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The Axe and Compass

€€ - €€€, British,
14 Carlow Road | Ringstead, Kettering NN14 4DW, England
+44 1933 622227
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (9 reviews)
“caesar salad” (2 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
14 Carlow Road | Ringstead, Kettering NN14 4DW, England
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with our friends on a Saturday night, pre booked. Lovely greeting from member of staff. Had a pre meal drink and ordered a nice steak. Everything was cooked lovely and the service was excellent. Recommended!

Thank NorthernSouly
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely and clean spacious restaurant. Great, friendly service. Menu was very good. We opted for Whitebait starter and steak for main. Absolutely lovely. Recommended!

Thank NorthernSouly
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Went there with my family yesterday for Sunday lunch very disappointed I had roast beef it was the smallest and thinnest slice of beef I seen tough the veg had three carrots with stems on so hard I could hardly cut them cabbage again half...More

Thank Fistic21
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Turned up her for a lunch time bite, they were very accommodating and again the food was nice clean simple pub grub well worth a visit!

1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Perfect meal in an equally perfect small village. Friendly staff and local clientele in a 15th century charming pub.

Thank michaelrue88
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Very friendly staff, food was lovely, well presented, Loved the tasty crab cakes (beware the chillis - yummy if you like a surprise, and the gravy was salty but that's personal taste) The steak pie has proper pastry not one the more common flaky things...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our 3-generation family ate here 2 weeks ago, not for the first time, & were well pleased with all foods ordered. A most pleasant young man attended our table and, pleasingly, was attentive without being persistent . A decent selection of beers was a good...More

Thank JamesW17
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Always enjoy our meals at the A&C Tonight had an excellent chicken salad. It was described as a "Caesar Salad" but although delicious bore no relation to any Caesar salad I have ever eaten (no croutons for a start!) However,everything was good and I would...More

Thank Pda89
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Food was reasonable but the service was terrible, knives and forks for 7 people just placed in a pile on table, starters in drips and drabs, I had crabcakes which tasted non de-script, wife had 3 small mushrooms with blue cheese, no taste of blue...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 March 2017

went back to the axe last night,it is one of our regular places to eat never disappointed,food has good as usual and very reasonably priced .all staff very pleasant but not over busy for a sat night,will be returning in the near future.

Thank nigel h
AxeManager1977, Manager at The Axe and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Many thanks for taking the time in writing us a review! We are so pleased you enjoy your visits & hope to see you again soon!!

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Response from r0bbie1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't really look at vegetarian options...give them a call and I'm sure they will help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Carlow Road | Ringstead, Kettering NN14 4DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: +44 1933 622227
Description
An independent family run pub with a traditional freshly cooked food. We have a relaxed bar area and a restaurant with a snug area. We can cater for special events and are family friendly. If its just a quick snack at lunchtime or a 3 course meal in the restaurant, we have something for everyone. Food is served Weds - Sat 12 - 2.30 & 6 - 9pm and Sunday's 12 - 4pm. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the bar area!
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