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
My fourth visit over three years. Always lovely menu and well executed. Helpful service and warm atmosphere.
Stunning food and service, yet again. The quality remains unchanged from its formidable height reached on each and every previous occasion I have visited.
We couldn’t fault any of the 3 course dishes, (sublime) nor the service or ambience. Only change I would make would be the eclectic music ! Other than that... can’t wait to return
London prices in the country but very good. A shame they’re not keen on casual drinkers.
Fantastic, inventive food, attentive staff and a perfect rustic inn vibe!
Amazing food!! Have been twice now, first time some friends took us and was amazed how delicious the food was and this time we booked as a couple and was equally as happy! is definatly our special place to go for dinner now, and altho its not a cheap evening out its 100% worth every penny!
Loved everything about it
A really good dining experience, well above standard pub fare. Yes, a bit more expensive than some, but quality in all areas of the meal makes it worth it. The staff and in particular the "land lady" are really good fun to chat to, and we were looked after really well. The food itself was top notch!
Fantastic as usual!
Great food relaxed atmosphere x
Food is always excellent. Very helpful with helping select a menu for an allergy suffering customer!
The cod was absolutely delicious and beautifully cooked
We had a delicious dinner and fun evening - many thanks to the team at The Compasses! We will be back.
A great Sunday lunch and can't wait to come back again !
Love everything! We have been to the Compasses many times, the food never disappoints. It is definitely my favourite restaurant in the area.
One of the best dining pubs in the country without a doubt. Inspirational food and brilliant service every single time.
Excellent food: each of my courses was good, interesting, good combination of flavours and textures, well presented. Very good service too. One minor criticism: our request for a "dry sherry" led to our being served a very sweet sherry indeed. This won't put us off returning, but please stock a dry sherry (eg Tio Pepe) for when we do!
Food was lovely and beautifully presented
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch at Compasses Inn. The food was beautifully executed and plated, the wine selection was spot on and the ambience was so charming and cosy. Also, the service was impeccable and the wait staff were so patient with us loud ladies. I will recommend this place without hesitation.
We had a fantastic night. Wonderful food in beautiful surroundings. Already looking forward to our next visit. Thanks.
Great hidden gem of a pub restaurant, reminded me of the hand and flowers in its very early days! Fabulous and so glad it’s considered a local place for us as we are residents of Ashford. Why did I not hear of this place sooner!, we’ll it’s becsuse it’s so great and a well kept secret! Would certainly recommend although don’t want too many people to know as like the ease of bookings without a 3 month waiting list, but I’m sure this is to yet come at this fabulous place. So I’ll be sure to be returning on a regular bases.
We have dined at The Compasses quite a number of times and we have always been impressed with the service and the quality of the food is first class. We will be back.
never fails! without doubt the best Sunday Lunch in Kent
Really nice food again, sat in the bar this time which I preferred I think. Staff very good, attentive and friendly. :)
Superb on every front. Highly recommended