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The Square and Compasses

A prominent feature of village life

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 Berties 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: Monday to Friday 12–2, Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9.30, Sunday 12–6

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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