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Review of Axe & Compass

Axe & Compass
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 August 2014

had our wedding reception there in july and had my concerns when my future wife decide she wanted it there but the lads and i presume mum and chef did my wife and i pround and did over and above to make it a very special day for us . and also the rest of the staff deserve a big thankyou
many thanks and hope you both succeed in your plans for this pub/restaurant/BB

Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stopped off at the axe & compass overnight in one of their quaint lodge/hotel rooms. We met up with a number of friends and decided to spend the evening having dinner and drinks in the pub/restaurant. What can I say, got talking to the two owners Jake and Ryan and they were top notch guys and made our evening extremely enjoyable. The food was absolutely gorgeous - large portions and cheap prices! You could not go wrong in this pub... Really would recommend to everyone. Lodge was cheap and very clean and comfortable.

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1  Thank Benji J
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Very enjoyable upgraded my room it was very comfortable and spacious.The food was only £5.49 so great value especially the excellent pies and the curry was lovely.The 2 owners are young and very helpful and the young lady behind the bar is well worth going into the bar to see and is very pleasant as well.Overall I would recommend this place and will
definitely come back again on a regular basis great value for money in everyway.

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2  Thank Ian E
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

A good sized pub on the main road through the village, it consists of a good sized car park with a small accommodation block off of it, a beer garden with good views of the adjacent countryside and a patio area at the rear.

The rear bar is what might be described as the public bar and seemed a popular spot with locals on a recent Tuesday evening visit. The flooring was a mixture of strip wood and some grey, slate like tiles whilst the walls had wood panelling on the lower part and some lime green, floral wallpaper up above. There was a plasma on one wall as well as a pool table, darts board and a small trophy shelf. The lounge bar at the front of the pub had similar décor but with a straw colour carpet on the floor, some black beams on the ceiling and pale lemon paintwork on the walls. There were a few small pictures dotted around such as artistic drawings of food and drink and a few old black and white photos of the locale.

The menu offered a decent looking selection of pub grub dishes, with option such a Ham Egg & Chips, Fish & Chips, Steak and a Stilton Chicken Breast as well as a few burgers, baguettes and homemade pies. Most of the main courses were in the £8 - £9 range. My Chicken Tikka Masala initially looked promising with a generous portion of chicken and sauce on a bed of rice with an accompanying mini naan bread. However, the sauce wasn’t particularly tasty and the chicken had that curious rubbery quality that you sometimes find in cheap Chinese takeaways. The menu listed it at £8.25, but apparently they have a “50% off” deal Mondays to Fridays so it only cost me £4.47 (although eagle eyed readers will note that this is actually only about 46% off) so at these prices it would be churlish to complain. Offering half price food virtually all the time though does of course mean that in reality that’s all it’s worth and one might feel slightly aggrieved at paying the “normal” price on a weekend.

There were a good selection of beers on tap, although it would appear that they were running a beer festival on the occasion of my visit, so it may not always be this extensive. There were three hand pumps on the bar suggesting that this may be the usual number and a further three barrels sat on the end of the bar. A blackboard listed the options as Potton’s Phoenix and Lion IPA, Tring’s Phantom Monk, Vale’s Red Kite, Kite’s Scary Kite and Caledonian’s Autumn Red. The only cider on tap was Strongbow, although these were joined by boxes of Weston’s Country Perry and Family Reserve. Hopefully the latter are permanent fixtures and not part of the beer festival.

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Thank Blackth0rn
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

went for a get together here, tried the buffet, which wasnt great. the spring rolls smelt and tasted off! yuk!! and some of the food was burnt, most of it tasteless. a little while later, I was sipping my water, when someone pointed out it had mould on the glass.... on closr inspection, there was lots of mould on the INSIDE of my glass. later still, someone else we were with, noticed lots of green mould on the inside of her glass too. in actual fact, none of the glasses were very clean. we complained and got a free drink, but really???? they need to sort it out, it was horrible. upside was the outside area, it was really nice, with a lovely kids play area.

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Thank melc549
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