RestaurantsEssexFairsteadCM3

survey result

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A fantastic pub in the Essex countryside” say fans of this quietly situated old boozer north of Chelmsford, dating from 1652: “the food never disappoints and the portions are super generous”. Game in season is a speciality.

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “accomplished cooking at this excellent and very rural pub” takes in game from the surrounding estates and vegetables grown in the village. (The building is believed to date from 1652, and was originally two farmers’ cottages.)

Summary

£44
    £
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good cooking, with locally sourced ingredients that will not break the bank” attracts solid feedback for this mid-1600s inn, which has held on to attractive original features and taps nearby estates for its hearty game-centric fare (villagers themselves contribute the vegetables).

Summary

£44
    £
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good cooking, with locally sourced ingredients that will not break the bank” attracts solid feedback for this mid-1600s inn, which has held on to attractive original features and taps nearby estates for its hearty game-centric fare (villagers themselves contribute the vegetables).

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Owner's description

The Square and Compasses is a traditional country pub set within the picturesque hamlet of Fuller Street close to Terling and Great Leighs. This 17th century freehouse has been sympathetically refurbished and offers a war and relaxing atmophere, delicious home cooked food, real ales and fine wines.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.30 £14.90 £5.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.95
Filter Coffee £2.25

Restaurant details

Yes
14
No dress code
Fuller Street, Fairstead, CM3 2BB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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