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The Compasses

Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
+44 1473 328332
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“gammon” (2 reviews)
“lasagna” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had spent s day in London and decided to eat at the Compasses to finish off a brilliant day. We arrived at 8.50pm. Just in time for food as they stop serving food at 9-00pm. We both ordered fish and chips...More

Thank mickbarker123
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our way back from Alton Waters decided to stop here for lunch. As soon as we walked in could smell the dirty carpet. Eleven of us and none of us like the food. My burger bun was hard like a rock and my partner's...More

Thank MartaPastor
Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions on walking in was that there had been some improvements with the decor. Menu looked quite good and the special of the day was Lamb Hotpot. We both decided to go for this and we sat and waited. When it finally arrived it...More

Thank FB672
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Called in at lunchtime while on a walk received a friendly welcome I chose the fish finger sandwich which was delicious some had the fish and chips this also looked excellent a good choice of real ale on tap. The Compasses has recently been refurbished...More

Thank cfgibson
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The service was very good, although the food was slow in arriving (they weren't very busy) also we had to chase one of the meals as somewhere along the line it had been missed but having said this the food was very good, hot and...More

Thank roppet59
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We booked; arrived at 7pm, but had to wait at least 25 minutes before someone came to take our order. Our food arrived at 8pm. The lasagne was tasty but looked as if it had been either warmed up or kept warm for a while....More

Thank ZinniaRose
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We are here in the week and we're impressed with the friendliness of the staff and how nice the pub looks after being redecorated since our last visit. Food was very tasty and well presented. I had the salmon and prawn pie and my partner...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Lovely atmosphere , food delicious, nothing too much trouble for our Hostess who was very attentive and welcoming to our Ladies club.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This restaurant is a lovely atmosphere, with great lighting! However, none of us were too comfortable on the chairs provided. The food was wonderful. We had the salmon wellington with prawns and asparagus and scampi and chips. All in all, the evening was absolutely amazing....More

1  Thank thedebster22
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Came as guests in a party of ten on a Saturday evening. Had pre-booked our meals to assist timing Bar areas spacious and comfortable and drinks served to tables. Restaurant area well laid out and comfortable. Meal when came was overcooked, particularly the steaks which...More

Thank EnglandD&B
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Patrick B
17 October 2015|
Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen dogs with their owners in the bar area (not the restaurant, obviously). Might be best to check direct though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 09:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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