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Welcome to the Square and Compass

A friendly, family welcome from the staff, locals and customers of the pub is extended to all
who visit The Square and Compass. Undoubtedly a true gem in the heart of Dorset.

Award winning beers and ciders including home pressed traditional cider made by the owner,
are the perfect accompaniment to a traditional hot pasty or pie.

Live music is also served up on a regular basis with bands and artists playing
at the pub on evenings and Sunday afternoons through out the year.

Please note: Summertime Opening Hours now apply:

Summertime Opening (from Mon 3rd April):
12-11pm - 7-days-a-week


Come and meet the experts.
See the micro fossil hunting demonstrations.
View astounding and new finds.
Have your own fossils identified.

Not a competition, but an event for people, experienced or novice, to enjoy carving stone, this 2 week long stone carving festival has been running now for over 20 years.

Watch the experts turn a block of stone into a work of beauty over the 2 weeks, and take the opportunity to borrow some tools, select a stone and have a go at creating your own piece of work.

The event runs daily with the tent open from 9.30am till 5pm.

Children must be accompanied by adults.

There will be music in the pub every night.

Coming Next:

Fri Jul 21 @ 9:00PM

Fri Jul 21st @ 9:00pm   -   341
Hightown Crows

Sat Jul 22nd @ 11:00am   -   1730
Fossil Fayre

Sun Jul 23rd @ 11:00am   -   1730
Fossil Fayre

Sun Jul 23rd @ 2:00pm   -   235
Sweet Olive String Band

Mon Jul 24th @ 9:30am   -   1933
Stonecarving Festival starts (2 weeks)

Mon Jul 24th @ 8:00pm   -   170
Kállai János

Mon Jul 24th @ 9:00pm   -   177
Don Kipper

Tue Jul 25th @ 9:00pm   -   156
Glenn and the Creeks

Wed Jul 26th @ 9:00pm   -   133
Dila V & The Odd Beats

Thu Jul 27th @ 9:00pm   -   103
Kangaroo Moon