The Compasses Inn
Delicious food exceptional service cosy ambiance. Hard to see how it could be bettered.
Wonderful food, just the ideal amount and great atmosphere. Highly Recommend!!!!
We were welcomed very warmly, the delicious food arrived quickly and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
Venison pie was overcooked and dry. Small scoop of mash potato. Overpriced.
I had lunch at the Compasses with my husband and two other couples. We all very much greatly enjoyed our meal but it was very much spoilt by feeling extremely cold. We arrived, as booked, at 12.30 to find the fire only just being lit. Our very friendly round table was a good way from the fire and its effects never reached us. When we stated that we were very cold, we were told that there was also a gas heater but it was not on even though it was a very cold day. After some delay and phone calls, it was lit. However, although some heat was given out on the other side of the heater, none was given out to us and we remained very cold. the only other heater appeared to be an electric heater which was off-the-chill but by no means warm. Several of the party kept their thick outdoor coats on throughout, the rest of us retained all of our warm layers. The chilly atmosphere was not lightened by the staff one of whom was extremely efficient but not at all friendly. The staff did not seem to hang around in the bar or restaurant area! The coldness of the bar/restaurant and staff have greatly influenced the value score I have given as I think one should be comfortable in a restaurant, pub or otherwise. None of the attractions listed with tick boxes seems to apply: it seems noteworthy for the quality of the old building and the food.
Consistently interesting and delicious food in this delightful unspoilt country pub. The bar is cosy and attractive with several good beers and ciders and the staff are friendly and attentive. Takes a little persistence to get there down single track roads but always well worth it and very good value for money.
This is the second time that l've eaten here and it din't disappoint. Lovely ambience with all the Christmas decorations and a log fire. The food was delicious, especially the chocolate dessert with liquor cherries!
Third visit in as many months. New menu each time. Several standout dishes each time. Delicious. Carefully prepared and presented. Good humoured, helpful and relaxed staff. My favourite restaurant this year.
Fantastic traditional cosy pub with excellent locally sourced food and a great chef.
Excellent as ever, lovely beer, delicious food, attentive and charming staff, and a comfortable setting. I am however, biased as it has been my favorite pub for 20 plus years.
i am loathe to recommend this restaurant as I may not get a booking for myself!
We attended after reading Giles Corans rave review but my food was really overpriced unfortunately - over £18 for a very small "seafood thermidor" and a few chips and a bowl of lettuce. It was a really small portion - 3 or 4 scallops with some cheap looking prawns in a mildly thermidor-ish sauce....really disappointing unfortunately. My friends meals were all perfectly nice - the pork crackling was lovely and the atmos and service was good.
A characterful cosy pub with great wholesome unpretentious food.
A real gem - lovely buzzy, but cosy, atmosphere in an authentically old pub. Great beers and wine and very good food and super service. The menu is just right: a balance of classics with thoughtful and interesting variations and without pretention.
The Compasses Inn is an absolute gem. We had a wonderful 3 course lunch and every single element of each dish was cooked to perfection. The dishes were packed with flavour, the portions were good and everything was just so delicious and so good too to see local produce (eg beef) being used throughout. The ambience is relaxed, service was good without being overbearing and the whole experience was flawless. We will definitely return.
My family had traveled from the USA and upon there arrival noticed a review in the Times
After traveling to Wiltshire to spend time with us, there eargerness to try the restaurant out was very apparent
They along with us were not disappointed!!
I’d recommend the restaurant, well worth the drive .
Excellent food and service. A superb country style, traditional pub/restaurant. A little out of the way so could be difficult to find. Be aware that connecting roads are single track.
Another lovely meal (this time Fish Pie and Roasted Belly Pork), well presented and well served.
Have been irregular visitors over the years, generally in the winter and under several different owners.
Arrived slightly late for our booked time to find the place completely empty,oh one couple outside in the front garden , but no one behind the bar. Had to call out and be greeted “oh about to ring to check you were coming” ..we were slightly late. But it was like the ‘Marie Celeste’ so an odd greeting in the circumstances and not a great welcome.
Disappointing menu for lunch though the fish , plaice, was excellent. The kofta curry was extremely disappointing , slightly spicy but really tasteless. The chocolate desert though was good.
The ambiance improved as a few more people arrived . However as we left our friends said “well we won’t be back for a while.”
Lovely old pub in a really quiet location. Great service at lunchtime and really good food. Service was just right. We stayed so long over lunch chatting and having coffee and the staff needed to close, but didn't rush us at all and we did appreciate that. Would definitely return if in the area and would recommend for a good lunch with an emphasis on local produce. Opens again for dinner in the evening.
This was our second visit for Saturday Supper and we will come again as new "Locals"
Great venue friendly and professional service and excellent food all in a fun and vibrant atmosphere
We stayed at The Compasses and had dinner there on Saturday night. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.
Really excellent all round. Friendly and helpful service. Wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Can't be bettered.
A very warm, friendly welcome. The food and setting were great.
We visit the Compass Pub quite often and it always has rewarded us with a good meal, friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. Which is why we keep going back!
Excellent evening, although the booking had not been received by the Compasses. In spite of this and a fairly full restaurant, we were accommodated. Highly recommended. Very good meal.
Visiting for our son's wedding and on recommendation ate there twice during the week. Just what we wanted to calm us during the very busy preparations. A haven amidst the 'organised' chaos leading up to the day! Good beer, good food and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Thank you.
Fantastic ambiance, great service and very interesting food. Lovely old pub with a nice pub garden both at the front and back of the property. Nicely done, not hurried and very local
Very good quality fresh food! I Highly recommend this pub
A beautiful pub, very unique. My food was wonderful. I would recommend to anyone
The best Risotto I have ever had - great staff
We had a really good evening and as new Residents in Hindon will certianly come again
Good staff but overstretched so our sweet order was overlooked. Good main course but sweets poor,the pastry in chocolate tart was over cooked. I thought sweets were pricey.
Ambience was ok but there were some very loud people on the next table which detracted a bit from the experience.
All in all probably wouldn’t go again.
Fantastic choice of menu, quality food and service. Lovely staff and could not recommend it enough!
Very pleasant visit to the Compasses, as usual. Perhaps slightly under-staffed for a busy summer evening, but not serious. Food good as always.
We really enjoyed our visit to the Compasses. The bar lady was very friendly and efficient and the service was excellent. We both had the ceasar salad as a starter and it was so tasty - I wish I had chosen it as a main. My main, the welsh rarebit was slightly disappointing, slightly dry and lacking in flavour, more like cheese on toast but my husband really enjoyed his main of burger and chips.
Lovely food, great location, friendly service we will be back!
Really good meals. One steak, perfectly cooked, and a nice risotto. Would have liked more vegetarian options. Good service. Would love to return soon.
Fantastic find! We will be back. Lovely place, great food, wonderful service in a stunning setting. Beautiful building too
A lovely traditionally English pub set in beautiful countryside.
Very friendly and good food.
Although there is a lot of external work going on, the garden doesn't look at its best and you have to walk through scaffolding to get in the good and service is great. The almond tart with orange ice cream was absolutely fabulous.