The Axe

18 Northwold Rd, London N16 7HR
$$ English

Established 2017. A Stokey local with 22 taps of the finest and rarest local and international beers, natural wines, cocktails, fantastic locally sourced food menu, and a delicious Sunday roast.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 18 Northwold Rd, London N16 7HR
  • Cross Street: n/a
  • Cuisine: English | European | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Beachwear
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 02072549559
  • Features: Ocean View, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Inside 12:00 - 23:00
Garden 12:00 - 22:00
Valid between: Sept. 25, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2024
Tuesday
Garden 12:00 - 22:00
Inside 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
Garden 12:00 - 22:00
Inside 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Garden 12:00 - 22:00
Inside 12:00 - 23:00
Friday
Garden 12:00 - 22:00
Inside 12:00 - 0:00
Saturday
Garden 12:00 - 22:00
Inside 12:00 - 0:00
Sunday
Garden 12:00 - 22:00
Inside 12:00 - 23:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
No we do not show any sports here
We accept bookings online through Table Agent. Alternatively you can email us with your request for large groups. On completion of your booking you will receive a confirmation email.
We recommend making a booking if you would like a guaranteed table on weekends. We keep walk-in tables open and depending on the demand, there might be waiting time on tables. If you would like to book a table for a large group please email us with your request.
If you need to cancel a booking, please do so via Table Agent or email with as much notice as possible. No shows may result in you not being able to book again in the future.
All tables later than 15 minutes will be considered cancelled, and the tables will be given to other guests if we have not received a phone call or email before your booking time. However, we will try our utmost to find an alternative table for you.
We are welcome children of all ages. Children have the option to eat off the kid's menu. We can supply high chairs, just inform us when you arrive or when making booking online. We also have a baby changing unit.
We have plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans, and we try to cater for all other dietary requirements. Our front of house team fully equipped with information regarding different dietary requirements.
Face coverings are no longer legally required, but recomennded in crowded areas.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.63 out of 5 stars based on 562 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2024
Albertine R.
Delicious food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Thank you :)

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2024
Jackson P.
great service! cracking pub!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2024
james h.
Great meal, very accommodating for allergies and of our toddler as well. Generous portions. Was very busy for Mother’s Day but service was still Very good. Only negative was only being asked/checked on for drinks when we arrived and not again when eating.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 28, 2024
Miriam C.
Staff were brilliant, they held our table as we were running late and delivered our food promptly so that we could make the theatre in time. Absolutely brilliant. The only reason I am scoring the food down is because the beer battered gherkins just didn't work for me and tasted, frankly, a bit weird. Like medicine. Otherwise the burgers were perfect, cheerful staff and a great selection of beers. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2023
Guillaume L.
I simply love this pub. And I'm French so that means a lot !

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 02, 2023
Georgia C.
Lovely food and drink, would recommend and definitely go back x

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 21, 2022
Emily H.
Food, delicious and service was amazing!! Special thanks to Yaz and Jonny! Thanks to all!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2022
Alex M.
The staff were lovely, kind and professional, couldn't ask for more!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2022
Bekki W.
Great local pub, great, friendly staff, great food and drinks. Love The Axe

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2022
Ruth G.
Amazing food and lovely pub. On the high side but was worth it for a treat

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 17, 2022
Becca M.
Great food, nice atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 27, 2022
Chloe I.
Brilliant pub. Delicious Sunday roast. Really friendly staff. Very welcoming to everyone including kids and dogs.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Julia S.
I love The Axe!! Great everything.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2022
Rebecca L.
delicious food , great atmosphere and incredibly friendly staff. A perfect Sunday

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2022
Steve D.
Bangin roast, top staff. Very dog friendly…

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 22, 2021
Stephen H.
Love love the venue the staff, service, food and great selection of Beers…the downside it’s so so dark. Dark to the point your can’t see your food or drink when dining inside

