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US$10 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 19 October 2019

Friendly bar staff. Excellent service and food. Superb value for money. A very welcoming atmosphere. Great open fire. Locals were very friendly. We shall defiantly be paying another visit soon.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 12 October 2019

What a fantastic pub to enjoy coffee with a group of lovely friends. Thank you iris for making us feel so welcome , bacon and egg buns were super and I would recomend the lovely coffee . X

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 16 September 2019

First thing I noticed when arriving at the Compasses is that you are noticed and greeted, which is a bit of a shock to the system nowadays. The number of drafts available is 7 ranging from Southwold bitter too Orchard pig cider with some Candem...lager, ale and Stout in between. The best part being that when you order a pint, you are given, A PINT. None of this ridiculously large head or not reaching the top of the glass, it's either full or over and tastes cool and refreshing. An ever increasing menu as well whenever I return with excellent quality food, only thing I will say is you better be hungry because these portion sizes are large. Pub perfect. Definitely earned a regular customer!More

Date of visit: September 2019
TheCompasses, Owner at Stansfield Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2019

Thanks so much for your nice respond and make me really happy that you enjoyed the time in our pub. 😘iris

Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

We met up with two friends for a meal at the recently reopened Compasses.Im not normally a burger eater but had heard that these were exceptional so we gave it a go.I had spicy hot jalapeño one and my wife had a mushroom burger.All arrived...with salad and wedge type chips,delicious,all meat is sourced from a noted local butcher in Long Melford and is top quality,we had to cut it up to eat as it was very large.All washed down with a pint of Addams made for an excellent meal.Thanks Iris,I’ll be in tonight for more of the same.More

Date of visit: August 2019
TheCompasses, Owner at Stansfield Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

Thanks so much. Your review mean a lot to me...! Hopefully I will see you again..!

Reviewed 16 August 2019

Just read the review from the anonymous armchair food critic. I had the currywurst and chips a couple of weeks ago and they were delicious and authentic tasting (I've sampled many all over Germany).

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

The Stansfield Compasses is an excellent find in the Suffolk Countryside. We were staying in the area and were met with a warm welcome from the Landlord Tony & the locals on our arrival. Our dog was made very welcome. We enjoyed Fish & Chip...Friday,all freshly made,in an informal setting,washed down with a good glass of cider. Tony works really hard to cater for everyone’s tastes and with notice will cook meals as requested. We been booked a table for Sunday Roast and the pub was packed with happy patrons enjoying generous,fresh hot roasts with good quality meats,flavoursome varied vegetables and homemade gravy. There was a choice of homemade apple crumble or homemade trifle-both were good. Tony is a naturally generous host,the pub was really busy,but he appeared outwardly relaxed and interested in his customers. I would have liked to have learned more about him. I enjoyed looking through the second hand books & there was a good choice of classic wooden board games. Dogs are warmly welcomed and Rupert,Tony’s Dog,although small in size is quite a character and very loved. I would highly recommend this pub for a unique experience and really good home cooked food.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Stopped off for lunch one Saturday in September during the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust bike ride. A nice Suffolk village pub with lots of character. We had a standard ploughman's lunch as the landlord was preparing for a wedding party that evening. It was good...of him to fit us in. Very good beers.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Tony the Landlord/Chef gave us a warm welcome and produced a delicious Sunday roast with all the trimmings; this was followed by strawberries and cream for me and homemade cherry pie with custard for my Partner. These two courses together with drinks came to £40...for the two of us, an absolute bargain for the quality of the food. Tony sources his meat, vegetables and fruit locally and also brews his own beer. All tastes are catered for including vegetarian just give Tony 24 hours notice and he can produce pretty much whatever you want from the ingredients he has available. There are often themed food evenings for example Italian or Middle Eastern as well as regular music and quiz nights. Tony opens from Thursday to Sunday so it is best to give him a ring first. We had a great time and look forward to returning for more of Tony's mouthwatering offerings, he is clearly very passionate about his cooking and we are just as passionate about eating great food! Thank you Tony and we will see you again soon.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were looking for a cozy Sunday roast with an open fire, authentic vibe and very good beer. Well we found it!!! The atmosphere is warm, friendly and relaxing. The roast was cooked to order and just what we were longing for. The homemade apple...crumble was truly a gem. The host,Tony, a real character, is not only welcoming but passionate, funny and committed to making this pub a traditional haven with a multitude of events planned: quiz nights,vinyle nights,live music, cider making, homemade beers, "Curryoké" nights ..... All in all a great place to hang out with your partner, your family, your friends or just your dog ;-)More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Genuine English country pub great beers ciders and fire, warm atmosphere too.we had to stay near stansted airport and this was a real find. Lunch breakfast dinner all great

Date of visit: December 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5