Bed & Breakfast The Compasses (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)

Bed & Breakfast The Compasses (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)

About The Compasses

Nestled in the greenery of Essex countryside, The Compasses offers cosy accommodations and relaxed dining aside outstanding walking and cycling terrain. Just twenty minutes' ride from Stansted Airport and the attractions of Chelmsford, this locale is perfect for both bustle and leisure. Rooms are each individually decorated at The Compasses, providing tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and private bathrooms. Hotel features comprise free parking and Wi-Fi, as well as pet-friendly and non-smoking accommodations. Dine on-site for full menu fare from the cooked or continental breakfasts to traditional Huffer stuffed sandwiches, meat, fish and vegetarian options, as well as a frequently changing specials board and ale selection. All ingredients are locally sourced, and the ales are hand-pulled directly from the barrel in the temperature-controlled cellar. Nearby favourites include Melbourne Stadium, Chelmsford Cathedral, Essex Police Museum, Chelmsford City Racecourse, and numerous nightlife venues, all within a fifteen-minute ride of the hotel.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi

  • Kitchen / Kitchenette

  • A/C

  • Parking

  • Balcony / Patio

  • Washing machine

  • TV / Entertainment

  • Hairdryer

  • Pool

  • Non-smoking rooms


141 Broomfield Road, CM1 1RY, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 208  reviews from:
  • Location
    Very good  8.4 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.4 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.2 / 10

Positive Reviews


Perfect English Pub Atmosphere

You'll step into a casual, historic ambience with a cosy log fire and friendly welcomes. The attractions of Chelmsford are just a stone's throw away and the surrounding Essex countryside is perfect for nature hikes, cycling and horseback-riding adventures. (Be sure to ask in the pub for a custom-made cycling t-shirt!) Traditional, character-filled decor, countryside serenity and dog-friendly (and even cat-friendly at times) environs await, with a popular menu and selection of ales straight from the barrel, all reasonably priced and served with a smile. Don't miss out on the Huffer sandwiches, a traditional stuffed sandwich specialty, or the Eggs Benedict with choice of ham or salmon, muesli, yogurt and toast with local preserves and marmalades at breakfast.


Lovely, Boutique Rooms

All five rooms are unique and comfortable with excellent showers, cosy beds and charming décor .


Superb Staff

These folks are friendly from arrival to departure and won't mind going out of their way to ensure your comfort.

Negative Reviews


Remote Locale/Easily Mixed-Up

This spot is pretty far out in the country, so you'll need access to a car if you plan on staying here. Also, please note: there is another venue by the same name located in the Chelmsford area - double-check your address to make sure you've got the right spot.


Extremely Popular and Often Busy

You may find the popularity of the place makes it hard to book unless you call far in advance. Busy nights mean you may wait a while to be served, but you'll be glad you did!


Noisy Nights

The pub closes by midnight most nights, but until then you may hear a bit of noise. While the road out front is not very busy, you will hear an occasional car pass. Bring your earplugs if you're a light sleeper.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Car park
  4. Pets allowed
Room facilities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Hiking trail

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


141 Broomfield Road , CM1 1RY , Chelmsford , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1245)362308 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Safe distance
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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