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The Compasses

££ - £££, British,
Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
+44 1473 328332
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the compasses with my friends about a week ago and overall I am disappointed, the food was adequate and the experience could have been manageable if it wasn’t for the poor customer service. The blonde manageress was rude and unwelcoming! Even to her...More

Thank katieburningham
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had lunch today. Well worth the visit after a few years away. New owners, very tasteful refurbishment. Extensive menu, reasonably priced. Very nicely cooked food. Nice to see a familiar face at the bar again.

Thank johnorvis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us arranged to come for lunch during a walk. On the previous day we were told they would be serving vegetable soup, but during the morning of the walk it changed to broccoli and stilton and when we arrived it had changed...More

Thank keithips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wet January day, stopped off for lunch. Was warned there was a wait but food was excellent so decided to stay. The fire was on level but it was really cold and didn't warm up. A venture to the bathrooms was even worse, very...More

Thank notnic
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We used to come here as children, and haven’t been for some years. Mum booked a family meal to celebrate between Christmas and New Year, and we had the most lovely evening. It was cosy and very nicely decorated, clean, with brilliant service. The staff...More

Thank Nels0nrex
Reviewed 23 December 2017

What a delightful village pub offering so much more. I visited this establishment along with 49 others on Theatre trip and I must say we were really looked after. The food was excellent and value for money.

Thank Balletmo
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Today we visited The Compasses for lunch on our way to see Eastern Angles, Christmas production in Ipswich. Here are the comments from one of our members who does not have access to the internet - "On a bright sunny winter's day arriving at the...More

Thank LindaK17
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I will pass this in to the team. We look forward to seeing you next year. Kind regards The compasses

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Visited the pub today with family. We had not been here for a number of years and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor was very good, nice and light and bright. We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff and they were...More

Thank Cjbmary
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

I thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. The team will be very pleased with your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards The Compasses

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went to The Compasses on a Tuesday lunchtime, the manageress/barmaid greeted us when we walked in and was very friendly, we didnt feel rushed when choosing our meal and didnt have to wait very long. The food was hot and freshly cooked and very...More

Thank MarJim06
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and will pass your comments to the team. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Danielle

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I was a regular user of The Compasses until recently. Up until July the young male manager was brilliant, every need covered, almost by ESP. Since then on our last weekday visit I was disappointed to find he had left, and service was appalling. Waitress...More

Thank colinquinton286
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am disappointed to hear about your visit with us and would wish for you to email me so the comments you have provided can be investigated. Fohmanagermfltd@gmail.com We at the compasses do pride ourselves...More

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Patrick B
17 October 2015|
Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen dogs with their owners in the bar area (not the restaurant, obviously). Might be best to check direct though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 328332
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