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The Compasses Inn (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterExcellent2
Bootleg - Urban FoxGood1
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde AmbitionGood1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Compasses Inn, Sole Street, Crundale, Kent
Picture 2. The Compasses Inn, Sole Street, Crundale, Kent
Picture 3. The Compasses Inn, Sole Street, Crundale, Kent

Visits Details

07 Mar 2015 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - good cycle out from Canterbury - disappointingly only Master Brew on - with two pump clips showing "coming soon".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
31 May 2014 (Jack William)
Early afternoon - eaters had all departed - swift half on my way past (by cycle). Nice to see a guest ale on, I thought this was a solid Sheps pub now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bootleg - Urban Fox4.20Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
29 May 2014 (Andrew)
It was very quiet in the car park when we arrived but a couple of bikes pushed up against the wall suggested it was open. The landlord was very pleasant and we sat inside for some lunch. It's been years since I've been here. In essence it doesn't change much.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde Ambition4.50GoodNice refreshing pale gold beer. Grapefruit and green leafy hop bite
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
14 Aug 2008 (Andrew)
Adrian and I drove over from Canterbury through patchy rain and behind an array of slow moving country vehicles. Ah the Compasses! I remember summer afternoons sitting outside the pub drinking pints of Fremlins and flirting (in our heads at least) with female horse riders. But that was years ago so I was interested to see how the pub had changed since then. Well, obviously gone was the Fremlins but other than the beer line-up not much else was different. The front bar is still lovely and cosy with its low ceiling and huge fire place and the garden looked much as it did all those years ago.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentI don't say this often about a Shep's regular beer but this was damn fine. The condition was excellent and the flavours rounded and fresh. The malt had a nice edge of hazelnut and the hops were earthy and pleasantly resinous. Top stuff.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic Ale4.50Not Tried

About The Compasses Inn

The pub sign. The Compasses Inn, Sole Street, Crundale, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Sole Street, Crundale, Kent, CT4 7ES.

The pub is found on the edge of the hamlet and is a favourite for walkers, drinkers and diners.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 7ES