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2021
Amelie T.
Such a lovely pub. Everyone enjoyed it. What I love about The Axe is its cosy atmosphere, the amazing selection of wine/beer/drinks and food, and a very friendly staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2021
Rosie H.
Fabulous service as ever! Food and extensive beer selection great as always and our server knew the menu inside out. Gorgeous Malbec too. Staff super accommodating to our large group all with young babies. We stayed into the night thanks to our server extending our table time. Also very grateful for a changing table in the toilets!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2021
Helen D.
Amazing food and service.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2021
Orla R.
A lovely meal and atmosphere. Wonderful attentive service.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2021
Jane R.
Great good and drinks. Nice service too. Would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2021
Julie L.
Great roast, friendly staff, highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2021
Rachel J.
I love going to the Axe especially for Sunday lunch The staff are all wonderful and the food, ambiance and drinks are all great We’ve never ever had a bad experience at the pub! I love it The only thing that I’d love to see happen is that service charge is added to the bill or there’s an easier way to tip, and the staff get the tip, you all work so hard and are so lovely you all deserve it Thank you Rachel

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2021
Liz C.
We had a delicious lunch cheerfully and efficiently served. The range of beers is always good at The Axe. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2021
Hannah W.
Lovely staff, really accommodating and super relaxed environment for my 11 month old niece to run about! Very tasty food and great drinks selection too

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 25, 2021
Hannah S.
amazing staff super helpful and accomodating

Overall: 10/10
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May 14, 2021
Eleonore K.
Great nice little pub, great ales and beers selection and great service. I didn't have much to eat but the halloumi fries were great!

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2021
Poppy H.
The roast chicken was incredible and great drink selections. Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2021
Maite S.
Excellent service and waiter super friendly. It’s always a pleasure to go to the Axe

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2021
Joe T.
Really liked the menu and drinks selection, the outdoor seating was also very good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2021
Keith F.
Always a pleasant experience at the Axe, the Roast was top notch! Looking forward to you opening proper.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 20, 2021
Sophie K.
Wonderful to be back, friendly helpful staff and great food and drink! Although I do miss the sweet potato chips :-)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2021
Kate G.
Amazing service, great pints - fab staff. Will be back for sure 10/10

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2021
Sarah K.
It was wonderful to be back at the Axe - great beer, great food and great service in the lovely garden at the back - thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 06, 2023
Rosemary S.
There was a good variety of interesting dishes, tasty and good portions, though chips could have been crisper. Wine and beer good and service pleasant, friendly and helpful. A good find

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 15, 2022
Theo K.
Butternut squash pie was pretty great but the peas were undercooked, discoloured and crunchy!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 10, 2022
Olivia W.
Love this place. Lovely staff, great food, good veggie options. will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 15, 2022
claire h.
Not been before - and will definitely return. The jackfruit burger was ace.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 01, 2021
lorenzo d.
great food, seriously. We ordered burgers and sausage rolls and they were really good! Great choice of beers from the menu, also the service was impeccable. Always ready to help. it was a very nice evening at The Axe

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 05, 2021
James G.
Very unassuming dodgy pub vibe from the outside, which belies the welcoming interior which has been completely remodelled in the light industrial style inside (tiles, metal conduit etc), with a central bar, but perfect lighting and ambience. Also has a cosy courtyard at the back which helps keep the smokers happy and the combination of inside and out all has a good Feng Shui. Great selection of beers which changes randomly. Food covers all the bases, from fishcakes to burgers but not too big of a menu. Had the Chicken and cider pie and mash, which was good and juicy and filling and comes with extra gravy. Service was brilliant. Lovely smiley waitress from Sardinia, who never took her eye off the ball. Overall great night out. Only warning being that it tends to be acoustically challenging when it gets busy, with the music and talking getting quite loud as it bounces around the hard surfaces. Thanks all for a good job done.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 14, 2021
Robbie A.
Really great!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 24, 2021
Katie S.
I always have a great time at The Axe. I rarely eat out so i was really looking forward to the roast, but it didn’t quite meet expectations unfortunately. We had a lovely afternoon none the less and will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 07, 2021
Chris D.
Great spot, great food, great service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Dec 18, 2023
Maria L.
The food was unfortunately not very good. Partly cold, tasteless and not all ingredients were fresh, e.g. vegetables, cabbage etc.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 28, 2023
Elizabeth B.
We had the roast beef and there were lots of good flavours but the gravy was a bit watery and the food was served a bit cold. The staff were really friendly and there were lots of them to cater for the busy pub.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 28, 2023
Derek A.
Great place that serves good food with a great selection of beers , cocktails and wine . Decent staff that never crack a smile .

