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
always enjoy my visit as do my friends have no concerns recommending the compasses always sure they will have a great meal.be back soon.
Fantastic, a beautiful place, the friendlest of hosts and food that makes you dream
Second visit to this delightful old inn, in the heart of the kent countryside. Food, service and ambience were top class. Well worth a visit for lunch or dinner if you like delicious food well presented by friendly and efficient staff.
We had a great meal at the compasses, the food was well cooked and full of flavour. We will definitely be back
Flexible on seating us as we turned up with six and booked for four. Lunch was delicious. A couple of the wine choices were superb. Enjoyed the meal.
Great food as always staff exceptional , loved the ham hock terrine with pickled rhubarb, it’s always such a joy to come out and really love all the food fantastic
Excellent food cooked to perfection service was polite and helpful would highly recommend.
Beautiful pub, great food and wine, friendly and efficient service. We’ll be back for sure!
Fantastic food! Every course is first class!
Despite having some initial difficulties with the booking in Webb site I would still not hesitate to recommend Compasses Inn to anyone looking for a superb meal.
Only reluctant to recommend in case I can no longer get a table- it's that good
Fantastic venue, excellent food with some great choices with flavours put together you wouldn’t normally think of. Great service always present but never rushing or obtrusive. We booked lunch at 1 didn’t arrive until 1.30 and left at 5, they handled us brilliantly Will be back
we had a wonderful lunch at the compasses. we had watched rob's demonstration and tasted his food at Tom Kerridge's Pub In the park and wanted to taste more. we were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and you could tell from talking to them, their passion for food.
Honestly the best meal we have had in a long time! Now I'm ultra fussy but there was not one thing that you could say 'It was very nice but....' The food was beautifully presented, had superb flavours and the Ox cheek which I has, simply melted in your mouth. An added bonus was a very good pint of beer too, clean & crisp and just how it should be. Well done to all the team who obviously work very hard. I would highly reccommend The Compasses and we will be back.
Unfortunately I do not live in Kent if I did I would be asking for a loyalty card. From the first greeting from the staff onto a splendid meal, my party all agreed it was a 5 star experience. Compliments to all Compasses Inn. Fantastic
Roast was lovely as always, however the cheese that resembles looking like grey putty and tastes just like it needs to be removed from the menu ASAP!
The 4 of us thought it was one of the best meals we'd ever had. The food was absolutely delicious and we loved the creativity of the dishes. We all had starters and mains and wished we'd had room for pudding! I've entered your chef in the Kent Chef of the year competition.
Fantastic food every time - as good as many top London restaurants.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. We will be back!
We dined here on Friday for lunch and had the lunch set menu. Extremely good value, the food was soooo delicious, the chef catered for my allergies perfectly. Couldn't fault our experience at the Compasses
another excellent meal enjoyed by all three of us
We have been to the compasses quite a few time and we have never been dissapointed the food is always excellent Rob is a fantastic Chef. The service that we get is also brilliant and we are always looked after very well. It is a lovely pub to go to and we are looking forward to our next visit .
Excellent food, great service and wonderful location. We have eaten here on a number of occasions and always find the service and food to be superb.
Lovley food and great staff. Will be back very soon.
Really outstanding. A gem.