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The Compasses Inn

Chelmsford | Great Waltham, Littley Green CM3 1BU, England
+44 1245 362308
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brie” (2 reviews)
“pudding” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Chelmsford | Great Waltham, Littley Green CM3 1BU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So, the thought of a real ale pub with great food nestled in the Countryside at the end of a 14 mile trail race is always a winner but you still have to be a great pub and this is it. The beer was varied,...More

Thank Treborstreet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picked this location as it was less than an hour to Upminster where we had booked a fishing experience. Perfect place for us who like real ale, a quirky pub, and the countryside. Food was excellent and the Huffers are unreal!! Rooms very comfortable and...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find.After reading many good reviews on here we deciding to pay this wonderful country pub a visit.Well,I can safely say it was worth every penny in petrol costs from where we live in Brentwood.The staff were very friendly & accommodating.Nothing to much trouble.The...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Often visit the compasses and every time the food is great. This is a really lovely country pub, often very busy which shows you how good it is. The beer is very good and real ale made locally by Bishop,s Nik. Also a good selection...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We love coming here. The food is very good pub grub. Nothing fancy. Fish and chips, scampi, huffers (rolls) with a vast choice of fillings and just two or three puddings. In fact, there is nothing fancy about this pub at all which is all...More

Thank smithy10smithy
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Lovely country pub, with great food & drink, lovely character. Friendly welcome, nice relaxing meal. Rooms very nice indeed.

Thank AxbridgeClaret
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

All you want from a country pub is here: wide range of local beers, friendly welcome, nice garden, convivial landlord Joss and his wife. We cycled 60 miles to get here and the beer, food and welcome made it all worthwhile.

Thank douglasshaw
Reviewed 2 April 2018

On Easter saturday we visited this characher pub. We did part take of some excellect Reals Ales and Perry and although it was packed we managed to get a table. We had lunch there and it was our first experience of 'Huffers', in our case...More

Thank Sheila N
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We wanted somewhere close to Leez Priory for a friend’s Wedding. This place was a great find. Very clean, friendly, and very helpful. Staff called a cab for us and the breakfast was second to none. Would stay again.

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 23 December 2017

A real gem. Excellent food and drink in this small pub.Very good value. Fast and efficient service. Highly recommended.

Thank bmphilp
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18 March 2018|
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Response from Snipzz | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Same as Mike in as much we visited for food and drink and didn’t stay. Would suggest you contact them direct on 01245 362308 - good ‘genuine’ pub serving great ale from the half cellar and good food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chelmsford | Great Waltham, Littley Green CM3 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Littley Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 362308
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Come and enjoy life in the slow lane at the traditional Compasses Inn. This charming pub is situated in the hamlet of Littley Green which lies in the heart of the underated Essex countryside.This dog and child friendly Victorian pub, formerly known as the Ridley's Brewery Tap, is steeped in history and tradition. It offers warm Guest Accommodation rooms and serves local food, including the famous Essex Huffer, alongside some of the best real ales in Essex, prizing itself on its traditionally well kept cellar. So if you are looking for a relaxing time with a pint of real ale whether it be in the garden on a sunny day or some hot traditional pub food by a warm open fire in the depths of winter, The Compasses welcomes you.We look forward to seeing you soon.Joss Ridley.
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