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.
Vegetarian Breakfast was really good. Service was excellent.
The food was amazing, and the service from the staff was impeccable! We were there with a young baby, and a dog and the staff were incredibly helpful and lovely! Thank you!!!
Excellent evening, food and service, thank you.
Works party of 13 and everything went smoothly - the staff were very helpful and attentive throughout the evening and the food was served in timely manner and was delicious. Happy customers :)
Excellent roast - huge portions! Good attentive service.
Service much improved on our last visit. It was so nice to be greeted with a smile this time.
An absolutely fantastic all round experience, the decor was inviting, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. They were very aware of everyone and you weren’t waiting for an uncomfortable amount of time for service. The food and choice on the Sunday Menu was perfect, the portion sizes were bang on, to the point where I was full but not bloated. The desserts were awesome and an overall good value for money experience. Will be going again!!!!!! Thank you for a great lunch.
Lovely presented food which tasted amazing in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. Very impressed and would highly recommend.
We visited on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime there is little doubt the atmosphere would improve at busier time.
Great father's day meal in a relaxed atmosphere.
Amazing braised beef - really tasty. The breads starter was very good and crispy squid
A really good lunch , inventive cooking , nice friendly service , we much enjoyed it
All in all a very good Sunday Roast
First visit here. Very pleasant experience. Will certainly return
Excellent food cooked to a high standard and at very reasonable prices. Some good beer and a range of interesting wines by the glass. A lovely location near to Tyntesfield
the staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is amazing
Only one cider and for a free house that’s poor. Food overpriced and poor menu choice
It's worth a visit for the building alone. It's a lovely space. Luckily the food and service were great too.
The reason for the atmosphere being so low was that we were the only people eating so that's more of a reflection on my family than you. Food lovely could always do with a few more roasters though !
Meal taken in Shindig due to wedding party. Excellent food, prompt and friendly service and reasonable prices.. Would recommend wholeheartedly.
First time I have been here & definitely retuning. Food was lovely & staff friendly, efficient & attentive. Perfect
We visited the Battleaxes because we’d seen it on Alastair Sawday however we will not visit again. I am surprised the site recommends it The Sunday roasts were very disappointing. We visited at the start of service, 12pm, yet the food was all served luke warm and the beef was chewy and poor quality. The puddings were very basic and again left us quite disappointed. Aside from the food, the service and atmosphere were fine.
What stands out for us is how friendly and helpful the staff are; a young barman (sorry I don't know his name) recognised my elderly father (Geoff) from another pub he used to work in and gave him such a lovely welcome - that really meant a lot to him as he has just lost his wife - please pass on my thanks
Consistently good food and friendly service.
I decided to book a table at The Battleaxes for Mother's day and unfortunately the service, food and overall experience was awful from start to finish. On entering the pub we were greeted and taken to our table, which was squeezed between two other tables of customers. We politely asked if we could be moved to another of the multiple empty tables as we felt a bit crowded in that particular seat. The waitress asked another member of staff, as she had shouted across the restaurant "whats the problem?!" to our waitress. She then said we could not move as all of the other tables were booked (a statement which later showed to be untrue as those tables remained empty for the remainder of our time in the pub). When ordering our food my mother stated that she had dietary requirements, and we asked about the portion of cauliflower cheese. The waitress told us that they were serving it in separate dishes so it wouldn't be a problem. Our starter arrived (smoked salmon, capers, gherkin, watercress and lemon) and I cannot explain how shockingly tiny the portions were, it was almost insulting! The salmon also wasn't "smoked" as described, it was flaked salmon. When our mains arrived, again, we were utterly shocked at what we received. I ordered the roast chicken, which was supposed to be served with stuffing. Which wasn't present, neither was the cauliflower cheese!? All of our potatoes were solid and quite frankly inedible. My mum's gravy was also cold, to which a different waiter suggested he could "re-plate" the food - we struggled to see how this was a suitable solution. There was a tiny amount of vegetables that we all received, which again, is shocking for the amount we were paying and the fact we were told we couldn't just order one course! Overall it was unfortunately a terrible experience, which was made worse by the fact I was still charged for the dessert for my sister, and my main meal. Unfortunately, we will not be visiting ever again and have of course told our family and friends about this experience. As I said to the manager, it was a real shame as we always prefer to support local businesses over chains, but this was a real disappointment, especially on such a special day.