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The Square and Compass Inn

Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
+44 1929 439229
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (42 reviews)
“pastie” (10 reviews)
“mulled cider” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
Worth Matravers, Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the Square and Compass Inn on a couple of occasions whilst staying in the village. Good selection of beers. Gardens front and back. Popular with walkers. Steeped in history with a small museum. Look forward to going back in the future.

Thank Woodies1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub for a sunny lunchtime stop. They serve a meat pasty or a cheese pie (both delicious) and a couple of puddings. Big garden, lovely views, longish queues that staff dealt with well. Relaxed feel.

Thank 639AnnaP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is unquestionably a special pub, with the history and quirks that you would hope for and expect of a country pub, and which should be accepted and loved prima facie and not form the basis of negative comment. Drinks are served through a small...More

Thank Giles T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little 'original' pub in a lovely village setting. Good garden area and range of beers. Perfect stop off on coastal walks. However I would strongly advise not to bother with the pasties. Soggy pastry, few bits of gristly meat and tasteless. The pub...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forget your brewary chains - this is a really decent pub woth hme brewed cider / perry of real quality. Live music going on when we got there. It's full of liveliness and Dorsetshire character. Don't be the designated driver - it will limit what...More

Thank SimonDF1023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Square and Compass in Worth Matravers is the ultimate pub-goers’ pub. It has everything the traditional pub-goer could want: well kept draught beer straight from the cask behind the serving hatch (no ‘normal’ bar here), comfortable but quirky chairs in rooms that seem more...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a quaint and exquisite public house. We were recommended to visit and I'm glad we did. Very basic but gorgeous pasty or vegetable pie and crisps but that is ok because the cider ( which is brewed and named on the property) is heaven...More

Thank teresa_slocombe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you could think of a public house hundreds of years ago, then this is what you might imagine! It has a great selection of ciders and is 'quirky' to say the least (which is a compliment). Plenty of car parking and great views....a must...More

Thank matt w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic pub with a great range of ciders. You can eat here and the choice is a steak pasty or cheese and onion pie, both are amazing. Has loads of places outside to sit and soak in the amazing views. The pub dogs add to...More

Thank bandit7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Saturday & have to say had a great night ...there was a cider festival going on ....cider choice good as is the ales .... The staff are really friendly ..the only issue is the small bar which everyone has to wait &...More

Thank Hankypankh
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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