Relive the golden age of aviationScroll
Events, Flights & Tasty Bites
“Compton Abbas Airfield is one of North Dorset’s must see venues!”
Sat atop a hill in the Cranborne Chase area of natural beauty with stunning views over Shaftesbury and beyond, Compton Abbas Airfield is the perfect place to enjoy the day. Feast your eyes on beautiful historic aircraft and observe the comings and goings of our fabulous light aircraft community while enjoying hearty local fare and a Gritchie beer brewed only two miles away. All welcome, rain or shineFind out more
Old-world charm new-world comfort
Food & fun for the whole family
All welcome! Come and enjoy our local fare and Gritchie brew. Our friendly staff are waiting to welcome you to our scenic restaurant and bar.
To book a table for up to six people, please use our booking system. To book a table for more than six people, please call 01747 811767.
Autumn / Winter Opening Times:
Tuesday and Wednesday 09:30 – 17:00
Thursday to Saturday 09:30 – 22:00
Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) 09:30 – 16:00
Food Service Times:
Daytime food service is Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 14:30
Evening food service is Thursday to Saturday 18:00 – 21:00
*we are a card only establishmentFood and Drink
Visiting by land
No Plane, No Problem!
Come and visit by land and enjoy our local food and beverages. Watch the world, and planes, fly by!
Enjoy our outside seating with drinks, snacks, ice cream from our Bar and Smoking Barrels Cabin. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome onto the outside patio grass seating areas. Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the cafe.
Bicycles brought on-site are left at the owner’s risk. Do not leave your bike near any airside fence due to aircraft propellor wash. The management will not accept responsibility for any accidents, damage or loss incurred.