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Axe & Cleaver


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Axe and Cleaver Inn

This weeks guest ales & ciders

Batemans XB | Bass | Timothy Taylors Landlord | IPA Stingray

Visit our cozy bars

Indoor and outdoor bars with real fires & service with a smile
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Weekly Chef's Specials

Chefs specials chosen for you

Take away or eat in

Changes weekly. Download the menu
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The Axe & Cleaver
Is a free house offering a lively friendly bar and restaurant, great home made food, live evening entertainment, free WiFi, log fires and lots more...

The Axe & Cleaver a traditional village pub is located in the large village of North Somercotes on the Lincolnshire east coast. The pub was built in the late 1930s to replace the old Axe & Cleaver which originally stood on the crossroads.

Now a Freehouse under local ownership, the Axe & Cleaver has been refurbished and returned to its former self. We are proud to serve quality beers and food with a warm welcome to families, diners and drinkers alike in our three bars and two dining areas. Our new outdoor food & drink area is table heated. Food at the Axe & Cleaver is fresh, homemade and cooked to order using locally sourced ingredients.

Homemade food

 Midday bites and lunches and evening dinners for all diners who adore great traditional homemade pub food. Recommended by locals and over 400 travelers on Trip Advisor

Evening Specials

Wednesday Curry & a Pint Nights, Thursdays Pie & a Pint nights, Fish & Chip Fridays, and Sunday evening Pizza nights

Delicious Desserts

Coffee & pots of tea. Ask waitress for the daily desserts menu

Highly rated on Trip Advisor
Click HERE to read over 400 great reviews by visitors to the Axe & Cleaver.

Cozy Bars & Restaurants

Cozy fireside bars & restaurants

The Axe & Cleaver is a freehouse under local ownership and has been refurbished and returned to its former self. We are proud to serve quality beers and homemade food with a warm welcome to families, diners and drinkers alike in our bars, restaurant and conservatory dining areas. Please view over 400, 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor & Google +. We look forward to welcoming you to the Axe & Cleaver.
The bars are very dog friendly. Treats for all dogs when their good.

Special Events

Let The Axe & Cleaver cater and host your special event!
The Axe & Cleaver are very experienced in catering for special events. We pride ourselves
on creating fabulous settings and producing a perfect menu.
Our friendly staff will make your day;
“A Day to Remember”

Let us organise your special day

Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Private Parties, Funerals, Corporate meetings, and more… Call us and we can personalise your event. We also have a licensed  outside bar service were we can come to you !

Entert... ainment

Bands and solo artists, quiz nights and more.
All after 9.30pm till the wee hours…

Music to suit all tastes

Rock and  roll, smooth, great cover bands, and our popular Friday night quiz 


MONDAY & TUESDAY from 4pm 
Check out our Food Pop-up nights on Mondays & Tuesdays. 
Indian Curry Pot, Pie-o-neers and Wrap nights


Tikka. Rogan Josh or Madras currys.
Choice of beef or chicken. Served with boiled rice & naan bread. Including a FREE pint or alternatives. Selected pints (ask at the bar) or any real ale, wine or soft drink.

A choice of pie fillings served with chips or mash. Peas, carrots & gravy. Including a FREE pint or alternatives. Selected pints ask (ask at the bar)  or any real ale, wine or soft drink.

FRIDAYS | FISH FRIDAY. 12 till 3 and 5 till 8.30 pm
Fish, chips & mushy peas

12″ handmade stone-baked Italian pizzas with our own special homemade dough. Buy one get the cheaper one, half price !!
From £8.45

eat, dine & drink

Our opening times for the bars & restaurants are;

Monday & Tuesday
Bar – 4 pm – 9.30 pm
Kitchen – Closed
Wednesday & Thursday
Bar – 12 pm – 10 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm – 3 pm and 5 – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday
Bar – 12 pm – 12 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm – 3 pm and 5 – 8.30 pm
Bar – 12 pm – 10 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm – 3 pm and 5 – 8 pm

Take-Away Food will still be available during our kitchen opening hours. During opening hours call 01507 358738 to book a table or a takeaway. Or you can email us outside of our opening hours at booking@axeandcleaver.com 

Check out our Food Pop-up nights on Mondays & Tuesdays

We will confirm your booking ASAP
Thank you


We will be in touch with you soon…

Chefs Weekly Menu

5 till 8 pm
Friday to Sunday evenings
This week's menu from 29th September 23

Dine with us or take away...


Telephone 01507 358738
Bookings booking@axeandcleaver.com


Pan-fried Salmon served with buttery new potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a hollandaise sauce.

Lambs Liver Bacon & Onion
Tender lambs’ livers cooked in onion gravy and bacon. Served with creamy mashed potatoes, batten carrots and garden peas.

Mighty Mixed Grill
Lincolnshire sausages, 4oz Rump Steak, 4oz Pork Loin, 4oz Gammon Steak and a Lamb Chop. All are served with homemade chips, mushrooms, tomato, egg, onion rings and garden peas.

Burger of the Week… Stilton Burger
Two 4oz beef burgers on a bed of lettuce topped with bacon & stilton in a brioche bun. Served with fries, salad, coleslaw and onion rings.

Axe Rib & Steak Combo
Meaty pork ribs coated in rich rib sauce. Served with an 8oz rump steak cooked the way you like! Served with fries, onion rings, salad and coleslaw.


5.95 each

Sticky Orange & Chocolate Cake
Squidgy orange curd sponge, filled with pockets of orange curd. Smothered in dark chocolate, decorated with orange icing and rich Belgian chocolate sauce.

Chocolate Brownie (New Recipe!)
Chocolate brownie with milk & chocolate chips served warm, drizzled in chocolate sauce (Gluten Free On request)

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Drizzled in our homemade warm toffee sauce.

Lemmon Shortbread Cheesecake
Shortbread base topped with a zingy but light lemon batter, infused with a lemon sauce. Topped with shortbread cubes, and lemon sauce.

Treacle Sponge
Our classic warm treacle sponge.

Strawberry and Prosecco Roulade
Hand-rolled strawberry meringue roulade with a strawberry compote and Prosecco flavoured dairy cream filling.

Ginger Sponge
Our traditional recipe is made with softened dates and stem ginger covered in sticky ginger sauce.

All desserts above come with one of the following,
Cream, custard or 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Axe & Cleaver Trio – Our two best sellers!
Our homemade brownie is covered in chocolate sauce and flakes, and our sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce served with a honeycomb ice cream

Mint Aero Sunday
2 scoops of Mint choc chip and 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream topped with squirty cream, mint aero and drizzled in chocolate sauce.

Profiterole Sundae
Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with profiteroles and chocolate sauce, squirty cream and drizzled-in chocolate sauce.

Biscoff Ice Cream Cake
Appleby Biscoff ice cream cake

Selection of ice creams from Appleby’s Ices (all gluten-free unless stated) 
Ice Creams: Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Mint Choc Chip, honeycomb, Cookie Dough & Lemon sorbet 

1 scoop £1.50, 2 scoops £3.00, 3 scoops £4.50

Food Allergies and Intolerances In accordance with the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (No.1169/2011), some or all of our food may contain (but is not limited to) the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Peanuts, Soya, Milk, Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Sesame, Sulphur dioxide, Lupin, Mollusc. If you have any food intolerances or allergies, please speak to a member of our staff.