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The Compasses

45 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YP, England
+44 1892 530744
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
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“burger” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
45 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are friendly and food is good. Place can be a bit disorganized. For example the times the kitchen is open for serving food don't match what the website states in the slightest, so you can turn up and find they're not serving food. Staff...More

Thank brownlington
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Great pub with tasty food charged at reasonable price. Lovely pub over 300 hundred years old worth visiting if you're in the area.

Thank HappyMama41969
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Lovely atmosphere, great log fire. Staff were both friendly and efficient, especially Tom ( think that was his name?) We had the fish and chips and a burger, both were excellent and great value. Also good range of well kept real ales which pleased my...More

Thank audreylees
Tom H, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you Audrey. Its nice when guests take the time to give us a vote of confidence on here.

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Staff were very helpful & friendly. Can't remember the last time I had good pub food. Will definitely go back.

Thank dragon1988jo
Tom H, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you dragon 1988jo, Your comments are most welcome and glad you enjoyed your time spent with us.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

We were a group of 8, we’d booked in advance and a nice table was awaiting us. Great staff, courteous and helpful, faultess in fact. The food was remarkably good, simple dishes, fish and chips, steak and chips etc etc, served hot and well presented....More

Thank jm36522
Tom H, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Came here for Christmas Eve, it had a great selection of drink, some great deals and a wonderful family atmosphere. They served some lovely food too, I would highlight that it gets very busy so worth booking to avoid disappointment.

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The roasts are just awful but only surpassed by the rude staff. Avoid it if you can. There are much nicer pubs with a better selection of beers and good quality reasonably priced food in Tunbridge Wells

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A recommendation from a friend for Sunday roasts. They’d run out by 14.30. Staff were friendly but spread very thin and therefore not very attentive. Great venue and the food was decent. With more staff this could be great it was a little Falty towers.More

Thank Ralph1112
Tom H, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Firstly our apologies for running out of Roast Lunches by 2:30. We had no bookings that day and were snowed under by 1:00, with bookings at the last minute. We were short staffed because our Head Office system tells...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely find. We had a day in Tunbridge Well and looked for a local pub to get some food. We stumbled across The Compass, not far from the High Street in a small lane where this beautiful public house backs on to a park....More

Thank Paul D
Tom H, Manager at The Compasses, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks for the kind review Paul. Nice to spend time chatting with you and the family, glad you enjoyed the town and our hospitality. Hope to see you again soon. David.

Reviewed 13 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, 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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