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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 good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rigton Hill, North Rigton, Harrogate LS17 0DJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate lunch here and ordered a pizza with triple cooked chips and a gratin and side salad. The pizza had what appeared to be dried old meat from another culinary creation and the chips were cooked in something that really left an odd taste....More

1  Thank JonRoberton1974
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you did not experience our normal high levels of food quality and service. We will discuss your feedback with our kitchen and front of house teams and will look at what needed to be better during your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I expect food to be fresh and prepared with care. Cooked skilfully . After all I am the paying customer. I have never eaten here before. I never will again. You can tell when concern for taste has fallen by the wayside and been replaced...More

Thank VS S
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a shame we weren't able to meet your expectations. We aim to offer good value dishes that are also beautifully prepared. We also hope our guests enjoy attentive service and the lovely environment we have created. So I am sorry to know you will...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The square and compass has always been a family favourite of ours and many happy memories eating out there with friends and family. Today was no exception, fantastic and fun service from Jo, and a spectacular Sunday lunch on a sunny afternoon. Even when the...More

Thank paulhealuk
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are very pleased to know you continue to enjoy your visits to The Square & Compass. Thank you for using Trip Adivsor and we will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on way back to East Yorkshire from the lakes. Nice location in village, well maintained large pub restaurant. Service good, staff excellent very helpful. Best disabled toilet I've found in many a pub. Not so good was menu, very limited selection...More

Thank Garry W
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for dropping by to see us and for your feedback. We will discuss your comments in relation to our 'Lite Bites' selection (we do also serve pizzas and flatbreads) and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table booked for 2pm, glorious sunny day so we were offered a table outside. Initial service was great however it took 10 minutes for a jug of water to arrive and a further 15 for 2 pints, my husband had to go...More

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

I am very sorry you did not experience our normal high level of service. Thank you for alerting us. We will discuss your feedback with our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in Harrogate for years, but never went to The square and compass before. My loss. The pub is in a lovely village setting, it's very clean and very friendly and the food we had was terrific. A good choice of beers and malt whisky...More

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

Thank you for coming to see us for the first time and for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a dog walk great food,quick service,amazing setting and all the staff very attentive and friendly. Definitely go back.😃

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

Many thanks for using Trip Advisor and for letting us know you plan to return. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a lovely lunchtime meal at the Square & Compass. As one of our party was in a wheelchair we booked a table in advance and decided to get there as early as possible as there is no dedicated disabled parking...More

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

...And we are sorry you live too far away to be locals! Thank you for your lovely review and comments which we will pass on to Josephine.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came a couple of weeks ago for lunch in the sun. Food (and prosecco) was really nice! Great service and was well looked after by our waitress, Sophie. Only thing I will fault is the state of the toilets... they are a bit on the...More

Thank Claire_03x
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5* review and for giving us your feedback. We work hard to keep our lovely pub and toilets looking good - and apologise for the fact that our toilets were not as clean as usual during your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Manchester to meet family coming from the North east for Sunday dinner. When we arrived we had to ask twice for the high chair that we had requested on booking and the drinks order came out wrong. We ordered our main meals...More

Thank svs06
Samantha R, Owner at The Square & Compass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry you did not experience our normal high quality of service. We will discuss your feedback and look at what we needed to do better. Thank you for alerting us.

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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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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