From late morning ‘till night, The Battleaxes is at your service, whether for a spot of brunch and a coffee, a light lunch, 3 course dinner or just a pint of local beer.
About The Battleaxes
A beautiful country pub with a cosy dining area, pub lounge, and two huge and quirky function rooms. On the 1st floor, 6 luxury B&B guest rooms.
With great, no fuss home cooked food and hand picked real ales, this is the perfect stop off point for all the family.
We cam late on a Sunday night and, whilst the place was generally empty (the only reason for the low atmosphere score) the team had kept the kitchen open just to honour our booking. We were very grateful for this and thoroughly enjoyed our food and the standard of service. Many thanks!
Limited GF options particularly for dessert, sorbet! Roast dinners were poor, meat dried out, vegetables only tasted of water as if kept warm since lunch. Sticky toffee pudding - bland, heavy 'cake' on a plate decorated with smears of caramel sauce
Food was quite cold but didn’t want to complain as having a meal with friends. Service was fantastic!
I have used the Battleaxes many times for Sunday Lunch, but this was the first time I had anything to complain about, it the it “never rains but pours” The pork was at best a child’s portion, Yorkshire, well it was not a pudding , Cauliflower Cheese, looked like v**** As I say , never rains but pours, think more than twice.
Roast potatoes were hard, the side of cauliflower was small and split between two. However the meat was cooked well. I had high expectations for the roast here which were met with a mediocre roast...
We love coming for Sunday lunch but we left in frustration before dessert or coffee yesterday. The service was chaotic and there mistakes with our order - an adult beef came out instead of a child’s portion and we were told to just keep it instead of waiting to change it then charged for adult on the bill! Nobody cleared dirty plates for over 30 mins after finished eating or offered us dessert menu etc and we had to ask repeatedly for the bill - no fun when you’re with children. No cauliflower cheese available as per menu, no apology or substitution just below par this time sadly
Service was a bit slow but was a busy Sunday and meal was worth waiting for!
First time visiting The Battleaxes and came for my Dad's 70th birthday. Had a great meal and good service, so looking forward to going back and trying out the menu on another day rather than Sunday lunch!
Great space, friendly staff, great value for money.
The menu was a bit limited but the food was excellent.
The food was overall very tasty and well cooked, but some of the portions were very small. The smoked mackerel starter was tiny and the sea bass main course was also very small - not enough to satisfy alone. The Queen of Puddings (I think this is what is was called) topping was far too sweet and unpleasant. The sponge itself was fine when I found it under the topping. Overall, we were somewhat disappointed with our meal and will probably not return, I'm sorry to say. I'm not sure your claim to cook 'no fuss home cooked food' is quite correct - you seem to be aiming for a more sophisticated approach which is fine if that is what you want to do, but please make it clearer.
A lovely country pub, with excellent food and setvice. A retro style pub, with so many interesting nooks and crannies, filled with unusual and quaint bits of art pieces
Nice country pub cosy areas around the bar and restaurant with cushioned sofas makes it a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed the meal good homecooked food.
We have eaten with you many times before, and as we were bringing a group of friends on a Saturday evening we booked in advance using the online booking facility. When we arrived we found that the restaurant was "closed" for a private wedding. We were directed to the shindig where a table had been reserved for us. This was unexpected, and as we were the only guests there initially, it really lacked atmosphere. I realise the online booking system is not set up to give information like this, but perhaps someone could have phoned us to ask if we would be happy in the shindig rather than the main pub. The main courses were good, although a little pricey. A good gluten free choice was available. We didn't have desserts as there was only a choice of 3!
Really nice Sunday lunch here! All staff were really friendly and quick service :-)
Great food, service and atmosphere, will definitely go back
not been here for many years move to isle of man 20 years ago used to go there regularly when I lived in Bristol. Didn't seem to be have the experience of staff and atmosphere are used to remember.Food was great service wasn't so great too many Young people no experience of serving on tables . I chose here to treat friend because it used to be so nice years ago .
Being Sunday I had the roast beef and it was so good. Served with lots of vegetables and was great value.
Good food and good service
Amazing Sunday roast
Really tasty Sunday lunch. Great you can get extra roast potatoes, Yorkshire puds and gravey.
Severs were very friendly
Always a winner for a great sunday lunch.
We visited the Battleaxes for breakfast on a weekday so we were the only customers in (which felt a bit odd but nothing anyone could have done about that!). The service was excellent, the food was even better! I hugely appreciate that there are genuinely delicious vegan options on the menu, it’s a factor in our decision on where we go for food and the Battleaxes did not disappoint.
We had 4 different main courses, all were excellent. The triple cooked chips were particularly good. The desserts were a good range of choices and we sampled 3 different ones, all were delicious. The service was also excellent, we will defiantly be back soon.