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The Compasses Inn

4.6
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249 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
The main bar has ten tables with an adjacent small dining room of two tables which can seat up to sixteen people for small private parties. Our chef is Paddy Davy who changes the menu twice daily. We source as much food as possible locally, much of it from within a few miles of the inn. We also have eight tables of "outdoor/indoor" seating in the back garden in a marquee.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 249 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipSallyH
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took my 90 year old father out to lunch and asked for a quiet table which we were given. The service was good and my father was very pleased with his delicious plaice.

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Wiltshiregirl
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal, lovely atmosphere, would definitely come again

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MichaelP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Poor service. Put in a cold tent that smelt like a farm yard.

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PeterM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent menu with beautifully presented food in an environment which always felt safe and cautious.

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Mally
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Compasses is one of our favourites, we're not local but always visit when in the area.
Friendly staff, good food and lovely unpretentious atmosphere. Please keep it like this.

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Maurice
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had fish pie which was just how it should be. Full of fish with a superb sauce. My companion had the belly of pork which he stated was excellent.

Service very good.

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karenb
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Compasses and dined there on both nights. The food was delicious and the house wine a great accompaniment. we would definitely return for more asap!

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ShirleyG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best evening meals during our seven day stay in the area. It was worth the fairly long journey for us. Very professionally run and friendly welcome. We felt comfortable in our little corner with candlelight in the main restaurant, but had the choice of a marquee should we have preferred this in these troubled times. Fish pie superb!
Ambiance perfect for our age group (70+) with a full house of diners nicely spaced.

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LizB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out for a long time....,obvious quality ingredients, delicious taste combinations. Full marks to the team👍

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The. Impasses is a lovely thatched pub in a fabulously remote hamlet. I have been going there for special occasions such as showing visitors a lovely place, for over 45 years. It is well worth the drive out.
The waiting staff were sweet and they were very obliging. I had a starter as my meal and they were very happy to oblige!
Of course one needs to book currently and food is served in a marquee at the back of the pub - the inside of which is beautiful and very historical.
I would recommend both for food and service!

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NeilP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to find a lovely pub/restaurant in such an out of the way place. The food was really tasty and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
I would certainly recommend this place.

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SueB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Would certainly recommend booking....very friendly staff.....excellent food....well priced.

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Dornick
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solicitous and amiable service. Satisfactory choice of food and drink. Quiet and interesting ambiance. Would definitely patronise again when in the area. Enjoyed lunch very much. Food well cooked and tasty. Good selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

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Alicio
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Waiting staff were sweet. Very happy.

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HeatherG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great little pub tucked away, friendly and welcoming staff

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Diankles
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great innovative food; well presented, flavoured and delivered.
Lovely welcoming staff and lovely ambiance
Almost like pre-covid days - so nice to have a bit of normality in such difficult times

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mgdodd1963
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

lunchtime visit, friendly staff, great food and service

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WillH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and delicious food with attentive staff

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LindsayB
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate out whilst the Eat Out to Help Out offer was on. The food was excellent as always. The staff were very polite and friendly and we had a really lovely evening.

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DavidH
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service a little slow but good food and a pleasant atmosphere.

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HelenD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch again - twice in one week! Always a pleasure to go there

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Roger
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

really wonderful food. Pleasant family atmosphere. Well done.

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TaraK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went as part of the 'Eat out to help out' scheme, so very good value for money! Good food and service.

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Molly
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great little pub

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PamP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food and efficient friendly staff. Meal was served promptly and plates cleared afterwards.

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ChrisH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, great food and service even though it was busy when we went.

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ElizabethW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat in the marquee as the pub was full. However we were not forgotten or neglected. Food was good, service excellent. Wins by the glass very expensive.

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JohnS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All perfect,thank you so much.we look forward to seeing you again for a dinner
Regards
John Sommers

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JackG
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Compasses Inn was amazing. The food, the atmosphere, the marquee in particular was a lovely place to spend the evening.

Would highly recommend.

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SteveR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reasonable menu choice. Well cooked food and good service

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RobertA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent roast Sunday lunch. Very thoughtful service. Thank you

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vipJazza
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming Pub, dog friendly, Great service and food. Worth a visit.

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clarec
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Have enjoyed The Compasses pre and now post Covid - always do a good bit of food in a characterful setting.
Only disappointment was the staff not wearing face masks or visors - had a form on the back of the menu for contact details but did not ask us to fill them in. Although I guess they have contact details from online booking.
Nice marquee put up in the garden to enable social distancing and very cute fairy lights which made it feel warm and lovely

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StephanieW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a beautiful setting. Lovely walk through the woods to get there too!

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SandraG
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch thank you. Will definitely come back

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MediaGuy
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really quaint traditional pub in a lovely spot. Lovely warm and friendly welcome, well stocked bar and incredibly good food. Thoroughly recommended.

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Sophiec86
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked to have a treat to look forward to driving back from Cornwall to London. Best roast I have had in a very long time! Excellent service. Beautiful views. Couldn’t be better! Thank you very much!

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robinm
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dover sole.
Fantastic sticky pudding of clotted cream with dates and walnuts

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Jellie
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

In the circumstances the Compasses has pulled out all the stops to make a visit there enjoyable and relaxing.

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AlixP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent wine, total confidence regarding Health provisions which were well organised and non intrusive. A great place to go for a lovely meal out at a wonderful pub.

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The Compasses Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

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