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The Compasses Inn Tisbury

Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove

14th Century quintessentially English thatched inn situated in Wiltshire offering award winning food & B&B accommodation including a self contained cottage.

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  • 14th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Children welcome
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access (wifi)
  • Shared gardens
  • Private/enclosed garden
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Children's cots
  • Children's games
  • Children's highchairs
  • Woodland walks
  • Television
  • Book library
  • Luggage storage
  • Linen included
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryers
  • Central heating
  • Open log fire
  • Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar
  • Picnic area

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Beach (a short drive)
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (a short drive)


This award winning inn is situated in Lower Chicksgrove, in Wiltshire. Awards include The Good Pub Guide 2015 where they are listed as "outstanding", County Dining Pub of the Year, and is listed as one of the top 50 pubs in England by the Independent newspaper. An ideal location to explore market towns, stately homes and the city of Salisbury and its cathedral. The New Forest, Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge and the beaches of the south coast are all within one hours drive.

The inn offers four bedrooms, 3 doubles and 1 twin/family room and are accessed separately from the pub. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have original features including beams and cottage windows and include either a shower or bath en suite. The separate self contained 'Plum Cottage' is also available which has two bedrooms, lounge, bathroom and kitchen. The inn offers free accommodation for children under 3 years when sharing with parents and offers the use of a baby monitor during their stay.

Please note there is a minimum of a 2 night stay at weekends during the summer holidays (July 20th - 1st September)

History to the present day

Built in the 14th Century as a travellers and traders rest when travelling from Poole to Birmingham, this route can still be seen today. The inn retains many original features such as a thatched roof,  beams, fireplaces, flagstone floors and a original serving hatch to serve visitors who stayed outside with their horses.  

Food and Drinks

Full English breakfast is included and served in the rustic restaurant which has won many awards for food and culinary excellence. Lunches are available from 12.00am-2.00pm and dinner from 6.30pm-9.00pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday lunch is served from 12.00am-2.00pm and Sunday evenings from 7.00pm-9.00pm. All dishes are freshly made to order and change daily. Relax in the bar area with a local ale or other refreshment.

Grounds and gardens

Enjoy the outdoor seating area with views over the countryside and the Nadder Valley. The inn has an abundance of wildlife including badgers, king fishers and the rare hobby bird. 

Other facilities

Every bedroom at Compasses Inn features an ensuite bathroom, flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, Wi-Fi,  tea/coffee making facilities including mineral water and towels. Free parking available to guests.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove, Tisbury, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Telephone: 01722 714 318, Wiltshire, SP3 6NB, United Kingdom

Check In: From 1.00pm-3.00pm or after 6.00pm  Check Out: 11.00am

Directions: From The East. Exit the A303 westbound after the A36 Salisbury and Wilton exit. Turn left signposted to Teffont and Chilmark. After 2-3 miles, 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 Train Station: Tisbury station (2 miles) with a direct link to London Waterloo.

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The Compasses Inn Tisbury Bedroom 4 Bedroom Bedroom 2 The Inn Interior

Customer feedback

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, April 2017: Our stay was delightful! Thank you to the friendly team who helped to make it so! We'll be back!!! 5/5

, January 2017: 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. 4/5

, September 2016: The Compasses as always, was excellent ! That's why we keep going back 4/5

, August 2016: Friendly, helpful service & good food. 5/5

, August 2016: Very nice and helpful staff 4/5

, August 2016: Great place, great pub, friendly and very nice and rural 5/5

, May 2016: We had a wonderfull stay in a rual and stunning surrounding. The Pub vistit is a must for every continental visiter. 5/5

, February 2016: Lovely pub, room, food and helpful friendly staff. 5/5

, November 2015: Eveything we had hoped for in the booking. The pub was a delight set in wonderful countryside. 5/5

, October 2015: Comfortable and relaxed. High standard food. Hope to stay there again. 5/5

, August 2015: 5/5

, July 2015: Lovely location, very friendly staff giving excellent service. Very good menu - definitely highly recommended! 5/5

, July 2015: 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. 5/5

, December 2014: 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 5/5

, December 2014: It was a shame we couldn't stay longer . The service was second to none , everybody was so friendly . 5/5

, September 2014: Great Pub/Hotel. Good food in Pub and room was comfortable. Would stay here again. 5/5

, September 2014: We really liked the Three Compasses. We'd recommend and hope to go there again. 5/5

, July 2014: Ein wahres Juwel! Exzellente K├╝che mit charmantem Service! 5/5

, July 2014: A. Country Inn that captures all that is great in Britain 5/5

, July 2014: Gorgeous location. Charming staff. Wonderful food. 5/5

, June 2014: Will definitely be returning in the future. Fabulous old pub oozing with character and very friendly welcome. 5/5

, June 2014: An old historic pub with great food, drink & friendly staff. this is our third time staying and won't be the last. 5/5

, May 2014: A delightful little place, excellent dinner; will certainly go there again if in vicinity. 5/5

, April 2014: 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. 4/5

, March 2014: Excellent food and a welcoming host 4/5

Mr david B, January 2014: One of our favourites. Great location, very welcoming, good food. What could be better? 5/5

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