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Welcome to the awarding winning Compasses Inn at Littley Green.

The Compasses COVID-19 Statement 22/03/2020

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to shut the pub’s takeaway service from tonight.

Although I really appreciate the support we have received over the weekend, having spoken at length to my staff and in light of the advice and support given by the government, I cannot, with a clear conscience, ask my staff to continue to come to work. Not only am I putting them at unnecessary risk, many of them live with vulnerable people. I believe the decisions we make today, and the way we behave, will greatly affect our collective future.

I would like to thank you all for your support. We are lucky to serve such a wonderful community and we are saddened that we will not be able to do so in the coming weeks. I’d also like to thank everyone at Essex Young Farmers for their generosity – it has been a great couple of months!

Take care of yourselves and your loved ones, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the new and improved Compasses in the not too distant future.

Joss & everyone at The Compasses xx

 

COMPASSES’ NOMINATED CHARITY 2020

The Compasses’ nominated charity for 2020 is Cancer Research UK.  Joss Ridley, the landlord, has chosen Cancer Research UK as one of his best friends (Dan) has been living with Stage IV bowel cancer for the last two years.  There will be numerous events at the pub, including a weekly quiz night on Thursday evenings whilst we’re at The Whitbreads Barn, to help reach our target of £10,000.  Joss is also racing the Transcontinental Bikepacking Race in July in order to help raise awareness.  We would be very grateful if you are able to support us in any way, and if you would like to sponsor Joss on his big bike ride and read about Dan’s journey, please click on the link below:

Cancer Research UK Sponsorship Page

If you would like to know more about the Transcontinental Race, please click on the link below:

Transcontinental Race

If you would like to read about some of Joss’s adventures in the last couple of years, please click on the link below:

Orange Socks Blog

 

REAL ALE

Being members of the sixth generation of the Ridley brewing family we pride ourselves on the quality of our real ale.

There are always two classic Essex bitters available – usually Bishop Nick Ridley’s Rite and Crouch Vale Essex Boys Best – a dark ale, a golden ale and one other guest ale. See the blackboard below for our latest offerings.

Last updated: 20/03/2020

The Compasses, also known as The Huffer Pub

There are sandwiches - and there are Huffers! What's a Huffer? Well, let me tell you. Traditionally a Huffer used to be half a loaf of bread that the men working on the fields would take each day, stuffed with a selection of fillings.

Out and about
Out and about

See the historic pillboxes, remnants of World War II, amongst the wild garlic in the nearby woodlands and enjoy walking through the fields of linseed and wheat. The local countryside is perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. If you are interested, the The Compasses' unique cycling shirts are available from the bar. For all those winter walkers there is a welcoming open log fire and a good pint of real ale to help you on your way.

What We do

Cycle

To take advantage of the stunning local country lanes, The Huffers & Puffers Cycle Group leave for a cake run every Saturday at 9.00am

Food

In this age of ‘bistro pubs’ we are proud to operate as an independent public house offering proper pub food, with ingredients sourced from local suppliers

Horse Racing

Only a few furlongs away is Chelmsford City Racecourse – the first one to open in the UK since 1927. Are you feeling lucky?

Beer Festival

We run beer festivals throughout the year, but our main event is the Hopstock Beer & Music Festival, running from 9th-11th August 2019