The Battleaxes

The Battleaxes

British

0.5 miles
Bristol Road, Wraxall, BS48 1LQ
Originally a temperance house, The Battleaxes was built in 1881 by the wealthy Gibbs family as a place for workers on their Tyntesfield Estate to socialise without consuming alcohol.

Seated in a broad bay window looking out over the idyllic North Somerset countryside, my guest and I began by sampling the pub's grazing menu. The devilled mushrooms, the delicately roasted cherry tomatoes and the mozzarella balls with basil pesto made for a tantalising start, shared from cute ceramic bowls on a wooden platter. For the main course I opted for the pork loin; delicately browned on the outside but tender throughout, it worked perfectly with the creamy mashed celeriac and buttered greens. Befitting a June evening, I chose the summer pudding for dessert - a squat tower of berry-red sponge with clotted cream and a single mint leaf atop.

The team at The Battleaxes have put great effort into retaining this listed building's fine heritage and nowhere is this more apparent than in their large and undeniably impressive dining room. As with the rest of the pub, it's the little touches that make it special: original wooden flooring, old church chairs and even a table made from a reclaimed church door. No wonder this fine freehouse is a popular venue for parties and events. Hats off to head chef Michael Vicay and the rest of the team.
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Open: Mon-Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-10.30pm

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