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The Compasses

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
+44 1473 328332
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 6:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Today we visited The Compasses for lunch on our way to see Eastern Angles, Christmas production in Ipswich. Here are the comments from one of our members who does not have access to the internet - "On a bright sunny winter's day arriving at the...More

Thank LindaK17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the pub today with family. We had not been here for a number of years and we were pleasantly surprised. The decor was very good, nice and light and bright. We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff and they were...More

Thank Cjbmary
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went to The Compasses on a Tuesday lunchtime, the manageress/barmaid greeted us when we walked in and was very friendly, we didnt feel rushed when choosing our meal and didnt have to wait very long. The food was hot and freshly cooked and very...More

Thank MarJim06
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and will pass your comments to the team. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Danielle

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I was a regular user of The Compasses until recently. Up until July the young male manager was brilliant, every need covered, almost by ESP. Since then on our last weekday visit I was disappointed to find he had left, and service was appalling. Waitress...More

Thank colinquinton286
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am disappointed to hear about your visit with us and would wish for you to email me so the comments you have provided can be investigated. Fohmanagermfltd@gmail.com We at the compasses do pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Compasses came under new management almost a year ago and this is the first time we dared to return (having been disappointed when last there two years ago). The décor has changed, for the better: we received a warm and helpful welcome and the...More

Thank SuffolkSophisticat
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for leaving your wonderful comments. We look forward to welcoming you back. We do serve an all day brunch which is very popular. I do hope to see you for brunch. Kind regards Danielle

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing experience with my husband and two sons. Their sunday roasts are great and good for price. The staff are really friendly and the pub was very clean and had a homely atmosphere. I would highly recommend.

Thank MrWright123
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you and family back. Kind regards Danielle

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Last week my family and I went for a lovely meal at our local pub. All of the food ordered was exquisite and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. There was not a long wait for the food, this pub is definitely worth a...More

Thank GeraldKardashian
danielle c, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you all back. Kind regards Danielle

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had spent s day in London and decided to eat at the Compasses to finish off a brilliant day. We arrived at 8.50pm. Just in time for food as they stop serving food at 9-00pm. We both ordered fish and chips...More

1  Thank mickbarker123
Reviewed 16 September 2017

On our way back from Alton Waters decided to stop here for lunch. As soon as we walked in could smell the dirty carpet. Eleven of us and none of us like the food. My burger bun was hard like a rock and my partner's...More

1  Thank MartaPastor
Reviewed 10 September 2017

First impressions on walking in was that there had been some improvements with the decor. Menu looked quite good and the special of the day was Lamb Hotpot. We both decided to go for this and we sat and waited. When it finally arrived it...More

1  Thank FB672
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Patrick B
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Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen dogs with their owners in the bar area (not the restaurant, obviously). Might be best to check direct though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 328332
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