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.



Christmas at The Axe and Compasses


What's On?


Tuesday 9th - Fun Quiz Night
Test your brains & be in with a chance to win CASH PRIZES! Starts from 8pm

Monday 15th - Friday 19th - National Cupcake Week
Download the voucher below and receive a free cupcake with any hot drink purchased between 9am - 6pm
(Click here to download voucher)

Friday 19th - Ultimate Surf & Turf Night
Join us for the Ultimate surf & turf with 'surf' fresh from Billingsgate Market!
(Click here to download menu)


Monday 6th - Monday 20th - Game Fortnight
Enjoy expertly prepared local game specials 

Tuesday 14th -  Fun Quiz Night
Test your brains & be in with a chance to win CASH PRIZES! Starts from 8pm

Friday 24th October - Thai Night

Our friend & Thai chef Jip joins us in the kitchen tonight to bring a sumptuous Thai Banquet Menu featuring a number of authentic dishes for starter & main finishing up with a refreshing Thai dessert - £21.95