The Axe & Compasses, in Arkesden, is 5 miles South West of the market town of Saffron Walden. It is one of the finest examples of a Traditional Country Pub and restaurant and is a popular stop amongst both locals and tourists visiting the county of Essex.
The combination of a family run business, friendly atmosphere and exceptional food has been the key to our success at The Axe and Compasses for more than 30 years.
We are proud to be star rated in many of the national guides with special awards for excellence in food and service. Amongst our accolades we have been awarded National Winner of the best food pub and the regional winner for the Best Customer Service.
The Daily Telegraph has described us as “One of the best pubs in Essex”.