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The Square and Compass

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Best pub in the world

This pub is a real oddity. I keep coming back because the situation, beers and ciders and the food... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Outstanding venue

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

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Helensville, New Zealand
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pastry”(75 reviews)
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Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
+44 1929 439229
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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

Thank Piperdave
Reviewed August 14, 2018

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

Thank gumbyr
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

Thank Bellfamily44
Reviewed July 30, 2018

What a brilliant place Much of the pub is a really interesting museum. They serve a brilliant range of home made pasties and excellent beer

Thank Fred B
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is different ,I’ve been there in the wet the cold and now the heat , Top range of ciders and perry and the pasty on the plate is what you need in a mid coast walk stop over No airs or graces just...More

Thank david2811
Reviewed July 8, 2018

What a fabulous place to visit very unique and quirky. Specialise in beers and ciders. Have an amazing dog that likes to sit on the roof.

Thank Robbo60s
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Spit and sawdust yes but great ales and nice pasty gub. Very rustic, very old, great view. Fab lunch spot

Thank Darren C
Reviewed June 25, 2018

really lovely pub that serves great beer . Also included,in this convenient stop off for walkers, is a museum of local finds, . We visited on a day when there was a music night which was also enjoyable. food is limited but looked and smelt...More

1  Thank S J
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Because it is the only one. Great selection of ales, something for everyone. But the much vaunted pasties were a disappointment. And expensive.

Thank David M
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Should you go out of your way to visit this pub. Yes. This is so much more than a local pub, it should be considered a megolithic landmark. An exceptionally special place but with so much amazing choice on offer what on earth are you...More

3  Thank KandAPandora
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lynn w
September 15, 2018|
Response from S J | Reviewed this property |
So Sorry, only just seen this. I'm not sure about accomodation but i dont 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
Sandy R
January 13, 2015|
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