The Square and Compasses
Fuller Street
CM3 2BB.
01245 361477


Mon-Sat 12-2.30; 6.30-9.30 (not Mon); Sun 12-3  



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The Square and Compasses  

The Square and Compasses is a delightful, traditional public house located at Fuller Street in the parish of Fairstead. Set in beautiful countryside the pub is believed to date from about 1652. Originally two farmer's cottages, the building retains a wealth of original features with exposed beams throughout and inglenook fireplaces.

Having been closed for nearly two years, The Square and Compasses has been lovingly restored and refurbished both internally and externally to a very high standard.

Inside, the cosy atmosphere and various styles of eclectic furniture and antiques ensures your comfort in which to enjoy a drink or two (up to 4 real ales on gravity) and maybe something to eat, in the company of family and friends.

Outside, there is a front garden area with seating where you can enjoy the warm summer sun and the scenic views over the Essex Way. A mediterranean style decked dining area is to the side. At the rear is a large car park. Look out for the nineteenth hole golf tee!

The Square and Compasses offers a traditional range of facilities, from a cosy bar, comfortable eating area and a private dining room.

The Stoke bar provides all the popular quality brand names along with a selection of casked conditioned gravity fed real local ales. There is a good wine list that compliments the menu including an interesting selection by the glass.

The menu incorporates conventional pub classics alongside local game and freshly caught fish. Traditional roasts are served on Sundays.

Sourcing high quality local produce is of prime importance at The Square and Compasses and all dishes are freshly prepared to order.

The Gallery is available for private dining. Comfortably seating 10 people it is the perfect room to celebrate any special occasion over lunch or dinner. The walls are adorned with fascinating signed menus and wine paraphernalia from the owners own personal collection. The Gallery is also available for small business meetings.

Only sandwiches on Monday.



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beer, food, beer garden, real fire, no smoking, kids, car park, vegetarian 


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Up to 4 ales 



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