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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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Andover, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We noticed the Compasses Inn on the internet in a list of England`s best pubs so living just 30 miles away decided to give it a try, it was an adventure finding the place, thank goodness for Sat Nav.First impression was of a very old very quirky village Pub, we received a very pleasant greeting, Nice local Ales on offer,... More 

Thank Peter P
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here twice last year for dinner and rated the place very highly. We came again last week for dinner (a saturday night) but found things quite different. I understand there may have been a change of management? In any case; the menu was very limited as compared to our last visits. We also found the menu much pricier... More 

Thank Maureen G
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived just before 2pm and ordered three different roasts. All excellent with a range of veg to suit even the fussy 12 year old. Great service in lovely booth so it felt cosy yet social.

Thank Thunkstender
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry but I don't get why this pub gets such good press. It was recently voted in the Top Ten Pubs in the UK or something and a celeb chef reckons it to be his favourite pub in the whole world ever. Yes it's an attractive building (although it desperately needs re-thatching), yes it's in a pretty little village... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great ancient pub but very small inside. Had an excellent Sunday lunch on a cold day, having walked there with the dog. Fortunately the dog waited until we were finished to levitate the table 6" stretching the lead in an attempt to say hello to a passing canine...but even this incident seemed to add to the atmosphere of the place.... More 

Thank KateBroadChalke
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261 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Visited the Compasses Inn with friends for lunch on a cold December day. The staff friendly and helpful and a nice choice of warming food at a table by the open fire to keep December chills away. Situated in the Wiltshire countryside with plenty of walks round about, an ideal location. Obviously a popular inn and busy during our lunchtime... More 

Thank eangelm
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Visited on a December evening. Quirky old place, with an open fire. Excellent food and service. Friendly staff. Surprised it was so busy , being out of the way.

Thank TurnbullsDevizes
Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 9 November 2016

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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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?