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“Lovely little pub”

The Square and Compasses
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub was a great find. It’s listed in the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide and The Good Pub Guide etc.

We ate lunch there as a group of about 12 people (walking group). We had parked at the pub before starting our walk, and pre-ordered our food, so that when we got back there, everything was pretty much ready to serve as soon as we got our drinks.

The menu is full of pub classics ranging from c£12-£14, and there is also a specials board including things like loin of venison.

The home-made steak and kidney pie was fabulous. Lovely short-crust pastry, plenty of steak and kidney, and served with lots of gravy. There was a choice of potatoes to go with it and it also came with some cabbage. If I had a criticism, it’s that there could have been more veg.

There’s a variety of ales, and they also do prosecco by the glass.

The service was good.

Thank Pushkin007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've never had a bad meal here, the food is always beautifully cooked and delicious. However this makes the Square and Compasses very popular so my advice is to book first.

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Thank Robert F
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

What a lovely pub. Good beer, nice to have a brown ale, not just a golden beer. Hadn’t booked but a table was found. Lovely fire. Main menu with specials. I had the steak and ale pie. It was gorgeous. Friend had the ham egg and chips with chunky bread and butter! Great. Steamed pudding was very good, orange cheesecake was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable.

1  Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Delightful country pub which had been recommended to us. Booking essential.
Lovely atmosphere, welcoming staff, great service. Warm and cosy with log burners. Food was excellent and nicely presented. The only negative was that, at the time of our visit (3.15pm) the beef had run out and there was only one roast chicken left with pork being the only other meat on offer for the Sunday roast. Nevertheless, we shall return but will book for an earlier time! My partner was pleased to see there were two real ales on tap on the specials board that he had not come across before and so sampled them both.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We always keep this restaurant for special occasions and always find it to be special
I had the Duck scotch egg and the excellent Game stew my wife had pigeon and the fish pie. Great atmosphere great surroundings with great food and drink
Never been met down here it always delivers great food and great service

Thank Smdmac
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