Sunday Roast at the Axe and Cleaver | Oh So T food

in , , , by Tori Harrison, September 05, 2021

If you have followed Oh So T for a while, you will know that this is a place where I talk about food... A lot! One of my favourite things to do is go out for dinner with family and friends and sharing a good Sunday Roast is no exception. 

Now I love cooking my own Sunday roast - Chicken, Beef, Turkey and we've even had Guinea Fowl (that was an unusual one to be fair), but since being pregnant spending hours on my feet in the kitchen is not ideal or my idea of fun these days. Not to mention the horrendous swollen sweet and cankles I get whenever I spend too long stood up.  

In order to satisfy my cravings for a decent Sunday lunch we've started looking for local pubs / restaurants that serve a traditional Roast that does not cost the earth and tastes nearly as good as my homemade version. 

Steve and I love the Axe and Cleaver Pub in Altrincham. I think it holds a special place in our hearts as it was where we had our first date. We have never had a bad meal at the Axe and Cleaver and I thought why not try there for our first attempt at finding a decent pub Roast. We were not disappointed. 

I mean just look at that Roast... We both chose the Roast Turkey Breast with pig in blanket and cranberry sauce (I asked for mine without). 

The meat is accompanied by garlic & rosemary goose fat potatoes (you can ask for minted baby potatoes if choosing a healthier option), glazed season vegetables (in our case curly kale and broccoli), honey-roast carrots, a Yorkshire pudding, sauce meat stuffing and lashing of gravy.

The homemade Yorkshire puddings were incredible as was the gravy. The turkey was cooked to perfection and not dry at all. My favourite part was the goose fat potatoes (never been a fan before, but I am now), I mean whose favourite part of their Roast is not the potatoes? 

On a scale of 1-10, I rate this a strong 7. The vegetables were a little plain and the lack of gravy was a tad frustrating. I'm a northern gal and gravy is the key to any Roast and most other meals to, to be fair. However, for £10.99 you cannot complain at all. 

The service was excellent and the atmosphere of a traditional country pub, accompanied by the rustic furniture and vibe made our meal very enjoyable. I cannot wait to return for our autumn walks around the local canal and Dunham Massey beforehand, having our Sunday roast and then relaxing by the open fire for an afternoon drink. 

The Axe & Cleavers Sunday menu is extension with meat options of Turkey, Pork, Sirloin of Beef, Trio of meats, 7-hour slow cooked rib of Beef, 6-hour slow cooked Pork Belly crackling and the vegetarian option of Mushroom, Stilton & Spinach Wellington. With prices ranging from £9.99 - £14.99 the Roasts are really reasonably priced and great value for money as quality is not sacrificed for the lower prices. 

We will definitely return for another Road as I'm eyeing up the Sirloin of Beef as we speak! If you have got any recommendations for places to eat, please feel free to drop them in the comments below or message me on Instagram or Twitter!

Until Next Time 


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