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The Compasses

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Holbrook $$ - $$$ , British,
Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
+44 1473 328332
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (3 reviews)
“curries” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere , food delicious, nothing too much trouble for our Hostess who was very attentive and welcoming to our Ladies club.

Thank JILLYJUNE2013
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This restaurant is a lovely atmosphere, with great lighting! However, none of us were too comfortable on the chairs provided. The food was wonderful. We had the salmon wellington with prawns and asparagus and scampi and chips. All in all, the evening was absolutely amazing....More

1  Thank thedebster22
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Came as guests in a party of ten on a Saturday evening. Had pre-booked our meals to assist timing Bar areas spacious and comfortable and drinks served to tables. Restaurant area well laid out and comfortable. Meal when came was overcooked, particularly the steaks which...More

Thank EnglandD&B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife & I took another couple to the Holbrook Compasses for lunch, this being our first visit here in perhaps over 30 years. Spotlessly clean and very nicely decorated/furnished, our first impressions were favourable. They were even better when we ate our meals which...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

3 of us had lunch here 2 days ago. 2 of us had starters - whitebait with curry mayo, and prawn cocktail. Both very nice but the bread was a slight disappointment, just standard sliced loaf stuff. Our mains were gammon steak, 2 eggs and...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Called in the compasses today after been out for a walk with the dogs. We expected to eat and drink outside but the guy said it's ok to bring them in. Think he was a little surprised when we bought in three greyhounds. We had...More

Thank carl v
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends on a Thursday evening. We were the only diners. Plus two people at the bar. Had 6 lovely meals, all freshly cooked, all hot. 3 had starters. 4 had desserts. The desserts are ok, obviously bought in and not...More

1  Thank Parrotlady1972
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Tried the refurbished Compasses. Very disappointed. The menu is not inspiring. The quality did not justify the high prices. My pate was edible but not very enjoyable and the all day breakfast was very disappointing. I will not be returning.

Thank marty243
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Had to write after seeing last review, I was there that day, it was not dust on the chairs it was carpet cleaning powder.... the cleaner got carried away. We have been going to the pub since the new owners took over in November... its...More

2  Thank tobysinclair2
Reviewed 1 March 2017

All the tables and chairs in the dining area had a layer of dust on them. The food was poor the vegetables were undercooked and the meal was just warm. Very disappointed will not be returning

1  Thank Hils2947
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Patrick B
Hello Nicholas are they dog friendly in the bar?
17 October 2015|
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Response from Wendy B | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen dogs with their owners in the bar area (not the restaurant, obviously). Might be best to check direct though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipswich Road, Holbrook, Babergh District IP9 2QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 328332
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