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Square & Compass Inn

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Windmill Hill | Ashill, Ilminster TA19 9NX, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed there as a Base for cheddar and meeting up with an old friend. We booked one of the stables and it was lovely. Clean, fresh and a wonderful Hugh bed. We slept so well after our travels. The bathroom was large with a bath and shower. We had plenty of towels and bedding. Nothing was... More 

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liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here last Friday night with two colleagues, the rooms were big and spacious, massive comfortable bed, lovely wet room bathroom shower. Food in the pub was great, really would struggle to find fault with this establishment or the owners and staff. Definately be back again

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in last Saturday night to see The Martin Barre Band, my favourite guitarist. Leaving the band aside, they were awesome, the whole set-up of Square and Compass turned out to be brilliant, especially if you're staying over! Arrived mid-afternoon and although kitchen was closing up Chris the, very amiable, landlord, sorted out a couple of steak baguettes and a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here several times now for tea, having a range of good from steak chilli to fajitas to lasagne. The portions are massive and the quality doesn't suffer. Lovely local cider on draught(very strong be warned) and couple of ales, with a friendly service always

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Ilminster with my partner to meet hes family, decided to book this bnb and glad we did. Stayed in the converted stables, which is very spacious and clean, the shower was great and the bed was very comfortable. The room has a little kettle for tea and coffee, and there's little soaps and shower gel if needed. The... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stayed in the room adapted for disabled. Room is excellent with loads of room to move around in a wheelchair. Bathroom brilliant as well with good access. Bed is massive and easy to transfer to from my wheelchair. Owners and staff fantastic and will serve meals in your room if you can't get across to the main building. Service and... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A lovely spacious room with two huge single beds, though sadly the mattresses were on the soft side and had a definite centre body hollow! However, lovely quite location meant an excellent nights sleep. The full English breakfast was huge and very tasty, but it took absolutely AGES to arrive, and we ended up having our toast and marmalade before... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great hospitality from arrival, huge bed that provided a great sleep, in room facilities ( lots of coffee and tea etc), comfortable and spacious room and all followed by great traditional breakfast. Plus a quiet rural location.

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Somerset UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I’m going to review the Square & Compass with a slightly different perspective. It’s true the rooms are really quite nice and the very large bed was truly one of the best I’ve slept in. However where I differ from the other reviews is the Pub part. We went into the pub as it opened at 6:30 and so I... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Another couple of stop overs at this pub set on the top of Windmill Hill and once again we were not disappointed. Good pub grub as always but its the rooms that are the star. Spacious , comfortable, modern and very clean accommodation. Always welcoming to our labrador. Friendly and very helpful management and staff, We will keep coming back

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