TUESDAY to SATURDAY
Open: 12-3pm & 6pm-11pm
Food orders: 12-2:30pm & 6-9:30pm
Food orders: 12-4pm
Closed (including Bank Holidays)
TUESDAY to SATURDAY
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
Wonderful cosy pub, very authentic, very welcoming. Excellent food and great friendly service where nothing was too much trouble. Will recommend with enthusiasm.
Simply delicious, amazing as always. Thank you
We arrived very late in the evening because of a concert which overran, and were lucky to be served! However the staff were very welcoming and made no adverse comment. At the end of what must have been a very long day for staff, particularly the chef, the whole experience for us and our 'foodie' visitors from London was fantastic. Thank you for your patience.
Wonderful food, always leave wanting to return.
Great meal as always. Staff are all really friendly. Highly recommend this as a place to have a great meal and a nice relaxing evening.
We absolutely loved our lunch, interesting, well prepared food, excellent service, good value. The countryside is also lovely, although I confess we did get lost at first!
Fantastic food as always, perfect place to celebrate my husbands birthday.
Delicious food and good service from the very pleasant staff. We had the set price lunch menu, which my wife and I thought was good value for the quality of the food.
Our only disappointment is that we didn't discover you sooner! We will be back.
You can taste the passion and love for what they do in the food, mix in a easy going atmosphere, What's not to like. In short ... if you don't like fabulous food and nice people, Don't go.
Wonderful pub with a lovely atmosphere, and the food was outstanding and service very efficient. We can't wait to come again!
Super food, great atmosphere- in summary a lovely place to go for a nice meal out.
All round excellence, delicious meal, great presentation. Happy very pleasant staff added to the enjoyment of a lovely lunch outing. Great to see a delightful old pub with original features intact. Plenty of outdoor seating in pleasant garden area with easy parking and access.
We enjoyed our time at Compasses, albeit found the roast ribeye was extremely chewy, but then meat can be somewhat unpredictable to know if it will be tender or otherwise. However, serving hot food on cold plates is unforgivable in an establishment that has been given a title of 'Gastropub of the Year', which I made this point known to the waitress when asked if we enjoyed our meal. That said we will return for another meal at some time in the future.
Fantastic food it would be hard to Beats in the local area
Staff are lovely, attentive and always professional. Food is always exceptional and cater to a fussy eaters requests! It's our favourite little pub in the countryside. 5 star service every time :)
Beautiful pub, beautifully maintained. Staff very friendly and welcoming and food absolutely lovely. Couldn't fault it, will be returning!
An excellent lunch, we will certainly return.
I would like to thank you for making my husbands 50th birthday perfect and the food and service were amazing.
Fantastic food some of the best food in Kent . The attention to detail second to non . Staff lovely and friendly it's a real gem of a place .
One of the most delicious meals I have had for a long time and the service was exceptional with our every wish anticipated in advance. Super value for money - could recommend this place more highly.
Delightful Sunday lunch at the Compasses. It really was faultless. The confit of lamb was delicious as was the beef and the cod in pancetta. We didnt get the chance to try dessert as we ran out of time. The service was good but a little slow between courses. We will however return. Thank you for an excelkent dining experience
Amazing as always! The best place to eat in Kent