We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Square & Compass Inn

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Darley Dale
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 66: English reviews
Start your review of The Square & Compass Inn
 Click to rate
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Well, what can you say? You turn up -and we were not the only ones- expecting a place to e open... the website gives the hours and it was half an hour after the opening time advertised. The A-board was out in the road.... If for whatever reason a pub cannot open, you'd expect a notice on the door saying...

1Thank sarw
Joel A, Guest Relations Manager at The Square & Compass Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review. We were closed due to a family bereavement and did not think to put a sign on the door. Please accept our apologies.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

We booked for twelve people so they should have been able to cope. We waited an hour or more for food. The beef was cold and tough. By the time they offered some "chef this one's cooked better" we were off. Chips and pie were good though.in fact very good chips

3Thank Adam M
Collingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed here for two nights whilst our more adventurous friends were camping in the campsite over the road, also owned by the Square & Compass. The owner and bar managers were all really helpful and happy to accommodate a vegan diet for breakfast (they provided soya milk and checked ingredients, plus kindly purchased a packet of Linda McCartney sausages)....

1Thank Foxicle M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We struggled to find any campsites available in the area over the bank holiday, so we were pretty lucky to find this one! At £12/tent a night I thought it was very reasonable, as some were quoting £20+ for the bank holiday! Having said that, I have to agree with the previous review that only having 2 toilets with showers...

Thank Colite1990
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Camping Review. The good parts Lovely Views Nice river. The bad parts Grass too long, needs cutting. Facilities, dire Two toilets which contain two showers, completely inadequate for the amount of campers. Dirty toilets, floor disgusting, needs cleaning often. Water point, this is grubby and off putting in corner of the site. Pub - Busy Bank Holiday Weekend, pub closed...

Thank bubble1965
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We camped for 4 nights.. the cost is average for the area, The toilets and showers were adequate but could probably do with cleaning twice a day when the weather is rainy, simply because of the mud tracked in.. We has several pints and meals at the pub and these were fantastic as is the landlord. A very warm welcome...

Thank Mary C
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I camp a lot. As a hiker I camped from Land's End to John o'Groats and I'm pretty happy if there's a flat bit of grass and a toilet. I found this place to be a lowenough standards even to get to me. There are two toilets only for the entire field of campers, not that the guy at the...

Thank Alex J
Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

After being let down by another local pub, I rang ahead to make sure food was still being served and that there wasn't a huge waiting time (the pubs campsite was very busy). We arrived created by very happy pleasant staff and chose to sit in the conservatory area looking over the fields. We chose our food and were amazed...

Thank Scarlettpixie
Beautiful Wiltshire
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight using the camping facilities. It was a Sunday so we couldn't get any food (we arrived at 7pm) but had been told this before we arrived. On the plus side there was a good hard standing for our van and the barmaid was friendly. Sadly though it wasn't the best site we've been to. The bins were...

1Thank Driftwood63xx
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Nice place to stay,good base for getting around Peak District,food good and all home cooked,staff very pleasant and helpful.A lovely walk by the side of the river and quite a bit of flora and fauna to see as you walk.

1Thank Roderick H

7 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (7)
Room/Suite (3)
Dining (1)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Darley Dale
1.5 mi away
Premier Inn Matlock
Premier Inn Matlock
#2 of 4 in Matlock
189 reviews
3.7 mi away
Willersley Castle Hotel
Willersley Castle Hotel
#1 of 1 in Cromford
278 reviews
0.5 mi away
Slayleigh B&B
Slayleigh B&B
#2 of 6 in Darley Dale
32 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
#3 of 6 in Darley Dale
147 reviews
1.2 mi away
Barton House
Barton House
#38 of 50 in Matlock
14 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Square & Compass Inn

Address: Station Road | Darley Dale, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock > Darley Dale
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Square & Compass Inn Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Square & Compass Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“This campsite is on a busy road so please be careful with small children”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are at the front of pub it is on a busy road but they now have double glazing”
 of 5 bubbles annettess_12, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We did not stay here but just visited for a meal”
 of 5 bubbles Suemho1, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Did not sleep here.”
 of 5 bubbles Gerris-Lacustris, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Park up, get a drink and if it's warm, sit out and watch the river run past.”
 of 5 bubbles Henstooth, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
5 of 5