The Compasses Inn
East End, Damerham, SP6 3HQ
Nestled in the heart of Damerham, The Compasses Inn is the quintessential village pub. A genuinely friendly atmosphere is complemented by a hearty menu of British fare, a well-stocked bar and a charming rural location, creating a space that’s ideal for everything from casual drinks with colleagues to family gatherings. Why not stop by after a walk around the New Forest? The restaurant at The Compasses Inn is home to a dedicated team of chefs, all of whom are passionate about using fresh local ingredients in their cooking. Local butchers supply high-quality beef for the rich beef Bourguignon and juicy burgers, sausages for the classic bangers and mash, and juicy cuts of succulent prime steak. The golden scampi – which is served with peas, chips and homemade tartare sauce – comes from a local fishmonger, as does the delicate, flaky sea bass. For lunchtime diners, the list of light bites offers a tempting range of smaller plates. Try the gooey mac and cheese, or opt for a classic club sandwich. If you’re staying in the area, consider booking a room at The Compasses Inn. Every room has its own en-suite and each has been tastefully decorated, emphasising its own unique character and creating a space that’s cosy and comfortable.