The Compass Inn started life in the 18th century as a coaching inn. It has been said that the name of the pub can be attributed to an early landlord who decorated the outside of the inn with chandlery from ships in Bristol docks. In 2001 the only nautical artefacts was a pair of ship’s lanterns on display in the Long Bar. The Compass Inn now has four rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and an orangery, a vine covered conservatory. The road at the rear of the Compass Inn is called One Hundred Lane.
Map reference: ST 763787
Owner in 1891: James Webb (free from brewery tie)
Rateable value in 1891: £12.5s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Sir Gerald W.H. Codrington (leased John Arnold & Sons, High Street, Wickwar)
Rateable value in 1903: £15.5s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse
Closing time in 1903: 10pm
Landlords at the Compass Inn include:
1856 J. Reed
1885 Edwin Huff (junior)
1891 Edwin Huff
1902 Benjamin Rose
1903,1919 Frank Packer
1927 Frank Lyons
1939 Hy. Manning
1960 Mr Grice (or perhaps Gryce)
1961 (Dec) – 1975 Mr and Mrs R.P.W. Monyard
1975 (Feb),2009 Mr and Mrs P.R.N. Monyard
2009 Rupert Monyard (General Manager)