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  1. Distance: 16.76mi
  2. Distance: 19.38mi
  3. Distance: 33.86mi
  4. Distance: 34.43mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 16.76mi
  2. Distance: 19.38mi
  3. Distance: 33.86mi
  4. Distance: 34.43mi
  1. Distance: 16.76mi
  2. Distance: 19.38mi
  3. Distance: 33.86mi
  4. Distance: 34.43mi

About The Compasses Inn

The main bar has eleven tables with an adjacent small dining room of three tables which can seat up to sixteen people for small private parties. All our dishes are freshly made by our chefs Dave Cousin and Nick White. The menu is written on black-boards as it frequently changes, affording us the opportunity to focus on seasonal food and local availability.

Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6NB
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
English, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01722 714318

Website:
http://www.thecompassesinn.com/

Catering:
Upon request.

Executive Chef:
Dave Cousin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Outdoor dining

The Compasses Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (5)
Romance (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasions (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Group Bookings (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

Loved it, amazing food. Proper pub. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 7 June 2017

So nice to find a cosy, creaky old inn. Amazing food- totally delish from all 4 of us!
Atmospheric, candles on the tables and a cosy booth. Friendly and welcoming landlord.
A jewel in the Wiltshire countryside

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 20 May 2017

My wife and I wanted do do something a little different for our wedding anniversary so fancied a pub lunch and a walk in the countryside. I searched for walks in Wiltshire and came across one starting at Chilgrove - with parking at the Compasses Inn. We thought it would be rude not to book a table for lunch at the pub. The pub appeared very unassuming and we could easily have driven straight passed it - but the discrete AA 4 star sign hinted at the standard to expect. We were not disappointed - what a superb, traditional little inn it is. Staff were friendly and the food was delicious. We were amused by the 'Bartering Board' where people are invited to bring game in exchange for beer/wine - not the sort of thing you would see in your local Wetherspoons. Brilliant!
A delightful little gem tucked away in rural Wiltshire. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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food5
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value4

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 15 April 2017

We had a fantastic meal here, as always!..The food was outstanding..The pub has a really lovely ambience, and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
This pub is very local to us, for which we are very lucky!!.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Casual, Romantic
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food4
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Fabulous old country pub setting with great food & friendly service

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 16 March 2017

This was the second time I have visited this venue and it didn't let me down. The staff, food and the ambience make this a place to surprise visitors from overseas, as I did. Thank you to all the staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 14 February 2017

We have been going to The Compasses for many years.....always a great experience with super food and ambience. It is a romantic retreat, olde worlde but keeping up to date with menu and wine lists. However, it is as suitable for groups of friends as couples. No nasty slot or games machines!! The Compasses has always had an elegant feel to it. Alan and Christine have just handed over the reins to new owners.....to whom we wish every success.....but whatever you do, please don.t tryo change it too much!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 23 December 2016

Wonderful. Could have better hand drying towels in the loo.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, People Watching
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food5
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value4

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 15 November 2016

Excellent food in a relaxing atmosphere. Very welcoming and accommodating.

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 18 October 2016

Wonderful food, and plenty of it. My venison was cooked beautiful.
A real old pub, with great beer and open fire.
No fuss service, just as we like it.

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 10 October 2016

Delicious food with very friendly staff. Greatly enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 August 2016

Really enjoyed our visits to this delightful country pub - lovely setting, lovely food and lovely staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food4
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service5
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 27 July 2016

Surroundings were pleasant, service was friendly and efficient. Food was good and reasonably priced. The only downsides were that we'd booked a table via Open Table and the restaurant was unaware of that when we arrived. Also there were lots of flies around - not pleasant. Overall though, a lovely relaxing experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 11 May 2016

11 May 2016 was our second lunchtime visit to this wonderful country pub. The welcome that you get from the courteous and friendly staff is extremely warming. Service is excellent and the choice of food is very good and of brilliant quality. If you want a meal in a lovely country pub environment with excellent staff, then don't hesitate - go to the Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 19 September 2015

This was honestly one of the best meals I have ever had anywhere. Lovely old pub tucked away down a narrow lane. All choices on the menu were a bit different to the usual. We had pigeon breast and a mushroom dish for starters and scallop risotto and lamb rump for mains, all beautifully cooked and presented. Gastro pub prices but definitely worth the money. Would certainly come again.

