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
Absolutely top class experience - wonderful character property, lovely warm friendly staff and food to die for. Can't wait to return.
Absolutely amazing, food, staff, bar, fab afternoon!!
Really lovely evening. The pub was warm and friendly atmosphere from the moment you arrived
We had an excellent lunch Staff excellent Food excellent Definitely will go back lovely pub and restaurant We will recommend it to all our friends and family
Great ambiance, excellent food and warm welcome. Very friendly.
Our second visit definitely not the last .Relaxed ambience and excellent food highly recommended
A sublime lunch exquisite food and first class service well worth the drive. We will return for the tasting menu evening !
Warm, friendly service. Great atmosphere and food. All round a great evening.
Our son had visited recently and was very complimentary about his visit so much so that we decided to try it ourselves. We were not disappointed. Staff very friendly, and food delicious. Will definitely visit again - soon.
Absolutely exceptional food and service at this delightfully charming country pub/restaurant. It was my first visit and I will definitely be returning regularly.
Amazing food, convivial service and and wonderful atmosphere, enhanced by crackling log fires.
I had heard good things about The Compasses Inn and I was certainly not disappointed: we were served exquisite food at 'pub grub' prices! Staff were efficient and friendly, ready with helpful suggestions and able to answer all our questions about our menu choices. 'Gastro Pub' (a dreadfully hackneyed term!) doesn't do it justice! Fine Dining Restaurant in a delightful rural-inn setting would be more accurate. I shall definitely be paying another visit quite soon. If only they allowed well behaved doggies alongside their 'Muddy Wellies' policy (too cold to sit outside at this time of year!) I know I would quickly become a 'frequent flyer' . . .
Very friendly reception and service. Exquisite food. Have already booked to return
Dear Donna Patrick and I loved our lunch AND dinner!! Thank you all very much and we’ll be back! It’s a really special place...
I can honestly say the Compasses Inn was well worth the trip, the food, staff / service & atmosphere was amazing. Definately a place to eat again & again, we will obviously be returning......very soon. Thanks to all at the Compasses Inn for a pleasant evening.
We had eaten here before and decided to treat my daughter for her birthday. We had the perfect meal . All six of us. Gorgeous pub and staff so welcoming . The food is varied and delicious and such good value. We just wish we lived nearer.
A lovely place, great welcome, and excellent food, but driving there is tricky (2 mile, single track road) and the waiting for your table area is a little uncomfortable and spartan. A noisy dinner group also spoilt the evening, but that is not the patrons problem, just a thoughtless crowd.!
Another lovely meal in a great venue and served by happy helpful staff
A great welcome, a menu that pleased everyone in an enjoyable and hospitable environment that never fails to exceed expectations.
The roast dinner was lovely but had no gravy which would have made it much better.
The usual high standard, great cooking
Highly recommend- service, atmosphere and food all perfect.
Fantastic food, lovely pub and friendly staff, will return!
The set menu at lunchtime offered a choice of meat, fish & vegetarian dishes. The food was excellent & fantastic value for money.