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Square & Compass (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Triple fff - Alton's PrideExceptional1
Charlie's home-pressed Square and Compass - Sat down be ciderExcellent1
Hattie Brown's - Mustang SallyExcellent1
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Piston PorterExcellent1
Palmers - Golden 100Good1
Hattie Brown's - HBAGood1
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Good1
Hal's - What Sony's Havin'Good1
Palmers - Copper AleGood1
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Jules GoldNot Tried0
Downton - Chimera GoldNot Tried0
Hop Back - CitraNot Tried0
Picture 1. Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset

Visits Details

08 Oct 2021 (Jack William)
Early evening ride out to this CAMRA listed heritage pub. It was idyllic, if you haven’t been then put it on your wish list. Busy with most people outside taking in the coastal views. Service via a hatch in the corridor. I had a quick look at the main room, open fire on the go; a smaller snug; and the museum! Unfortunately I didn’t make a note of the other 3 ales on - but I recall that they were interesting.
Hattie Brown's - Mustang Sally4.30ExcellentAnother gem from Hattie Brown.
12 Jun 2019 (Stu)
Hattie Brown's - HBA3.80Good
Hal's - What Sony's Havin'4.30Good
Downton - Chimera Gold4.30Not Tried
Hop Back - Citra4.00Not Tried
26 Oct 2012 (Eddie)
13:00 visit. When in Dorset a visit to this pup is a must, its a real gem!! As i line up in the corridor to get to the bar or should I say hatch :) I smell the distinctive aroma of hot pies and on a wet miserable October day a homemade cheese and onion pie will go down well with a pint of ale or home pressed cider :)
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80ExceptionalStunning session ale with heavy malty notes :)
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Piston Porter4.60ExcellentMmm Devine chocolate toffee notes :)
Charlie's home-pressed Square and Compass - Sat down be cider6.20ExcellentDevilishly dry cider' went down well with my cheese pie ;)
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
28 May 2010 (Stu)
Busy early evening,relaxing after a walk down the south west coastal path.
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80GoodAmber in colour,with a nutty and fruity malt taste.
Palmers - Copper Ale3.70GoodCopper coloured with a Sweetish fruity malty caramel flavour.
Burton Bridge - Jules Gold4.30Not Tried
25 Oct 2007 (Andrew)
Great pub. Jane said it was the best she's been in (ever). Friendly and cosy. What a gem.
Palmers - Golden 1004.70GoodBrewered to celebrate the family owning the Square & Compass's 100 year ownership of the pub. A copper gold beer. Lots of marigold hops
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried

About the Square & Compass

The pub sign. Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Worth Matravers, Dorset, BH19 3LF.

Wonderful old pub with sea views. There's no real bar with beer served through a hatch in the corridor. At one end of the pub is a museum and at the other an atmospheric drinking room. In between is a small side drinking room. At 2021 is one of just 5 pubs to have been in all of the CAMRA Good Beer Guides (since the first in 1974) which is, indeed, some achievement.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BH19 3LF