7 days a week, 10am for breakfast until 11pm
“ We recently visited The Battleaxes for Sunday lunch, the service was very friendly and nothing was too much for them - they even brought us some boiling water so we could heat my baby grandson's bottle up with. The food was excellent and very tasty, the whole experience was very relaxing and homely I would certainly visit again. Love the new decor good luck to the new owners, just what Nailsea needed. ”
Friday, November 12 2010, 3:14PM
Welcome to The Battleaxes a stunning freehouse pub nestled on the outskirts of Wraxall in Somerset. The Battleaxes is closely situated to the country estate of Tyntesfield. The previous owners of which, the Gibbs family built in the 1800's.Just 10 minutes from the city of Bristol, The Battleaxes is set in a characterful Grade II listed building on the main Bristol Road (B3130). Lovingly, sympathetically and imaginatively restored in September 2010 The Battleaxes has a playful eccentricity that is cluedo country house meets traditional country pub.From late morning 'till night The Battleaxes is at your service, whether for a spot of brunch and a coffee, a light lunch, 3 course dinner or just a pint of local beer.
Internally the pub is essentially split into two main areas with a total of 140 covers. Upon entering through the lobby you come into the main bar area with worn and welcoming sofas and club chairs to your right and a bright and airy room to your left which hosts the bar itself. The floor is reclaimed pine from an old Welsh chapel. Prints and oil paintings adorn the walls along with reclaimed crystal and brass light fittings, all which add to the atmosphere. The main bar is a cluster of small rooms interlinked to create that cozy feeling. The rooms lead away from the main bar and up to The Club Room, which was once the village hall and still sports the cast iron diamond where the skittles sat when it was used as a skittle alley. With its own private bar The Club Room is perfect for Sunday lunches and evening dinners. With an open fireplace, taxidermy on the walls and a few more oil paintings The Club Room is a little more opulent and would lend itself easily to private functions. The furniture throughout the pub is rustic and reclaimed, with scrub top tables, chapel chairs and beaten old leather armchairs that just beg to be sat in.
Wednesday, February 23 2011, 12:16PM
“The family went to The Battleaxes at Wraxall for Sunday lunch and a good time was had by all.
It was roast beef or pork with all the accompaniments, five alternative mini dishes for the minors and 16 main meals on the Flatcappers menu.
Staff said they were really pleased as they had been busy throughout January and February usually a downtime.
We were a table of five adults, two children and a toddler.
The awkward squad (us) were a little picky.
One wanted beef well done with lots of gravy, another medium rare with limited liquid.
Another ordered chicken and ham pie with chips instead of the usual croquette potatoes.
Two orders of the 8oz beef burgers with requests for one with bacon and cheese the other with bacon no cheese and minus the onions and pickle.
Another asked for pork and herb sausages with all the vegetables that came with the roast dinner!
Helpings were generous – I found five roast potatoes under my thyme Yorkshire pudding.
This isn’t nouvelle cuisine but the meals we had were good honest food, well presented in homely surroundings.
The helpful staff remained unruffled even though some of us had arrived a little late.
All our requests for a high chair, jug of iced water with a slice of lemon and extra gravy were all met with polite smiles.
No complaints but I do have a few observations.
We didn’t get any spoons so it was difficult to serve the broccoli in cheese mornay from piping hot dishes and unfortunately for National Chip Week the chips with the pie were undercooked.
The chef offered a free pudding and all was well.
Our junior cricketer had to leave early for a game at The Downs so it was one sticky treacle pud, three homemade chocolate brownies and an apple crumble plus custard/ice-cream for afters.
The bill excluding drinks and a free pudding was a very reasonable £84.05.”