The Three Compasses

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The Three Compasses is a gorgeous pub set in the heart of Aldenham, fitting in with the close community spirit and the homely, unique atmosphere we’ve created. Dine in our stunning restaurant with family, indulge in a spot of lunch with work friends in our Board Room, or relax in front of our roaring fires with a loved one in the evening. Our rotating ales and delicious lagers offer you a number of options for you to sip on whilst you soak up the sun in our lovely garden, letting your little ones play on our climbing frames to work up an appetite for dinner. All our menus are served alongside our Head Chef’s scrumptious in-house specials both daily and weekly, we simply cannot wait to show you what we’ve been working on and serve up the great food you expect from us. Welcome to The Three Compasses
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3.9
food
3.9
service
4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Gotta say I'm a bit gutted. Took my family for Mother's Day. Sat on an old table that nobody could lean on next to the toilet. Our kids food came about 15mins before our startes, we then waited a good hour for our mains. By then our two little kids had well lost interest and were bored. My burger was very dry. Wife enjoyed her roast though. We are as quick as we could before the kids became too restless. When we did want more drinks I just went to the bar and ordered as nobody ever checked in us. I own my own business and often get tips so I always like to tip well. Gota day the 80p that I left even annoyed me. Have had a lovely meal before so maybe an off day.

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whatsitallaboutalfie
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok experience. The lobster and chips came out luke warm. Mixed grill was good value. Drinks and refill of drinks was slow. They were very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my evening, food , venue and staff were wonderful. What sullied my experience was; having had a really nice evening with good friends, arriving home I received an email, chastising me for not making my reservation, I was told that you took a 'hit' when people of my ilk did not bother to turn up. Appalled, I wrote back immediately, explaining that I had made my reservation. I got up early the next day at 6.00 am to receive another offensive email, stating that I could not respond to the first one but could I take the time to explain why I did not make my reservation. I responded to that too. Then I got another email asking for feedback which I am responding to now. I think you should review your data collecting system. I know plenty of people who would happily book 5 restaurants for one evening and just go to the one that suited them best. They would not care less about your cutting emails. I however have never not made a reservation without informing the restaurant in question, and find your emails offensive. Should I return to your restaurant I will make sure I get some assurance from a member of your staff, that I am indeed present and I will not receive any offensive email to the contrary.

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vipnicknack
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely place to eat and share an evening with friends

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Smartcookie
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sadly let down this time as our food was over cooked! I ordered my steak medium rare and it came medium to well and my partner ordered her tuna steak pink and it came well done and her veg came swimming in sauce! Not the best meal we had although the ambiance and service was good and we will
Weren't put off and will be back!! We were also told when the bill was presented that we would be given a complementary meal on our next visit so let's hope they can redeem themselves....

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DebsC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always - staff very attentive. Can highly recommend the delicious menu

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grlf
Buckinghamshire
21 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Only went for a quick lunch but waited over an hour for our sandwiches. Apparently there was a staff shortage. Two glasses of wine whilst waiting was over£18. They were very pleasant there and when I have been there before it has been much better

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CDFoodie
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very welcoming local. Food good and service with a smile.

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vipleslie
London
204 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table here on impulse for my birthday nice meal was proper gastronomy but experience I had not been sure what to expect it's fairly local so we will return great cheeseboard and happy and helpful staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place and lovely food. Would def go back. It certainly had a great atmosphere too. Easy place to chat with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Super food and super service. Very friendly polite staff

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George6270
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table to celebrate my birthday and I wasn't disappointed. We had a fantastic night. The service from Adil was amazing as we're all the lovely staff. The food was delicious and the great atmosphere just topped it all off. If we lived close by I would make this our regular haunt. Loved it thanks to everyone.

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Helenl
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - really healthy sized potions and cooked to perfection

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NickyR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really loved meal -the only critism would be that the salads were very small

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PK2019
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pub with great food and super friendly attentive staff. Bonus is the kids outdoor play area to the side, very handy to help them build up their apetites.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent , food was average, choice of desserts very poor as nothing different all very similar either stodgy or very simple.
House Italian wine good value

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vipJamez100189
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Menu selection was good. Food was nicely presented and very tasty.

Service was badly organised and it appeared one waitress was trying her best to run the whole place.

