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Compton Abbas Airfield

Ashmore, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
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Lunch with Wingwalkers! (plus Vat)

A warm weekend in June and a spontaneous lunch the Fish pie taken by my wife was excellent and made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Outofthelaw
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Great day out

Visited as my husband had an experience voucher. Absolutely loved the whole experience. My husband... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Colgate50
,
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“tiger moth” (9 reviews)
“flying club” (3 reviews)
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Ashmore, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm weekend in June and a spontaneous lunch the Fish pie taken by my wife was excellent and made better by the absence of too much potato so a well done there. The Aviator Burger is in effect a deconstructed beef burger and the...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Visited as my husband had an experience voucher. Absolutely loved the whole experience. My husband was a little nervous, was reassured and made to feel safe and comfortable. He even took over the controls for a short time. The smile on his face said it...More

Thank Colgate50
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We booked tables for 10 people and 13 turned up. There was no problem moving tables around to accommodate us all. The food was delicious, the coffee was great. Thank you for making us feel welcome.

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Lots to see if this is a flying day although there are usually a few aircraft about. The restaurant etc is excellent though - good quality food and plenty of it!!

1  Thank Roundway-2013
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Nice grass strip. Some historic aircraft based there and a great cafe. Note the menu as it is specific to three periods of the day. If you like light aircraft the takeoff/landing zone is right outside of the restaurant area offset about 100 yards.

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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Not my favourite place to go, although it’s convenient. Very ordinary, unimaginative, fairly flavourless food without much creativity, and not catering for non-meat eaters much at all.

1  Thank Jeanne D
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

I am writing to share with you my concerns following the poor experience I had whilst learning to fly for PPL with Compton Abbas Airfiled flying training school. Although the facade put up by the club appears to be very attractive and professional at the...More

1  Thank R S
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I was given this experience for my birthday and had a fabulous time. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and I got the chance to fly to Stonehenge and back and take the controls for a bit. Lunch in the café afterwards was great too....More

Thank Nevilles1234
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Sadly a very close friend was killed on Saturday 26th of August In a tragic accident in the Tiger Moth RIP big lad

8  Thank Tim B
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

I was very fortunate to be given a voucher to fly in the Tiger Moth G-ADXT at Compton Abbas airfield for my 30 + 30 birthday back in October by an extremely generous friend of mine. i was given a briefing by the ground crew...More

Thank elaineandgary
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