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Compton Abbas Airfield

Ashmore | Near Salisbury, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
+44 1747 811767
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (78 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
“baguette” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
Ashmore | Near Salisbury, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked 8 miles to get to this venue, having been recommended it several times over the years by people I know. I didn't know what to expect and was really surprised when I found what a busy and popular concern it was/is. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gail T
Compton Abbas A, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gail T, Wow ! What a lovely, lovely review. Did you walk the 8 miles back?! We really hope you come and see us again very soon. All the best, Laura & the team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and it’s always good. Nice, friendly staff, excellent food and clean! Added bonus of aircraft taking off and coming in randomly. If I had one criticism it’s that they don’t offer a roast on Sundays, but the daily...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Newbie31
Compton Abbas A, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello ! Thank you very much for your review - we are now offering roasts on Sundays throughout winter! :) Laura

Reviewed 6 November 2018

A very happy and rather busy lunchtime visit. Helpful staff and prompt service in very hectic circumstances. Wonderful views and good reasonably priced food, what's not to like.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve19651955
Compton Abbas A, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you !! Laura

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here in the half term with a friend and 5 children between us, it was very busy but we managed to find 2 tables to sit at. Went to the bar to order food for the kids, my 7 year old wanted a portion...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank T3bek
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Hello, As a company we have decided for many years not to offer bowls of chips as a meal on it's own. To be able to keep this airfield open for the public to enjoy incurs an enormous cost. We are very different to other...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Busy at weekends. Book if you want a table. Food good and tasty. Great views on a nice day and exciting with planes coming and going.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 681andrewy
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi ! Thanks for your review, Laura & the team

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here many a time for a coffee & cake enroute never disappoints lovely to sit & watch the activities

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Restless59
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hello! So glad to hear you enjoy the coffee and cake. Hope we see you again soon, Laura

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful to watch aircraft coming and going while eating a lovely lunch outside with beautiful views of Dorset to look at.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue W
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you Sue W! Hope we see you again soon. Laura & team

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Good selection of food for lunches. Speedy service. Interesting venue for watching the light aircraft coming and going.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nautibuoy2015
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your lovely review! See you soon, Laura& team

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Good selection of drinks and tasty cakes. Friendly staff. Good experience. It was fun to watch the planes taking off and landing.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert71303
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hi, Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Hope to see you again soon, Laura & team

Reviewed 15 September 2018

The cafe at Compton Abbas Airfield is really good and they are always busy. They are always really busy and this occasion was no different. The table service was erratic with servers walking around with dishes calling out table numbers, only to go back inside...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank perle369
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. The remarkably nice weather we have had this summer, coupled with more people having 'staycations' has meant we have had an incredibly busy year so far. We don't advertise, accept large groups, or promulgate ourselves anywhere other...More

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Les B
5 March 2015|
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Response from Compton Abbas A | Property representative |
Hi there! Sounds like a great present, we do take table bookings of up to 12 people on weekends, give us a call on 01747811767 if you would like to arrange it. Look forward to hearing from you! Laura
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Mike0072015
12 February 2015|
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Response from Compton Abbas A | Property representative |
Hi Mike, we certainly think so & would love you to come up for another visit. Here is my personal work email: laura @ abbasair. com, pop me a line and I will make sure you are looked after. All the best, Laura Director... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashmore | Near Salisbury, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 811767
  • E-mail
Description
Seated atop a hill in the heart of the Dorset countryside, Compton Abbas Airfield restaurant is perfect for a wake up breakfast, casual lunch or scrumptious afternoon tea. We use locally sourced ingredients where we can, and are often voted the best of our kind in the country. Everyone is welcome at Compton. Most of our visitors are in fact not pilots but people who just enjoy our stunning location, unrivaled views from the restaurant & runway terrace - and of course great food.
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