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Pint of beer on a bar

The Square and Compass

Lovely pub with beer but no bar and limited food

At a glance

Beer festival
Microbrewed ales
Open all year

Beers and ciders from the pub's own microbrewery come straight from the barrel here and food is limited to just pasties and pies. Little has changed at this stone-built pub for the past century, during which time it has been run by the same family. It is tucked-away and boasts a simple interior with no bar, just a serving hatch and an abundance of flagstone floors, oak panels and a museum of local artefacts and fossils from the nearby Jurassic Coast. On the first Saturday in October there’s a beer and pumpkin festival, and in early November there's a cider festival. Enjoy the live music events throughout the year.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (summer and Friday to Sunday 12–11 )

Food and drink

  • Microbrewery ales


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Between Corfe Castle and Swanage. From B3069 follow signs for Worth Matravers.

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