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The Axe and Compasses

28 The Street, Braughing SG11 2QR, England
+44 1920 821610
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“baked cod” (3 reviews)
“apple pie” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
28 The Street, Braughing SG11 2QR, England
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to The Axe & Compasses a few weeks back on a Friday evening for dinner and got so much more than pub grub. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by the friendly owner and sat in between the...More

Thank Jakki H
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are very pleased that you totally enjoyed your visit and we very much look forward to seeing you again. We always aim to offer the very best that we can.

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely cosy pub, great food and incredibly accommodating for gluten free, they even made gluten free tempura batter for the prawn starter! Great service from Josh and his lovely mum did a stunning job with the food, will come again soon, thanks!

Thank Vicki B
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you kindly for your lovely review. It is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went this evening at 8.35 to be told we needed to order by 8.45 (even though sign at front said 9). Terrible! I ordered a burger -they had run out. I asked what a super salad was -they didn't know Ordered a Brie tartlet -they...More

Thank Jtwes
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion. I am very sorry that you had a bad experience. As you can see from our many excellent reviews your experience is extremely rare…thankfully I have spoken to the staff working on that evening to...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch , the food was lovely, good choice home made and they use local produce I believe where possible. Friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Soula50
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We very much appricate it. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was our second visit and it was just as lovely as the first time. The food was great and plenty of it. The staff are very friendly excellent service.

Thank teresasmith58
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is very important to our little village pub. We are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed what we have to offer. See you again.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I had the baked cod. It was simply perfect. Followed by freshly baked apple pie with ice cream, then cheese and biscuits. It really was beautiful food, simply presented in a lovely, Hertfordshire country pub. Doesn't get much better really.

Thank MartinJones17
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you so much for making the effort to write a review. It is always nice when people enjoy and appricate what we have to offer. Thanking you again

Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you want the typical "Brakes Bros" re-heated food then don't come near this place because they cook to order. This means that your food may take a while to arrive but the wait will be well worthwhile. The pause also gives you the chance...More

Thank CaravannersDandK
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you for your review. It is always great when people enjoy all that we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 16 June 2016

Called in for a mid week lunch whilst in the area. Would highly recommend both their fish and chips and also their sausages and champ with onion gravy. Both dishes are available in small or large portions. My very generous small portion of sausage and...More

Thank LisaPH2014
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you for you valuable review. It is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Well, after a hard week at work , I said to my Wife shall we go up the Axe to eat on Saturday night & she agreed. We walked up the road at 8:00pm only to see and hear that the bar was packed out...More

Thank Robert S
SHatcher28, Public Relations Manager at The Axe and Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you for your kind review. You opinion matters. We are very pleased that you appreciate a real traditional village pub. Thanks again

Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I booked a table for 10 the day before for lunch on a Saturday. We were doing a charity bike ride and I said I expected us To be there around 1 and we would just want sandwiches so no pre order was needed. We...More

2  Thank Karra B
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Restaurant Details

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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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
Good for
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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Description
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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