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There’s something for everyone here

The Axe & Compass is a typical English Country Pub offering real ales, fine wines and freshly prepared quality food.

Wherever possible we try to source our food from local suppliers. Our menu covers a wide variety and we will also try to cater for your dietary needs, so please let us know your requirements. Throughout the week there is sure to be a special offer for you to try. See what we have currently on our offers page. You can even book in advance by using our online booking form.

We have a beautiful beer garden with an al-fresco dining area and children’s play area, all set against the backdrop of the village church spire. For entertainment we hold a weekly quiz night on a Tuesday, we show the more-popular sports events on TV and feature occasional live music. See our events page for what’s coming up.

Dating back to the 15th century, this picturesque pub is located in the beautiful village of Hemingford Abbots. Situated just off the A14, 3 miles from St Ives, 6 miles from Huntingdon and 12 miles from Cambridge, we are perfectly placed for our locals, business people, tourists, walkers and cyclists. Friendly dogs are welcomed in our bar areas & garden any time.

With seating for 90 people you will always find the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your visit. Our main dining area can be separated to seat 40 for a private dinner or 100 as a standing function. Our smaller dining room can be hired for private dining for up to 12 people. We also have a garden gazebo for your more special functions. Why not view our gallery for some idea of what we can offer.

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Temporary opening times During Covid19

Re-Opening from 4th July

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Bar:  12pm-11pm…..Kitchen: 12-2.30pm / 6-9pm
Wednesday – Bar:  12pm-11pm…..Kitchen: 12-2.30pm / 6-9pm
Thursday – Bar:  12pm-11pm…..Kitchen: 12-2.30pm / 6-9pm
Friday – Bar: 12pm-11pm…..Kitchen: 12-2.30pm / 6-9pm
Saturday – Bar: 12pm-11pm…..Kitchen: 12-3pm / 6-9pm
Sunday – Bar: 12pm-9pm…..Kitchen: 12-4pm

Weekly Offers