It is with great sadness we have called last orders in all our pubs for the time being to support the fight against COVID-19. But don’t worry, we are busy working on opening our doors again with the safety of our teams and customers as our number one priority. While we continue to follow government guidelines, we’re getting excited for the day we can meet again and raise a glass in the pub.
Until then, stay safe, and don’t forget us!
The Axe & Cleaver
OUR VIRTUAL PUB IS OPEN!
While our pubs are closed, we’ve decided to open a virtual pub, The Lock Inn. We know many of our customers are feeling cut-off from their friends and for some a visit to the pub is the only social contact they will have in a day. The Lock Inn aims to help tackle loneliness and isolation by offering activities and entertainment to encourage interaction. We’re starting with a WEEKLY INTERACTIVE QUIZ on Wednesdays at 6pm and ROCK AND ROLL BINGO every Friday at the same time, with more events and community support activities planned over the coming weeks.
As of the 20 March we are closed. It is with great sadness we are calling last orders in all our pubs for the time being, given the escalation of the coronavirus crisis.
Welcome to the
Axe & Cleaver
An attractive brick-and-stone-built pub dating from the Victorian heyday of 1880, The Axe & Cleaver is located in the extremely picturesque village of Dunham Massey. The pub’s handsome beer garden, dotted with trees, looks out onto fields carpeted with buttercups, winding lanes and unique, charming brick houses. Just along the beautiful Bridgewater Canal lies the Grade I listed Dunham Massey Hall, a striking residence built in 1616, set in impressive grounds. An imposing moat adds another layer of grandeur to the hall, and the orangery offers another green and attractive space in a village with an array of them. At the Axe & Cleaver we pride ourselves on classic pub food cooked with care. Whether it's hand-battered cod & chips, the gourmet burger, or the ever-popular ‘Brewer's Chicken’, now is the time to rediscover your old favourites. Make sure you try our traditional Sunday roasts with a huge a Yorkshire pudding and unlimited gravy. The team at the Axe & Cleaver are passionate about our food menu, so you can relax and enjoy our quality dishes and great service at this fantastic venue. The Axe & Cleaver pub dates back to 1880, and originated as a house with a beer license. Its attractive stone-and-brick-built exterior has remained virtually unchanged, as has much of the countryside surrounding this 19th century pub – the surrounding area primarily owned by the National Trust. The village of Dunham Massey was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as the Manor of Dunham, although settlement in the area goes back several centuries further, with the Old Roman Road (now the A56) between Chester and York passing along the Eastern edge of the village.
Please note that whilst we welcome well behaved dogs in our beautiful beer garden, we are not able to welcome dogs inside the pub.
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