Excellent food. I had beef
Excellent food. I had beef which was cooked to perfection and of high quality. Prices were ok so on this it was worth it. Ambiance was a little flat probably as it was a Monday night and there were not many people. The service was a little perfunctory.
We meet up with friends once a year. The Compasses is a half-way journey for us both. Great place, both for food and ambience. We never feel rushed. Look forward to our next visit.
A bit off the beaten track,
A bit off the beaten track, but more than worth to effort to get there. We tied in our visit with an overnight stay at the nearby Premier Inn. The food was excellent... I had the Moules to start and these were cooked to perfection. Some of the best I've ever had. My had the Pigien breast to start which looked so small compaired to my big moul of mussels !
My main was the Sirloin Steak, good size portion and cooked to my liking. My had the Rissoto from the specials board with Crab and something else !! This was excellent and more than made up for the small starter she had. Would we go back ? With no hesitation :)
Very friendly service and
Very friendly service and an excellent roast Sunday lunch. Good portion sizes.
great business lunch
This is my local so may be a bit bias !
food great , service great and atmosphre and location brilliant.
Back again 3 times berfore christmas with my team from work, business lunch and a big party with children from Stisted for christmas lunch which we have done for many years.
We ahve been prevously for lunch several times. The standard is as good for dinner.
Had a very enjoyable meal at The Compasses. Good food and good value. Pork dish from the specials board particularly good. Not our first visit and we will be back.
A pretty setting and delicious good
We have been to The Compasses before and were so impressed we took our daughter after a visit to Freeport. The staff are so friendly and inviting and the service was perfect.
The food was delicious and a very good menu with a variety of options to choose from. Well done to everyone involved in creating such a lovely place to eat after a hectic shopping morning.
Have eaten here often,Always
Have eaten here often,Always good food and good service and reasonable price.
What more can you ask for.
Nice Country pub
The Compasses at Pattiswick serves food made by real chefs at reasonable prices. Welcomed on arrival, the service is relaxed but efficient. A good all round experience which will ensure you visit more than once!
the meal was made better by
the meal was made better by the beautiful sunny day
dinner for seven
The compasses is a delightful restaurant overlooking open expanses of Essex countryside, yet a short drive off the A120. The welcome is warm and the dining room is quiet and comfortable. The varied menu included some interesting dishes. The Haggis scotch egg (duck) was particularly good. The wine list was reasonably priced and the overall meal was excellent value for money.
lovely food and nice for families
we have visited many times before and always received very good service. The food as always was lovely, good choice and good quality.
Would definitely recommend this to friends for either a get together for a group or for a nice family or friends meal. We liked the meal very much.
The price was good too, very reasonable for the quality of food.
Everything about our evening at the Compasses was perfect. The food was excellent and arrived quickly - great choices on the menu too. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful and there was a great atmosphere there.
Great for kids
Great cosy building, with good ambiance given the number of other diners.
Outdoor space was really good for my kids who enjoyed the bouncy castle and climbing equipment.
Selection was good, both for adults and kids.
However i thought the Roast Pork was quite smalll and more like a couple of rashers of Bacon. My friends said the same re the beef. These were the more expensive items on the menu, so had expecetd better value.
Only other comment that only one real ale was on tap at the time. A greater selection woudl have been good.
Overall we had a good time.
Very enjoyable experience
Really enjoyed our meal. Its very good for children with play area & bouncy castle. We really enjoyed our time there. Thank you.
Had an excellent lunch. Food delicious, good choice on menu, friendly service and good value. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Been here many times, its always good. Very relaxed atmosphere, never rushed or hurried.
Had an excellent meal here
Had an excellent meal here with friends. The staff were friendly, the food very good and the wait between the courses was just right. Will definitely eat here again and look forward to it.
This was our second visit to your lovely restaurant, to celebrate a family birthday. Wonderful food, beautifully presented in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Very interesting and varied menu, and I would certainly recommend you. Can't wait to make another visit!
Could't fault it!
Friendly tentative staff, yummy food and great wine list. My first visit and my partners visit in a while and he joined the wine club which sounds fab. Great menu and very reasonable. Very pretty, down to the detail of the wild flowers on the tables and lovely surroundings. Worth a visit and we'll be back!
We enjoyed our return visit
We enjoyed our return visit to the Compasses, having the offer lunch menu which was really good value with no stinting on the vegetables or portion sizes. All clearly home cooked. Usual good service. Tempted to try the Christmas lunches/dinners at 19.95 for three courses, coffee and mince pies!