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Compass Inn - CLOSED

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Another old pub with For Sale/To Let sign up.

Always a pity to see this especially because under different names and colours this place has done... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2014
Hilly J
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Empty Saturday night.

We often walk down North Street to get to the Barbican on Friday and Saturday nights. The dozens of... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2014
Chas C
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 Jan 2015
“Closed, sold, renamed, revived, reopened.”
5 Dec 2014
“Now called the 'Swallow'.”
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59-61 Breton Side, Barbican,, Plymouth PL4 0BD, England
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

The Compass was a sad generally quiet and empty attempt at an ex-gay pub wanting to cling to some residual trade while pulling a wider clientele but it didn't succeed. It has new owners. There is a fresh Tripadvisor listing under the revived Swallow name...More

2  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 5 December 2014

No, this is not a mistake. Yes the Swallow was its last name but one and was well known as a bustling gay and gay friendly pub. The experiment of tarting it up and calling it the Comlass didn't work. But the For Sale sign...More

6  Thank Terry C
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Always a pity to see this especially because under different names and colours this place has done lots of trade and particularly as the Swallow had a significant place in the nightlife of the city for decades. Expensively revamped barely a year ago it never...More

2  Thank Hilly J
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We often walk down North Street to get to the Barbican on Friday and Saturday nights. The dozens of loose paving stones outside this pub make it hazardous. I have noticed for months that the Compass seems never to have more than a handful of...More

5  Thank Chas C
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Not sure how well it's doing but this place reopened about a year ago after the previous management ended a long association. It appears to have become more 'gay friendly' than 'gay' and when we were last in here on the start of a crawl...More

7  Thank Terry C
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