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The Talbot Inn

££ - £££, British,
The Cross | Berwick St John, Shaftesbury SP7 0HA, England
+44 1747 828222
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (6 reviews)
“lasagne” (4 reviews)
“pork belly” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
The Cross | Berwick St John, Shaftesbury SP7 0HA, England
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We loved it! It was like going back in time in a good way! Excellent home cooking, plenty of choice, cosy bar, with a real fire. Keep doing what you are it's such a treat to find real food at affordable prices. Thank you.

Thank AliG1956
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The pub was full of locals who were friendly. Lots of well behaved dogs too. Enjoyed my lunch which was fairly priced and decent portions. Even though the pub was busy, it was easy to hear each other. Would happily return.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Last minute booking for my grand daughters birthday treat. The food and service was first class, menu choice was comprehensive. Thoroughly recommend it for a family meal.

Thank Jon2432
Reviewed 4 October 2017

a fantastic pub and restaurant, lovely home cooked food,and good portions too, the owners are very friendly and welcoming, also very dog friendly, which is very important to us, staying in the village again next year, looking forward to going in The Talbot Inn again

Thank leenotts
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited The Talbot Inn in 2014 and now again last month. It was lovely seeing the same faces behind the bar, giving it an air of familiarity. The menu had changed since 2014 but the food remained outstanding. Portion sizes are very generous and...More

Thank bussbrigitte
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Four of us went and had a very nice selection of roast lunches. It is small so you may well need to book on weekends.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My partner and family recently visited this pub after a short walk locally around Cranborne Chase on a bank holiday weekend. We had not booked, but thought we would pop in for a drink with a view to sit down for dinner. As we walked...More

5  Thank James_Salisbury
Reviewed 25 August 2017

On a recent evening motorbike ride around north Dorset we came across this wonderful country pub. We didn't reserve a table but we were quickly accommodated. The food was superb,freshly cooked and very tasty, the pork belly was one of the best ive ever tasted...More

Thank Colinda77
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Nice pub which came highly recommended and looking at the menu online it looked highly promising. Disappointed to find only a limited Sunday menu on offer. They should tell you when booking I feel. However what we ended up eating was ok; well cooked and...More

Thank MikeD1950
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Food was really tasty cooked to high standard, ingredients excellent quality, cosy little family run pub service was friendly and quick we wanted to return for Sunday lunch but we missed service at 2 shame they didn't serve bit longer. Definitely visit again next in...More

Thank Jen19812013
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23 October 2016|
Response from ChilliPepper1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They've got two dogs and they are both friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Cross | Berwick St John, Shaftesbury SP7 0HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 828222
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