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The Compasses, Tunbridge Wells - pub details


Address: 45, Little Mount Sion, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1YP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3088) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Tunbridge Wells (0.2 miles), High Brooms (1.8 miles), Frant (2.3 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 36 users)
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Pub number 3 of the day and my first one that doesn’t appear in the 2015 GBG. Almost across the road from The Grove so it’s rude to not visit it.

It’s about 1.30pm when we get to this large Greene King pub, it’s empty inside but extremely busy in the outside seating area at the front with food proving very popular.

3 ales on the hand pumps and I opt for a pint of Head Brewers Club Trial Brew No 8 @ 5.0%. The barmaid asks me if I’ve ever had this beer before and I say no she then laughs and say’s it’s interesting! Not an ale for the summer this is really a Christmas ale with a very strong spiced taste and smell. Kept and poured well and therefore drinkable.

I didn’t venture back inside to check the décor but it’s a very decent looking pub and on this visit it’s one I would recommend.

Just to add that the food looked good.
lezford - 17 Aug 2015 16:58
this is a lovely pub in a nice area , welcoming staff and the food and drink was good , my gammon chips and eggs was just how a decent pub meal should be , food a bit slow this time but staff apologised and made me feel welcome
peterfromlondon - 24 Jun 2013 18:35
Up this way last Saturday to visit the Grove but as it was before 12 it was closed.
Moved on here to see a big sign outside saying "Open from 11am daily"
I entered and what a gem of a place. A notice tells you that this is the oldest pub in TW.
Now its only 11.30 and there are only two other punters in so service was spot on from a friendly barman.
There are 7 hand pumps split on two sides 4/3. A chalk board tells you the selction. The had Abbott and GK IPA, Hydes Original BB, Darkstar Hophead,
Old Dairy Gold Top and Everards Tiger, one tap was not being used.
I had a pint of Hydes (£3.15) followed by a pint of Gold Top (£3.20) both were very good and well kept.
bjbrummiejohn - 13 May 2013 13:15
Always been a lovely little pub, a bit out of the way, but worth walking up that hill for!!
Petebuddle - 29 Jan 2013 17:28
It seems that the Sunday Quiz has disappeared.... Popped in just before Christmas after about a year away. It wasn't as frendly as before, the sercice was slow and the beer far too cold. Literally lacked warmth as the fires were wimpy - pile them high and get some character back into the place!

Could be a great pub but unfortunately it is far too complacent.....
mithrandir1967 - 28 Dec 2011 15:09

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