CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR 2019
Monday 23rd December - Closed
Tuesday 24th December - Closed
Weds 25th December - Closed
Thurs 26th December - Closed
Friday 27th December - Closed
Saturday 28th December - Open
Sunday 29th December - Open
Monday 30th December - Closed
Tuesday 31st December - Closed
Wednesday 1st January - Closed
Thereafter open as usual.
We were delighted to have been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand! last year (2018/19) and equally happy to have retained it for 2019/2020!
Having been awarded 2 Rossettes by the AA in 2017 / 18, we are proud to have retained this award for 2018 / 19 and again this year for 2019 / 20
Our recent guest night with Tom Kerridge was (not surprisingly) a complete sell out. More importantly, a fantastic evening was had by all!
We are planning to host more such evenings and will release details via our usual social media channels - Instagram and Facebook - as well as here on the website.
The Compasses Inn was celebrating after being named the Best Food Pub in the Country in the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards.
The awards, celebrating the UK’s best pubs, took place at the Park Lane Hilton, London and saw The Compasses beat off strong competition from rival operators.
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 relaxed lunch, a special evening meal, or a pint of fine Kentish ale.
Husband and wife team Rob & Donna Taylor are in their sixth 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.
In this, their sixth year, the Compasses has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand and has also retained its two AA Rosettes.
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.