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)
WEDNESDAY 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
Food was good ham terrine very nice found the pork belly nice and crispy and veg.and potatoes great . Only felt the pork belly seemed to lack some meat though.
Would have liked another Best Bitter option.
The most interesting and well-balanced pub menu I've seen and all our dishes were delicious and generously portioned - for just a few pounds more than your average pub meal you're getting proper restaurant quality food but with the friendly, personable service you'd expect from your local. Hugely recommended.
The setting is charming but we were in a very noisy room (although we asked for a quiet and private space at booking). Also the service was very slow and I had to ask twice to get my glas of wine. Food is very tasty but not worth the money, we think.
I would liked to have been able to add a tip onto my bill when paying with my card but that was not possible. Food was amazing as always
Atmosphere, service and food all absolutely amazing! Went with my daughter and now looking forward to returning with all the family as we haven’t stopped talking about it so they feel they’ve missed out! We had the set menu which is extremely good value for money.
I had some excellent Shepherd Neame Master Brew, but I was disappointed that that was the only real beer available.
Delightful upmarket country pub. Really interesting menu. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommended. Little more pricey than most pubs but worth it.
The restaurant is lovely and the staff are extremely welcoming! The food is second to none! This was by far the best meal I have eaten and we were made to feel special while the owner discussed wine with our group and advised why she had chosen the wines on the wine list. Turns out it was a fantastic recommendation and the wine was well received. As two vegetarians we always worry that restaurants are going to struggle to cater for us but we felt very special as the dishes were explained to us in detail. We will definitely be highly recommending this rest to friends and family!
We have introduced a handful of friends and each one has thoroughly enjoyed it.
Faultless food and service. The lamb main was a particular standout, as was the onion cream cheese served with the bread. Will definitely be back again soon!
Lovely pub, good food, decent beer. That'll do me!
A little light background music would be nice.
Food and staff were both excellent
My father and I were delighted to discover the Compasses (this was our first visit) and thought the food was excellent. We found the Compasses through the Good Food Guide. It appears under the heading "Crundale" and your web address also includes the word crundale. This is my excuse for not noticing Sole Street in your address, so we spent 10 minutes or so searching Crundale village for the pub. I expect most people put your post code into their satnavs and find you easily, but I was using an OS map! Just thought I would mention it.
Another excellent meal. Variety of choices from this adventurous menu makes this a special place to eat. Extensive choice of wines by the glass a real pleasure. Service very friendly and personal. Look forward to going again this coming Sunday.
Fantastic food and service, the Happy Birthday on the desert plate was a lovely touch, will recommend. Thank you Henry
A little noisy, hard surfaces do not absorb excessive noise. However did not detract from beautiful meal. Thank you,
Amazing and beautiful food for an incredibly reasonable price. Lovely pub in a beautiful setting, and great for a special occasion. Highly recommended.
Stunning food, great service. What a wonderful hidden gem!
thanks for this meal L&j Muselet
Set menu lunch was excellent, particularly the herring starter which was superb. Great two courses rounded off with good coffee in the garden. A perfect halfway stop on our walk from Wye.
Made to feel very welcome. The lady that took our order was friendly and very knowledgeable. The pub itself is very cosy and well decorated.
We had a faultless meal here on Sunday. A delightful, atmospheric pub with a large garden for children to run around in. The menu was interesting and impeccably cooked. Service was quick and friendly. We will certainly return!