The Compasses Inn
Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6NB
The Compasses Inn
Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6NB
The charming Compasses Inn is a 14th century thatched building that oozes character, and welcoming staff are on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The four delightful bedrooms are individually furnished and decorated, each with flat screeen TVs and hospitality trays. The award-winning ever-changing menu offers seasonal food using locally sourced produce where possible. The Compasses Inn is sited in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and within one hour's drive of the New Forest, Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge and the delightful beaches of the south coast including Lulworth Cove and Studland Bay.
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"Down a narrow winding lane between Sutton Mandeville and Lower Chicksgrove lies a small whitewashed pub with a thatched roof and log fires. It’s almost too picture postcard perfect. In fact the only drawback with the Compasses Inn is the narrow lane itself, which is an absolute nightmare if you meet anything coming the other way.
This ancient inn has just four bedrooms over the bar plus rooms in a separate cottage. The attic bedrooms are accessed by some old stone steps on the outside of the pub. All four rooms lie off a communal area that has rush matting and plenty of seating, making it a good place for taking boots off or assembling for a walk. The bedrooms themselves are small, modern and white, offering everything you could possibly want but no baths – only showers – so no tub for the weary walker to soak in.
Downstairs the charming, low dark bar offers three local ales including “The Large One” from Butcombe Brewery. Guests and locals sit in a series of high-backed black-painted settles with minimal cushioning. Sunday lunch, served under the eye of chef Paddy Davy, is extremely popular with locals. This is a traditional English pub, open fire at one end, agricultural instruments on walls and Scrabble nights during the week."
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Information on The Compasses Inn , Lower Chicksgrove , Tisbury , Salisbury
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Twin/Double
|Room rates guide:||
Single from: £65.00
Double/Twin from: £85.00
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, JCB, Solo, Visa
When Closed: 25-26 Dec
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome (no additional facilities for children)
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation/Awards: AA 4 Star Guest Accommodation, AA Rosette
Flat screen TV, Tea & coffee making facilities, Toiletries
Outdoor seating area & garden, Bar, Restaurant, private dining & parties, Baby monitor on request, Car parking
|Local directions:||From The East. Exit the A303 westbound after the A36 Salisbury and Wilton exit. Turn left signposted to Teffont and Chilmark. After 2-3miles, at the T-junction, with the Black Dog on your left, turn right and then immediately left. Follow the road through Chilmark towards Tisbury. Turn left towards Salisbury and Chicksgrove. At Chicksgrove village turn right signposted to Sutton Row and Sutton Mandeville. The inn is half a mile up the road on the right. From the South:Take the A30 west of Salisbury towards Shaftesbury. Take the third right, west of Fovant, signposted Chicksgrove and Sutton Mandeville. Turn right into Lagpond Lane. The Compasses Inn is about one mile down this single-track lane on the left hand side.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Salisbury (12 miles) (25 mins)
Southampton (35 miles) (55 mins) , Bournemouth (40 miles) (1 hour, 5 mins)
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Posted on by Mr Kendon C
Friendly, attentive staff and good food in a quiet village.
Posted on by Mr Hans-Michael S
Breakfast earlier than 08:30 would be appreciated. Other than that, everything was very nice.
Posted on by Mrs Lesley M
Our stay was delightful! Thank you to the friendly team who helped to make it so! We'll be back!!!
Posted on by Mr John H
Theo was excellent, he made us really welcome and nothing was too much trouble for him to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Thanks very much.
Posted on by Mr John L
The Compasses as always, was excellent ! That's why we keep going back
Posted on by Mrs Jane M
Friendly, helpful service & good food.
Posted on by Mr Joerg Z
Very nice and helpful staff
Posted on by Mr Michael R
Great place, great pub, friendly and very nice and rural
Posted on by Mr Martin M
We had a wonderfull stay in a rual and stunning surrounding. The Pub vistit is a must for every continental visiter.
Posted on by Ms Jenny J
Lovely pub, room, food and helpful friendly staff.
Posted on by Mr David E
Eveything we had hoped for in the booking. The pub was a delight set in wonderful countryside.
Posted on by Mrs ALISON H
Comfortable and relaxed. High standard food. Hope to stay there again.
Posted on by Mrs Karen T
Posted on by Mr Alasdair H
Lovely location, very friendly staff giving excellent service. Very good menu - definitely highly recommended!
Posted on by Mr Colin B
A lovely experience. Room and bed very comfortable. Bar and Dining Room ambience warm and inviting. Presentation and quality of evening meal and breakfast excellent as were all the staff and management; friendly and professional. A real gem tucked away in beautiful countryside. An outstanding overnight stay.
Posted on by Mrs Sarah B
An amazing place. We loved it and have rebooked for another weekend in February next year. The food is fantastic and the staff are so friendly
Posted on by Mr Stephen B
It was a shame we couldn't stay longer . The service was second to none , everybody was so friendly .
Posted on by Mr David B
Great Pub/Hotel. Good food in Pub and room was comfortable. Would stay here again.
Posted on by Mr Gabriel D
We really liked the Three Compasses. We'd recommend and hope to go there again.
Posted on by Mr Robert W
Ein wahres Juwel! Exzellente Küche mit charmantem Service!
