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
Donna and the team did an excellent job. We had to change from 4 to 3 diners as short notice - a bit of a pain. We were accomodated well (as always) and the standard of food & service was high as usual. We will certainly be manking many return visits!
Our first dinner out and we very much enjoyed it. Great to be looked after and see new safety measures in place. Plenty of space too.
Dropped one start off the food and drink - food was 5 stars, drinks is a 4, as there was only 1 ale being served. Outside of that, absolutely superb
All the staff were pleasant and attentive. We were happy to see and comfortable with the covid arrangements. The food was extremely good
Really lovely birthday treat. Such a beautiful setting, fantastic service and delicious food!
One of the most stupendous meals we have ever has. We shall definitely return again to try the other dishes. See you again!!!!
Lovely pub food was superb 👌 only let down we wasn't allowed to have pre meal drinks inside had to go in garden. Was a bit chilli. Food amazing tho
We thoroughly enjoyed lunch here . After a tortuous journey down from south London it proved an oasis ! We had advised the team we were likely to be very late because of traffic they were delightful - very relaxed and reassuring that as long as we made it before 2.30 we were fine . Food was excellent- cooking executed perfectly. Delicious fish at both courses . We will be back with friends .
I think that you have gone to another level regarding your food /service since you have reopened Rob is a Rising star amongst his peers We felt very comfortable in the environment that you have created can’t wait for our next visit
Me and girlfriend had a very pleasant evening at the compasses, a nice warming atmosphere to enjoy a Sunday roast. Service was brilliant and food was very tasty I can see why there’s a hype about the food here. Definitely worth going to will visit again.
Probably the best food I’ve ever eaten
Amazing!! The best roast beef I have ever had!
Really excellent meal and atmosphere. We had to cancel in March and were delighted to come back in July. Very good food, excellent presentation and good value.
Friendly staff good service And food.
beautiful food and outstanding service make this place very special - log fire creating an authentic old fashioned pub atmosphere. we felt safe and very well looked after. highly recommend !
The compasses inn is our favourite restaurant in Kent. We have already recommended it to family and friends. The food is exquisite and the service excellent. We cant wait to return xx
Myself and my guest had a superb lunch- well cooked and of a high standard. I'd definitely come again
Thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the end of the 4 month COVID hiatus. Didn’t even notice the social distancing measures. Fab food and service to match and restaurant looked great.
Very nice gastro pub food was outstanding and service was excellent
Fantastic first visit back after lockdown, it’s too hard to choose and first class food and service as always.
Always a great meal. I think the new tables in the back bar to enable distancing make it even better!
One of our favourite places to go... with a stunning menu and food to match. It would very dangerous if we lived closer!