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The Compasses

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We visited to watch the Rugby World Cup final. The main bar was packed and a good atmosphere to... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Not bad, lovely fire

The fire is fantastic and there's always plenty if room. Decent selection of ales, though less so... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2015
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good28%
  • Average27%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible18%
19 May 2018
“Great food, nice little location”
25 Nov 2017
“What happened?!”
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45 Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YP, England
+44 1892 530744
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today with friends for food in the soaring heat. Food was really good and location is great 👍 Service was good, but some staff seemed a bit grumpy lol

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I used to love this pub but recent changes mean that I probably won't be going back. The quality of food has dropped quite steeply since my last visit, and it actually used to be quite good! A real shame that the oldest pub in...More

1  Thank milkyhew
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We visited to watch the Rugby World Cup final. The main bar was packed and a good atmosphere to watch the game. A mixture or larger and ales on tap gave ample selection.

Thank Jimgrams
Reviewed 29 September 2015

It seems to me that Greene King is to pubs like Colorado beetle is to potatoes. There are several GKs in the area and the format is all the same. The only saving grace that I have found is usually one (at least) good ale....More

Thank 12Choirs
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We liked this place because it wasn't far from our bed and breakfast, and was set in a residential area and it was rather nice as a result! Not your usual pub on the high street. its also close to the Groves park, which gives...More

Thank kirbykx
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

The fire is fantastic and there's always plenty if room. Decent selection of ales, though less so since the refurb. Still a decent option.

Thank Viannaj
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Will not bother going back here. Lovely pub, great location. That's as good as it gets. Service glacially slow. Front bar today was full of screaming under fives who were left entirely unchecked by staff - and indeed parents. I have no problem with kids...More

3  Thank jtaylorx
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I have suffered just too many evenings here with a drab, uninteresting pint of wet. I honestly would not go this pub if it were not the local of some friends. The Compassses has had a major makeover over the past couple of years and...More

Thank Malcolm J
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This is absolutely fantastic. The redecoration of the inside is brilliant and the comfortable top end beer garden makes this by far the best in Tunbridge Wells. It is sad that some parents are unable to control their children however, resulting in the ripping of...More

1  Thank ObjectiveView001
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Careless pints of ale ( half inch collars) young man tattooed, self interested, pulling good pub down- we've been here before- service and customers priority please. Is he a relative?

1  Thank 12Choirs
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