Welcome to The Compasses at Pattiswick!
We have a beautiful venue set in the stunning North Essex countryside, specialising in bespoke weddings and events at realistic prices. Simply put, when you host your wedding at The Compasses it’s all about YOU
“Your Venue… Your Vision… Your Special Day!”
On arrival, guests are greeted in two contemporary bar areas with comfortable sofas and real log fires. Moving through, our Barn area seats up to 120 guests for a wedding ceremony or wedding breakfast, with ample space for 150 evening guests.
Outside the patios are extensive and the views stretch out across the stunning Pattiswick countryside. The garden area is spacious and offers plenty of opportunity for beautiful wedding photos with stunning backdrops.
The Compasses at Pattiswick dates back to the 1700’s and the origins of its history have been linked to the Knights Templar. In 2005 the pub was transformed into a gastro pub and in the subsequent decade the team was awarded a host of national awards for their food and service. including…
- Great British Pub of the Year
- Great British Family Pub of the Year
- Best Restaurant in Essex and Best Pub in Essex
Amongst the host of entries in annual guides books, we are particularly proud of our entries in The Michelin Guide and Alastair Sawday’s Eating Out in Pubs.
In 2010, alongside the restaurant business, we put together a specialist events team to focus on running a whole range of private and corporate events including weddings, family celebrations and corporate functions. With ever increasing demand for exclusive use events at The Compasses, we took the decision in 2016 to put the restaurant to one side and focus all our attention on exclusive use events.
Since then we have seen a steady stream of bookings for weddings, parties and corporate events filling the calendar right through to 2020.
Despite our rural setting, The Compasses at Pattiswick is ideally located less than a mile from the A120 and five minutes from Coggeshall & Braintree. With easy access to Chelmsford, Colchester and Stansted airport, we are ideally placed for guests travelling from around the local area or from further afield.