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The Compasses, Telford

Beveley Road
Oakengates
Postal town: Telford
TF2 6SD
Phone: 01952617997
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Compasses

Slightly awkward to find pub in Beveley Glen a few minutes walk uphill from Oakengates centre on the old Holyhead Road (part of the Roman Watling Street)now bypassed , so the pub finds itself in a cul-de-sac . The exterior is fairly plain from the front , it is a narrow one room pub with sturdy wooden seating and tables with a TV at one end , the bar is central and the far end has comfy leather sofas , if there are people sitting at the bar its a bit of a squeeze to get by . At the rear of the pub where the old lounge/dining room was is Jenkos mongolian resturant , the room has been extended into an unusual replica of a mongolian yurt , it has a good local reputation for the food , but i have not eaten so will not comment. Back to the bar , the staff and locals are very friendly and the beer is exellent , three ales on all local , usually from Hobsons or Salopian, on my visit Hobsons Best and Twisted Spire plus Salopian Oracle , the Twisted Spire was exellent and at £2 a pint fantastic value .
This is a good pub well worth a visit

On 1st April 2011 - rating: 9
[User has posted 775 recommendations about 664 pubs]


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John Horton left this review about The Compasses

Wow, what a revelation this was. The outside was anything but inviting but the inside said 'come in & make yourself comfortable'. Which we duly did. Four real ales (Ludlow, Salopian, Hobson's & Bridgnorth Brewing) all well presented, very tasty (I had 2 & my mate the other 2)& at a price that told use we'll be back. Comfortable, warm and very agreeable. Food available but didn't see a menu so I'll not comment. Narrow single room bar/lounge with restaurant area attached. The locals started chatting to us within minutes of our arrival, very friendly. Plenty of parking available. Just off the Holyhead Road (old A5) between Oakengates & Ketley. Yeh, I'll be back - think I've heard that somewhere before!

On 12th July 2008 - rating: 8
[User has posted 148 recommendations about 148 pubs]

This pub features in the following crawls:
Brum-Oakengates-Walsall by train man
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Oggwyn Great
Oakengates, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Telford Central, 2.74 miles, 52 min walk (show)
Wellington (Shropshire), 3.67 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Compasses, Oakengates
1st Sep 2019, 17:16
Pub added to pub crawl (Brum-Oakengates-Walsall) by train man
 
1st Apr 2011, 20:35
Review submitted by Oggwyn Great amended by Oggwyn Great

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : No last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 June 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - rugby - last updated 22 February 2015 by Oggwyn Great
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 June 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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