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The Talbot

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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The Square | Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BQ, England
+44 1451 870934
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been into the Talbot several times with friends since the new Landlords took over, the atmosphere in there is fantastic, the staff very friendly and helpful, the wine is very good. Last week a friend and I had lunch in there, we both had Pie of the Day which was Chicken, Ham and mushroom, with red wine gravy (in... More 

Thank valdavies77
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb hospitality as it should be, lovely beer, nice log fire which we hogged shamelessly! Good looked outstanding we didn't have any but it looked awesome! Easily best proper pub in town!

Thank Dr_Ibblig
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Literally just come back from eating at the Talbot, with high expectations based on the gorgeous food we've had in Stow so far this weekend, we were left feeling bitterly disappointed, we are a family of 3, ordered a kids and adult meal of fish and chips which was horrendous, full of greasy batter, and hardly any fish, the fish... More 

Thank shivster333
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually have lunch here when we visit Stow. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. Gets busy, but a nice place for lunch

Thank Bee W
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoy your time at the Talbot. Thank you for your comments. Have you tried our Winter menu? We've put on a few more of our favourites; Talbot Kedgeree, Baked Brie and a blueberry cheesecake. Just to name a few. Hurry back soon and thanks again. Cheers. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited stow on the wold over Christmas. We sampled each pub in the square and found the Talbot to be our favourite. The pub was a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the owners were very polite and chatty. I think the pub has recently been revamped as it looked lovely and the toilets were of a very high... More 

Thank Rebekka c
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

Very happy to read your review and to be voted by you as the top pub in Stow. So pleased you enjoyed your experience. You are right, we refurbished in July/August, opening on August 17th. Appreciate your very kind words. Hurry back soon. Cheers. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for coffee, the pub really nicely decorated for Christmas. The service was prompt and very friendly. There was a very nice ambience although the place was relatively empty. I do have to comment on the toilets which were spotlessly clean.... would definitely return to try the menu

Thank foohbah
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. My wife is somewhat obsessed with keeping the toilets clean. She will be very pleased to read you comments. Glad you had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to dine with us. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called in on a Friday lunchtime, looking forward to the log fire. Well, it wasn't lit! Okay, so we order a drink at the bar. My glass of wine was fine, the beer was opaque and very cloudy. Not being a beer drinker, I assumed that was correct, after all you assume the bar staff know their ales. Turns out... More 

Thank June G
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. As you will know, we have had warm temperatures lately and as the fire warms the pub, it is not always lit to avoid it being uncomfortable for customers. Due to the nature of real ale, they have sediment at the bottom of the cask. This can be pulled through as the end of the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Its my first time in Stow on the Wold and found this place to have our lunch. The Sunday roast is highly recommended to try. The staff and the owner are very friendly to each of the customers here. Lovely place and lovely people. I will definitely come back to have my roast again:)

Thank Mary Grace P
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're very glad you enjoyed your experience at the Talbot. Hurry back soon. More 

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely morning looking around the shops in stow ... Stopped at the talbot for lunch after seeing their pie of the day advertised outside ... Walked in and the foyer smelled a bit of toilets ... But we continued onto the bar which looked pretty newly decorated Ordered two chicken and bacon pies and 2 drinks , cost... More 

Thank SandraPage
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We always appreciate feedback and are sorry you did not have a pleasant time at the Talbot. We are however disappointed you did not raise the issues while you were here. We do instruct our staff to check-back with our customers after food delivery and also follow up again during bill payment as we can... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Beautiful old traditional pub, with an open fireplace. Quality food, good selection of beers and friendly attentive staff. Warm and cosy atmosphere, the Sunday roast, and then treacle pudding is a must!! 5 stars from me

1 Thank Jon E
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

5 stars sounds good to us. Glad you had a great time and appreciated all that the Talbot has to offer. We look to welcoming you back. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 870934
Newly refurbished and taken back to a beer & cider old-style pub serving traditional British food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?