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The Square and Compass

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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The Square Fayre

Great location, amazing views, Very Busy. We have been coming to Swanage for over 10 years, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daventry, United Kingdom
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Beer and Pasties! nothing added and nothing taken away

The Square and Compass is a great pub, no scratch that it is a fantastic pub. the serve the best... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
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Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
+44 1929 439229
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, amazing views, Very Busy. We have been coming to Swanage for over 10 years, and this particular weekend is fantastic with the end of Swanage festival, and the square fayre at the square & compass - fantastic. This year though, the live music...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

The Square and Compass is a great pub, no scratch that it is a fantastic pub. the serve the best local beer and Pasties and that's it!. they have the best selection of live music of anywhere around. and it has been said that even...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

The weather was good the pasty was good the cider was good and the band/atmosphere was very good. Not your average pub...

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

A public house from the old school with just enough innovation to keep it fresh. Walking the SW Coast Path is reward enough, but more frequently than you can imagine gems appear. The Square and Compass is one of the brightest gems. No bar, just...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dillon H
Reviewed April 10, 2019

I live 25 miles away and always take visitors there for the 'experience' a ton of character with no frills but a must visit, especially after a walk along the nearby Jurassic coast path, not the place to visit for a 'meal' but their pies...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed March 19, 2019

A very interesting, Olde worldy pub with very traditional surroundings - order and collect your drink from the hatch together with a pasty or soup !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RMS1106
Reviewed March 15, 2019

The Square & Compass is a good old fashioned traditional pub, where not much has changed over the decades. It is perfectly positioned for a pint (or any other drink) & a pasty after a walk over The Purbecks. Have visited here many times &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This pub is a real oddity. I keep coming back because the situation, beers and ciders and the food are so good. The museum is always worth a look, and the views from the front tables are glorious. It is a rare independent establishment that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

A great character pub with excellent choice of beers. This quaint pub is one of Englands unspoilt gems.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

We have frequented this very individual pub for more than 40 years - it is truly unique - why people seem to need to question what it offers is beyond me in this day and age of bland anodyne experiences. Either don't go there or...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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lynn w
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Response from gumbyr | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no I don't think they do
Leslie G
July 6, 2018|
Response from S J | Reviewed this property |
so sorry- only just seen this and i wasn't visiting at the time. Hope you got to see the game
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