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The Compasses Inn

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Littley Green | Great Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 1BU, England
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Ranked #2 of 23 Chelmsford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great surprise in the nearby countryside outside Chelmsford! Well-run, clean, tastefully decorated with friendly and attentive staff who seem to love working there. As a female travelling on my own for business it's a safe and secure alternative to the bland B&Bs in town. It's a jewel - I can't wait to return!

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Bishops Stortford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little country pub, stopped in for a quick pint on cycling tour yesterday (bike shed at rear a real bonus!) great location, busy for Sat lunchtime so obviously popular, staff really friendly, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't want to venture far and found the compasses online. A must visit place. Still run by a ridley and viewing windows to the beer cellar where beers poured from barrels. The huffer for lunch is a must we had one each and they were massive. A real local pub with excellent accommodation which is pristine, clean and modern.... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed only one night as we had a wedding nearby. We would however definitely go back. Beautiful rooms, exceptional cleanliness and superb disabled facilities. Great food, brilliant staff and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Quiet and peaceful location.

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 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 April 10, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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