Axe & Compasses Aythorpe Roding Hot

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Axe & Compasses Aythorpe Roding
Axe & Compasses Aythorpe Roding
Axe & Compasses Aythorpe Roding
Axe & Compasses Aythorpe Roding
Address Aythorpe Roding
Town/City Dunmow
County Essex
Postcode CM6 1PP
Tel No. 01279 876 648
Website http://theaxeandcompasses.co.uk/
Facilities Parking • Garden • Bar/Lounge

At the Axe and Compasses customers will be reacquainted with old favourites to be enjoyed whilst gazing over unspoilt views of the English countryside. More substantial offerings will consist of items such as New Season Rack of Lamb with Spring Vegetables and Minted Jersey Royals followed by Treacle and Pecan Tart served with Homemade Brown Bread Ice Cream.

David, a self taught chef, cooks with passion and consummate skill, qualities which have been instrumental in the success of previous ventures. The couple’s professional past has seen them gain entries and reviews in publications such as the AA Guide, Michelin Pub Guide and the Guardian.

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7.6
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7.5   (6)
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8.2   (6)
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7.3   (6)
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7.8   (6)
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7.5   (6)
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7.3   (6)
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7.7   (6)
 
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Excellent food 7 service

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9.3
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10.0
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8.0
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Reviewed by Barry & Yvonne
August 13, 2014
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First visit to this lovely country pub.The service & food were top class,excellent value for money as two for one offer on Monday night.Large portions of meat & veg & excellent choices on the menu. Will be using this venue on a regular basis to entertain family & friends.

 

Not as good as it should be

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3.0
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3.0
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5.0
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3.0
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8.0
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3.0
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Reviewed by Mr Wilson
August 05, 2014
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Staying locally I have been there three time for the same fish dish. If you go early ( they start serving food at 6.00 pm ) the vegetables are yesterdays or earlier from the afternoon. Rubbery and for the price and reputation - not as good as they should be. The fish is fresh and on the one occasion I ate later the whole meal was nice but two out of three times the vegetables were a real let down. Service varies too. Some staff cannot be more helpful - others will bring the food out to you if sitting outside but make a point of not bringing the cutlery so you have to go to get it - even though they have walked past it to bring the food?
There are better places within a short drive.

 

Axe & Compass, Aythorpe Roding

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9.7
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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Reviewed by Ian Batkin
May 10, 2014
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The owner has successfully retained a good pub atmosphere which serves good quality and reasonably priced food with a wide selection of keg beers. Good friendly service - adequate parking and well equipped gardens for al fresco meals. One of the best country pubs I have visited.

 

good food shame about the service

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5.2
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Reviewed by Mr Hammond
September 14, 2011
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food loverly. We were originally offered a table in the bar this was quite a squeeze and we asked if we could move to the Restaurent area that was empty at the time after this the service suffered and it was as if the staff couldnt be bottherd apart from that unfortunaterly because of the staff attitude i cant really recommend the pub. Shame though

 

Unexpected extras and wonderful food

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8.7
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Reviewed by VirtualOli
May 11, 2011
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What a treat it was to have dinner here on a Monday night in December for my wife's birthday. The staff were very attentive, and the beer and food were both excellent. The cosy atmosphere is wonderful with a huge open fire crackling in the background. We were so surprised to receive complimentary bread and oil, as well as a small pot of complimentary soup, before we'd even started. I've never been to a country pub that does that for you. It shows that they really care about your experience. We'll definitely be returning!

 
 
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