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The Compasses Inn

Littley Green | Great Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 1BU, England
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The Compasses Inn
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Ranked #3 of 23 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was exactly what we wanted. Very doggy friendly with lovely dog walks in the Essex countryside next to the pub. The room we had ( the old bob) was beautifully done out and the pictures on the website didn't do it justice. Spotlessly clean with everything you need for an overnight stay. We didn't try the food but... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beer (real ales and cider) served the traditional way, food was very good for dinner with a lovely choice of breakfast. Joss and staff were very friendly and helpful and Joss even arranged for a taxi to be on standby to take us to Chelmsford races as were late arriving at the Compasses.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here over the weekend. It was extremely busy as they had the annual steam Rally on outside the Inn and therefore it was very busy inside the Pub. The atmosphere was great and there was a man on the Piano in the pub that was getting everybody singing along. We are not an older couple by any means,... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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57 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed before and because our first stay was so wonderful, we decided to stay again. And again it did not disappoint, we stayed in the same room as last time, so we knew what to expect. Bed was still very, very comfortable and bathroom quite luxurious. (No bath, but for us that is not a problem at all, we... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had this hotel booked for me for a business trip. It was a surprise to turn up in the middle of nowhere . But in for a penny in for a pound . Rooms quite small but well presented , clean and tidy ,bathroom good. The pub itself was charming oldie worldly . Food and drink excellent which included... More 

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berkhamsted
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It`s in the middle of nowhere but it is really worth finding. We stayed there when we went racing at the new Chelmsford racecourse . The rooms ,all newly built just a couple of years ago are very well done out with shower room en suite.The food at the pub is super,although you may have to wait a bit on... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There's a reason why The Compasses is five stars. No, actually, there are several reasons. The pub is in a village five or six miles from Chelmsford and without TomTom or something similar would be hard to find. It is darkest Essex in every sense in a small hamlet surrounded by fields and big skies. The pub itself is traditional... More 

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A beautiful room and a great local pub, serving good food and fine ales. Stayed in Old Bob, which had a wet room - great for showering. Staff were incredibly helpful and cheerful. I had dinner in the pub and breakfast too. The steak was perfect and the eggs benedict were incredible. A highly recommended b&b.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I stayed just one night before a working day in central Chelmsford. I was really pleasantly surprised. The last thing I expected was to find really comfortable AND sophisticated rooms, with all mod cons, brilliantly comfortable bed etc. Lovely friendly welcome and arrival, made me feel at home and well taken care of immediately. Didn't arrive early enough to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Booked this on tripadvisor recommendations and was not disappointed. Lovely staff, very welcoming and friendly clientelle, and rooms are far better than any chain hotels. Food menu is somewhat limited but ate there 2 out of the 3 nights we stayed and we all enoyed our meals. Typical english breakfast freshly cooked to order and far better than any of... More 

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