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  • Open 12:00 - 23:00

AS OF THE 20TH MARCH WE ARE CLOSED

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 Battle Axes

 

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.

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Welcome to the

Battle Axes

 

A 19th century former inn, 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. 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 seasonal dishes, complemented by a fine wines and hand-pulled real ales. The Battle Axes pub’s history is intertwined with that of the Aldenham House Estate, and can be traced back to 1840, when it was known as The Wrestlers. The estate was one of the broadest in Hertfordshire, stretching all the way from Aldenham Village, past where Elstree Aerodrome now stands, and beyond to the Aldenham reservoir. The landowner at the time was Henry Hucks Gibbs, the 1st Baron of Aldenham. Mr Gibbs was an ambitious and successful man. He made his fortune trading guano, a type of fertilizer, during the middle part of 19th century.

We are closed

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.

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