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The Axe and Compasses

28 The Street, Braughing SG11 2QR, England
+44 1920 821610
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“baked cod” (3 reviews)
“apple pie” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
28 The Street, Braughing SG11 2QR, England
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11 - 20 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great pub dining with anexcellent host & the best liver& bacon for many a mile highly recommended good ale served

Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place, full of character with delicious reasonably priced food and great service. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Roundtheglobe13
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I wrote a review of this perfect village pub when I first discovered it two and half years ago. I've been back several times since. I haven't written a second review about anywhere I've visited but want to now. Four of us had the fish...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Called in here for lunch after a country walk to be greeted by two young very enthusiastic and very friendly bar staff. We sat in the bar and food was all home made and was delicious - you don't mind waiting a bit longer for...More

Thank BobB53
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We followed a country walk around this delightful, well - kept village before calling at the Axe and Compasses for a light lunch. The young bar staff were excellent - friendly, efficient and helpful. The pub has several different areas, a couple of log burners...More

Thank Sils55
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Great food, great service and great neighbours. Drink, food or takeaway / Brian and Sandra always delivered superb service.

Thank KateFusi
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Visited today with the family for Mother's Day dinner, despite booking we still had to wait 40 mins for our table. Once at our table we were offered menus even though we had pre ordered roast dinners, offered water which didn't arrive. Waited a further...More

Thank Dizzee123
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We visited this lovely little pub for the first time for Sunday Lunch. We had a lovely warm welcome, there were 2 log burners and it was so cosy and warm, we immediately felt at home The food was freshly cooked and cooked to perfection....More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Axe and Compass has a variety of food and all of it is very delicious. I came here with my family and the service was great and the staff were very helpful this pub also has wifi. I live Very near this pub and...More

Thank Wetsock39
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and a lovely one at that. It is always very important to a little traditional village pub to receive such reviews. Thank you again & we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, lovely pie. Service was friendly, pub was warm and welcoming. What more could you ask for from a country pub.

Thank Hugh C
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for your much appreciated review. We try our very best & thanks for acknowledging it. See you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 The Street, Braughing SG11 2QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Braughing
  • Phone Number: +44 1920 821610
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The Axe and Compasses dates to the 16th century and is set in the beautiful Roman village of Braughing. The area is rich in natural beauty and history and is a favorite of ramblers and cyclists. We offer an elevated beer garden with a small, informal outside bar. Our garden overlooks the local cricket ground.Our enviable location in the Hertfordshire countryside encourages us to take advantage of the freshest produce possible and regularly create new dishes so we can continue to offer you, our guest, an exceptional dining experience.In summary, we offer a high-quality, customer-focused, catering service based on locally sourced ingredients and freshly prepared meals and work collaboratively with our customers to assure their needs are met.
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