The Compasses at Pattiswick, Pattiswick - pub details
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|Visit this pub on our Suffolk to London journeys. They do a great lunchtime 2 courses for £7.50 offer & have never been disappointed can't see how they do it for the money taking in quality of food, service etc....|
thewiderview - 14 Jul 2010 03:38
|An attractive exterior with convenient parking. As with so many "gastro-ised" places, it's now really a restaurant with bar rather than a drinking pub. Food is good; menu not too extensive and changed fairly often. Neither cheap nor outlandishly expensive. Staff are young and keen, friendly and attentive, if not always professionally polished - we are in the sticks after all!|
We've eaten here regularly three or four times and it's always been reliable if not outstandingly memorable.
Randonneur - 17 Oct 2009 10:23
|I have been to this pub three times, twice for food. Excellent!!|
The staff are very friendly and polite, you can sit and have a drink at the bar and they will call you to your table when the food is ready.
They have Woodford Wherry on the pumps, you have to try it! Light and refreshing on a summers day. Good wine selection at reasonable prices.
Inside you have three areas; the bar (rustic with nooks and cranys), the restaurant (light, spacious, good sized tables) and a little deli/bar area where you can buy deli type items (havn't looked at it closely).
The food is tasty. There are not many places you can go to and say "oh, that looks interesting, I haven't see it on a menu before"
Lots of space outside to sit and contemplate the flat Essex country side.
NB: One of the other reviews said the beer was sour….if you think it doesn’t taste good take it back! Remember there is an art to keeping proper beer unlike larger! All my pints have been top quality.
miiabo - 16 May 2009 10:14
|This Pub used to be a Braintree legend. In years gone by no summer was complete without at least one afternoon trip out to the Compasses for a few pints of good ale and a cheap and cheerful scampi & chips in the beer garden. |
Sadly, it has now been converted into a trendy gastro-pub complete with appalling post-modern decor, poncified waiting staff, nauseatingly precious and overpriced restaurant menu and a booze sales emphasis on bottles of plonk-wine at eye watering prices.
Beer is now just something they sell you while you are studying the menu and waiting for your table to be ready.
Goodbye England of my youth FUBR. It would be pure spite to give this pub less than 3/10, so I will give it 2/10.
Jay28 - 18 Dec 2008 13:12
|Handsome looking pub in a nice setting. Orientated more to food than beer but the bar was still welcoming. Food not cheap but excellent quality - our meal was excellent. Two real ales, the one I had (Woodforde's Wherry) was quite sour, but I didn't take it back so I can't really complain.|
dyyony - 4 Nov 2008 14:21