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Square & Compass (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Triple fff - Alton's PrideExceptional1
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Piston PorterExcellent1
Charlie's home-pressed Square and Compass - Sat down be ciderExcellent1
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

12 Jun 2019 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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 :)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

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 2019 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 4 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BH19 3LF