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Compton Abbas Airfield

Ashmore | Near Salisbury, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
+44 1747 811767
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (77 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
“baguette” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Ashmore | Near Salisbury, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
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1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Busy at weekends. Book if you want a table. Food good and tasty. Great views on a nice day and exciting with planes coming and going.

Thank 681andrewy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped off here many a time for a coffee & cake enroute never disappoints lovely to sit & watch the activities

Thank Restless59
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello! So glad to hear you enjoy the coffee and cake. Hope we see you again soon, Laura

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful to watch aircraft coming and going while eating a lovely lunch outside with beautiful views of Dorset to look at.

Thank Sue W
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Sue W! Hope we see you again soon. Laura & team

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Good selection of food for lunches. Speedy service. Interesting venue for watching the light aircraft coming and going.

Thank nautibuoy2015
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for your lovely review! See you soon, Laura& team

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Good selection of drinks and tasty cakes. Friendly staff. Good experience. It was fun to watch the planes taking off and landing.

Thank Robert71303
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Hope to see you again soon, Laura & team

Reviewed 15 September 2018

The cafe at Compton Abbas Airfield is really good and they are always busy. They are always really busy and this occasion was no different. The table service was erratic with servers walking around with dishes calling out table numbers, only to go back inside...More

Thank perle369
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. The remarkably nice weather we have had this summer, coupled with more people having 'staycations' has meant we have had an incredibly busy year so far. We don't advertise, accept large groups, or promulgate ourselves anywhere other...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I had a 30min flight in a Stearman bi plane. We were made to feel welcome by the crew who went through safely procedures and then gave me a flying jacket and helmet etc to wear ( not quite Top Gun but felt the part...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Not our first visit by any stretch but maybe the last as it was SOO noisy I just couldn’t hear myself think or my poor aged mother. Like a parrot house at the zoo. Ordered a strong coffee but it was as weak as water,...More

4  Thank Jacuzzi
ComptonAbbas, Owner at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for writing in and enabling me the opportunity of replying and putting some facts to your fictitious review. Having spoken to staff who came in direct contact with you and reading your review it is easy to see why you made your visit...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had originally booked for lunch but our plans changed so we decide to visit here earlier and have breakfast. The place was really busy and kept getting busier while we were there. You can see the planes parked right outside and also watch the...More

1  Thank Chris D
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you very much for your very comprehensive and kind review. Hope to see you again soon! Laura

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very good cake available to go with your cup of tea and you can sit out on the terrace (weather permitting) and admire the aeroplanes, both flying and stationary - even aerobatics on occasion! Never eaten here, so can't comment on any of the food...More

1  Thank Euroambler
ComptonAbbas, Manager at Compton Abbas Airfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! So glad you enjoy the cake and hope to see you up here again soon, Laura & the team

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Les B
6 March 2015|
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Response from ComptonAbbas | Property representative |
Hi there! Sounds like a great present, we do take table bookings of up to 12 people on weekends, give us a call on 01747811767 if you would like to arrange it. Look forward to hearing from you! Laura
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Mike0072015
13 February 2015|
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Response from ComptonAbbas | Property representative |
Hi Mike, we certainly think so & would love you to come up for another visit. Here is my personal work email: laura @ abbasair. com, pop me a line and I will make sure you are looked after. All the best, Laura Director... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashmore | Near Salisbury, Shaftesbury SP5 5AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 811767
  • E-mail
Description
Seated atop a hill in the heart of the Dorset countryside, Compton Abbas Airfield restaurant is perfect for a wake up breakfast, casual lunch or scrumptious afternoon tea. We use locally sourced ingredients where we can, and are often voted the best of our kind in the country. Everyone is welcome at Compton. Most of our visitors are in fact not pilots but people who just enjoy our stunning location, unrivaled views from the restaurant & runway terrace - and of course great food.
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