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The Compasses

45 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YP, England
+44 1892 530744
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible22%
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“crispy fries” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
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45 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner this evening with our three children. We had booked a table beforehand but when we got there our table was right near the bar which was extremely busy and lively. However we asked if there was a quieter...More

Thank Kirstie A
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I live in Tunbridge Wells and decided to go out for Sunday lunch. When we got to the compasses we ordered our drinks and looked through the menu. I went to order and was told roast dinners were pulled during the summer, though it clearly...More

Thank drose0001
Reviewed 23 July 2017

My fiance and I were recommended this place by friends and the experience could not have been better. The drinks were served to us quickly despite the pub being busy. We then sat down for lunch and the service was efficient and the food was...More

Thank voldermortsnose12
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Wow what a fantastic night we had. 18 of us from work had our summer drinks and dinner here. Plenty of room but still a cosy atmosphere. Most of us ate and the food was great! The summer menu sounds crazy but was delicious! Staff...More

Thank NYES
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Was recommended this pub from friends while we were in area. Unfortunately we were gravely disappointed by the slow and rude service that greeted us. Due to the choice of pubs and restaurants in Tunbridge Wells this is truly one to avoid. Such a shame...More

Thank archie77123
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Compasses is a busy local pub, with a pretty good selection of beers. Have sampled the food - previously to this latest visit - so can't comment in this review. Note that parking is very difficult in the village area so advised.

Thank PathTravelled
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had heard great things about this pub and the menu looks really great, just our sort of food, so booked a table for Monday night dinner. Tellingly we were the only people eating, the rest of the customers appeared to be locals having a...More

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice pub. Great location next to the park, good food and service. Always a very nice atmosphere which is both friendly and relaxed. Great for families and people with dogs. Highly recommended.

Thank BarneyWhite4
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...More

Thank Carol C
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...More

Thank Emma S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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Hidden away on Little Mount Sion, The Compasses offers a warm and friendly welcome, great food and outstanding service. Recently refurbished, maintaining all of its original charm, The Compasses is one of the oldest pubs in Tunbridge Wells and an ideal place to meet friends, eat, drink and relax.
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