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The Compasses Inn

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Sole Street, Crundale CT4 7ES, England
+44 1227 700300
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great Saturday evening at the busy Compasses Inn. Food was superb and beautifully presented. The bottle of water on the table and home made bread and butter (yum) were a nice touch. The service was good, although a little inattentive, but this didn't detract from the warm and welcoming atmosphere. You'll need a sat nav to find the... More 

Thank TDWKent
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The compasses has all the appearances of a charming Kent country pub, seemingly perfect for a relaxed lunch with a small group of friends, however it seeks to be a staid restaurant with expectations of the finest food. The atmosphere was initially dampened by being told that failing to give 24 hours notice that one person was unable to join... More 

4 Thank Simon M
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had this place recommended by a friend so decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed. We had booked a table in the bar area as we had our dog. There was a nice atmosphere and both of us enjoyed the 3 course meal £17.95. The was a good selection of wines to choose from and... More 

1 Thank Beryl R
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared with many a Michelin standard meal this place is great value. The attention to detail is obvious from the deliciously light homemade bread to the generous but flavoursome creme brulee. I also must say a big thank you to the owner as one of our party unbeknown to us had just started some medication which meant she had to... More 

Thank SanSwLondon
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Day out walking in the beautiful Kent countryside. Arrived at 2.30 for lunch after being hopelessly lost to a warm and empathic welcome from the staff. This is all that is good about a village pub - fires, excellent food and welcoming staff. Dozed by the fire and in no time our lunch arrived. Bit of a walking tradition that... More 

Thank Linda B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met a friend for lunch and both hadn't been to The Compasses for many years so gave it a go. Not disappointed, friendly staff and excellent food. Had the Gnocchi starter followed by the fish and chips, both excellent

Thank tobymahowe
London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife wanted somewhere new and something special for Mothering Sunday lunch so she chose this location and it certainly lived up to expectations. From the moment we opened the door we saw that it was full of character and the barman gave us a warm welcome. We walked through a second comfortable-looking bar to the restaurant which was also... More 

Thank Tony G
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch with friends. Food was delicious. Staff are very friendly. Really worth going. I had the duck and it was lovely.

Thank Vinniejk2010
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the national media recently as a place to go for Sunday lunch. Four of us went for a mid week lunch. People who had not booked were turned away. Very busy.In terms of service they should perhaps stagger their bookings. That said the meal was just short of excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive. Kitchen was a... More 

Thank TJS582
Sandgate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toook my Sister for a birthday Sunday lunch treat.Very nice greeting from smiling staff. Nice atmosphere,warm and friendly atmosphere.We both had the scallops,well cooked and presented,but portion size is to small,two medium sized scallops is not enough!. Main course of halibut again lovely,but small again and we don't have large appetites. Albeit you make the lovely bread and butter I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sole Street, Crundale CT4 7ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Crundale
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 700300
Hidden away above the Downs between Canterbury and Ashford, the Compasses Inn is a great find, whether you are looking for A-La-Carte Cuisine, a Sunday Roast, a Light Snack or just a couple of pints of fine Kentish Real Ale. Although proud of our restaurant and food, we never forget that the Compasses has a long tradition as a great pub and we seek to carefully balance the two. We are family friendly with a large garden complete with climbing frames for the kids to wear themselves out on! We are also dog friendly (well behaved only) both inside and out. We have ample parking even when fully booked.

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