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 11 September 2015

I go to this pub as often as I can and I'm never disappointed. The pub itself is beautiful, the old-style ambiance is great, the selection of beverages always has interesting 'guest' beers, the wine list is comfortably varied and the food is reliably very good. The pub is not pretentious and the staff are always helpful and courteous. Altogether, a great place to go for a memorable evening meal or if you simply want a drink and a snack at lunchtime.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 May 2015

Staff are very friendly and attentive, food is excellent and you can't beat the charm of this low ceiling traditional country pub.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2015

We visited the Compasses for Sunday lunch and despite it being full, the service and the quality of the food were not compromised. It is the perfect blend of a friendly local pub and a good restaurant, and the wide selection of dishes means that everyone should find something to suit them, even on a Sunday when most pubs restrict their menus to "roasts". The pub interior is just as a country pub should be, with no music... and the only noise being the chatter from the customers. The wine varies from £16 a bottle upwards with plenty of choice and the average price of main courses is somewhere around £12-£13- excellent value for freshly cooked and well prepared food. Lovely outside area for the summer months. Dogs are allowed and even encouraged in the bar and it adds to the friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 October 2014

Difficult to find but well worth the struggle! Great atmosphere of a busy, cosy country restaurant/pub. Charming service and really fantastic food with an unusual menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 2 August 2014

Friendly and welcoming; amazing out-of-the-way pub with character; pleasant garden at rear with view of fields, although other users were enjoying sitting at the front; the food we had was home-cooked, fresh and tasty. Really enjoyed our short stop-off for quick lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 28 July 2014

Whenever my husband and I want to impress a visitor, the Compasses Inn is always our first choice. We can be certain that the food will impress and that the ambience will please.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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value3

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 1 June 2014

Absolutely lovely food and great service very prompt and very attentive would recommend to everyone still as good as ever ... We went here on our 1st date 9 years ago and wanted to return for romantic reasons and we were not disappointed

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 16 December 2013

We had a 3 course meal earlier on this week and it was one of the best we've had in months.
Presentation, taste and ingrediants were all top notch. We would love to dine there again very soon.
Staff were very friendly and helpful as well.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2013

The Compasses is in deepest Dorset but the search was well-worthwhile. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and professional. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2013

Atmosphere aplenty! Great Sunday roast - Genuine quality food. The star was the beef. Tender, beautifully cooked and full of flavour. The bar was buzzing with conversation and felt welcoming. The staff were courteous and quick, moving around the tight bar and low beams with aplomb.

A lovely place to take a drive to and eat on a Sunday. I will be recommending it to friends and taking parents when they come down.

Great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 31 August 2013

Ate here two nights running as we stayed at a B&B across the road. The first night we had the best meal ever, I had trout on potatoes and beetroot with a horseradish sauce, my husband had the crab salad. We both agreed that the food was superb. We followed this with peach melba and cheese and biscuits. Excellent choices! The second night we both went for steak which was good but nothing special and not as tender as we expected. Would love to go back one day for more!

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 March 2013

Booked for Mother's day. Didn't know the area at all, but wanted a classsic country pub - and found it. Were lucky to have a table near the oak fire. Roasts were first class and deserts fresh and generous. All I need now is another excuse to be in the area,.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 22 June 2012

The Compasses Inn is just how a pub should be! Food and service excellent but even better was the ambience. Wish it was on our doorstep.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2012

The food we had was exceptional for all three courses we had. Totally recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2012

Had a very enjoyable sunday lunch the ambience was great and the open fire delightful, we have been here twice now in a short period of time and will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 24 December 2011

Excellent food, beautifully presented. Great atmosphere. Warm, friendly staff. (Our visit was on Christmas Eve, the place was very busy but the food and service was not compromised in any way). Really loved the whole experience and we will definitely revisit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 16 July 2011

Thought it was a delightful venue. Food was amazing and reasinable. Staff were bubbly and attentive. Definately a place to visit and enjoy the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everyone enjoyed their evening meal which was delicious and well presented. The Inn is a welcoming place with lots of character and an open fire. It would be interesting to visit on a Thursday night when there is live music. Staff friendly - could do with learning how to make coffee which is not too strong!!

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 10 December 2016

Excellent food. Unfortunately one of the main course orders wasn't taken so that plate didn't arrive with the others and was therefore late.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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value2

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 16 November 2016

Cosy, atmospheric bar ... open fire .... handy wee corners for tables, affording element of privacy ... dog friendly .... good food .. friendly service by young staff, able to cope with elderly wrinklies with patience and charm! Only problem: when I checked to be sure they had our reservation, Open Table did not seem to have sent it --- or they had lost it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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service3
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 9 October 2016

Great Sunday Roast in a wonderfully atmospheric old place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 23 July 2016

we had a great meal at the compasses and 5 stars would have been awarded if the extra gravy, i asked for, arrived. pleasant old world pub with helpful staff. we will go again in the near future.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 30 May 2016

We had been recommended the Compasses Inn by a friend and we were not disappointed. The pub itself has immense character, extremely old and quaint but not spoilt by "old world trappings" as some are. The food was simply excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We definitely plan to return and will take friends and family.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2016

A perfect local English pub, serving a great pint (recommend Butcombe) and great gastro-pub style food. The highlight was the friendly and efficient staff. Thanks for a great lunch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2015

Cute village pub come restaurant tucked out of the way and all the better for it. Very friendly service, decent menu and nice wines. The duck is fantastic. Perfect for a roast in the country on the weekend.

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