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 10, 2022
Claudia C.
Love The Axe, nice to see it so busy.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Nov 28, 2022
Will G.
Hey guys, just a quick note on yesterdays food. I'm a regular and always recommend your food/roasts. However yesterday the roast pork I had was disappointing, it was very dry and overcooked. I've had the roast pork belly a few times before which has always been exceptional. Also, I know you are super busy on Sundays, but would be great to have another kids option other than roasts. The kids omelette and chips is always a winner with my little one. I'll be back anyway - but hope this is useful.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2022
Lucia S.
I absolutely love the Axe, is truly a great pub with a great atmosphere and great service! The roast was ok, I believe that the food in the normal menu is better! Overall a great experience and one of the best pubs in the area!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 20, 2022
Sonja R.
Food excellent; pork crackling a challenge to ageing teeth. Temperature of food could have been a bit hotter but it was wonderfully fresh. Music a bit loud.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 06, 2022
Martha O.
Such a fantastic pub and the team are perfect, but the Sunday roast was a bit 'tired' this week. I'd prefer to go to eat another day as usually the food is splendid

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 19, 2021
Mike F.
Lovely pub. Great decor and music. Outdoor seating with heaters is a big plus. Excellent service. Selection if pale ales not fantastic. Food was not amazing but made up for by friendly service and good overall experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2021
Emma T.
I love The Axe so much, the food is amazing and the beer selection is so good. My only tiny niggle is the music is so loud, even on a Sunday lunchtime, which means you have to shout at each other. I think I’m getting old….

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
May 20, 2021
Jackie P.
Service was a bit stretched. Perhaps because the Axe had been closed for a while. Rain spoiled the overall experience & the outdoor area was not properly covered.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 08, 2021
Stephen J.
Great pub. Superb selection of beers. Reasonably priced. Friendly service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
May 05, 2021
Alex W.
Fantastic roast. Good vibes. Will be back.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 18, 2023
Aly J.
Heya the folk at the Axe are always lovely - a few things could be improved though, the lighting is both too low and glaring at the same time, the acoustics / speakers in the front section makes it impossible to hear the person sitting next to you. And the gravy was like water (odd cos usually great with roasts). Fix those things and it’s a great pub :)

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 3/10
Apr 02, 2023
Andrew D.
Buzzing, but incredibly loud hateful music which just forces everyone to shout. Dark. Non alcoholic drinks on the menu but not available behind the bar. Great beer menu at hilarious prices

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 20, 2023
Patricia V.
I really love this place but the service isn’t great. Some of the bar staff doesn’t seem very happy or willing to work. I was waiting so much to be served and some of my friends complained about the same thing and said one of the bartender was rude to them

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 19, 2023
Belinda L.
Table was not prepared for us. We arrived on time and had to wait around for 30 minutes. Understaffed and no clear direction when entering the pub. Sunday roast beef portion was very small.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 21, 2022
Rebecca G.
Great beers and good atmosphere, the food perhaps was not as good as we've had before there and arrived very staggered so half the group had finished before the rest received theirs, but this was not a problem really. The only thing I find is that the garden gets very smoky. Being a non smoker but leaving the end of the night with clothes and hair smelling of smoke isn't nice, although I appreciate it's outside...it's quite contained and sheltered so doesnt dissipate. For me, I'd prefer if the garden was non smoking as I see in other places especially when there are people eating. But understand others may feel different!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 19, 2022
Rish R.
Really dark!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Dec 14, 2021
Richard C.
Food was good but I thought the portions were quite small for the price paid. Waiting staff were friendly but didn’t clear table when needed or offer dessert menu, for example. Felt a bit rushed and like they wanted the table back. I would go back but it wouldn’t be my first choice which is a shame because I love the pub.