TUESDAY to SATURDAY
Open: 12-3pm & 6pm-11pm
Food orders: 12-2:30pm & 6-9:30pm
Food orders: 12-4pm
Closed (including Bank Holidays)
TUESDAY to SATURDAY
About Compasses Inn
Hidden above the Downs between Canterbury and Ashford in Kent, the Compasses Inn is a great Rural Country Pub find whether you are looking for a pitstop whilst cycling or walking, a relaxed lunch, a special evening meal, or a pint of fine Kentish ale.
Husband and wife team Rob & Donna Taylor are just into their third year at the Compasses and clearly have a great love for what they do - reflected in the pubs' appearance and the care and attention to every detail inside. They have a wealth of knowledge between them gained at some of the best restaurants and hotels in London and Australia
Robert says he feels lucky to own such a gorgeous pub in a very beautiful part of rural Kent. "As an area of Outstanding Natural beauty (AONB) we are surrounded by Game Estates, Rivers for Fishing, amazing Farmlands with Local Producers - and not to forget the stunning coastline within striking distance." With meats coming from as little as 1/4 mile down the road, and vegetables, herbs and fruits used from their own garden, they really have grasped the concept of fresh local produce.
Donna describes the Compasses as a "muddy wellies and fine food kind of place" adding that "we have not lost sight of the pub's history as a Fine Ale House, and we endeavour to complement this with a fine Modern British Menu offering both light lunches and full evening meals with traditional foods in contemporary style
It was a gorgeous meal enjoyed buy myself and my friends. We all used to go to the Compasses years ago but when it closed and changed hands we were not too sure about going back but we are so very glad we did.
Consistently good food and service. Well worth the trip, a little gem!
Please ensure portion sizes are consistent! Two of our party had the lamb and they really varied in size. Unfortunately the male diner received the smaller portion. Apart from that we could not fault our evening in any way and all our guests were impressed with our choice of location and would love to return. Not a complaint but hopefully positive criticism?
Food arrival was a bit slow but otherwise excellent.
Service was a little slow and not very attentive. E.g I would expect plates to be cleared as soon as it was clear we had finished. Food was excellent as always
Superb every time
The best food in Kent. Incredible food and wonderful service.