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The Talbot Inn

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Bar, British
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High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
+44 845 459 2618
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shepperton
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Venue was lovely and the staff were friendly. However, as keen participant of afternoon teas, we were disappointed. The scones were the sort that stuck to the roof of your mouth, and reminded me of the cheap ones from Tescos - I love scones, but I suspect these were not home made. Sandwiches were nice, but none of the cakes... More 

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Thank gaysey
Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brilliant Staff, Excellent Food, Accomodation clean and comfortable, like going back in time. Well done.

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Thank suedaniels24
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the Talbot as there was a half price voucher from Travelzoo. We bought the voucher on the day and then booked with the Talbot and was very straightforward. For our money we got a glass of champagne, tea or coffee, 3 finger sandwiches, 2 scones with clotted cream and 4 cakes. The restaurant manager was on the ball... More 

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Thank cltboy
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Talbot hosted our NYE wedding. My husband and I are very grateful to the staff ... Mark in particular who was totally fantastic! This is a superb venue... We had the intimate ceremony we had hoped for in a beautiful setting and nothing was too much trouble. I can't recommend the Talbot highly enough. We had multiple rooms booked... More 

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Thank Helen L
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is really nice decor wise, although for a hotel there is no relaxing lounge area. The food was not good at all. 4 of us had potted prawns to start. How they can serve a seafood dish without any flavour at all was beyond us all - even on adding our own seasoning all we got was the... More 

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Thank Mhuh2
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday with an afternoon tea. Unfortunately the entire experience was very disappointing. The restaurant area was empty with just one large group in the conservatory area so the atmosphere was pretty awful. We later found that the Inn was also hosting a wedding in the barn. It was apparent that the manager... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Woking, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us went precisely a year ago to this restaurant to find ourselves the only ones there at what should have been a busy pre Christmas time. It was frankly terrible. In response to my review the new owners/management said they were refurbishing and changing the menus etc and to give them another try. So 12 months later we... More 

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Thank Christine B
Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I can't thank Mark and his team enough for making our wedding day so special. From the planning stages to the day itself, everything was perfect, and we were looked after all the way. We had a small wedding ceremony and Reception in the Surrey Barn and nothing was too much trouble. The room looked amazing and the Wedding breakfast... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great quality but expensive food and wine. Restricted choice of menu. Really needs a reality check food wise if they are to make the most of every customer visit. It's a shame as the quality is excellent.... it smacks of "pseudo reputation" ..... it's a great little spot 😜

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Thank Chris D
swindon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I was working at nearby RHS Wisely and finishing around breakfast time took a punt at a local place. I was part of a four man crew and we were advised this was a good option. It was..! A lovely coaching inn type place..with a twist. You make you're way through really low beamed rooms to a very stylish breakfast/dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$49
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Woking  >  Ripley
  • Phone Number: +44 845 459 2618
Description
A famed coaching inn with a restaurant in the leafy village of Ripley, just a short drive from nearby Woking, The Talbot is said to have been the place at which love blossomed between Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. It's not just this tale that gives The Talbot such a sense of romance, from the traditional old beamed pub area to the glamorous glass backed restaurant, The Talbot is an obviously special place. Spacious and modern, the restaurant is light and airy during the day, a cosier feel falling over the room after dark, while outside, a beautiful garden and champagne terrace are the ideal al fresco spots. With an AA Rosette to its name, The Talbot offers food of a very high standard, garnering a mention in the Michelin guide. Chef Gavin Chilcott creates not only pub style classics, a must in the 15th century bar, but stylish modern British dishes with a strong focus on locality and seasonality.

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