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The Square & Compass

Rigton Hill, North Rigton, Harrogate LS17 0DJ, England
+44 1423 733031
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (26 reviews)
“beef” (39 reviews)
“sunday roast” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rigton Hill, North Rigton, Harrogate LS17 0DJ, England
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1 - 10 of 857 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have occasionally had dinner here but this was our first Sunday lunch and it was excellent from start to finish. Plenty of choice, including one fish and two vegetarian options, and great service as well as very well prepared and presented dishes. Definitely an...More

Thank Corb2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a late booking but they got us in at 12 noon. Excellent main course and a very nice mixed fruit crumble to finish. Requested extra custard which they were happy to provide. Staff very attentive and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant. We...More

Thank andrewmargaret2017
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us for Sunday lunch and for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow - amazing. Excellent host; little details that will stay with us for some time (crackers, amuse bouche, champagne). Hot food beautifully presented and tasty. One of the best Christmas Day meals I have had.

Thank Jon S
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are thrilled to know you enjoyed a special day with us. Thank you for using Trip Advisor.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go for a late lunch today with my hubby and our 2 dogs (very dog friendly). The staff are really friendly and helpful and took our order of Ham & Eggs and Pan Fried Cod for myself. Unfortunately the cod was overcooked and...More

2  Thank Ritakd
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review and for letting us know what we got right. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy Sunday lunch. Fabulous food.and huge portions. Friendly staff and great service. Dogs welcomed.

1  Thank AnnieFall
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to see us on Sunday and for using Trip Advisor. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Wales to meet family and booked a table for 7 - my meal of rump lamb was poor. The lamb was raw - the potato rosti was burnt underneath and potato dried out. The waiter who was very polite - immmediately offered...More

Thank MrMoss16
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for using Trip Advisor to let us know you enjoyed good puddings and cheese. But we are sorry that you did not experience our usual high standard of main courses. Thank you for alerting us both during your meal and via Trip Advisor.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first pub I actually like! The food is good, hot and fresh. I had the chicken strips and hubby had crispy clams. They also had ginger ale in a bottle. Most restaurants serve Coke. We had our first sticky toffee pudding and...More

Thank Adventurein01
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen the good reviews I was looking forward to lunch here but left very disappointed. They were serving a limited menu, which meant lots of meat and fish but only 2 veggie options, one of which was nut roast. Given that it was 2...More

1  Thank Mags S
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for using Trip Advisor. I am very sorry you had a disappointing meal with us and will make sure your feedback is highlighted to the team so appropriate action can be taken.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous meal in lovely surroundings. The restaurant was extremely busy but this did not affect the food or the service. We were attended to by Fraser who was an extremely personable young man who couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a...More

Thank Debby M
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Fraser will be thrilled to know you enjoyed your festive celebration. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 8, 2017

We stopped at this favourite restaurant for a light lunch but compared with all previous visits we were very disappointed. The service was very slow. Some of the staff were quite rude in that they ignored our feedback once they realised it would be negative....More

Thank MyrtleYorkshire
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I am sorry your most recent visit was not of the high quality you have come to expect. Thank you for alerting us. We will discuss all the points you raised with our team so appropriate action can be taken. We very much hope you...More

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Sarzzzzz
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Samantha R | Property representative |
Sorry - but we don't offer camping at The Square & Compass in North Rigton, Yorkshire. Perhaps you were interested in a different location? Our sister site offers beautiful B&B rooms (The Castle Inn, Spofforth) but I don't... More
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Will S
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Samantha R | Property representative |
Dear Will S - if you have a look at the website (apologies - unable to include a link on this message) you will find a link to the Sunday Menu on the food page. The menu does not include the Specials. These change each week.
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Colin Peter W
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Samantha R | Property representative |
Dear Colin - Yes we do have a ramp and toilets for people with disabilities to use. Our team are always happy to help too. Best wishes. Sam Roffe, Malvern Inns.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rigton Hill, North Rigton, Harrogate LS17 0DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  North Rigton
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 733031
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Description
Good food and drink in a lovely location. Relaxing bar, large restaurant with private dining for up to 40 people. Freshly prepared dishes using local suppliers whenever possible. Also on offer are some of Yorkshire's favourite cask ales and an excellent selection of wines. Private dining, special occasions and meetings catered for.
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