Welcome

Welcome to the awarding winning Compasses Inn at Littley Green.

CHRISTMAS BEER TAKEAWAY

We are offering Real Ale to takeaway over the Christmas period at £10 per 4 pints – please bring your own container. We will try to have 2 real ales on at any time – please text Joss on 07771860950 to find out what’s on or check social media. We will also have some of our keg beers on – Bitburger, Carlsberg, Guinness and Hogan’s Cider.

 

We will be open on the following dates & times:

 

  • Monday 21st – 17.00-18.00
  • Tuesday 22nd – 17.00-18.00
  • Wednesday 23rd – 17.00-18.00
  • Thursday 24th – 12noon-13.00
  • Friday 25th – Closed
  • Saturday 26th – 12noon-13.00
  • Sunday 27th – 12noon-13.00
  • Monday 28th – 12noon-13.00
  • Tuesday 29th – 17.00-18.00
  • Wednesday 30th – 17.00-18.00
  • Thursday 31st – 12noon-13.00
We also have a little surplus half price bottle and snack stock that we would like to get rid of during our Christmas Charity Takeaway on Friday and Saturday. If you would like anything, please call us between 12noon and 3pm on Friday or Saturday and arrange a collection time. We are willing to do a deal on large orders and the out of date stuff!

COVID-19 UPDATE 15TH DECEMBER 2020

As of 16th December, The Compasses will move into Tier 3 which means we will have to shut. We are not sure when we will be able to reopen – there is a review on 23rd of December. Given the severity of the increase in cases, it is very unlikely that we will be able to open over the Christmas period.

We will probably offer a takeaway service this weekend to get rid of any surplus stock, so please watch this space for details.

If you would like accommodation for any of the legitimate reasons stated in Tier 3 guidelines, please get in touch by email.

Otherwise, we wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and hopefully see you at some point in the new year.

Joss x

REAL ALE

Last Updated 12th December 2020

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.

Breakast at The Compasses!

Starting 1st August 2020!

As a result of the improved back of house services, we have decided to alter our opening hours and food times, and to offer breakfast at the weekends between 08.30 & 11.00.

Monday 12.00-15.00 & 17.00-23.30 (Food 12.00-14.30 & 18.00-21.00)

Tuesday 12.00-15.00 & 17.00-23.30 (Food 12.00-14.30 & 18.00-21.00)

Wednesday 12.00-15.00 & 17.00-23.30 (Food 12.00-14.30 & 18.00-21.00)

Thursday 12.00-23.30 (Food 12.00-14.30 & 18.00-21.00)

Friday 12.00-23.30 (Food 12.00-14.30 & 17.30-21.00)

Saturday 08.30-23.30 (Food 08.30-11.00 & 12.00-21.00)

Sunday 08.30-23.30 (Food 08.30-11.00 & 12.00-20.30)

 

Friends of The Compasses Charity Takeaway Service

 

The Charity Takeaway Service has now finished. We raised an incredible £9,000 over 8 weekends for the following charities:

  • Essex Young Farmers – our hosts
  • Cancer Research UK – Joss
  • Prostate Cancer UK – Paul
  • St Elizabeth Centre – Lizzy
  • The Trussell Trust – Audrey
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association – Courtney
  • Celia Hammond Animal Trust – Sue
  • Braintree Youth Project Charity – Gus

Thank you everyone for your support, it was a very special thing to be part of. We will continue to do takeaways from the pub when we reopen on Friday 24th July.

Joss and The Friends of The Compasses Voluntary Group

 

 

 

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

 

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