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Axe & Cleaver


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Axe and Cleaver Inn

This weeks guest ales & ciders

Batemans XB Ales | Directors | Timothy Taylors | Batemans SB Special Bitter | Broadoak Mango Cider | Broadoak Premium Perry | Broadoak Strawberry Cider

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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Table Requests

Dining at the Axe & Cleaver can be very busy at times, so please request a table
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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 – 9.30 pm Kitchen – Closed
Wednesday & Thursday
Bar – 12-10 pm
Kitchen – 12.30 – 3 pm & 5 – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday
Bar – 12-12 pm
Kitchen – 12.30 – 3 pm & 5 – 8.30 pm
Bar – 12-10 pm
Kitchen – 12.30 – 3 pm & 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

a menu

Take the time to look over our menus before you arrive !

Chefs Weekly Menu

5 till 8 pm
Friday to Sunday evenings
This week's menu from 26th May 23

Dine with us or take away...


Telephone 01507 358738
Bookings booking@axeandcleaver.com


Mighty Mixed Grill
Lincolnshire sausage, 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.

Chicken Bacon & Blue Cheese
Tender sliced chicken breast on a fresh salad, topped with crispy bacon. Served with a side of blue cheese sauce, a full baguette and coleslaw

Burger of the Week – Bacon Brie & Cranberry
Southern Fried chicken burger topped with bacon, brie and cranberry on a bed of lettuce in a brioche bun. Served with fries, salad, coleslaw and onion rings

Stilton Chicken
Tender sliced chicken breast covered with bacon and rich stilton sauce. Served with new potatoes salad and coleslaw

Surf & Turf Wrap
Steak strips and cajun prawns in a tortilla wrap. Served with fries, salad and coleslaw

Axe Rib & Chicken Combo
Meaty pork ribs coated in rich rib sauce. Served with salt and pepper chicken strips, fries, onion rings, salad and coleslaw


5.95 each

Caramel Shortbread Chocolate Stack
Triple layer with three chocolate mousses, soft toffee, cookie, and chocolate sponge, topped with caramel shortbread.

Hanky Panky Chocolate Cream Pie
Biscuit Base layered with chocolate fudge, ripples of vanilla and milk chocolate flavoured mousse & enrobed with a chocolate coating, decorated with sprinkles of white chocolate.

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.

Lemon 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.

All Desserts above come with one of the following; cream, custard, or 1 scoop of vanilla ice-cream

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

Bueno Ice Cream Cake
Appleby’s bueno ice cream on a biscoff crumb biscuit base, decorated with chocolate drip and chocolate embellishments.

Selection of ice creams from Appleby’s Ices. (All gluten-free unless stated)
Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Mint Choc Chip, Biscoff (Not GF), Lemon Sorbet.
1 scoop 1.50 / 2 scoops 3.00 / 3 scoops 4.50