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The Compasses

Ipswich Road, HOLBROOK, nr Ipswich, IP9 2QR

On the spectacular Shotley peninsula bordered by the rivers Orwell and Stour, this traditional 17th-century country pub offers a simple, good-value menu. There's nothing self-consciously primped and styled about its interior or its food offerings; it prides itself on not being a gastro-pub but offering good value and plenty of choice. Typical starters include prawn cocktail and breaded mushrooms with garlic mayo. Follow this with minced beef and onion pie; crispy chicken mornay; or local sausages with egg and chips. There's a separate children's menu and some good vegetarian choices such as Cajun five bean chilli.

Further information

Tel: 01473 328332
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Adnams Southwold Bitter, Sharp's Doom Bar


11.30-2.30 6-11 (Sun 12-3 6-10.30)


26 Dec, Tue eve


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Coach parties catered.



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From A137 S of Ipswich, take B1080 to Holbrook, pub on left. From Ipswich take B1456 to Shotley. At Freston Water Tower right onto B1080 to Holbrook. Pub 2m right

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