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.



Christmas at The Axe and Compasses


What's On?



Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th - National Sausage Week - Sausage & Cider £9.95
Celebrate National Sausage Week with our Sausage & Cider £9.95 Offer. Choose from our menu featuring various sausage specials teamed with either a pint of selected cider of the day, 125ml glass of house red or white or a draft cola or lemonade for under a tenner! Available Mon - Thurs Noon - 2:30pm 6pm - 9:30pm, Fri - Sat Noon - 2:30pm Click here for the menu

Thursday 20th - Beaujolais Day
Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day with a fabulous 4 Course French themed menu for only £21.95 along with plenty of Beaujolais too! Click here for the menu