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The Square & Compass Inn


There has been a pub at Windmill Hill for around 200 years. Buddy and Kate are the proud new owners of The Square & Compass. "The Square", as it's known, enjoys a reputation for very good, reasonably priced food and drink in a warm and friendly atmosphere with glorious views over the Somerset countryside from the conservatory and garden. We are dog and family friendly too. You will also find a thriving live music scene in The Square and Compass Barn, a separate venue behind the pub. The Barn also plays host to numerous weddings throughout the season as well as all manner of events. With 8 modern, spacious, en-suite, letting rooms, The Square really is the ideal spot to spend a night or two. Buddy, Kate and the team look forward to welcoming you.

The Barn, in the generous garden grounds behind the pub, offers the perfect venue for weddings, conferences and parties set in beautiful Somerset countryside. Large gardens, seating and modern facilities make the Barn suitable for all manner of occasions.

Situated between Taunton and Ilminster and within easy reach of Lyme Regis and The Jurassic Coast (18 miles), the Square and Compass is set in it’s own large grounds. Overlooking the Blackdown Hills it is surrounded by rolling fields and beautiful countryside. The Blackdown Hills is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Find us on the map.

The pub is a well-known destination for those seeking home cooked food and employs fully qualified chefs with an emphasis on quality in a very relaxed atmosphere. The interior features wooden ceiling beams and heavy hand-made wooden furniture. In the winter there is always a roaring log fire.

The Stables

Eight brand new high quality double rooms have just been added to the pub, making the venue ideal for weddings, enabling guests to now stay at the venue. This also makes the Square and Compass an ideal location for holiday makers looking to explore Somerset, The Blackdowns and the Jurassic Coast.

The Barn Venue

In addition to the pub itself, the barn offers a purpose built venue for weddings, conferences, music and parties. The Barn has a civil licence for weddings and a fully licensed bar, modern toilets and large dance area. The professional music & sound system increases it’s appeal and scope for all other types of gathering.