The Compasses Inn

4.7
308 Reviews
£25 and under
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 an open-sided, unheated marquee.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 308 people are saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChiswickFoodie
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday lunch in a beautiful setting with great service

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ChrisL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My family and I met for a celebratory supper and weren’t disappointed. The food is excellent and the menu varied but not too extensive. We all said it was hard to choose from such an interesting and varied menu. The staff are friendly and helpful and the new outdoor seating allows views over the adjoining fields. It isn’t heated but we were offered blankets and were very cosy. Excellent value for money and thoroughbred recommended.

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RexBrickworks
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Compasses is a near-perfect pub. The location is idyllic, and the staff are super friendly and attentive. Plus, the food is consistently brilliant with a varied, revolving menu that is always chuffing delicious (technical term). My only hesitation for sharing praise is that it gets too busy, and I can't book a table.

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VirginiaC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening at The Compassses in Chicksgrove. Service could not have been better - quick, efficient and polite. We shared starters of humous and deep fried chilli squid, and then all had the steak and chips- perfectly cooked rare, absolutely delicious, hot and so tasty with a lovely bottle of mellow red wine - I was in heaven and the best way to go out for the first time in a long time!

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EmmaH
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Middle Eastern inspired food. We loved it! Glad to see several veggie options on the menu!

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SusieO
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food at The Compasses great as usual with an interesting and well balanced menu. Marquee service works well and staff working very hard to get it right. Cannot wait to get back inside the lovely pub though

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KatieT
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a great setting. Friendly efficient service. Couldn’t ask for more.

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GraemeW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice spot, nice view, great food

Proper country pub with stand out grub

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal out after lockdown. Very nice garden seating. Friendly staff. Great food and beer. Highly recommend.

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anneR
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality - just a problem finding the place.

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Andreww
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic outdoor experience and as ever top quality food

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PaddyD76
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic location, and the new outdoor area is an absolute hit

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MelH
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were lovely and every effort was made to accommodate

Would happily recommend and go back again

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JennyWrengoesoutagainYes
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first experience of "eating out" and it was good. It turned a little cold at the end, but only one of our party hadn't really prepared for this. The rest of us had dressed warmly and there were blankets available for our use. We're going to do it again!

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AliceH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing as always. Loved the atmosphere in the outdoor tent and such a beautiful setting. Felt nice and cosy with the blankets. All of the waiters are so friendly and helpful and know their stuff. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Ruth
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good quality and tasty but portion size was a little small. Lovely view of nearby fields. Chairs a little uncomfortable but overall very enjoyable.

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LauraH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at the compasses, food was faultless and so well put together. Lots of new choices on the menu and loved the new outdoor area. It was just a bit chilly but nothing much you can do about that. Look forward to more alfresco dining when it warms up.

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Shaston
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a special environment sitting outside viewing sheep on the hillside in the sunset. Nicely unreconstructed too mirroring the inside settles, flagstones and fire.

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vipRegulareaterouter
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal put after they opened. It was a bit chilly out, but blankets helped and the staff and food were excellent. The chicken kebab was very good value as well as being really good.

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Mzlm
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though it was freezing cold outside we had a fantastic dinner with delicious food that came quickly, arrived hot and was extremely welcome! Thanks for a great evening!

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LisaS
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, with a great choice to suit everyone. Service, ambience and setting was also brilliant. A real find and definitely recommended!

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ADAMH
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pub who have done a great job to adapt to the new world, can't wait to go back

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AndrewM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub. Keep good beer. Frequently changing menu. Top class food. Freshly cooked lovely flavours. We had a very enjoyable evening

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DamianA
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful setting being outside with the sun going down. Food is incredible! lovely people and service.

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NIckyB
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondeful location, great food and brilliant service. Will definitely be going back.

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NicoleD
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at the Compasses Inn. The food is delicious and the setting couldn’t be better.

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peterj
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Given the difficulties surrounding meal serving ad eating, the Compass’s staffcoped magnificently.

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RichardM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing setting! Would highly recommend.

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peters
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and more than expected. Our first proper visit to our new local. So refreshing to sit drink well kept beer, eat a great burger and soak up the atmosphere.

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RobertK
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great night at the Compasses. Our party of 6 were seated in the temporary marquee which was warm, cosy and beautifully decorated. Great atmosphere. We were served by Nicky who is an outstanding waitress and made every effort to look after us.
Highly recommended.

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vipHamishD
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of my favourite pubs in England, especially in the winter.

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Bclio
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite country pub. Great vibes, super friendly staff and a meal I’ve been dreaming about for days after. Definitely get the Comte “crack” cheese sticks but beware, you will try to make them at home yourself and fail. Best leave it to the pros.

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FatMattLeTiss
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All round excellent. Lovely pub. Recommended by many local friends and we'd do the same. Would love to return for the music evening.

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JaneS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great grub, great service and lovely warm atmosphere

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EmmaP
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a quiet dinner a deux on Boxing Day which made up for the disappointment of not having our family with us at Christmas.
The food was delicious and we were made to feel very welcome and valued by Alex. He was an excellent host and we will definitely be back.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pub was full which was to be expected for the time of year, however the service and quality of food was faultless, will definitely be returning.

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AnnaA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a guarantee every time we visit that the food is out of this world. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Reasonably priced for the decent portions you get and the flavours and combinations offered are the best out of any gastro pub in the area.

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LizB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly capable staff, superb food, lovely cosy atmosphere. Covid safe.

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally recommend.....Gorgeous, friendly, low key atmosphere and truly delicious food!

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ANDREWP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One of my favourite pubs! Great service and atmosphere. Food very good.

FAQs

The Compasses Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 308 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.