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The Compasses

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Bar, British, Pub
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45 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YP, England
+44 1892 530744
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Phoned up Saturday evening for a early table for two, plus a small dog, The pub was busy, so Ben set a lovely table up in the snug for us. We had a lovely meal & bottle of wine. They had some good deals on with food & drink which we took advantage of. The service was great. Even the... More 

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Thank Carol C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

After a horrendous dinner at our hotel we went on search for something homely and filling. We couldn't find anything nearby that took our fancy until I remembered we had been gifted some pub tokens and I am so glad I had them on me we looked on their website and found this lovely pub. The staff were so friendly... More 

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Thank Emma S
Deal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident while staying in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Proper food and ales. I had the Big Fish and Chips while my partner had macaroni cheese with pulled pork. I washed mine down with a couple of pints of Magnum IPA.

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Thank Ollie G
Kent
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I popped in for a relaxing Sunday lunchtime drink. Lovely log fire, friendly and attentive staff and the food coming out smelt delicious! (Very tempted to forgo our own roast at home). Was all setting up to be a lovely afternoon.... Except for one thing. Screaming children running around with parents not caring a jot about ruining... More 

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Thank KentTWells
London , UK
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I came here a couple of years ago and the food was so bad I couldn't eat it. Happily it seems there's new management, new decor, new menu; same name, different place, and a huge improvement. The menu was good, with enough vegetarian options as well as the meaty eats to keep everyone happy (and not just a boring risotto!)... More 

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Thank RockerLondon_UK
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had a delicious macaroni with cheese and a side salad here along with a good beer. The staff here are nice, and the outside setting is cute with lots of seating (both indoors and out). Great find.

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Thank Valerie P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went for lunch here. Our party included a fussy six year old and an 81 year old. The food was excellent. The bar man was brilliant - very friendly and helpful. He was happy when I asked about menu changes for the said fussy six year old who thought the bar man was a pirate! The food came out... More 

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Thank Lucy M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch here. The place is clean and welcoming. The menu offers a good selection of home made food. I had the falafel and sweet potato salad. Excellent and generous portion too. Others in my group were served with fish and chips and macaroni cheese. I will definitely be going back

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Thank AnouskaBS
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I loved this quaint little pub! Stumbled across The Compasses as we were doing the heritage walk on a visit to Tunbridge Wells, hospitality was great as was the food. We ordered the pulled pork mini burgers along with crispy fries which were delicious & hot. Service was super quick considering how busy the pub was, surrounded by beauty this... More 

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1 Thank Tracy R
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Can honestly say I have never tasted such an amazing and well prepared meal. I have tried the same meal in a variety of different restaurants and it is safe to say - I will never be going back to anyone of them. The compasses has raised my standards so high that it cannot be lowered. My boyfriend was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 530744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?