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The Compasses Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury SP3 6NB, England
+44 1722 714318
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Compass Inn with friends on a chilly November evening, as soon as we stepped in from the cold we were made welcome and shown to our table near the roaring open fire. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and efficient. Overall a great experience, super pub with a fabulous atmosphere, will visit again.

Thank Becki M
Warminster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked online wasn't too sure if it worked which it did. Very quirky little pub. Had a lovely meal. Service was great, staff really friendly, would like to come back and try their roast dinners. Great place to come in the summer for drinks and food outside.

Thank Samantha R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Everything was amazing would recommend to everyone. Delightful staff, setting and food. Don't miss out on a fabulous experience.

Thank Harriet R
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We tried this lovely pub for the first time this month...it"s like going back around 400years as one enters, except the food is quite delicious and bang up to date. Such a varied menu offering something at all price points. My wife had venison and I tried the breast of partridge cooked in an Indian style - both were superb.... More 

Thank Peter C
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

House searching in the area and saw this on TripAdvisor, so popped along for lunch. A tiny pub tucked away up a narrow road, it's well worth the trip. Roaring log fire and quite busy with locals, we had a light lunch with local beers. It was very dark in there and incredibly atmospheric with none of the faux character... More 

Thank Paul M
Gosport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Waited quite a while for the meal to arrive as locals dominated the attention !! Food very good, but my steak bit chewy and unusually the Pepper sauce was poured all over it!! Ambience very nice.

Thank cdyke1953
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We booked a table for four for lunch at this restaurant having read good reports about it on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The table was ready for us as booked and we received a very warm welcome. The building is old and quaint with lots of little nooks and crannys. It is clearly popular as it started to... More 

Thank MPolo22
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Second time for lunch & again an amazing meal. Chive gnocchi & a crispy poached egg, it was amazing, had to go on line to find out how to do the crispy egg. Lamb burger & fries (fried 3 times!) Such good food, lovely atmosphere & charming Amy served us. I'll be back....

Thank WasabiAce
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Enjoyed a very nice meal of hake with langoustine tempura chive mash followed by a dessert of poached peaches pannocotta with honeycomb and berries

Thank Michael G
santa barbara
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had dinner and an overnight stay, which included breakfast, for ourselves, and our son and daughter-in-law. The place was charming, the rooms comfortable and clean, and the food delicious. But what really made it was the atmosphere and the people there. Everyone who worked there was welcoming and helpful. The peace was lovely--mostly birdsong, very rarely a car.

Thank cassismeg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury SP3 6NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Tisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 714318

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