Important Notes!

Annual Leave
Due to a annual leave, the Compasses will not be serving food from 6th-14th October. The pub will however be open as usual for drinks.

Private Function
The pub is hired out for a private function on
Saturday 25th October and will be closed all day
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A fine country Kentish restaurant & pub close to Canterbury and Ashford

The Compasses Inn, crundale, between Ashford and Canterbury, Kent

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 second 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

fine food at the Compasses Inn, Crundale, near Canterbury and Ashford, Kent

Exceptional food - locally sourced - with imaginative menus for full dinner, bar meals and children's meals. Not to mention fabulous deserts! View our current MENUS

fine traditional bar with hops at the Compasses Inn Crundale, Kent

A fine selection of regular and seasonal Real Ales from Shepherds Neame - Kents' oldest Brewery - plus frequent special guest ales. Find out more about our ALES

Large family garden at the Compasses Inn, Crundale, near Canterbury and Ashford, Kent

The Compasses Inn has a very large, family-friendly garden with climbing for the kids. We also have a marquee and bar-b-que area for summer events. See our GARDEN page

Whilst visiting the Compasses Inn, don't miss the opportunity to explore the local area which has some of the top ranked walks in the country. Park your car in our large car-park, set off on foot or bike, and return for a well earned drink and something to eat.

The Compasses is very much family and pet friendly, with a large, enclosed garden complete with climbing frames for the kids and even horse-parking for local riders.

The Compasses is the perfect setting for many occasions. Whether sitting in the the beer garden listening to live music or a cosy supper in front of one of several log fires, you can always be sure of a warm country welcome.