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The Compasses

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12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
+44 1621 332587
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with friends for a meal. The pub looked tired, and no-one was in it. This should have told us something. The choice of food was limited, and the time taken for it to be served was fairly long. The sausages were over cooked,...More

1  Thank Jacky O
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The Compasses is really friendly and welcoming. The food and wine were very good with a relaxed atmosphere. Last night I decided to choose a dinner from the specials board-Cod Loin parsley sauce with mash and broccoli and I really enjoyed it everything about it...More

Thank lindaclack
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this pub today for the first time and the last food was tasteless dog running around the back of the bar hygiene ?? Toilets were awful never again will I go there again I’ll and

1  Thank Hursty46
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Family friendly, attentive staff and great quality good value food alongside a selection of ales and a selection of gins that make me wish I didn’t have to travel!

Thank MarcB2805
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The website looks really good but the pub doesn't match at all!!! Scruffy, badly kept, no printed menu, no credit card machine. The list goes on! The garden and furniture is a disgrace and the overall experience was totally disappointing. Someone who works for the...More

4  Thank happyhollyno1
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Decided to pop in for a drink in the gardens on the way back from Colchester Zoo, BIG MISTAKE! The garden is in a terrible state. broken benches and in very poor condition. Dogs mess hadn't been cleared up. 4" hole which had probably been...More

5  Thank jfhoneypot
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is possibly the worst pub I have ever had the displeasure of visiting It was embarrassing Service poor no red wine steak was chewy undercooked blue would describe it

3  Thank KarPet2015
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

7  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
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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$ 66
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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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