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Square and Compasses, Fuller Street

Isolated country pub. Very popular after reopening last year
Three ales from changing small breweries
Location and environs
How to get there map rambles On the Essex Way long distance footpath.
TL 748 160
A map is highly recommended
  • Jazz and beer festival weekend

    • 7th - 9th August 2009
    • 30 Real ales and ciders
    • Live jazz
    • Spit roast
  • Closed for two years, the pub has now been reopened with new owners who know what they're doing. Early signs are very encouraging for the lover of real pubs. There's a good 'pub' atmosphere living side-by-side with high quality food in pleasant restaurant surroundings.

    Nice to see the return of local social life to this remote corner.

  • Open seven days a week lunch and evening.
    Mon-Fri : 11.30am to 3.00pm and 5.30pm to 11.00pm
    Sat,Sunday : 12 noon to 11.00pm
    Food served except Mon. 12noon to 2.00pm (sandwiches only) and Mon evenings. (Cooked food may be available on Mondays sometime in the future.)
  • Howard's museum of dead country life has been replaced by more conventional knick-nacks and 'cleaner' decor.
  • There are plenty of easy and pleasant cycling opportunities. You could put your bike on the train to Witham or Hatfield Peverel then explore the back lanes of Essex. Certainaly an easy 'starter target' from Witham and Braintree.
  • Mystery rule This pub lies on a straight line 10 miles long of three pubs called the (Square and) Compasses. Coincidence? How is a church, LOST FOR 650 YEARS pinpointed by a fourth pub called the Compasses and using a 'square and a compass' 10 miles across!
    >>Read more about Templars, Masons and 800 years of history>>
  • NB This is in the parish of Fairstead. Easily confused with Felsted
  • Now with own web site
Jan '08 ©