The Axe and Compasses

The Axe and Compasses Aythorpe Roding

The Axe and Compasses Aythorrpe RhodingThe Axe & Compasses, Aythorpe Roding although only 15 minutes from Chelmsford and Great Dunmow is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is everything a real British pub should be. As a testament to this, The Axe as it is known to locals, is three times winners of the Essex Food & Drink Award for best Pub Restaurant and nominated again this year.


Along with a Great British pub comes Great British food and our menu reflects all that we love about real British fayre with some great offers to tempt you.
We are serving up a delicious range of pies in various pastries, the biggest, freshest fish and chips sourced from Lowestoft along with many other fantastic dishes showcasing the best produce at affordable prices.

As a real pub, real ales are heavily featured and are poured straight from barrels behind the bar and the Axe’s guest beer policy means that seasonal ales from small regional and craft brewers are regularly featured.

Whilst many know The Axe for our great food, (we serve the best traditional Sunday Roast around!), we also host regular Quiz nights, Tribute Act Music Evenings and more, please see ‘What’s On’ section of the website for forthcoming events.

If you've visited the Axe and Compasses and enjoyed yourself why not try our sister pub The Angel and Harp.



What's On?



Friday 23rd - Burn's Night Specials with FREE liqueur coffee
A Burn's Menu with fabulous meat, fish & vegetarian dishes including Haggis, Neeps & Tatties! FREE liqueur coffee with every Scottish main meal purchased.
(click to see menu)

Tuesday 10th - Quiz Night
Test your brain & in be in with a chance to win CASH PRIZES!!
From 8pm

Saturday 14th - Valentine's Day
Treat your loved one this Valentine's Day at The Angel & Harp. We are offering Breakfast until 11:30am with FREE Bucks Fizz or join us for a romantic Lunch or candle lit Dinner in the evening.

2 Course Lunch £19.95 3 Course Lunch £24.95
3 Course Dinner £34.95
(click to see menu)

Mon 16th - Sat 21st - Kids Eat for £1
Treat yourself & your little rascals this half term with our Kid's Eat for £1 Offer with every adult Main Meal purchased
Noon - 6pm
(Available when purchasing Main Meal, Billingsgate or Pie)