Salisbury Life - August 2013 - Article about the Compasses Inn

Aug 2013 edition of
Salisbury Life has
an article about the Compasses. Read it here

article about the
Tasting Menu
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Food and Wine
Opening Hours
The main bar has eleven tables with an adjacent small dining room of three tables which can seat up to sixteen people for small private parties. Food is served from 12pm to 2pm and from 6.30pm to 9pm all week. Sunday lunch is served from 12pm to 2pm and Sunday evening 7pm until 9pm.

All our dishes are freshly made under the supervision of our Head Chef Ian Chalmers. The menu is written on black-boards as it frequently changes, affording us the opportunity to focus on seasonal food and local availability.

Below is a sample of the dishes we offer.
Our Wine List

Apart from usually having three or four 'Real Ales' and a Guest Beer on draft, we have an extensive Wine List (Spring 2015).

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Wild garlic and potato soup, cream cheese and chive tortellini, home made bread roll £5.50
Compasses cured Bresaola, orange salad, crispy ciabatta £6.50
Grilled pickled mackerel, radish and fennel salad, dill dressing £6.25
Pea and nettle risotto, goat’s cheese croquettes £5.95

8oz Sirloin steak, hand cut chips, roasted cherry tomatoes and mushroom, café du Paris butter £17.95
Free range Chicken breast, polenta puree, chargrilled vegetables, wild garlic and potato croquettes, roasted tomato sauce £14.95
Pork tenderloin wrapped in pancetta, fondant potatoes, Vichy carrot and puree, pork jus £16.25
Creedy Carver duck breast with Schezuan pepper glaze, basmati rice, purple sprouting broccoli £16.75 Whole grilled Dover sole, herb gnocchi and lemon butter £15.75
Pan fried Coley, crispy tiger prawns, sweet chilli and coriander spaghetti £13.50
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni with spaghetti vegetables £11.25

All served with Rowswells's Farm Vegetables

Wild boar and apple sausages, mash and onion gravy £11.25
Beer battered hake, hand cut chips, mushy peas, tartar sauce £11.50
Compasses beef-burger, red onion marmalade, black pepper mayonnaise, chips £10.95
Devon dressed crab, new potatoes, salad and garlic mayonnaise £11.50

Please ask if you wish to see our Children’s Menu

Puddings all at £6.25
Black forest gateau with mint ice cream
Profiteroles filled with crème patissierre
Ricotta and orange tart with cherry sorbet
Vanilla crème brulee with Garibaldi biscuits

Selection of local cheeses £7.50
Served with our own spiced apple and pear fruit cheese.

Dorset Blue Vinney
Somerset Camembert
Wookey Hole Cave Aged Cheddar

Port and Pudding Wine
Churchill's Finest Reserve £4.25 for 50ml glass
Monbazillac, Chateau Vari, Dessert Wine £5.50 for 125ml glass

Coffee Menu
Hot Chocolate
Selection of teas (Pot)
and Infusions