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The Compasses

) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Great Totham $$ - $$$ , British,
12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
+44 1621 332587
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
“scotch egg” (3 reviews)
“liver” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
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11 - 20 of 112 reviews

Reviewed November 10, 2016

The guy behind the bar was obviously very enthusiastic about the real ales & ciders, & it showed in the quality & range of both. This is the first time we have ever been in this pub & we were made extremely welcome along with...More

1  Thank Mike8Ash
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic meal we all had last night! Pork with lovely crackling, liver and bacon, beef stew and dumplings and chops. All four meals looked amazing and there wasn't anything left over it was so delicious ! All credit to Jeanette for a lovely...More

Thank TCMunners
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

called last minute after a day in garden. As always welcomed with a smile and hello. Clear menu to view quick service of drinks and the food of roast beef and roast turkey was not a a disappointment. Small touches of individual gravy pot and...More

1  Thank beegoody2
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Takes some finding but well worth the effort, CAMRA Essex pub of the year 2016 which must mean something, well kept large range of draft beers and ciders and a wide range of freshly well prepared reasonably priced mostly local and imaginative food (not imaginary)...More

2  Thank Bill P
Reviewed August 4, 2016

found this pub after going to the tiptree jam shop. We got a lovely welcome in this dog friendly pub. The pub doesnt look much from outside but has a good sized carpark and a garden on the side. WE ordered drinks and my husband...More

Thank upmost
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We visited this lovely Pub 3 times. From a simple pint after work to a lovely lunch in the beer garden. The staff is very friendly, the food was very good (tried the lunch only). We enjoyed our time at The compasses.

Thank Gedryk
Reviewed July 9, 2016

18 of us eat at the compasses last night, 8/7/2016....what a fantastic evening! The staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Nothing was too much of a problem, and despite us being a 'loud' group we were made very welcome. We will definitely go back,...More

Thank Dionne E
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

As we live in the village we decided to Pop in for lunch to see if the pub was living up to its excellent reputation. I am pleased that it certainly exceeded expectations. The pub is one of the few locally which is dog friendly,...More

Thank Noel T
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

So lovely to go back here for another superb meal and quiz night. Food was excellent, tasty, pipping hot and plenty of it. Local beers a speciality too at decent price. Highly recommend a visit to this 'Essex pub of the year 2016' establishment.

Thank Lindsay Y
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We called in the other Saturday night, without a booking, and had a very good meal. The dining room was busy which meant that, as they say on the menu, there was a bit of time before our meal was served as it is cooked...More

1  Thank martynhk2016
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j k
February 24, 2015|
Response from Mazo46 | Reviewed this property |
Hi this the phone number 01621 891670 it is best to book as not many tables and it does get very busy. Hope this helps Mazo46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Colchester Road, Great Totham CM9 8BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Great Totham
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 332587
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A newly refurbished country pub serving real ales from Essex and freshly prepared homemade food from local farms. Child and dog friendly throughout.
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