Flatcappers, the West Country pub company run by ex-Bibendum general manager Pierre Woodford, has opened its third pub, the Battleaxes in Wraxall near Bristol. The Battleaxes, which is a Grade II Listed free-of-tie pub, opened last month after a comprehensive £325,000 refurbishment. The pub, which is Flatcappers’ largest to date, was originally built as a temperance house by the Gibbs family who lived in the now National Trust owned gothic mansion Tyntesfield. The Battleaxes is very large and work will continue as Flatcappers look to add five boutique letting rooms, an additional 60-cover separate bar and a 90-seater terrace. Flatcappers was established in 2007 by the former Conran restaurant chief Woodford and Bristol-based café/bar operators Loungers. Flatcappers opened the Castle Inn in Bradford on Avon in 2007 followed the Bell Inn in Rode, near Frome, in October last year.