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“Very friendly and cosy country pub”

The Square & Compass Inn
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The Square & Compass Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Darley Dale B&B and Inns
leicestershire
1 review
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“Very friendly and cosy country pub”
Reviewed 12 February 2010

We visited this pub on probably the coldest weekend of the year. We sat in the bar next to a lovely fire and were warmly welcomed by the landlord. Our room was more than adequate for the price we paid and was warm and cosy, with tea and coffee facilities thrown in. Breakfast the next morning was very good and served in the conservatory by friendly and helpful staff. The evening meal was excellent with lots of choice and definitely not just 'pub grub'. There was a little road noise in the morning but with double and secondary glazing fitted this did not disturb our sleep and was no more than you would expect with a pub sited on a road. The wonderful position next to the river, more than made up for it. With the glorious snowy countryside we had a wonderful picturesque weekend away.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2009

We stayed here for a weekend recently and I suppose you get what you pay for but....
The inn is on a busy road and I thought the B & B accomodation was at the back. On arrival we were shown to our room and our first impression was the awful smell from the bathroom. I checked the shower, which hadn't been cleaned properly as there was remnants of someone elses pubic hair left inside, but still couldn't quite figure out where the smell was coming from. We got woken very early (4.30am) by lorries starting up and driving past - there was a haulage company 100 yards down the road .The furniture had all seen better days, the television was tiny, had no remote and lost signal altogether on the last night. The lights above the bathroom mirror and bedoom mirror didn't work. The spare blanket in the wardrobe had bugs in it so was swiftly returned to the wardrobe.We ate at the Inn the first night - plastic tablecloths says it all! After that we found a lovely pub up the road which served decent food. The only saving grace was the breakfast which was served by a pleasant and cheerful lad who gave us a few tips on where to visit. There is a campsite over the road which is owned by the Inn and the shower and toilets for the campsite were directly underneath our room, we figured this was where the smell came from. It was great to get up in the morning and have to walk past a queue of peope waiting to use the toilet so we could get to the conservatory for breakfast. The smell in the room must have been overpowering for whoever went to clean the room. When we returned after our first day out there was an extra air freshener on the bathroom shelf and something was put in the cistern to colour the water blue. Only problem was that every time you flushed it spilt over the top of the cistern down the handle and side of the toilet. The landlord and landlady never once acknowledged us even though we spent time in the bar drowning our sorrows! The area itself is absolutely lovely and we will return just not here!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Darley Dale
Number of rooms: 5
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The Square & Compass Inn Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

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