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The Square and Compass Inn

Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
+44 1929 439229
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (53 reviews)
“pasta” (71 reviews)
“pastie” (13 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub
Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like cider, pasty’s & epic views then this is well worth the drive or walk! Set upon High the views across the Jurassic Coast are incredible ... (and there a surprising little museum too) The cider selection, all local is vast and fried...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop for walkers and cyclists in this beautiful part of Dorset. We queued at a hatch for drinks but didn’t order the pie or pasty on offer. Visited the little museum and admired the great views from outside the pub before deciding it was...More

Thank anonKingston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a country pub should be this place. Excellent array of real ales and ciders to choose from. Caters very much for the ramblers amongst us and a good job they do too. Interesting ales and ciders as mentioned are accompanied by hot meat or...More

Thank johnkenhard
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is and has been a stopping point for many centuries for weary travellers. A quaint, small, low ceilinged inn, that serves great beer, cider and wine; and does a great trade in pasties.but get there early on a sunny day or you might be...More

Thank JamesMc87
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Having read great reviews I was really excited to be near enough to try for lunch. Very poky inside, you don’t really know where to go to get served and not very welcoming staff, felt like we were in the way. After dating to ask...More

2  Thank stigH9009ET
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Smashing little pub. Dog-friendly. All original interiors. Great pasties! The hot cider is perfect after a dog walk on a winters day. Not to be missed.

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend this little gem to anyone! We stayed in swanage for 3 days and stubbed across this lovely pub and ended up staying for the Live MIC night. The atmosphere is lovely and all staff are very friendly.

Thank MiaSurp
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Like an oasis after a long walk this pub is really inviting . You get served from a hatch as there is no bar. The pies are delicious and go down well with a pint after the long coastal walk. Staff and locals are friendly...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Bright clear winter's day, needing feeding after a road trip from the Studland beaches, Old Harry and Swanage. Perfect service with a smile. Warming pasties with a great selection of local ales. Sat outside on the stones facing the sea, left feeling totally satisfied and...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We dropped in from a walk and had an enjoyable pint or two. There was a roaring log fire and, despite being outside the toilets, were very clean and tidy. The pasties however were a bit of a let down as they were microwaved and...More

Thank bishtraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage  >  Worth Matravers
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 439229
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