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“terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Bell and Compass - CLOSED

Bell and Compass
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

What a shame! Clearly some thought has gone into a tasty-looking menu, however, we did not actually stay to eat having stood at the bar for ten minutes being ignored by the only barman who was only interested in standing and laughing with his friends, serving them so slowly inbetween jokes and anecdotes. Not the slightest acknowledgement of our presence! Unfortunately Id rather cook at home than give away money to such bad service.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank HelenaH6162IV
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21 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Oxford
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“bell and compass keep on ringing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Visit this place freqquently for food anddrinks as well associal gatherings would recommend it as comfortable appeling and he staff always helpful. Meals are more than enough and the whole place has an atmosphere of friendliness and warmth. Recommend this always to friends

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank muybuenohijos
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1 review
“Disappointing!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

The focus of this pub is clearly getting the drunken teens and students to spend money on alcopops. If you enjoy sitting for lunch in a closed nightclub where the vomit has been sloshed down then this is the place for you. It's not an oxford pub with history, a nice lunch menu, views or happy staff, it is a nightclub that opens for lunch. Food very poor, staff going through the motions, slow and not great value.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Tonytomtom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Bit old and tired”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

In need of a refurb! What more can I say, I think the place has had its day.

Visited March 2011
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Thank Oxford-Wilson
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Oxford
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cold tasteless food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Food was not nice, took ages to arrive and premisis dirty

Visited April 2011
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Thank Starsky1984
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