The Compasses Inn

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Available rooms on 21/05/2024 for 1 nights Change my Dates


The Compasses is a classic, East Anglian, traditional country local pub. The friendly bar has brown-painted panelling and wall benches, plain chairs and tables on quarry tiles, and chat and laughter rather than piped music as the backdrop. There's a piano, darts and board games in one side room, and decorative mugs hanging from beams in another. A fine range of ales includes Bishop Nick Ridley's Rite (brewed in Braintree by the landlord's brother) tapped from casks in a half cellar. In summer and at Christmas we hold beer festivals featuring dozens of beers, alongside events that include vintage ploughing in the field opposite. All the reasonably priced food is freshly prepared and includes the Essex Huffer - a traditional triangular shaped bap stuffed with a selection of fillings. Picnic tables sit out on the sheltered garden to the side and back, with a couple of long tables on the front cobbles by the quiet lane. The rooms, built in 2012, are in a separate annexe to the side of the pub and all are accessible from the ground floor. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room and is charged at between £7.50 (for a basic breakfast) and £12.95 (for a full breakfast). Breakfast is served in the pub with a choice of muesli, cereal, yoghurts & fresh fruit; Full English or Eggs Benedict; tea, coffee & juices. Vegetarian options are also available.


  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Bike lock-up
  • Bird watching
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Card, board, video games
  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Cycling
  • Dart board
  • Dinner
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Disinfected daily
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Family fun
  • First aid kit
  • Fishing
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Garden
  • Gluten-free options
  • Group parties
  • Guest protective clothing encouraged
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Highchairs
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hiking
  • Horse racing
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Ice machine
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Lunch
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • No shared stationery
  • On-site parking
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Pet bowls
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Restaurant
  • Retreat
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Shopping
  • Social distancing
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Sun terrace
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Takeaway meals
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • To-go breakfast
  • Vegan options
  • Vegetarian options
  • Walking
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Wild life

The Compasses Inn

The Compasses, Littley Green, Chelmsford, CM3 1BU