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The Square & Compass Inn

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Front of property
Flat-screen TV
Free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Combined shower/bathtub, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Square & Compass Inn

The Square & Compass Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star inn in Matlock with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.0/10 Very good

65 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
Station Road Darley Bridge, Matlock, Matlock, England, DE4 2EQ
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Digital TV service
  • Free self-parking
  • Hairdryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Peak District National Park - 1 min drive
  • Peak District National Park - 5 min drive
  • Chatsworth House - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 64 min drive
  • Nottingham (NQT) - 70 min drive
  • Matlock Station - 4 min drive
  • Whatstandwell Station - 13 min drive
  • Matlock Bath Station - 14 min drive


  • Black Cat Café - 4 min drive
  • Thailand No1 - 4 min drive
  • The Thorn Tree Inn - 4 min drive
  • Cool River - 4 min drive
  • Red Lion Inn - 5 min drive

About this property

The Square & Compass Inn

The Square & Compass Inn puts you 3.1 mi (5 km) from Peak District National Park and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Chatsworth House. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:00 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only, 2 per room)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Square & Compass Inn Inn
The Square & Compass Inn Matlock
The Square & Compass Inn Inn Matlock

Frequently asked questions

Does The Square & Compass Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Square & Compass Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Square & Compass Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Square & Compass Inn?
Yes, dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room.
Is parking offered on site at The Square & Compass Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Square & Compass Inn?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Square & Compass Inn?
No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Mecca Bingo (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Square & Compass Inn and nearby?
The Square & Compass Inn has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Square & Compass Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Thorn Tree Inn (2.3 mi), Black Cat Café (2.5 mi) and Thailand No1 (2.5 mi).
What's the area around The Square & Compass Inn like?
The Square & Compass Inn is located a short 13-minute walk from Peak District National Park.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Down to earth good for walkers and dog owners
Wonderfully friendly and welcoming hosts. Excellent local knowledge. Accommodation : ideal spot close to walking routes, peak railway. On site free parking. Ales on tap and good home cooked food.
Natasha, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Warm, comfortable and good food. Needs a fresh-up.
Our stay was overall very comfortable and extremely enjoyable due to the friendly and helpful Simon and staff. The only minor downside was that the carpet in our room hadn't been vacuumed and the shower head was broken. These things could have been addressed prior to our arrival if proper checks had been made.
Monica, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Place was run down and dirty. We stayed in 2 rooms as first one the key got stuck for electric. The first room was dirty, looked liked it hadn’t been cleaned or hoovered. Toilet wouldn’t flush. The second room we had to take our bedding from the first one into there and there was bugs in there and same as the first it was dirty toilet didn’t flush, looked like it hadn’t been hoovered again and the water was dark brown. Writing on the wallpaper too. Cracks in walls and ceiling and wallpaper was all ripped. Friendly staff but we won’t be staying again.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Old, traditional decor, comfy bed.
Friendly staff. Easy to park. Good location for driving around the beautiful area. Our compact room was at the front of the Inn, and it's on a busy road, so we kept the secondary glazing closed. Shower head needed maintenance, so we informed the staff...I assume it will have been sorted now! Good full English Breakfast included in the very reasonable price.
GILLIAN, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Never again.
Never again. That says it all. Staff very friendly and helpful but rooms are dire.
4-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Peter, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Graham, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

George, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stayed at The Square and Compass for two nights as I was attending an event in Bakewell nearby. It is a very budget friendly property, but not at the expense of cleanluness or an extremely warm welcome. Fantastic cooked breakfast both mornings, really set me up for the day. Great staff and the landlord and landlady very friendly and chatty. Would have no hesitation in returning next time I was staying in the area.
David, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really lush building, staff, food, area and good vibes, will deffo be returning x
Abigail, 2-night trip
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