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“Brilliant venue”
Review of Bell and Compass - CLOSED

Bell and Compass
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Attended as part of a night out with friends so it was a bit later on in the evening and drink was flowing. Ordered the garlic butter prawns and they were excellent. The sauce was beautiful and the prawns delicious. Only let down that there seemed to be a slight lack of bar staff that night and was slow to get served.

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Thank RandomButtons
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Appalling! Being told to leave for having a guide dog in our party! Didn’t think there were that many places around that would discriminate against a blind person. Staff not only told us he wasn’t to remain but then, as soon as we finished talking to them, turned the lights down and music up very high to try and spook the dog (which obviously didn’t work as he was a guide dog). Disgraceful behaviour! This was 20 mins before they became a ‘late night’ venue, so very clearly trying to chase us out. The manager came and tried to pass it off by saying he was concerned the guide dog might get glass fragments in his paws, but how does he expect the dog deals with any other pub, or even the streets of any city where broken glass is a fact of life? Either way, the message was clear – our blind friend and his guide dog were not welcome. Needless to say we all left then and there, but it’s shocking to see places that still blatantly ignore the laws against discrimination, not to mention common human decency. Establishments like these need to learn that discrimination is never acceptable.

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4  Thank Velah D
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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.

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1  Thank HelenaH6162IV
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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

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Thank muybuenohijos
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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.

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Thank Tonytomtom
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