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The Compasses Inn

Littley Green | Great Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 1BU, England
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Ranked #2 of 22 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought I should submit a second review of The Compasses after staying in a very down-at-heel pub recently. I returned to The Compasses earlier this year and was, once again, massively impressed by the level of service, standard of the room and the quality of the food. It's obviously not easy to run a pub with accommodation, as so... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be completely honest, there is so much good stuff to say about The Compasses Inn that I could be here all day. My only slight complaint is that when I have visited at lunchtimes in the past I have left the pub smelling of cooking smells (not that I have sat particularly close to the kitchens!), which can be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go there every month for the folk night and always have a good time. Well done Joss for your very good reply to the long-winded review of last month. Very diplomatic. Also well done Dave and all the staff for running a great pub.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding down the road at Leez Priory. The decor of the rooms was beautiful and they are kitted out with lovely modern wet rooms. Decent breakfast and lunch looked tremendous but we didn't taste any ourselves. Surrounding area is breathtaking and it seems a popular place with dog walkers, cyclists and the like - they all... More

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Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great spot in countryside with a lovely country pub next door. The room I stayed in was excellent. It's a bit out of the way but it's worth the 15 mins into town. I usually stay more central but never again. This place was a gem of a find for any travel requirement.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a perfect place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. I had the pleasure of staying for one night and wished I was staying for more. The room was excellently appointed, very clean and very relaxing with every comfort you could wish for (would love to buy the hand wash and body lotion supplied as complimentary!). The food... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

OMG - where has this place been hiding? We stayed in the prospect room on the 5th April. It was awesome. We only stayed for 1 night but wished it was a week. Food - Outstanding. Atmosphere - Amazing. All the staff were polite & very friendly. If there is any aspect of this place that you don't like, then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Well what a hidden gem. Stayed here for a weddimg at leezs priory and boy could i have stayed longer. Rooms are immaculate and have own entrance seperate from the pub in these little stable block buildings. Food is brill and the staff can not do more to help. Also they do a mean sunday dinner and some great real... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Accommodation state of the art..no trouble to turn room into a twin. Gorgeous in every respect. Landlord brilliant..food excellent. Nice Piano..with 'too hard music' on it!!!!!!!!!!!! Negatives :Not staying Longer..'Well done Josh and crew'!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Choose The Compasses from the wedding invitation list and very glad we did. I did panic slightly when I entered the bar and could see no beer pumps but thats because all the beer is drawn from the cellar adjoining. Friday lunchtime, full of locals, big menu serving good, value for money food. Open log fire.Only had time for a... More

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Address: Littley Green | Great Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 1BU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Chelmsford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The Compasses will be offering Guest Accommodation from March 2012We are very excited about our new venture and so we invite you to come and stay with us and make the most of the local area. A delicious cooked breakfast will be served with a choice of mueslis, yoghurts and fresh fruit.Within easy reach of London Stansted and Chelmsford, this is the nearest accommodation to Leez Priory (just a mile away) and Felsted School and a perfect oportunity for you to relax and take in the quiet beautiful countryside. ... more   less 
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