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The Compass

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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New owners and name: The Cornerhouse Bar

Very, very different to how it was! Much improved. Good beers; good cheeses; great ambience; great... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Gideon R
Lovely pub

Was visited Chester for festive drinks with old friends. The decor is Cosy and warm. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2016
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 Jul 2016
“New owners and name: The Cornerhouse Bar”
1 Feb 2016
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4-8 City Road, Chester CH1 3AE, England
+44 1244 344890
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very, very different to how it was! Much improved. Good beers; good cheeses; great ambience; great music.

Thank Gideon R
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Desolate, depressing, drinking den. Don't drink, drive -as far away as possible from here. Believe it's actually closed since my visit. What a blessing.

1  Thank Superb54
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Was visited Chester for festive drinks with old friends. The decor is Cosy and warm. The staff are welcoming and friendly as you would want. Great real ale choices. Not much more you could ask for. Toilets were a little below par

Thank SarahCorell
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

As well as serving some great ale the compass has live bands on regular and also advertises live bands on at other venues around Chester. Love the open fire too

1  Thank Gav C
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Good little venue to watch a gig. However, the drinks are a bit pricey and the place could do with a bit of a revamp. Buy your drinks from downstairs. Little choice upstairs.

Thank 4576A
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay long but there was a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Was quite busy and it was quite a small pub. We were treated to a couple... doing things that shouldn't done in public in the corner. I'm guessing they were intoxicated.

1  Thank TripMasterYNWA
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This is a fantastic pub,formally THE CHESTER HANGMAN PUB,thisvis a real ale mecca,with great beer's, superb commercial beers and live bands. We were here Thursday afternoon, having just been to the CELLER BAR,we popped over the road to this smashing pub,quite busy even though it...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to Chester for many years and this place has always been a place for drinking but under a few different names than its present one (The Compass).It used to be called the Chester hangman and now is called the Compass it...More

1  Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The Compass was just around the corner from our hotel and was a lovely place to visit for a pint of Guinness... Although we visited on a Thursday with little patrons inside we were aware of music coming from upstairs which sounded top notch. After...More

1  Thank SWAdventures
Reviewed 8 March 2015

If you go to watch a band and they are playing the upstairs stage buy your drink at the main bar downstairs. The lager in the bar upstairs comes out the pumps warm.

Thank neil w
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23 October 2015|
Response from TheLiveRooms | Property representative |
Hi there, there is limited on street parking outside the venue but it is limited to 30mins before 6pm. Hope that helps.