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Square & Compass

Worth Matravers, Dorset

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3LF

(01929) 439229

www.squareandcompasspub.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Unchanging country tavern with masses of character, in the same family for many years; lovely sea views and fine nearby walks

Our readers love this honest, unspoilt gem, and the long-serving family who run it (they've now been here over 100 years) are warmly friendly and hospitable to all. A couple of simple rooms have straightforward furniture on flagstones and wooden benches around the walls, a woodburning stove, a stuffed albino badger and a loyal crowd of chatty locals. Cotleigh Tawny Owl, Hattie Browns HBA and Moonlite and a couple of quickly changing guests tapped from the cask, and home-produced and ten other farm ciders are passed through the two serving hatches to customers in the drinking corridor; also, 20 malt whiskies. From the local stone benches out in front there's a fantastic view over the village rooftops down to the sea. There may be free-roaming chickens and other birds clucking around and the small (free) museum exhibits local fossils and artefacts, mostly collected by the current landlord and his father. Wonderful walks lead to some exciting switchback sections of the coast path above St Aldhelm's Head and Chapman's Pool ? you'll need to park in the public car park (£2 honesty box) 100 metres along the Corfe Castle road.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award

Information

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Surroundings

Surroundings

Views

Views

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 89 votes cast


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