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 used to come regularly about 2/3 years ago & loved The Battleaxes but had an unusually bad experience which stopped us from returning. We thought we’d give it another go this weekend so booked for a Sunday roast. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet & lacked atmosphere as well as being a bit untidy & dirty with food/rubbish on the floor around tables. The food was ok & the staff were friendly but service just seemed really slow especially as it wasn’t very busy. I hate to say we won’t be rushing back.
Enjoyed Sunday lunch here...overall great experience and good food. Only reason for less stars is that a lot of the menu wasn't available and we were messed around a bit... Ordering then waiter coming 15mins later to tell us mostly not available so had to order something else. Same with desert. Had to wait 45 mins for mains. Also one desert was Eton mess and the cream had started going off as it had an awful sour taste. I didn't complaint because my boyfriend scoffed it down anyway.... But I was very unimpressed with that.
A lovely stay and good food. Thank you
I have marked lower than I would have as we visit regularly and eaten on numerous occasions. However the meal on the Valentine's set menu was a little disappointing. The starter didn't have everything that appeared on the menu and was done cheaply and not worth the £10. The main was also unsatisfactory withe the skin on the sea bass fillet not at all crispy and the fondant garlic potatoe was hard and undercooked with no taste of garlic. I feel bad leaving this review as every previous experience has always been good and we love the pub. Would recommend to others and I am aware they had 2 new chefs on a busy night. A pitty but a genuine review based on the nights food experience only. Still had a lovely evening with polite and friendly staff.
Really lovely Sunday roast
We visited for Sunday lunch with 2 family's and 3 children. We were greeted and seated promptly and drinks order taken and delivered quickly. Unfortunately the soda drinks didn't taste quite right but these were swapped without issue when requested. The food was good but not exceptional which was disappointing for £15 for a roast. The cabbage and red cabbage was excellent and the beef cooked well but the potatoes were lukewarm, under cooked and not crispy and the meal came with only splash of gravy. Service was very friendly but disorganised and quite slow. We had significant difficulty getting someone's attention to request sauces which were not offered when the food was delivered and no one came to check whether everything was ok. Overall we enjoyed the meal and felt welcome at this venue and we may choose to visit again. However improvements to service is needed for an improved rating.
Very friendly staff. Nice surroundings with good food. Recommend the Sunday roast!
Room was adequate, best thing was the bathroom. As for the food suggest they get a new chef.
Seasonal greens consisted of only cabbage and a couple of peas. Very small portions especially pork belly ,especially considering it was £15. Desserts very expensive. Menu said roast came with cauliflower cheese per meal but we were given a small portion to share between 4 people. Staff pleasant but forgot dietary requirement order of soya milk and had to ask for milk again. Service fine but food and pricing very disappointing. A very small and limited roast for the price.
Excellent food and great service
We could not fault the food it was very good but the attention and service was very poor. On our arrival the person showed us to our table and told us she was on her own, so we understood that things might take awhile, we weren’t in a hurry as it was New Year’s Eve. Later more staff arrived but the attention and service was still poor, staff seemed to be lacking in direction. We were recommended by friends, so maybe we were just unlucky 😳
The only things that would have improved Christmas Day lunch would have been to have a drink on arrival and coffee at the end of the meal as part of the package. Staff as always were fantastic, thank you for saving me the hassle of cooking and cleaning up!
A great Christmas meal for the whole family, thank you for looking after us so well!
I love the Battleaxes and have had many happy times there. I dined alone yesterday and the staff made me feel very welcome. The food came out with enough time between each course, and was really tasty. Credit to the waiting staff, chefs and the manager for making Christmas Day alone a little less painful. I took the liberty of writing a nice review on tripadvisor. Thank you all and hopefully see you all soon. Kindest regards Lynda and Little Alfie (the Christmas pudding terrier)
Excellent Christmas Day meal. The food was nicely cooked and the overall service was excellent. Will definitely be booking again next year. Stuart Bates Nailsea
Not impressed by the quality and quantity of the food. I would not recommend anyone going again for Christmas lunch
We enjoyed a tasty, well presented Festive meal. The meal exceeded expectations and was a true gastro pub delight. The quirky, olde worlde style decoration added to the Christmas atmosphere and the fresh foliage decorations were lovely. I will definitely return with family & friends. Highly recommend.
Diet Coke didn't have any gas
Great service and good value. We'll be back!
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??