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The Compasses at Pattiswick

Destination pub, an ideal rural retreat

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Kids play area

Set in the heart the beautiful north Essex countryside, and only a mile from the A120, this dining pub developed from two farm workers’ cottages more than a century ago. Flagstone floors, eclectic furniture and a relaxing colour palette all create a stylish interior; the welcome is genuine and the kitchen sources quality produce from local suppliers for the well-cooked food – from classic pub favourites such as fish and chips, through to more complex dishes. A roaring log fire makes a welcoming sight in winter after a long walk, while in summer the large garden is inviting. Families are very well catered for here, with a play area and toy box.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12–3 5.30–11 (Saturday 12–3 5.30–12 Sunday 12–4)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6–9.30, Friday to Saturday 6–9.45

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A120 from Braintree towards Colchester. After Bradwell 1st left to Pattiswick.

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