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
Great service and superb food!
The food was excellent as was the service and staff were friendly, welcoming, attentive and efficient. Loved it.
Our waitress was charming and funny. So lotto be served by a friendly and intelligent woman.
Everything was perfect. The Ox Cheek main course was impeccable. The bottle of wine we had was modestly priced (for a restaurant) and delicious. If I lived nearby I'd be there every week. I've been 3 times now for lunch, always had the set menu, and been impressed each time. Next time I must push the boat out and choose from the a la carte as virtually every dish sounds so tempting. Don't tell the Londoners although they'll never find you without their Satnavs.
Great little find. Will definitely be back there. Great food and service. I wish it was my local
Sunday lunch: Amazing as always, visited with family, seared scallops to start also had home made bread and Marmite cream cheese could have eaten a plateful of that! Had belly pork with the best crackling I have ever tasted, followed by various desserts to share. Thank you Compasses Inn
We have been coming regularly since we moved down here 5 years ago. The food is great and certainly more assured. Service is sharper. Losing the locals from the pub may have meant a loss of atmosphere...perhaps it was the time we came?
5 Stars for food. Bit noisy from other Customers. I wish people would talk more quietly. Never-the-less, we enjoyed our beautiful meal, and that was after all, the reason we visited.
I’rd love to know how you make that marmite cream cheese so light, amazing.
Outstanding food - absolutely delicious
I had not been to the Pub for 5 years when the current landlord and lady had not long taken over. There were still pub quizzes and bat and trap and regularly frequented until moving. I was delighted tonsee how far the pub has moved on and the food was outstanding. I could not recomend it enough.
We very much enjoyed our visit to The Compasses. It had wonderful food and wine and in a great Rural environment with a lovely garden. We were looked after attentively, with consideration and with excellent food. Not so sure about the piped music! either not necessary or too loud. All the accolades given are well deserved. Great venue in the countryside. Thank you.
Lovely quiet pub hidden away in Crundale. The cheddar and onion tart was delicious along with the lamb. I can definitely recommend the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. A lovely evening and I look forward to visiting again.
Whilst we were given a warm welcome and the food was good we had reservations about the service. We were invited to arrive early for a pre lunch drink but told we couldn't view a menu and order food until we were seated a half an hour later. We then waited a further half an hour for a main course having decided not to have a starter. Not good if you are going to limit customers to a two hour table slot! Food somewhat overpriced for a Sunday lunch.
Excellent service which was attentive, engaging and friendly. The food was exceptional. Overall a very enjoyable evening and we will be returning.
Excellent meal, and helpful and friendly service from all staff, who all seemed to have the skill to anticipate any needs. Thank you, we will come back!
We had a beautiful evening. The location and setting is beautiful and the drive in really sets the scene. The restaurant is so perfectly idillic. We sat in the garden and enjoyed a very relaxed pre dinner GnT and were then escorted to our table. The service was superb and very attentive to our needs but the food.......OMG absolutely stunning apart from not having room left for dessert I cannot complain. I highly highly recommend booking asap. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful experience
Excellent food lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff.highly recommended
Always a pleasure! Thank you!
I opted for the hake and white beans. The hake and squid were great but not sure about the white bean combination - it tended to be a tad dry and heavy. just my taste.
Very welcoming staff, lovely meal, 3 of us had starters and a main and the other 3 had main and dessert off the fixed price menu. We all the lovely homemade bread. Excellent food. Will definitely return.
We- the Faversham Old Gits Society - had a problem with number of guestss on the web site booking sytem for 6 of us but it only confirmed 2. So be aware if a party of more than 2 . However, after leaving a phone message Donna called back and arranged everything perfectly for us. On arrrival greeted by cheerful and effiecient staff. The Whitstable Bay Bitter tasted better than I had ever experianced before very cold and yet full of flavour. Maybe a new barrel but impressed. Lovely atmosphere lots of nooks and crannys with big garden too for dining outdoors. Great menu to choose from. Dogs ok in garden area. I think there might be access for wheel chair users but should check first. Menues available on the web site. We picked the Daily set menu and the choices were perfect for us Olde Gits Lunch Society. Ox Cheek starter very tastey little balls of flavour followed by Rump of Lamb slow cooked to perfection. Alll melt in the mouth. The good little extra of Bread and Butter to start with featured not just Butter but a Marmite and Cream Cheese alternative. As a Marmite lover we loved this idea. Some had Fish and Puddings all of which were great. Very good Coffee with Warm Milk and a Biscuit. Due to the the mix of orders the staff kindly detailed all 6 bills seprately for us to pay. Great service all round. Highly recommended.
It was a delight to have the same table each year we come to the Compasses Inn, nestled in the cosy corner. The service was excellent and the vegetarian choice was delicious. I am impressed with the extensive wine list and happy to see local grapes on the menu. We will return again and again.
I found the staff a little odd. when I arrived at 12.15 I asked if we could sit in the garden and see the menu. Our meal was booked for 12.30 I was told that I could sit in the garden but the menu would be brought out at 12.30. I was allowed to see the menu before 12.30 as that was the time I had booked a meal.
Never disappointed when coming here! The food is a work of art, the atmosphere is a delight, the staff are lovely, the chef knows his food, the manager knows her gin plus wine and the gin cocktails are to die for! Already looking forward to our next visit