The Compasses

Public House & Restaurant

The Compasses has been a family run business for over thirty five years and provides a friendly Traditional English Pub with Grub experience for regulars, locals and guests from further afield. The Compasses has two individually styled bars, cosy restaurant, large covered decking area, a large Beer Garden and ample car parking.
The Compasses is just up the road from the Warner Brothers Leavesden Studios and is the closest Pub/Restaurant to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Perfect for pre and post studio visits.


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A comfortable and personal venue for birthday parties and business events, private dining for up to 40 people. We are conveniently located just minutes from the M25 and M1 with plenty of free onsite parking.

Whether it’s business or pleasure, events or parties, we have an excellent reputation for great service and delicious food.


The Compasses has a wonderful bar selection including real ales, guest beers, lagers, spirits and fine wines.

The Compasses

We are the ideal venue for meeting with groups of friends for drinks or a relaxed meal in our bar or restaurant. We have a wide selection of wines to compliment your food.


12pm – 2.30pm

Tuesday to Thursday
12pm – 2pm  |  6pm – 9pm

Friday & Saturday
12pm – 3pm  |  5pm-9pm

12pm – 6pm

12pm – 2.30pm  |  5pm – 9pm

12pm – 2.30pm  |  5pm – 10.30pm

12pm – 2.30pm  |  5pm – 10.30pm

12pm – 2.30pm  |  5pm – 10.30pm

12pm – 11pm

12pm – 11pm

12pm – 10pm


Nice pub meal, friendly service. Went to the bistro for a meal. Service was friendly. Nice meal, chips especially were delicious! Nice atmosphere.

Lovely food after Harry Potter World. Rather than spending a for processed food at Harry Potter World, we chose The Compass which was less than a mile away and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and none of the kids left a thing. I had the Beef Ragu special, with tagliatelle and garlic bread. Kids are not allowed in the bar area, but there is large covered area out the back which also showed the Live Premiership football.

Modern village pub. It’s been decades since I’ve used this pub and I’m sure it’s had many makeovers and changes of landlords since then. The latest incarnation is modern without losing its pub ambience. This is very much a pub that serves food, rather than a restaurant that serves drinks. The main bar area is big with some seating and there are other seating areas. What I remember as a beer garden has been covered over, or at least a big part of it has been, but there still is some outside seating for hot weather. Service is friendly and efficient. There’s a good range of beers and lagers, including some craft beer and real ales.

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