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
Delicious food and a warm welcome from the lovely team. We always enjoy a visit to The Compasses Inn.
Excellent in every respect!
A warm welcome, attentive service and extremely delicious food. Will be back!
As always, my absolute favourite pub in Kent - everything is outstanding, we have only ever had 5* experiences at the Compasses
Our Sat nav broke almost essential if you don't know the area, they were brilliant when we arrived an hour late found us a table and the food was delicious, great staff the whole experience was wonderful. Fantastic I recommend the Compasses highly. Unlike the Fordwhich arms food good service absolutely hopeless unless they have got rid of the idiot who works front of house, I think he thinks he is working as some sort of headmaster and we are there to make him feel important, real shame for the chefs and everyone else who works so hard there! Unfortunately it is reflected on trip adviser, too many comments about the service for it to be a one off, it seems it happens all the time, but they are fully booked all the time so I think they don't care. How big do you have to get before you become arrogant! Nick Whitstable
Excellent meal & service. Can't wait to go back! Cannot understand why this restaurant has not been awarded a star!!
a delight in everyday as usual. Fabulous. Cosy. Welcoming and delicious
It was a great meal, a lovely place and very good service.
Thank you for a very pleasant evening to celebrate my birthday with my family
Absolutely delicious and it’s the 4th time I have been and it gets better each time!
It’s difficult to pick anything out in particular since all the food was lovely, Although simple, the Yorkshire blue with warm rosemary financier and quince was an outstanding combination. My guests were all very impressed with all their food - the sticky toffee pudding was considered the best the eater had tasted and the Kent lamb much praised.
Wonderful place with exciting food.
Food and service was incredible and always a joy to go to the compasses to dine.
A very pleasant experience
On a cold evening we really appreciated the cosy fires and atmosphere in the bar. There were 3 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. The quality of the cooking and ingredients is excellent. We also really enjoyed the different breads. The wine list is also very good.
A beautiful Inn hidden away in Kent. Staff very welcoming, interior delightful. The food is simply stunning- perfectly cooked and presented. All four diners very impressed- there is a truly talented chef here.
A* all round. Would highly recommend
Perfect meal as always. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Wished we lived nearer.
Definitely the best meal I've had. The service was very good, we weren't kept waiting too long between courses but we weren't rushed either. The staff were very polite, cheerful and insightful. I couldn't recommend Compasses Inn enough.
It was our first visit to the Compasses, following a recommendation, and we had a really lovely lunch. The food was exceptional and we're looking forward to returning - thankyou!
Wonderful, charming and historic building encompassing warm and friendly staff with Michelin star quality food. A very rare achievement in the area in which we live! Top marks to the chef..
Exceptional, food in a warm and cosy traditional kentish cohntry pub setting. This is Michelin standard dining without the faff and fanfare. Service was pitched perfectly, low key but attentive when needed. I wish this was my local!!
Really fantastic lunch. Should really be considered for a Michelin star!
We had a fantastic meal and a lovely evening. Thank you Robert and Donna