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Food and ambience

Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for 10 and was rang the day before our booking for them to cancel due to the kitchen needing a deep clean before the re launch of their menu on the Wednesday??? . So very poor to leave it that late...to cancel . Was asked if I wanted another date , but tbh was flabbergasted and they didn’t know it was for a special occasion !!! Fortunately we were able to book a table at a venue down the road but hey they lost a £350 bill and probably a lot more besides as I won’t be booking again . Pretty shoddy behaviour I think … why exactly was the kitchen needing a deep clean ??More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Karen W, Thank you for leaving this review having booked to dine with us on Tuesday. I'm so sorry that we had to let you and your party down. Our new menu launched on Wednesday and as such the kitchen team worked into the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only failed to score a 5 due to poor communication on delays with food. However, we had a starter and the delay was advised after this and in reality was not as long as the 40 minutes we were told. Also unexpected live music but...not too loud that we couldn't talk.More

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Date of visit: May 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Janjo1759, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely spot when the sun's out with amazing tunes playing from a good quality Bose speaker! Very varied menu with prises to match!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Julie S, thank you so much for the positive review! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything additional we can do for you.

Reviewed 11 April 2024

We visited here one midweek lunchtime with our dog and had a lovely lunchtime meal. The restaurant is huge so it was easy to be sat in a quiet area with our dog who was treated with water and dog treats. My tuna melt sandwich...was delicious as were the chips. My husband had steak which he also enjoyed lots. The staff were really friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2024

Kay848, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great...More

Reviewed 31 March 2024

Excellent service received, great food selection, looking forward to visiting this place again and trying other dishes.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2024

Zaakiyb, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Talisman. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 20 March 2024

Good atmosphere and warm welcome. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable re menu choices. Food was good and well served.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Travel724803, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Talisman

Reviewed 12 March 2024

Greated with a warm welcome and shown straight to my table, Drink arrived in moments and then my food order was taken. In about 10 minutes food arrived and looked really good, tasted even better, probably the best sausage and mash I've had to be...fair. Millie on front of house was super attentive even though there were a few tables with customers already dining. Didn't get a chance to get all the staffs names but they were excellent too, 2nd time I've eaten here, definitely be back!More

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2024

Hi Goddy27, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Talisman. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 2 March 2024

This is the second time we have eaten here as a family. Great service, with a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. Large potions! We had two dogs and two children who were equally welcomed and looked after. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2024

Hi Ceez_12, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Talisman. We're happy we could exceed your expectations! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 22 February 2024

Lovely atmosphere, very helpful staff and delicious food as always. This pub is local to us and we always enjoy going.

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Sarahbee299, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit. Take care!

Reviewed 12 February 2024

lunch last Friday. Had the Fish Friday lunch and the fish was grey and vile tasting. Nice pub but bad food which is the same across most Hall and Woodhouse pubs.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2024

Hi John D, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. Falling short of meeting your expectations is not to the standards we strive to achieve, and we humbly ask for the opportunity to make this right. Thank you...More

Reviewed 21 January 2024

Decided to have dinner at the Talisman as we had not been there for some time. The venue has been extensively modernised and it looks very good. We were attended to in less than five minutes. Ordered drinks and starters - very tasty! We both...had fish pie as a main and it was full of white fish and salmon with cabbage and peas as vegetables. Prices are about average for good quality pub food. The staff were all helpful and pleasant.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2024

Hello Dave D, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! Thank you again for the great review!

Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

Took our daughter for an early evening meal. Pub was quiet, not been in before and thought it was a really lovely place. Staff were welcoming and friendly (lady at reception desk and chap on bar) We really enjoyed the food, and thought it’s was...the best pub food we have had for a while. Will def be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Oh my goodness Food was okay New Year's Eve Band,.... ..not good for entertaining. Left to celebrate New Year's Eve on our ownMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi DebandAndy25, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review following our New Year's Eve eb=vent here at The Talisman. I'm sorry though that our choice of band on the night left you a little disappointed. Reverb play covers from the 60's to...More

Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Our Christmas Day lunch experience was a bit of a disaster. We were booked in for 3.30, arrived at 3.15. When we arrived we could see immediately that the staff were under a lot of pressure. We were taken to our table and after about...15 minutes were served drinks and all was fine, but then it went drastically downhill. We waited about one hour for our starters which was not too much of a problem because we could see how busy it was. The main course took about another hour but when it arrived it was practically inedible. The only thing that was ok was the turkey meat, the rest of the meal looked like it had been hanging around for hours. Considering what we paid for the meal, it was totally unacceptable and our Christmas Day experience was far from what we expected. We feel they were over booked and could not cope and all the staff by 3.30 had had enough. We did not complain at the time because we could see the pressure they were under. Maybe next year they should only take bookings for what they can cope with.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2023

Hi Dennis G, Thank you for taking the opportunity to leave a review following your visit to us at The Talisman on Christmas Day. I'm sorry though that you feel let down by your experience and have emailed you seperately to make amends. With best...More

Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

We were a group of 15 all with pre-ordered Christmas meals, so no excuses. I can only think that they had lost a chef. The roast turkey meal was so embarrassing, with burnt roast potatoes, that they offered those who made this choice a free...drink. I had the only fish option which was fish pie. It was average, with chunks of salmon and white fish. No smoked fish. No prawns. Not even a sprinkling of parsley on the top. Extremely boring dish. No finesse. It's a nice pub to go to for the odd drink. But avoid the food.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hall-Woodhouse Ltd, Other at The Talisman pub restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

Hi Adventurer394625, Thank you for takingthe time to review us following your recent festive visit to us here at The Talisman. I'm sorry though that the food choices chosen on the day somewhat let us down. The roast potatoes are very much in our gift...More

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The Talisman pub restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5