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.
Had lunch from the Christmas menu - very nice choices and quality. Please take service and places us in the bar so that our dogs can join us. Would go again
We had the festive set menu, the food was really good and the service excellent.
Due to a wedding going on in the main area we were in The Shindig, which is a cosy back room. We were made to feel welcome and all enjoyed our meals. Will definitely be back.
The staff exceptional and very friendly. Very happy with our evening
Comfortable pub with a great atmosphere. My previous visit had been good so I was really looking forward to this second visit. Sadly, it was disappointing. I was served a strange rice ‘slab’ as a nut roast that was pretty inedible. On mentioning this the nice man serving us did not charge - but the meal was ruined - despite lovely puddings.
We sat in the large hall and several times I couldn’t hear my parents. Loads of young children running about and screaming. Maybe have a family area??
We had a nice time but a couple of the food offerings could have been made better by attention to detail. The salad used to ‘dress’ the grazing items was very brown around the edges and the actual items were a poor substitute for an actual starter in their portion size. The mains were all very flavoursome but the 3 x fried chips were under done despite that and the top of the venison pie was very over done. Everything else was very good and would not prevent us from returning in the future.
Not many choices on menu compared to website. Food was mediocre and poorly presented - also elements missing - eg jackfruit burger was actually a bean burger. Mac and cheese was supposed to be served with oregano croutons which would have made it a bit more interesting than the very basic dish it was. Hugely overpriced for the meal we got. Very disappointing
Fantastic food and venue, always busy but the team are always welcoming and attentive. A favourite place to take any visitors that we have!
Lunch was disappointing - not much in way of vegetables, gravy really thin and no crumble for dessert. Also when leaving was practically ignored and no-one asked how was the lunch. Will not recommend nor go back.
Food was lovely. Good service and very friendly staff
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!