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Axe & Cleaver


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Axe and Cleaver Inn

This weeks guest ales & ciders

Batemans XB | Batemans Lincolnshire | Bitter Thirsk Blood | Fenman | IPA Stingray | Luda Mango | Thatchers Spiced Apple

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 is Burger Night. Thursday is Pie and a Pint Night. Fish & Chip Fridays and Sunday evening is Pizza night

Delicious Desserts

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

Highly rated on Trip Advisor
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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 


1. The Halloumi – Southern Fried Chicken, topped with Halloumi and sweet chilli sauce, on a bed of lettuce, served with fries, salad & coldslaw for £13.
2. The Steak Burger – 8oz Rump Steak & grilled cherry tomatoes, cooked to your liking, served with chips, salad & coleslaw £14.
3. Axe Premier Burger – Southern fried chicken burger & our homemade 4oz beef burger on a bed of lettuce topped with melted cheddar & burger relish. Served with fries, salad & coleslaw £14.
4. Black & Blue – Two Homemade 4oz beef burgers on a bed of lettuce smothered with melted stilton cheese, served with fries, salad & coleslaw £14
5. The Mexican – 4oz homemade beef burger topped with Hot chilli con carne, jalapeños, tortillas & grated cheddar. Served with fries, salad & coleslaw £12
6. The Hunters – Tender chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, smothers in bacon, sticky BBQ sauce & cheddar cheese, served with fries, salad & coleslaw for £12.
7. Plain Jane – 4 oz Homemade beef burger, topped with melted cheddar served with fries £8
Extras – Hot Wings  – 4 x hot & kicking wings £5.

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 our bars and restaurants are;

Bar – 12 pm – 9.30 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm till 3 pm
Bar – 12 pm to 9.30 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm till 3 pm
Wednesday & Thursday
Bar – 12 pm to 10 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm to 3 pm | 5 pm to 8 pm
Friday & Saturday
Bar – 12 pm – 12 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm to 3 pm | 5 pm to 8.30 pm
Bar – 12 pm – 10 pm
Kitchen – 12 pm to 3 pm | 5 pm to 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


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Chefs Weekly Menu

5 till 8 pm
Friday to Sunday evenings
This week's menu from 24th November 23

Dine with us or take away...


Telephone 01507 358738
Bookings booking@axeandcleaver.com


Axe Rib Combos
Meaty pork ribs coated in a sticky BBQ sauce served with fries, onion rings salad, coleslaw and a choice of dips; BBQ, Sweet Chilli or Mayo. A choice of either a 5oz Rump Steak cooked the way you like it. Five southern fried chicken strips, Five Hot and kicking Wings or salt and pepper chicken strips

Creamy Garlic Chicken
Tender-sliced chicken breast covered in a creamy garlic mushroom sauce. Served with new potatoes, salad and homemade coleslaw

Cumberland Sausage Ring
A Cumberland sausage ring in a giant Yorkshire pudding with creamy mashed potatoes, carrots, garden peas and onion gravy.

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. The Breakfast Burger
A 4oz pork burger in a brioche bun on a fried tomato and topped with crispy bacon, a flat grilled mushroom topped with another 4oz pork burger and a fried egg. Served with sliced pan-fried new potatoes, a pot of beans and onion rings,


5.95 each

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

Chocolate Brownie (New Recipe!)
Chocolate brownie with milk and 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 light lemon batter infused with lemon sauce. Topped with cubed shortbread, lemon sauce and a dusting of icing sugar

Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble
A classic warm crumble

Treacle Sponge
Our classic warm treacle sponge

Ginger Sponge
This 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 one scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

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

Mint Aero Sundae
2 scoops of mint chocolate chip and a 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. Topped off with squirty cream and drizzled in chocolate sauce

Biscoff Ice Cream Cake
Biscoff base with biscoff ice cream, Decorated with lotus biscoff biscuits and chocolate

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