The Axe and Compasses (Arkesden) Reviews
Description:Address: Arkesden / Essex CB11 4EX England / Telephone: 1799 550272 / National Winner Best Food Pub 2007
Newest Review: ... of starters, a huge main course menu and a small range of gooey and delicious sounding desserts. Prices are kinda hefty compared to most pub restaurants I've visited in the area but, hey, it's the Valentines period so when better to treat ourselves to some posh nosh?! We ordered two starters and shared them as they were of the 'finger food' variety. The Seafood Platter was amazing value ... more
Customer The Axe and Compasses (Arkesden) Reviews (2)
by Liz Stammers - written on 23/01/11
Have to say was disappointed, had expected much better. The service was poor and one guest had to send food back as inedible. Great shame as it came highly recommended and I am not one to complain needlessly.
by - written on 24/01/08 (Very useful, 939 readings)
During our recent stay in Essex we spent quite a bit of time sourcing local pubs in which to eat our lunches or evening meals. It was quite by accident we came across The Axe and Compasses which is in Arkesden, near Saffron Walden - we'd been out on a random drive and just happened to spot this quaint looking little pub, a pub which doesn't actually look like a pub from the outside! The exterior is gorgeous. The greenery and plant life which is carefully arranged to go up the walls outside makes it look more like a country cottage than a pub restaurant, while the beautiful thatched roof you can see from the picture above looks even nicer in the ... Read the complete review
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