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The Compasses Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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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,
US$6 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place to stay off the beaten track and away from the normality of Chelmsford - rooms were nice and spaceous and welcoming on arrival. Free car park and wi fi so ticks the freebies box well - pub is nice and local and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jamies919
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true pub great British tradition here we loved the place the food was superb and the place was absolutely mobbed during our weekday lunch .

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 827martinob
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Had an excellent dinner in a welcoming bar, with friendly staff, locals and dogs etc The open log fire was a treat on a cold night. And so to bed in an adjacent, ground floor spotlessly clean en-suite bedroom: comfy beds, roomy shower, no traffic...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rod Q
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Ended up here by mistake & how lucky were we ?! Tried to book for x4 but unable to but we took a chance & got a table. Again lucky as this lovely old English pub soon filled to bursting. We all had the Sunday...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Littley Green is a hamlet out in the country, about 30 minutes drive from Chelmsford, but the Compasses is well worth finding. It's a very traditional style pub, with a range of well-kept real ales tapped from the barrel rather than on hand-pump; they serve...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank JLDP77
Reviewed 14 December 2018

My favourite beer was always Ridleys Bitter from the wood at my nearest out let in Mountnessing. That was from 1972. My first date with Ann was in May 1980 and the Sunday after I took her to one of my favourite pubs which was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Had a family visit to Chelmsford which required accommodation for 3 nights in the week for visitors from France, the Midlands and Suffolk. The rooms are lovely, underfloor heated and very well appointed, decorated tastefully and appointed with historic pictures of the area. The pub...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dalioooo
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch and had to go for one of their huffers. The sandwich looked and tasted great plus everybody else around was enjoying their hot food (fish n chips looked great). Great service and a great environment. I don’t think I’ve ever used the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dannyr651
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Consistently good food. Three of us ate sitting in the bar as the other areas were full. This is never a problem at the Compasses Inn and everyone was friendly, happy to chat and helpful. You choose from a board with starters and mains plus...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alison B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our stay at The Compasses. The location is lovely and the setting is very picturesque. Great if you’re looking to get out of a busy city. The rooms are a brilliant size & have a luxurious classic feel. We stayed in Old...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jessica M
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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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