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
We have been coming here regularly over the last few years and the food never disappoints. We were a party of 4 and enjoyed a relaxing and delicious Sunday lunch. We all chose different dishes and we were all happy with what we had. An exciting and varied menu. We will be back.
Lovely evening, friendly cosy venue with lovely staff. Couldn’t fault the food. Not inexpensive but you get what you pay for.
Bit of a challenging journey in the dark when you don't know the area but it was worth it once we arrived. Very inviting atmosphere ,cheerful friendly service. Very much enjoyed our meals ; I chose a conventional pork belly which was well cooked - crispy outside and beautifully tender inside - my wife had the trout which had some unusual flavours which she thoroughly enjoyed. Well worth a visit
Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic atmosphere!
Wow first time at Compasses won't be our last couldn't fault the the service and all of the food it was fantastic . Every course was an experience in fine dining the Atmosphere was very welcoming we felt at home as soon as we walked in they are just great ! We will be back soon .
Athough the food was nice and the young waiting staff friendly. The older lady was rude and the chef really unhelp. I have been to better restuarants some with michelin star and they have been more accomodating, Not somewhere I would return to or recommend.
Exquisite food, so perfectly balanced and seasoned, carefully composed and beautifully presented. Masterful cooking.
Great service + food
Well worth the drive !
We had a lovely time and will be recommending Compasses Inn to family & friends.
Excellent quality food, fantastic service Apologies for my friend I had with me
Another outstanding meal!!! Customer service is always with a smile and they always say farewell as you leave! The bread is to die for and on a bleak winters day the roaring fire is a welcome sight! This isn’t just a pub with food it’s a place I would recommend to my friends with high standards and know that they too will absolutely love the food and service!!!
Fantastic evening definitely going back
Booked a few months in advance, we had a table for seven on the Sunday before Christmas. Warmly greeted to a wonderful country pub. Service was attentive, without being over bearing, and the food was first class. Overall, I would fully recommend, you get what you pay for, and there is a reason the Compasses features in the Michelin guide. You will not be disappointed.
Absolutely brilliant. Could not have been better Many thanks
What a fantastic restaurant, we have eaten here a few times and the staff and service is always exemplary. The food is also amazing!!
The set lunch is outstanding value for money. Superb food.
Really excellent food in a beautiful old pub.
Food was excellent and nicely presented, the service and enthusiasm of the serving staff was exceptional.
Beautiful dining area. Excellent food, efficient and friendly service, great wine list
Excellent food as always, lovely roaring fire and service with a smile. Lunch is fantastic value.
Our first time with you. We will be back!
Amazing as always
Exceptional in every aspect!