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“It's OK, if you like quite basic” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Square & Compass Inn

The Square & Compass Inn
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The Square & Compass Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Darley Dale B&B and Inns
Norwich
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37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“It's OK, if you like quite basic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is the third time I have camped on the Square and Compass Campsite.

I think it is quite good value and the landlord/staff are friendly.

Facilities are basic and fine if the site is not busy, I guess the queue for showers could get quite long when it is busy.

ideal for Campers happy to rough it a little, not for Glamping :)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matthew B
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Shipley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Hi, we, the Micro Maniacs "bubble car" owners club, held a rally there over the weekend of June 5th to 8th 2014. We camped on the flat site opposite the pub which even though it had rained very heavily it did not hold too much water. There are no electric hook ups but that did not effect us. Good clean toilets and showers attached to the pub. We were made very welcome and left alone to do our own thing. The food is pub grub with a goood menu, not expensive and very well presented, you will do well to eat it all. Overall a good experiance and we will definatly be going back. 9.999 out of ten

Room Tip: Just contact them and book, simple as that, good clean well furnished rooms
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fab landlady & landlord and staff too!

Best Fish & Chips in the area and they definitely look after their beer. Good value for money. You can also do a bit of Water rafting on weekends for a bit of fun too.

Highly recommend the monthly Open Mic night too. Great atmosphere a real home from home

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Clearly a simple and basic establishment. I opted to order what I considered a safe option, tuna mayonnaise jacket potato.
"Mind yourself the plate is not" if only it was. The potato was warm at best, under cooked.
My friends jacket potato was still frozen on the inside.
The pint was good.
Drink here don't expect good food here.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

great country pub land lord and lady are fantastic as is the staff .Good choice of drinks and food excellant highly recommend the sundays roasts dog friendly and a lovely location especially on a hot day , locals
are friendly and funny

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pigyh
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We visited the Square and Compass for a short family break, the Landlord and Landlady could not do enough to make us feel at home, nice cozy room, unlimited hot water, and amazing food in the pub at very reasonable prices. We could not fault the breakfasts or the attitude of the hosts, I believe this is a relatively undiscovered jewel of a place for anyone visiting the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank byron w
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on their campsite for the first time, upon arrival thought it was a lovely setting and possibly the first of many visits. Paid for pitch and bar staff were ok then went to pitch. First meeting with owner was when he came over and asked for our ticket to show we paid, no "welcome" no "hello" no "have you stayed with us before, do you know where everything is" absolutely no welcome at all. We did get a list of rules when we arrived but that was it! Portaloos stunk with no loo roll and when we checked out the showers ( after asking where they were) they clearly hadn't been cleaned all day despite the site being quite full. Dared to ask where the drinking water tap was and got a funny reply. Quite simply, don't bother with this place, they clearly don't care about customers!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Square & Compass Inn

Property: The Square & Compass Inn
Address: Station Road | Darley Dale, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock > Darley Dale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Darley Dale
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Square & Compass Inn Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

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