The Axe and Compasses

The Axe and Compasses Aythorpe Roding

The Axe and Compasses Aythorrpe Rhoding

The 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.



Monday 7th - Thursday 17th* - CHILDREN'S FREE ICE CREAM & DIY TOPPERS
Enjoy the Easter holidays at The Axe and Compasses with FREE ice cream & 'DIY toppers' with every children's meal Noon - 6pm
*Excludes Sunday 13th

Tuesday 8th - AXE QUIZ
Test your brain & be in with a chance to win CASH PRIZES!!!

Enjoy the freshest fish & seafood from Billingsgate Market all individually priced. Click here for the menu

Sunday 20th - EASTER SUNDAY
Join us from noon for our annual Easter Egg Hunt, colouring competition & fabulous roast dinners