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“A bad experience” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Axe and Compasses

The Axe and Compasses
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Braughing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$25
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A bad experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you are looking for a healthy choice from the menu would not recommend the lamb kofta and hummus. When it arrived creamy garlic mayo had replaced the hummous so the meal was not as described on the menu. The flat bread to dip was also overcooked. When the problem was pointed out the young server apologised and acknowledged that we should have been told before hand that the meal had been changed and so have the chance to change the order. Tomato and chilli sauce were offered and brought to replace the garlic mayo but it was a disappointing meal and we did expect them not to charge for the meal that was not offered as described on the menu.

The manger did not agree and would only discount £1:50 for the missing hummus. In fact the first bill had a additional £4.50 on it for a additional side salad that we did not have. Won't be going back mainly due to the manner and attitude of the manager who was not prepared to refund the price of the meal and made it very clear she did not care if we came back on not.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jacqui A
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  • English first
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English first
Hertford, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good honest food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The best place to go for a Sunday lunch or evening meal. Never had a bad meal. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Balliboy316
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Hertfordshire
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3 reviews
“Great food, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I ate at the Axe and Compasses last week.
We were a party of 20 and the food was delicious - I had a surf and turf steak. Home made chips. The Bailey's bread and butter pudding also went down well! Good choice on the menu.

The service was excellent and no request was too much trouble including helping me put 27 candles on a cake and light them!
Great evening - thank you.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suep581493
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Epping, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“IMPRESSIVE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

We had a fantastic meal tonight, four adults, great value for money, good service, very friendly, highly recomended

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mark A
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“70th Birthday Celebrations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is one of my favourite pubs in the Herts and Essex area. The atmosphere is always good, food is excellent home made fare and the staff are always super friendly. It is a very cosy pub to come to in winter with the two log fires and in summer you can fully enjoy the garden followed by a short walk around braughing and tea in the church.

We booked the pub for my day's surprise 70th birthday. We were given the whole restaurant to ourselves and were looked after superbly. Everyone ate on time, enjoyed the food and everything was very straightforward, from organising the event through to making all happy on the day. All in all a great little find for small or larger groups - particularly on a Sunday.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nikki P
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