Menus & Booking

If planning to eat we strongly advise booking!
Our food is prepared fresh to order and, whilst we always try to accommodate, we cannot guarantee prompt service or availability for customers who have not booked. Please note we do not offer sandwiches.


Our menus are regularly updated but nevertheless are sample menus and will vary according to seasonal availability. If you wish to discuss a specific dish please call 01227 700 300.

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The Compasses Inn Main Menu
(available lunchtimes and evenings)

Roast Butternut Squash Soup with Goats Curd, Crispy Sage and Maple Syrup £6.50
Seared Wood Pigeon with Blackberry Ketchup, Cobnut and Oat Granola £9.95
Bacon Fat Confit Brill with Onion Puree, Bacon and Soda Bread Crumble £9.95
Mussel, Fennel and Cider Tart £8.95
Sweet Soused Herring with Pickled Cucamelons and Crème Fraiche £7.95
Pressed Duck with Charred Cucumber, Peanuts, Miso Mayonnaise and Coriander £8.95
Crispy Truffled Brie with Cauliflower Puree £8.95


Braised Ox Cheek with Rosti Potato, Kale and English Mustard Clotted Cream £17.95
Roast Free Range Chicken Breast with Chive Dumplings, Leeks and Truffle Sauce £18.95
Confit Pork Belly with Crispy Black Pudding, Potato Terrine and Roasted Apple £17.95
Poached Sea Trout with White Anchovy Fried Potatoes, Buttered Kale and Oyster Mayonnaise £17.95
Celeriac and Puy Lentil Suet Pudding with Kale and Horseradish Cream £16.95
Pan Fried Loin of Cod with Bacon, Onion and Potato Chowder £18.95


Bread & Home Churned Butter £1.00 per person
Triple Cooked Dripping Chips £3.00 Add Truffle and Twineham Grange Cheese £1.00
Wilted Greens or Mash Potato £2.50

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2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £17.95
Per Person

Butternut Squash Soup with Homemade Bread
Crispy Lamb Scrumpet with Basil Mayo
Twineham Grange Cheese Dumplings with Charred Celeriac

Braised Ox Cheek with Mash, Kale and a Mustard Cream Sauce
Poached Torbay Sole with Buttered New Potatoes and hollandaise
(£2.00 surcharge)
Leek and Potato Pie with Ratatouille Dressing

Sticky Date Cake with Vanilla Cream
Cherry and Almond Artic Roll
Cave Aged Cheddar with Quince, Apple and Crackers

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Vanilla Crème Brulee
Chilled Chocolate and Salted Honey Fondant with Milk Sorbet
Caramelised Pear with Whipped Cream Cheese, Crisp Gingerbread and Butterscotch Sauce
Lemon Posset with Apple and Blackberry Compote and Almond Crumb
Almond Tart with Glazed Prunes and Vanilla Ice Cream
£6.95 each

Selection of English Cheeses with Crackers and Quince Paste
(Ashmore Goats Cheese, Sommerset Brie, Smoked Applewood and Colston Bassett Stilton) £8.95

Affogato £4.50
Grahams LBV port 2007 50ml £4.50
Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2011 125ml £5.00
Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2012/13 Half Bottle £22.00
De Bortolli ‘Old Boys’ 21 Year Old tawny 50ml £5.00
Remy Martin VSOP Cognac 25ml £3.30
Laphroiag 10 year Old Malt Whiskey 25ml £3.30
Hennessey XO 25ml £8.00

Book a Table

Please use the ResDiary on-line Booking System below to make a reservation

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Dog Friendly

Well behaved dogs are very welcome in the bar. However, we are not normally able to accommodate dogs in the restaurant area. If you wish to bring your dog whilst dining, please discuss when booking to ensure we can accommodate you in the bar area. All dogs must be under control and on the lead.