New Menu & Offers - OUT NOW
Our new menu keeps all of our favourite meals with the addition of some fantastic new Summer dishes including the introduction of our 'Chicken Shop' section. The 'Chicken Shop' uses free range, local chicken in dishes such as; Chicken Caesar Salad, 'posh' Chicken Kiev with sauteed wild mushrooms & spring onion mash and of course our Chicken, Smoky Bacon, Tarragon & Vermouth Puff Pie- view our menus to see the full range of dishes.
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.
Coming up at The Axe and Compasses Tuesday 14th May - CURRY & A QUIZ
Friday 7th June - SPRING LAMB NIGHT
This evening will will be indulging in 'Nose to Tail' eating with a menu of mouth watering dishes using a whole Spring Lamb.
Click here to download menu
Tuesday 11th June - CURRY & A QUIZ
Join us from 8pm for our fun quiz and be in with a chance to win cash prizes!
Curry £5 Quiz £1 to enter
Friday 5th July - AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE PARTY EVENING
Join us in celebrating American Independence Day with a fantastic American themed menu & LIVE MUSIC from 'Ol' Blue Eyes' - our Frank Sinatra impersonator Tony Cavell. 3 Course Meal & Entertainment £22.50. Alternatively join us for a drink from 8:30pm to enjoy the music, no ticket required.