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The Talbot

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The Square | Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BQ, England
+44 1451 870934
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12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Telford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We called in for lunch on a cold February day to be welcomed by a lovely log fire. Great service was followed by excellent food. I had the ploughmans lunch and have to say one of the best I have ever had. Make sure you pay a visit and you will not be disappointed.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on New Year's Eve and can honestly say it's the best NYE we have ever had. The live singer they had was unbelievable, everyone was up singing and dancing it was such a fantastic evening and atmosphere! Will be there again next year!

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Thank amy1333
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

It was a fabulous night wasn't it? So glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to welcoming you back in December, if not before? Thanks for your review. Best wishes for 2017. More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just what we needed on a very cold wet day a lovely bowl of homemade soup, the sandwiches were great too, a very lively place with a great atmosphere

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

Hot soup always hits the spot. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hurry back soon. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked in here for a meal on Saturday last minute after a recommendation. Food and atmosphere were very good and the service from the staff was excellent. As a result, we went back for Sunday lunch, where the atmosphere and food were even better. It was very cold outside but the roaring fire and plenty of customers meant it was... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. Glad to read that we ticked most, if not all of the boxes for your visit. Hurry back soon and thanks again for your glowing review. More 

Newport, Rhode Island
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173 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night in Stow and we couldn't get into the first 4 restaurants we tried. Our fault for not making reservations. Our bonus for not making a reservation. We ended up here and we're so glad we did. The carrot cumin soup was delicious and light and our meals...smoked haddock fish cakes with side salad and homemade tartar soup were... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We're very glad you were able to join us and had an enjoyable meal. We take pride in serving food our Mothers liked to serve. I think they would approve. Hurry back soon. Cheers More 

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 16 January 2017

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 

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Thank valdavies77
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

Thank your for your kind review. Our pies and puddings are always very popular. Our aim was to get chef to cook them just like our mum's used to make us when we were little. Chef and his team have succeeded and both Cate and I are very happy with the wonderful food that comes out of it. Hurry back... More 

Wales
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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!

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

Thank you for your kind words. Yes our fire is a big draw card and wonderful on these chilly days. Glad you enjoyed it. You must pop in again and try our food. It tastes as good as it looks. Cheers! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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 

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Thank shivster333
Martin C, Landlord at The Talbot, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We did speak to our kitchen staff about this matter and it was determined to have been that the batter mix was too thick and immediately thinned it out. A large number of fish and chips have been sold since and we have received nothing but praise. We can only apologise again for the anomaly.... More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?