England > Dorset > Worth Matravers
viktorvee (30) , England | June 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant pub! Fantastic aspect over-looking the sea, the food is minimal (either meat or cheese and onion pie/pasty), the beer is tasty and all cask - 4 ales on the go at any time -, the cider is locally made, there is a fossil museum in the pub! Service from a hatch makes it busy at times but itís a very characterful and fun pub worth looking out.
Scopey (458) Croydon, England | July 18, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Square & Compass is a bizarre, yet brilliant pub. It is some odd concoction of pub, pie shop and geology museum! It is perfectly located on the Jurassic coast and has plenty of outdoor seating. Inside it is small and cramped. You order beverages and pies from a sort of hatch, with no real bar area. They offer a range of 5 real ales from gravity dispense and 3 draught ciders which are made on the premises. The house ciders are pretty punchy old-school style, but I rather liked them. A selection of bottled ciders also available. Food wise you have 3 options- meat pie, meat pasty and cheese pie. As a geologist myself, I was loving the random little geology museum. A brilliant quirky pub in a wonderful location. A must-visit if you are in this part of the world.
ragebe (2) Verwood, England | August 29, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
You canít beat the views. Food is limited but usually a good pasty. Never had a bad pint here.
Mungo (14) Southampton, England | October 12, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Great old fashioned pub. Lots of ciders and a few beers served by gravity, annoyingly only the names of beers are listed no the breweries. Service can be a problem with only a small serving hatch in the main corridor. Food consists of pasties or meat pies. A wonderful location and a quirky pub that is well worth visiting.
Fin (669) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 26, 2006
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Whilst I can fully understand the popularity of this pub situated as it is in such a wonderful location, It was still not quite as good as I expected. The beer I had Downton Cherry Ale was very good, the pub interior wonderful but I just found it a wanting a little. Service was just one chap on a busyish summers day lunchtime, and the front of the pub with an assorted collection of odd bric a brac chairs and stone tables etc; just seemed a little contrived.
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