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The Square and Compasses

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

This beautifully restored 17th-century village pub is set in lovely countryside just 10 minutes from Chelmsford. Originally two farm cottages, the free house still retains its original beams and inglenook fireplaces, with antique furnishings. The locally sourced food is straightforward, served alongside a good selection of beers and ciders such as Crouch Vale Essex Boys ale and Dudda's Tun Kentish cider. As well as pub classics, the daily-changing specials might include crab cake with lime, chilli and coriander, followed by roast chump of lamb marinated in thyme and garlic with rosemary roasted crushed new potatoes, red wine and thyme sauce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11.30-11.30
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2, Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-6
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6.30-9.30, Sun 12-6

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Crouch Vale Brewers Gold & Essex Boys, Mighty Oak Maldon Gold & Captain Bob
  • Real ciders: Berties, Celtic Marshes Thundering Molly, Abrahalls, Herefordshire, Dudda's Tun Kentish Cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A131 (Chelmsford to Braintree) take Great Leighs exit, enter village, right into Boreham Rd. Left signed Fuller St & Terling. Pub on left

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