The Compasses Inn | Pub in Kent | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Compasses Inn - Pub in Kent

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Sole Street Crundale, Canterbury, CT4 7ES, Kent
England, United Kingdom

Rob & Donna Taylor
+44 (0)1227 700300(landline)

The walking is superb, the pub is relaxed and friendly, and the food, described as “creative and flawless”, is worth a major detour

“Half way between Petham and Waltham, take the right fork at the very small green with the pillar box, ” they say… Please follow their instructions, this is deepest Kent! Inside, the wood-burner glows and you can eat where you like. Beers are from the local brewery and superbly kept, and the wine list is good and global. Head chef Rob, and Donna who holds the fort front of house, are passionate about great, locally sourced food. Bread comes with home-churned butter, crispy lamb melts in the mouth, rabbit pie is outstanding, spuds are basted in dripping, and vegetables are given starring roles. We loved our venison ragù with mustard clotted cream and garlic crisp bread. Good dogs are welcome so spill into the big garden: brilliant for kids. Then walk off your indulgence on the Crundale Downs.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Starters £6-£8.95. Mains £11.95-£17.95.


Open all day.


Sole Street Crundale, Canterbury, CT4 7ES, Kent


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