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The Square and Compass

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A lovely inn with a large terrace and outside dining spaces. Set in beautiful countryside just outside Harrogate and a 10 minute drive from RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Almscliffe Crag a short walk away (wear walking boots). Freshly prepared, good food and an excellent selection of beers, wines and soft drinks.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Jazz Bar, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quickly got some delightful takeaway coffees during a trip to the beautiful North Rigton. Very friendly service. I cannot wait until this pub reopens so I can sit in the beer garden while admiring the views.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Traveller162014 - Many thanks for dropping by to see us and for your kind words. We will look forward to welcoming you when we reopen for outside eating and drinking. Best wishes from us all.

Reviewed 29 December 2020

We were sat having a nice afternoon enjoying a few drinks and some food and getting on with the staff. Unfortunately it was ruined by a member of staff called Sam who I noticed looking over the bar at my friends phone while he was...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2020

Dear Henry - I am sorry you feel unable to return to the Square & Compass. The last few weeks and months have thrown significant challenges at our team. They have done their very best to offer excellent service in difficult circumstances and the issue...More

Reviewed 28 December 2020

The service was terrible and the food inedible. We waited over 30 mins for someone to come and take our order we ended up calling someone over when we realised a table that had come in after us were actually eating their meal. We had...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

Dear Lauren - we pride ourselves on offering the very best possible service, dishes and drinks. So it is very concerning to read your review. I would be grateful if you could confirm the time and date of your visit to me by emailing samroffe@malverninns.com...More

Reviewed 28 December 2020

Generally all our food was good. A reasonable standard for a slightly upmarket pub/bistro. Unfortunately, a few of us ordered a burger for main. This was burnt and overdone. Should be very simple to cook a burger and obviously they can do better as the...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

Dear Stephen - Thank you for confirming that most of your Mains were great - but I am so sorry the burgers ordered were not good enough. Thank you for alerting us to what needed to be better. We will take action to make sure...More

Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch here today. The roast beef and Yorkshire pudding were as good as it gets ! The service provided by Sasha was very friendly and assured. She was most attentive and professional, a credit to The Square. Well done !

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

Dear Danny - Sasha and the team willl be very pleased to know you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for coming and for taking the time to write a review. Best wishes from us all.

Reviewed 20 December 2020

First trip out since lockdown and was absolutely incredible. Sasha was wonderful and so polite and made us feel comfortable and welcoming. The festive menu was brilliant and will hope to be back soon! Thanks Sasha for looking after us.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

What a lovely review Joanne. Sasha and the whole team will be thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your visit. Very best wishes from us all. Sam Roffe, The Square & Compass.

Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

great service, great food, great pub. very welcoming atmosphere especially from matt. felt most covid secure, definitely would recommend this place for a family meal or even an old greeting. 5 stars, excellent

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your meal Tom. Thank you for your 5* rating and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 18 December 2020

Came in a while back and had completely forgotten to write the review that I had promised to for the wonderful Charlie. So here it is! From start to finish he was attentive but not intrusive, catering for my brother’s allergy and providing excellent menu...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

Dear Emily - Thank you for writing a review and for letting us know what made your visits enjoyable. We are very grateful for your support. Best wishes from us all.

Reviewed 15 December 2020

First trip out after lockdown and I can’t describe how amazing it was!! Was so glad to get back to a pub with my family and it was an amazing feeling. The service at square and compass was amazing!! We had an amazing waiter named...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2020

Dear Jo - We are so grateful for your review which I will share with Tim and the whole team. Thank you for coming to eat with us and for letting us know you loved your visit. We hope we are able to see you...More

Reviewed 6 December 2020

Another amazing Sunday lunch with Ralphie the shar pei🐻! We love it here ❤️ Gorgeous food, and drinks! Amazing staff and genuinely dog friendly. Highly recommend! Xx

Date of visit: December 2020
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Samantha R, Owner at The Square and Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2020

Dear Sarah - Thank you for telling us your enjoyed your return. We are very grateful for your review. Best wishes from us all.

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Barry H
30 October 2019|
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Response from Samantha R | Property representative |
Dear Barry H - you kind find the latest menus on the pub's website. A range of Specials is also available but these change very regularly.
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Sarzzzzz
26 August 2017|
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Response from Samantha R | Property representative |
Sorry - but we don't offer camping at The Square & Compass in North Rigton, Yorkshire. Perhaps you were interested in a different location? Our sister site offers beautiful B&B rooms (The Castle Inn, Spofforth) but I don't... More
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Will S
24 June 2017|
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Response from Samantha R | Property representative |
Dear Will S - if you have a look at the website (apologies - unable to include a link on this message) you will find a link to the Sunday Menu on the food page. The menu does not include the Specials. These change each week.
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  • The Square and Compass is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5