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Compton Abbas Airfield

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Pooley’s Day September 2018

Visited the airfield a few weeks ago to enjoy their 30th anniversary but sadly the weather was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve L
San Francisco
A lunch with a view......not just for flying enthusiasts.

The location is simply stunning, as the view is back over Spread Eagle and across to the southern... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ade C
Whitchurch-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the airfield a few weeks ago to enjoy their 30th anniversary but sadly the weather was against them and the event was cancelled. However, four of us had reserved a table for lunch and we were not disappointed with the quality or quantity. The...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is simply stunning, as the view is back over Spread Eagle and across to the southern slopes of Shaftesbury. You do not need to be a plane buff to go there, yet this does add a little nostalgia at times to where you...More

3  Thank Ade C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At one time, all were welcome to this wonderful airfield. The aircraft movements could be seen up-close from the car park and also from the restaurant area which opened 7 days of each week during the daylight hours. I remember during the long and warm...More

3  Thank robert20171944
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Went with elderly uncle for a meal and to watch the planes, great for plane watching but food left a lot to be desired. Mushroom risotto ok, ham, eggs and chips good but Caesar salad was just chunks of chicken with bacon on soaking wet...More

7  Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 11 June 2018

A warm weekend in June and a spontaneous lunch the Fish pie taken by my wife was excellent and made better by the absence of too much potato so a well done there. The Aviator Burger is in effect a deconstructed beef burger and the...More

1  Thank Outofthelaw
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Visited as my husband had an experience voucher. Absolutely loved the whole experience. My husband was a little nervous, was reassured and made to feel safe and comfortable. He even took over the controls for a short time. The smile on his face said it...More

Thank Colgate50
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We booked tables for 10 people and 13 turned up. There was no problem moving tables around to accommodate us all. The food was delicious, the coffee was great. Thank you for making us feel welcome.

Thank wendyrZ8877SJ
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Lots to see if this is a flying day although there are usually a few aircraft about. The restaurant etc is excellent though - good quality food and plenty of it!!

1  Thank Roundway-2013
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Nice grass strip. Some historic aircraft based there and a great cafe. Note the menu as it is specific to three periods of the day. If you like light aircraft the takeoff/landing zone is right outside of the restaurant area offset about 100 yards.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Not my favourite place to go, although it’s convenient. Very ordinary, unimaginative, fairly flavourless food without much creativity, and not catering for non-meat eaters much at all.

4  Thank Jeanne D
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