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The Talkhouse Inn

) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Stanton Saint John ££ - £££ , British,
Wheatley Rd, Stanton Saint John, Oxford, England
+44 1865 351654
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“frog legs” (2 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International
££ - £££
Wheatley Rd, Stanton Saint John, Oxford, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to mark my daughters and my wife's birthdays. Recommended by one of my daughters colleagues. Sunday lunch. Lovely old pub. The lamb roast was delicious, the greengage and plum tart was perfect and the service was spot on. Couldn't have wished for better....More

Thank Nigel B
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear 'Birthday treat' Thank you so much for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again, regards Graham

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat out a lot around the Oxford area and I have to say that this place has improved beyond recognition since the owner (who is a chef) got rid of his old Chefs and went back into the kitchen himself. The food now is...More

Thank BobB7777
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear 'Best food in Oxford area' Thanks for your excellent review, it's nice that our hard work gets appreciated with such enthusiasm, we do hope to see you again, kind regards Graham

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed here several times over the last 10 years, this time we took my wife's parents with us as we rate it so highly. It seems it had a couple of dodgy years, which thankfully we missed, but it's clearly back to its best....More

Thank Emms-owner
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 'Another lovely stay' Thank you so much for that lovely review, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future, kind regards, Graham

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I had booked to have Sunday lunch here following a morning rambling, and it was such a beautiful day we ate outside in the Courtyard. The food was delicious, lots of choices on the menu, and the service friendly and efficient. A...More

Thank Hatsutsil
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 'excellent food and friendly service' Thank you so much for your kind review, it's so refreshing to see people taking the time to write a positive review, people tend to find time for the negative ones. As for the jazz, just to correct you,...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Went for a long dog walk and came across this place, after a long walk went here had a couple of drinks and a light lunch . We sat in garden on a beautiful day with our dog , garden was nice and tidy &...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Good varied menu with a passable wine list. Service by Sophie was good but have to say she seemed very busy as she was acting as waitress and serving behind the bar, if the bar had been busier we hoped there would be additional staff...More

Thank Richard S
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Dear 'Everything was fine for a midweek evening', thank you for your review, if I could address your points in turn. We have 26 wines by the glass, pichet or bottle, I'm very pleased with our list considering we are limited due to been tied...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Three of us were all disappointed. Cod Hache uninspiring too vinegary and asparagus not cooked. Gnocchi - poor presentation and too salty. We did mildly complain about this - but had no response at all. Hake was just not very pleasant sitting on a bland...More

Thank Lurched
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear Attractive Pub, Firstly, thank you for your comment about the Talkhouse, we have put a lot of time and effort into the appearance and it's nice to have it recognised. If i can address your other comments, the only vinegar in the cod is...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife and I booked a table for Sunday lunch, it is a lovely old pub and we have been here a number of times over the years but as is so often the case places change and unfortunately after this latest experience we are...More

2  Thank Richard E
graham c, Owner at The Talkhouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Dear 'Not visited here for a while, unlikely to in the future' I'm sorry to hear that you and your wife didn't have an enjoyable time with us, we have many happy guests that dine with us as you can see from previous reviews. As...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

My wife and I stopped off here for lunch while house-hunting in the area. We were warmly received, promptly seated and served. The staff were very friendly and the whole place had a very welcoming atmosphere. We shared a pot of cocktail sausages and a...More

1  Thank Sendall
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A warm and welcoming greeting from the staff who led us to our table, had drinks while we chose food from the menu and as it was a Sunday declined the superb selection of specials and instead chose roasts which were as good a Sunday...More

Thank mushrooms57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, International
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheatley Rd, Stanton Saint John, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford  >  Stanton Saint John
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 351654
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