Posted on by Mr Colin C
A. Country Inn that captures all that is great in Britain
Posted on by Mrs Jennifer L
Gorgeous location. Charming staff. Wonderful food.
Posted on by Mrs Pamela D
Will definitely be returning in the future. Fabulous old pub oozing with character and very friendly welcome.
Posted on by Mr Robert P
An old historic pub with great food, drink & friendly staff. this is our third time staying and won't be the last.
Posted on by Mr Roger T
A delightful little place, excellent dinner; will certainly go there again if in vicinity.
Posted on by Mr Neil A
A lovely country pub atmosphere - cosy bar and good food. Room was very comfortable and warm. Only point of criticism is that food choices for vegetarians was limited.
Posted on by Mr Kevin T
Excellent food and a welcoming host
Posted on by Mr david B
One of our favourites. Great location, very welcoming, good food. What could be better?
Posted on by Miss Karan C
Excellant all round - meal/room/breakfast/staff Would highly recommend to anyone
Posted on by Mr Alex C
Great pub - fantastic service
Posted on by Dr john H
Excellent welcome and all round service. Wonderful food and superb breakfast. Accommodation first class. Only issue bar and food prices are on the high side, otherwise cannot be faulted.
Posted on by Mr Michael R
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We actually had a choice of rooms when we arrived and chose room 2. It is a large well furnished room with en-suite. The staff were extremely apologetic as the main bathroom light wasn't working and they offered to move us. However the remaining light was perfectly adequate so we stayed. The food and service was excellent from all staff and the pub has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Special mention to Amy, whether serving us dinner in the evening or breakfast the next morning was always bright, cheerful and nothing was too much trouble. A great place to stay and we will definitely return.
Posted on by Mr John D
A lovely pub - good food, excellent staff, a great place to stay.
Posted on by Miss Lucy A
Really nice staff, the girl who showed us to our room was really welcoming and friendly. The room was very clean and had all that we wanted for a nights stay whilst attending a wedding. The breakfast was lovely too!
Posted on by Mrs Barbara S
We were very pleased with the accommodation and the service and will come again when we visit Wiltshire.
Posted on by Mr Nigel T
A very enjoyable stay. The only complaint was the outdated shower. A hand held one is not really very good and you could not get the taps to mix. We suggest complete new fittings are required.
Posted on by Mr Greg L
Had an enjoyable overnight stay at the Compasses, which is a classic country pub, doing excellent food. Shall definitely return.
Posted on by Mr Ken G
Really nice stay. Excellent quality food both for evening meal and breakfast. Very quiet.
Posted on by Mr Matthew B
Compass Inn I stayed for a long weekend at Compass Inn. I an wheat free diet and I emailed ahead to inform them. They replied they would get me some wheat free bread in. This turned out to be typical if the people at the Compass, they go that extra mile to make you feel comfortable. I often go away for weekends and always take my dog, Milo, this has to be one of the most dog friendly places we have stayed at to date. That is always a good sign to me. The room I had was lovely, very spacious, exceedingly clean ( even by my OCD standards) and comfortable. It rained on the Saturday so could not go out for long but this dod not bother us as our room was a delightful place to spend a weekend afternoon in. The food at the Compass is absolutely delicious, I tried a variety of things from the menu and was not disappointed in the slightest. Very well presented and very tasty indeed. All in all I can honestly say that I will definitely return to the Compass and highly recommend it.
Posted on by Mr David S
Charming place and very friendly-food really very good -would highly recommend
Posted on by Mr David C
Found the ideal country pub in a restful and beautiful setting. We enjoyed the company of a friendly landlord and an excellent evening meal in front of a warming log fire; the beer was good too! Breakfast was first class - looking forward to our next visit!
Posted on by Mrs Margaret G
Staff very pleasant and helpful...it was a very enjoyable and comfortable stay.
Posted on by Mr Francis D
A thoroughly enjoyable visit. The staff were most agreeable, efficient and courteous. The cuisine was quite exceptional. I have no complaints or criticism whatever. Thank you to all the staff at Compasses. Francis Davey.
Posted on by Mr Stewart E
Wonderful place to stay, right out in the country. Well worth the tricky drive to get there.
Posted on by Mr Philip D
Staff very welcoming, helpful and eager to please. A most pleasant stay.
Posted on by Mr Michael A
Lovely old inn in a very quiet and pretty location. Good parking. Very friendly staff. Good food. Accommodation could benefit from some improvement - didn't match up to the really quaint old pub/restaurant.
Posted on by Mr Nigel P
Excellent food, friendly efficient service - a truly memorable experience. Highly recommended
Posted on by Mr Joel B
Great food and hospitality but just wish B&B's would realise that bed frames are a pain in the backside if you are plus 6ft. Enjoyed the stay are would stop again.
Posted on by Mrs Anna B
We spent 1 night in this delightful inn. The countryside around is beautiful and we very much enjoyed our visit, including the evening meal and breakfast. Our daughter has just moved to the area & we shall certainly stay here again.
Posted on by Mr Ian A
Excellent accomadation and good food. A very pleasant experience.
Posted on by Miss Marguerite C
Lovely area, beautiful building and lovely food. Room was very nicely decorated and beds were very comfy. Service for dinner could have been better, but no other complaints. Would stay there again.
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