Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food times: 12 - 2, 7 - 9

Imaginative food includes daily specials listed on boards: ciabattas, thai-style mussels, goats cheese, apricot and chive terrine with red onion marmalade, wild boar and apple sausages with red wine gravy and mash, chickpea and carrot fritters with mixed bean cassoulet, tandoori-style chicken with bombay potatoes, lentil samosa and mint yoghurt, slow-roasted pork belly with bacon dauphinoise, apple and fennel slaw and cider sauce, brill with confit chicken wings and fish bisque sauce, and puddings such as treacle tart with orange curd ice-cream and carrot cake with honey and stem ginger ice-cream.

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Good Pub Guide Information

Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Wine Award
Wine Award
Stay Award
Stay Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Anywhere

Rating and Comments

3/5
159 votes cast
I have to say this is a rare occasion where I disagree with the Good Pub Guide. Went for lunch at the Compasses and had a very poor experience simply because it was so COLD! The main bar is amazing with its beams, flagstones, and real fire - but even the fire couldn't keep it warm. We migrated to the back room and sat next to the heater but still had to keep our coats on for the whole meal. Beer was good, as was food, but mine was a little too cool on the plate. The back room is disappointingly grubby and unloved. Staff were great, though - friendly and very helpful. Had a similar impression on a previous visit.
Last night my wife and I stayed at the Compasses. It was SUPERB! The beer, food, bedroom and staff were excellent. We both agreed that the food was the best we have ever tasted. The pub is set in a lovely hamlet
with wonderful views of the Wiltshire countryside. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to go back in ther Spring. This pub is certianly worthy of being in the main section of the Good Pub Guide for Wiltshire and |I would not be suprised to see it as the Dining Pub in future publications.

Regards, Ross Balaam.

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