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The Compasses Inn

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Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury SP3 6NB, England
+44 1722 714318
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pudding” (6 reviews)
“poached eggs” (2 reviews)
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury SP3 6NB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Friday evening. This pub used to be buzzing and packed with drinkers and people enjoying good food. We moved away and called in last night with high hopes. It was almost empty. The wine was seriously overpriced; the front garden was weedy and the grass...More

Thank tillycan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just arrived a little too late to order from the main menu, we had a lovely selection of small plates from their bar menu; and was delicious. The main menu looks really good so will be booking a table next time. The pub is...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 6th visit and 3rd stay at this unique ancient establishment. Full of character supplemented by some fantastic ,smiling, pleasant ,efficient staff who work as a team. Food, beer,,wine ,all excellent, and the accommodation really peaceful---so long as you like house martins!!!

Thank Neil A
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A big comfortable bed in a clean and bright room with a newly refurbished bathroom. Tea, coffee and cookies provided on our arrival and replenished the next day. Our room was above the bar which could be a problem to anyone wanting to go to...More

Thank jennidotl
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We have been annual visitors to this inn for many years and have seen it go through various ups and downs. A party of four friends arrived at around 6.30pm on Sunday after a long day competing at Gurston Hill Climb. We were pleasantly surprised...More

1  Thank chrissy888527
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The Scotch Egg at the Compasses is on the board as a bar snack - but it is so much more... At once, solidly familiar but also shockingly innovative. Technically perfect, a faberge confection of meaty yolkiness. If you are in the area, it is...More

1  Thank Nick S
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We found this Inn 18 years ago whilst out on a Motorbike ride, and ever since returned to this great find, it’s about as old as your going to get, proper Ye Olde Inn, no TV’s no Music, just a great big open fire and...More

1  Thank Kpd230
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We wouldn't have found it without the sat navigation, but it was well worth finding. Considering it was a Tuesday it was busy, which is a good sign. The interior of the pub doesn't look as if it's changed for a 100 years. Very atmospheric...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Small portions, bland food poorly present. On the plus side the overworked barmaid/waitress was very pleasant..

1  Thank Yamman69
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We did enjoy our dinner here, 3 of us having pork, fish stew and Sole respectively. I had the sole and it was delicious, vegetables were fantastic too. Top tip, ask what vegetables come with your meal before ordering them separately as we ordered too...More

Thank Sue B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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