WEDNESDAY to SATURDAY
Open: 12-3pm & 6pm-11pm
Food orders: 12-2:30pm & 6-9:30pm
Food orders: 12-4pm
MONDAYS & TUESDAYS
Closed (including Bank Holidays)
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
I visited The Compasses as a returning customer with friends on Sunday and we had the most wonderful lunch. The food was as amazing as always, just simply delicious. Thank you to all the staff who served and looked after us - thinking of you all as you navigate another lockdown x
Amazing food, beautiful location, lovely people x
Lovely country pub, great food and atmosphere I will definitely be back !
lovely country inn with excellent food and good wine choices
Thank you for the lovely evening, for warm atmosphere and delicious food! We were amazed by the standard of your service and the variety of your menu. We had a really good time celebrating my husband’s birthday (turned out to be the last evening before the second lock down). We consider ourselves lucky to manage to come to your Gastro Pub and enjoy our evening. Big thank you to the chefs and to the staff!
Absolutely amazing food, impeccable service and every care taken to ensure ours and the safety of the staff is paramount. Just fantastic!!
Really good. Fantastic food, good service.
Absolutely delicious food, beautifully cooked. Lovely staff. The most lovely evening.
Excellent food and service, as always. A wonderful way to spend a Friday lunchtime :)
A delicious meal sitting by a cozy fire. A perfect birthday treat. We have been coming for quite some time and unlike most places, the surroundings get subtly nicer, and the food gets better and more interesting on each visit.
Wonderful food and service as always, can't recommend enough.
Food was fantastic as always, atmosphere a little dulled because of the Covid distancing requirements, but service was on point and the wine was excellent.
Beautiful pub, Great Sunday lunch, really accommodating with children aswell :) well worth the travel from Tunbridge Wells
Our favourite pub for miles around. Friendly staff, great food, nice wine and a relaxed atmosphere. ✅
Amazing food and lovely service in a beautiful setting. I will definitely come again!
Fantastic ! As always no one goes the extra mile like this place. But don’t tell everybody!!
We loved it so much we’re coming back with friends next month! 😊
Excellent service and very friendly, food was fantastic.
Fantastic Sunday roast in a lovely setting. Classy interiors and very atmospheric. Would definitely come back and keen to try for dinner also...
Lovely lunch as always. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Really outstanding food. 10/10 top notch
Absolutely superb - we had a wonderful time, the food was amazing and the service outstanding. We shall return and return and return !
My wife and I have made this a regular and much needed monthly treat. It is a gorgeous pub serving amazing food with a smile. Definitely book ahead so as to not be disappointed. Make sure you get down there to support a real gem of a pub and their awesome staff during these difficult times for the hospitality sector.
The service was excellent and the Sunday roast was lovely. Really enjoyed our time with you. Many thanks.