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
We had a delicious cosy lunch. We will be back!
Another evening of superb food and attentive service at the gem that is The Compasses. Our friends were there for the first time and they loved it. Many thanks for making it a wonderful night.
Thought my beef was really puite a stifle to eat. Would liked to have had more than one option for my wife with her vegetarian meal.
Another outstanding dining experience at The Compasses!
Wonderful service with great food to match, will definitely be returning.
Delicious food and very good service. Great selection of wines by the glass.
The food was very enjoyable with a well thought out menu to suit all tastes. We sat in the pub area, which had a very nice atmosphere and the waiting staff made it a most pleasant experience. We look forward to returning with friends very soon.
A very enjoyable meal. First time my 85 year old mother had visited you and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As usual, interesting, tasty menus . Portion size , just right.
We had a very nice Mother’s Day lunch. However, it worked out at £30 per head plus drinks for just a starter and main meal which we felt was expensive for what it was. Would think twice before coming again because of this.
The food was lovely and something a bit different. The only thing that let it down was the waiting in between and the missing item from our order - which took a while to be able to ask a member of staff to rectify. That said the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Excellent food, polite and efficient staff. Although a ;little expensive I would not hesitate to recommend a real treat. Peter R
Fantastic night. Beautiful surroundings with real fires. Attentive, friendly staff who were very timely. We had specific dietary requirements and children and were given lots of care and attention. Food was divine. Expensive but worth it. Thank you!
We loved it - beautiful setting and special food (the rhubarb and custard tart was the best pudding I've ever eaten!)
What a Lovely find, great Pub, food was gorgeous!!
Lovely pub with excellent food, it was quite expensive for a normal night out but would recommend it for a special occasion
We were stunned by the quality of the food. The atmosphere was very comfortable, log fires , beams etc. Best lunch we have had in years.
One of the best roasts I've ever had! Perfect portions in a seriously cosy, comfortable and friendly environment. Worth every penny.
Solid cooking skills with excellent serving time , staff superb and relaxed . Well done !
Food was absolutely delicious
A gem of a pub, staff and food were fab! We’ll be back.
It was so lovely and warm with the welcoming open fires burning away on a cold winters afternoon.
A fabulous place for a meal. Friendly welcoming staff and absolutely gorgeous food. We will definitely be back for more!!
The quality of the food was excellent and the menu choice was inspired. The vegetable selection was particularly delicious. However the meal was not as hot as we would have preferred when it arrived. We were very disappointed that no draught beer was available at the bar on the day of our visit. The service we received was first class .
Just had the most superb Sunday lunch at The Compasses. Belly of pork for me and beef for my husband. Two words - de vine!! Rounded off with the most delectable sticky toffee pudding. All perfect on a freezing cold day. Donna and her team looked after us so well. This place has been a favourite for many years - Can't wait to go back!