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The Compasses

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
+44 1473 328332
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Bradfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had to write after seeing last review, I was there that day, it was not dust on the chairs it was carpet cleaning powder.... the cleaner got carried away. We have been going to the pub since the new owners took over in November... its great. Good food, friendly service and the beers good, What more do you want

1 Thank tobysinclair2
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the tables and chairs in the dining area had a layer of dust on them. The food was poor the vegetables were undercooked and the meal was just warm. Very disappointed will not be returning

1 Thank Hils2947
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to The Compasses for a long time. It's been refurbished by new owners and is light and bright. We were a party of eleven for Sunday lunch. There only seemed to be one waitress in the restaurant, so she was kept busy. There was a problem with the gas / electricity in the kitchen but we were kept... More 

1 Thank Ruth G
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

In the spirit of trying out new local places to eat we decided to give The Compasses a try after receiving a flyer through the door so made a family meal out of it. The menu has plenty of choice and states any allergens underneath which you don't see at most places. Between us we ordered the lasagne, pasta bake,... More 

1 Thank Sparkle0508
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had a meal here the staff were very helpful and friendly the meal was ok the sweet was let down by the squirty cream served up with my cheesecake.

Thank Linda M
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went to restaurant today and am afraid we were disappointed with the meal. Two people had the £7.95 roast and my husband had very little gammon and there was very little turkey. I had the vegetarian and although I had a good sized portion of that and it was tasty, the veg was only luke warm and the potatoes were... More 

Thank wackyjac2015
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch after having booked beforehand...wife had scampi chips and salad which was good so she said I had £7.95 roast lunch...to be honest it was all cooked from frozen, you could tell by the mixed veg especially the small slivers of carrots, small pieces of cauliflower ,small beans! but also Yorkshire pudding which was the standard frozen size... More 

1 Thank Normanjordy
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

ended up here after not being able to get in else where, there was no warm welcome, two meals were not available so settled for the roast dinner, then to be told there wasn't any Yorkshire puds, ( obviously ran out of eggs or flour!!) my drink also had a funny taste to it!. meal was ok, was kept waiting... More 

1 Thank trudyg33
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal, I had the pizza was excellent! In the past I have had the lasagne , again it was excellent! The atmosphere is lovely! Real friendly village pub! The barman makes you feel so welcome! Just a shame they stop serving drinks at 10. There was a group of 12 of us and a few other groups... More 

1 Thank Joanna199
United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Stopped off for lunch on a Sunday as a family group of 5, we looked for somewhere close to Alton Water as the intention was to take a walk later in the day. We had never visited before so were pleased to find that this was a great choice. Attentive staff, pleasant surroundings, good food and surprisingly good value. Very... More 

1 Thank Roy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 328332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?