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.


Tuesday 13th – Axe Fun Quiz
Test your brain & be in with the chance to win CASH PRIZES!!
Friday 23rd – Spring Lamb Night
We're celebrating, with a menu inspired by all the cuts, some of the best quality meat in the world - local, English spring lamb
(Click to download menu)
Tuesday 26th - Saturday 31st - £10 OFF 2 MAIN MEALS
Enjoy £10 off 2 main meals this week when you print off & bring in the downloadable voucher below (terms & conditions apply, can not be used in conjunction with other offers, not available Saturday after 6pm)
(Click to download voucher)