This Easter Sunday being a dark and drizzly day,and having family over, we decided to head off (as the brits do) for a drink and a walk. We decided to go over to the delightful pub The Axe & Compasses in Arkesden,as our guests had never been.How glad i was to have had my camera with me as we were greeted at the pub by 2 beautiful Cocker Spaniels, waiting patiently for their mum to finish lunch. After 3 pints of the cracking Thatchers Gold (sister in law doesnt drink yip yip!!) we headed off for our walk to Clavering Lakes just 2 miles from the pub.The lakes have fabulous views and wildlife, and can thoroughly recommend a visit, even on a wet day.
THE AXE & COMPASSES
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 of The Axe and Compasses for more than 20 years.
Situated in the picturesque rural village of Arkesden,we provide a warm homely welcome to all. Built circa 1650, with the right hand side extension added in the early nineteenth century The Axe & Compasses is a stunning example of one of Essex’s charming traditional thatched inns.
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”.
We welcome you to Relax at The Axe
Monday to Friday: 11:30 to 15:00 and 18:00 to 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 to 15:00 and 18:00 to 23:00
Sunday:12:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 22:30
Clavering Lakes & Lodge
Consisting of a specimen carp lake, a match lake and two silver fish lakes offering superb coarse and carp fishing. Well stocked with crucian, common and mirror carp, roach, perch, tench, rudd and bream.
They are situated in a peaceful and attractive area of unspoiled countryside in the village of Clavering, in north west Essex, yet are easily accessible as they are only 25 minutes from both junction 8 of the M11
and the A10.
comfortable place to provide shelter in the Winter.