Battle Axes

Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AD

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Battle Axes.

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This historic former inn is located on the corner of a tree-lined lane, in Elstree, a quiet Hertfordshire village of leafy streets, Grade II listed buildings and the majestic Aldenham Park Estate.

Overlooking the majestic grounds of Aldenham House, home to the famous Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, and just a ten minute amble to the beautiful Aldenham Country Park, this charming country pub is conveniently located five minutes from Junction 4 of the M1, and less than 18 miles from Central London.

Nearby Borehamwood is home of the famous Elstree Film Studios, where TV shows as diverse as The Tweenies, A League of Their Own, Strictly Come Dancing and The Saint have been filmed. Indeed, in 1968, The Battle Axes pub was featured in an episode of The Saint.

With its rural location and spacious terrace, The Battle Axes pub is ideal for al fresco summer eating, whilst inside diners and drinkers will find plenty of period charm, including exposed beams, open fires and cosy nooks and crannies, the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening meal.

Visit any day of the week and enjoy a tantalising menu of delicious pub food, including traditional Sunday roasts and freshly-prepared seasonal dishes, complemented by a fine wines and hand-pulled real ales.

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  • About the Battle Axes

    A 19th century former in, the Battle Axes pub has a spacious terrace for outdoor dining, as well as a warm and inviting interior with hidden nooks and crannies, ideal for romantic dinners.

    If you’re travelling to Elstree, Borehamwood, Radlett, Aldenham Country Park or historic Hertfordshire, The Battle Axes is the perfect place to stop while you plan your next destination.

    Family Friendly

    All are welcome at The Battle Axes, so why not bring the family? We are a child-friendly pub with plenty of high chairs, baby-changing facilities and a kids menu that’s both delicious and nutritious. Unfortunately, we can’t allow dogs inside the pub, but should your canine companions be accompanying you, you are more than welcome to sit together on our spacious outdoor terrace.

    Coaches Welcome

    If you’re passing through the area, we would love to welcome you to The Battle Axes pub. Just give us a ring in advance and we will make sure we can accommodate you in comfort. Call us today.

    Meeting Rooms

    If you are looking for a meeting room or a pub function room around Elstree or Borehamwood, the Battle Axes pub in Elstree is ideal. Please get in touch for full details and availability.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Beer Garden
    • Car Parking
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Family Friendly
    • Historic Pub
    • Wifi
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    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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