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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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  • 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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Helmond, The Netherlands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Arrived at 2pm on Sunday 4th January. Pub was heaving so service initially and understandably was slow. We were shown to our room which was in a small complex between the pub and car park, lady was very friendly. The room was well sized, very clean and modern and the bathroom / wet room was fabulous. There was a good... More 

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Southampton UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Found this on TA and looked interesting - I needed to be in Chelmsford and was somewhat shocked at prices for bland monoliths so tried here. Lovely lady behind the bar (Jo?) greeted me and the owner then showed me the room - huge and beautifully decorated. Pub was busy but food served till 9:30 and ate a Huffer (it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on a friday. Such a lovely freindly place. Rooms clean and cosy. Pub was packed in the evening with friendly locals and bar staff. Food was fresh and lovely. Recommend this hotel. Close to chelmsford town centre and stanstead airport.

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