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The Square and Compass

Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
+44 1929 439229
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Naysayers, get a life1

We have frequented this very individual pub for more than 40 years - it is truly unique - why... read more

Reviewed today
Bellfamily44
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Somerset, UK
Pasty pub and museum

What a brilliant place Much of the pub is a really interesting museum. They serve a brilliant range... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fred B
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (36 reviews)
“the pub” (70 reviews)
“pastry” (75 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LF, England
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+44 1929 439229
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"pies"
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"the pub"
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"pastry"
in 75 reviews
"fossil museum"
in 17 reviews
"serving hatch"
in 9 reviews
"steak"
in 17 reviews
"great ales"
in 5 reviews
"beer garden"
in 9 reviews
"flagstone floors"
in 4 reviews
"pastie"
in 8 reviews
"popular with locals"
in 4 reviews
"home made"
in 6 reviews
"worth matravers"
in 16 reviews
"crisps"
in 6 reviews
"real ale"
in 7 reviews
"vegetable rice"
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"long walk"
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Reviewed today

We have frequented this very individual pub for more than 40 years - it is truly unique - why people seem to need to question what it offers is beyond me in this day and age of bland anodyne experiences. Either don't go there or...More

Thank Bellfamily44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant place Much of the pub is a really interesting museum. They serve a brilliant range of home made pasties and excellent beer

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This place is different ,I’ve been there in the wet the cold and now the heat , Top range of ciders and perry and the pasty on the plate is what you need in a mid coast walk stop over No airs or graces just...More

Thank david2811
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

What a fabulous place to visit very unique and quirky. Specialise in beers and ciders. Have an amazing dog that likes to sit on the roof.

Thank Robbo60s
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Spit and sawdust yes but great ales and nice pasty gub. Very rustic, very old, great view. Fab lunch spot

Thank Darren C
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

really lovely pub that serves great beer . Also included,in this convenient stop off for walkers, is a museum of local finds, . We visited on a day when there was a music night which was also enjoyable. food is limited but looked and smelt...More

1  Thank S J
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Because it is the only one. Great selection of ales, something for everyone. But the much vaunted pasties were a disappointment. And expensive.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Should you go out of your way to visit this pub. Yes. This is so much more than a local pub, it should be considered a megolithic landmark. An exceptionally special place but with so much amazing choice on offer what on earth are you...More

3  Thank KandAPandora
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

If you fancy a great walk with fab views followed by a pasty and a pint of cider sat on a sculptured bench in the company of local eccentrics, roaming chickens, dinosaur bones, ramblers and an assortment of dogs look no further! A locals favourite...More

Thank Scarlett W
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

A proper pub, untouched by modernity and the need to appeal to yuppiedom. The menu was steak pasty or cheese and vegetable pie - we had one of each and delicious they were too. Real ale and home brewed cider. A perfect view and an...More

Thank sussexspeckledy
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Leslie G
6 July 2018|
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Response from S J | Reviewed this property |
so sorry- only just seen this and i wasn't visiting at the time. Hope you got to see the game
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Sandy R
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