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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here for a retirement meal 12 girls various ages. All enjoyed the food very good . Have also been as a couple . The restaurant is warm & cosy staff are friendly & food excellent

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s been awhile since we had been here and in my a pinion it’s the best Sunday lunch anywhere. It’s not possible to get a good Sunday lunch in the south of England and if you’re within 40/50 miles it’s definitely worth the drive.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being recommended we thought we would give it a try . We ordered 3 starters . The pate came with onion marmalade which was frozen solid. On pointing this out it was taken away and brought back . The marmalade had been put in...the microwave and was red hot !! . The soup was potatoe and leak unfortunately someone had added that much garlic that it was green garlic water . The prawn cocktail was fine. The mains arrived with Luke warm potatoe but the rest was a good temperature. The main course was very nice . But too be fair the way they felt with the starters was enough to put us off from visiting again. The young polite waiting staff don’t have the experience to deal with problems.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely tasty Sunday lunch the best we have had in a long time, the staff were both tentative and friendly and after explaining we had somebody who are disabled, they quickly accommodated even though I forgot to mention on our booking it was a requirement....Definitely we will be going back again and cannot recommend highly enough.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Sunday lunch, with a good selection of vegetables and of course the chefs delicious gravy, unfortunately we couldn’t manage a pudding although they did look good, service was excellent and the wine was devine, well worth the visit, thanks to you all.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Heard lots of glowing comments about this establishment and delighted to have the chance to patronise. Set in a nice village. Good menu for Sunday lunch - all starters were good and the tomato soup was spicy as listed - very nice. The waiting staff...were all friendly - one main course was wrong but one of the party felt able to accept that as opposed to waiting for a replacement. It happens and communication can break down anywhere plus the place was very busy. No harm done. The wine was lovely - nice glassware. A great time and I d recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Booked a table for Sunday lunch upon arrival we were shown upstairs which was a bit gritty compared to downstairs but this place had come as highly recommended. Before we were seated one of our party did ask if all choices of meat were available...to which she was told yes and then asked what drinks we would like the waitress didn’t know what lager was available and had to go ask which fair enough she may have been new. Waited approx 20mins for drinks to be served then to be asked if we would like to order food but told that there is no lamb or pork and only 1 beef dinner left chicken and gammon or we can order pie. If we had been told this before being seated and served drinks we would not have stayed as we were very disappointed with the choice. The lady serving our party said it was because we had booked that day so why take the booking? When the food was served it was ok not what we would have chosen which made our visit a very disappointing one. Very bad management will not go back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

dreadful service waited 1and half hours for our meal not so much as an apology place has gone drastically downhill won’t be going again

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

food excellent, presentation excellent. great choice on menu.. however had to wait too long. staff very friendly and professional. would definitely reccommend . Use of mobile by another guest a little annoying. will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023 via mobile

Our friends took us to dine here and they prebooked for us. Our friends are well known here and we were all warmly greeted and seated at a round table at the rear of the restaurant. Our order was taken quickly but as the food...is cooked to order it took quite a while for it to get to the table. I ordered king prawn tagliatelle and it was delicious ( after I’d fished out the red peppers): my husband had chicken and chips with Diane sauce, one friend had the pan fried hake while our other friend had the lamb chops. We all enjoyed our food and unusually had room for dessert too. Two of us had the yummy sticky toffee pudding while the other two had fruit salad. The white wine we ordered was very tasty too. Unfortunately, our evening was rather spoiled by a thoughtless guest on another table nearby conducting a loud FaceTime call while eating her meal. We all heard both sides of the loud conversation. So disrespectful.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

If you want great food with great staff, modern clean place this a place to go! We have been a few times and have never been disappointed, the food is spot on.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

Went here for the first time in several years. It used to be very nice with excellent food, but not now. On entering it still looked very nice surroundings and we were treated straight away and led to our table. However we were served by...two young girls that clearly lacked in training. How to deal with customers, be knowledgeable about the menu ect ect. They constantly entered the room serving other tables but not scanning the room as they left. This made it very difficult to catch their eye when we needed drinks, even then she didn’t know what I meant when I tried to order a bottle of Prosecco and not two separate glasses. I had a Fillet Stake. Not a particularly difficult meal to cook, but it was rubbish. I have had Rump Stakes that were better quality than that. The menu lacked a decent cheese board as an alternative to deserts. There are a lot of Diabetics about these days, that can’t eat desert. Not a plesent evening and won’t be returning, or recommending.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

Was really pleased to be able to get a table for two with twenty mins notice. Food was really good, lots of taste and service was also good. Ordered steak - cooked exactly as requested, very good quality. Also chicken Kiev which was also lovely,...starters were great too. Would also recommend this place for Sunday dinner as had that a few times too.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2023 via mobile

The Talbot is a very impressive. The decor, atmosphere, staff, service was top class. The food was gorgeous fish platter and sea bass we'll have again. We will return and will definitely spread the word about this great find.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

It was our first visit to The Talbot and it was quite a pleasant one. The pub is very nicely decorated and a lovely environment. The food was very tasty and plentiful, but the service was very slow. But we will be back again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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The Talbot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5