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“Visited this place over ten years ago when I was driving a traditional latino music band from Los Angeles on tour, and they happened to play here before Bestival on the Isle of Wight. I remember a brilliant atmosphere as the sun shone across a front garden overflowing with people drinking cider and eating pasties. I promised myself I'd return, and return I have, on a short trip to Dorset. After spending an afternoon at Lulworth Cove and walking past Dr Michael Mosley off the telly, we drove up here. Obviously much quieter on a Monday late afternoon, but plenty of walkers and couples calling in. Visiting during 'Lockdown Lite' we had to sit outside and await the one person who seemed to be taking and bringing orders, which meant waiting longer than we anticipated. We got one of each house-made cider and a warm, freshly made steak and potato pastie. Cider is definitely of the scrumpy variety, tangy, acidic with some coarse tannins, and certainly could be fruitier. Pastie was excellent. Didn't try any of the beers from Hattie Brown, but did get a bottle later which was ok. Refreshing not to have to choose between national blands on draft. Overall, a lovely pub with a fair bit of history.“
minutemat 817 days ago
“Due to the current Covid-19 situation couldn't go into the pub. However they were still serving from hatches, only this time they had fitted out a couple of the windows. Full array of beers, ciders plus pasties and pies on offer. Was glad that we arrived just after noon because the garden started to fill up and the queue got longer. However being a lovely sunny day and the fact that there is plenty of seating had no complaints. For my the downside was that the two Hattie Brown beers were not that great and the steak pasties were 99.9% potato and flavourless. if I return I won't drive because those criders looked interesting.“
BeardedAvenger 1153 days ago
“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.“
Scopey 3361 days ago
“You can’t beat the views. Food is limited but usually a good pasty. Never had a bad pint here.“
ragebe 3684 days ago
“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 it’s a very characterful and fun pub worth looking out.“
viktorvee 3772 days ago
“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.“
Mungo 6197 days ago
“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.“
Fin 6305 days ago
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