) vegetables....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Holidaymaker999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in as closest to Riverside B&B to find a nice selection of drinks, wines and spirits. I asked for the menu and was amazed by the selection on offer. I plumped for the swordfish with ginger and lime arancini. Beautifully presented and with a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Pompeyfootiefan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for lunch today with our two little dogs and really enjoyed it. Very warm and friendly welcome from the lady at the bar. Super atmosphere and ambience in this fab village pub. It was a great menu with lots of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank CareyOcean
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for 7 for Boxing Day. ‘Turkey’ed out’ we wanted just pub grub. £25 head for 2 courses was good value and the steaks were very good. Love the pub, especially the bar area but the restaurant lacks atmosphere and doesn’t help...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LLINK
Reviewed 14 December 2018

A Christmas turkey lunch with a large group of friends was truly spoilt by extremely slow service and a plate of Christmas fayre that wouldn't look out of place in a dog's bowl. No attempt to make the main course look appetising. A thick, dark...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank veronica l
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We booked online for a group of 13, including three five and under. We requested a highchair and on arrival it was there ready and waiting - a good start, phew! I’m pleased to report this continued for the rest of the meal - hurrah!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank kellyl935
Reviewed 23 November 2018

This is a lovely, authentic, quintessentially english pub. Stopped for a drink here during a walk and could have stayed all day - didn't eat here but food looked lovely as it was coming out.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ElderflowerC
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We came here for a Sunday roast and is my new favourite place to come. I was told by a friend to give it a go as they have a new head Chef and glad we did!. I had scallops to start which were plump...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We came here today for Sunday lunch with all the family. I'm pregnant and currently my biggest good aversion is red meat however, the only roasts available were beef or lamb. The waitress kindly checked if there was any chicken available and the chef prepared...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Carrie F
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grannybananas
26 July 2018|
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Response from PatC1956 | Reviewed this property |
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R2949FGtinaw
27 February 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
19 June 2016|
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Response from Brian_Human | Reviewed this property |
Ditto - what's the question?
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