Luckily we got in before it was too busy but there was a lot of complaining from adjacent tables.

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StevieW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening. Nice atmosphere, friendly welcome and service, good food and beer (Bombardier), reasonable prices (if we'd gone on Monday, there was an offer of 50% off main courses!)

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GinnyE
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely revamp of this pub, with nice atmosphere and good food. Big car park.

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NGGG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

overall it was very enjoyable with a deifferent menu to our previous visit, we will go back again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub....nice country feel....made to feel very welcome.....amazing food..if a little pricey.....great service.

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Tintin
London
28 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bank Holiday Lunch, nice country pub. Good menu and choicea, would have been good to have been told there was a Sunday roast available even though it was Bank Holiday Monday.
New waitress, very helpful, and eager to answer our menu questions

Tasty family dining .

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Alistair
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Was put on table six, right under a speaker that was to much too loud, when the sun shone through the patio doors there was no curtain to draw to keep the sun off which made it very uncomfortable. That said food was excellent and has been on every occasion we have been there in the past.

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Suzie
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place,friendly staff maybe a little more choice on the menu but would return.

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jrc36
London
108 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Discovered this pub by chance when looking for somewhere to eat on Boxing Day that was open. It was a good find - a quiet and cosy experience with a good range of dishes on offer, including some lighter, healthier options. One ordered item was forgotten but quickly rectified when pointed out to staff. Overall, a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic country pub. Everything about it is great- the food, the ambiance, the staff. Cannot recommend highly enough

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Smartcookie
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

New owners and new food worth a try. Local to me and a great addition to the local pub food scene

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rachelsabina
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, great sunday roast, and good selection of wine. Will definitely come again and recomend to friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had set menu but starter & dessert portions were very small. Mains ok tho beef was luke warm.
Service was poor- & wine by the glass was expensive.
Shame - nice cosy pub!

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Jonathan
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice pub with excellent food and friendly staff. Even though our table wasn't quite ready the staff kept acknowledging us. Once we sat down we were able to move to a more comfortable table at our request. The portions were a good size and really tasty. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely local pub serving fresh cooked food. One small suggestion would be to have some more fish and vegetarian options but overall a lovely restaurant and venue

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Waitress was fantastic! Food not good, sent both our ribs of beef back as fridge cold in the middle. Two tables around us were sending their food back too. Had to cancel a 15 person booking in December due to this.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2016
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had to wait a long time for our drinks, they were sitting on the bar for ages

I ordered the burger with Lobster. I requested that the lobster be taken out of shell.
When the waiter brought it to the table, even he was embarrassed as there were 4 very small paces of lobster.

Although it tasted ok I did state that I hope,I was not being charged for the lobster.

The waiter handled the situation very well. And he was very pleasant.
They removed the charges for all,the drink

It's a great Christmas winter type pub as all the lights and fire gives a lovely ambience

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Kolicube
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love it every time I come here. Fantastic food, service and ambience. Have persuaded a group of my friends to have our annual Xmas night out here instead of The Grove this December! Am sure it won't disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy warm atmosphere.food was outstanding and also purchased waiter Charlie made the evening extra special!

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123eat
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely venue, quite expensive. Bit disappointed with food from this chain of pins recently. Used to be fab. Not so much now

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant surroundings, good food, choice of ales and fantastic waitering staff.

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Charlie1625
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was a relatively quiet evening when we went for dinner, and yet so many options were unavailable on the menu. Only 3 of our 4 starters were served and we were all finished by the time the last person was given theirs.

Just before we received our mains we were told that 2 of the orders couldn't be done so we had to re-choose.

Burgers were dried out, onion rings burnt and in-edible, and the tiny portion of chicken was so dry it had to be re-done.

It's such a shame cos it's a lovely pub and the food used to be good. Won't be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Three Compasses- A pub with a lovely modern decor, cosy ambience. & great food & customer service.

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Linda
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Waiters Very welcoming. Arrived 12.45
But took over 1 and 3 quarter hours to have main course and pudding - pudding eaten quickly.
Main course very poor. Toad in hole flabby stodgy batter, stale smelling fat. Ravioli over cooked, too much red onion

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The Three Compasses is rated 4 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.