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The Compasses

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
+44 1621 332587
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this pub/restaurant on a Saturday lunchtime. We were the only diners there for the whole time we were there, it was cold with strange background music playing. Friendly guy behind the bar with ok service. Lunch was ok but would not be somewhere I...More

3  Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Good food (and plenty of it), good value, good service, friendly staff and plenty of car parking space.

Thank colindobinson
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Called in here for lunch and wont be returning. The restsurant area is very cold as they have the kitchen door open that leads off from the bar and restsurant. Food was ok but expensive. Overall not somewhere i would rush back to.

1  Thank Lynda K
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

It has been over a year since we had a roast at the Compasses, after a couple of Saturday lunches in between. We were so pleased to find the same wonderfully tasty, incredible portions that we had remembered. Plentiful beef, 5 veg, pig in blanket...More

1  Thank DanAelaPeck
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a pint with friends on Sunday lunchtime. Confronted by a great array of cask beer, offered a taster and plumped fot the Iceni Ported Porter-first class, as were all the beers served. Well kept cellar and good service, topped off by roast...More

1  Thank EssexBoaters
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch. Small and cramped restaurant so I would recommend booking, although getting one of the few tables didn't seem an issue on the day. Tables were small so I asked to sit at a larger table and was told this was ok,...More

Thank sphil24
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We visited due to recommendation and so pleased we did. Cosy and clean pub. Real fire. Landlord and staff were lovely, a rare thing nowadays. Food was very good and reasonably priced. We were served and cared for by great staff even though it was...More

1  Thank Leah H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The staff and owners are friendly, professional and attentive at all times. We were seated quickly and our orders taken as soon as we had made our minds up from the extensive menu. The food was in all honesty to die for, freshly prepared, seasoned...More

1  Thank 78LucieJ2013
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Both my Mum who is in her 80's and I had the misfortune, to enter this dingy hole of a place, I often write reviews, but I have only ever written good ones, this my very first bad review, but I felt that I had...More

7  Thank Bradley P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Owners and barman are great. Excellent choice of ales that you can taste before you buy. Good choice of wine. Very good food presented well, not too expensive. often have fresh fish. Lovely atmosphere where they remember your name

2  Thank Leigh M
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j k
24 February 2015|
Response from Mazo46 | Reviewed this property |
Hi this the phone number 01621 891670 it is best to book as not many tables and it does get very busy. Hope this helps Mazo46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Great Totham
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 332587
  • E-mail
A cosily refurbished country pub serving a wide array of drinks, plus freshly prepared homemade meal and snacks from local farms. Winner of three CAMRA Pub of the Year awards, 2015-17, Essex Pub of the Year. Child and dog friendly, beer garden and newly decorated private room available year round. Set menus and and buffets are available for larger groups - please just ask!
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