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“Fantastic food, service and staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Talbot Arms
Ranked #3 of 5 Uplyme B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, service and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I would like everyone to now what a great village pub this is! !
This is my local pub and without being biased believe it to be one of the most welcoming pubs I have ever been in!
The pub has currently been entered for the community pub of the year! !
Steve and Wendy can never do enough for you.
The food is excellent, my favourite being the home made steak and ale pie but if u are lucky enough to go in on a Sunday make sure you book the carvery! !
Please come and see this pub for yourself and you won't be disappointed!
I have never written a review for anything before but was so enraged by a comment on trip advisor I felt I had to set the record straight!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda W
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talbotarms, Manager at Talbot Arms, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Hi Amanda W,

A village pub needs good villagers to support it, and we are very fortunate to have the support from such a good local community.

Visitors to the pub always comment on the friendliness of the locals who always make them feel welcome.

Thank you for your encouraging and kind words.

Holly

PP. Steve and Wendy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

I've just returned from a one night stay at The Talbot Arms with 9 of my girl friends for my hen night celebrations at nearby River Cottage. We didn't realise that the landlady Wendy was a fellow Wels woman and we must say, we have had the most relaxing time. Nothing was too much trouble. We had all of the 5 rooms at the back of the pub, which were immaculately clean and very tastefully furnished, with everything you could need for a short stop-over and a very reasonable price. Gorgeous breakfast this morning, sat in our pyjamas as we were the only ones staying at the pub. Very chilled out hosts Wendy and Steve helped with getting to the nearby seaside town of Lyme Regis during the day and then all our arrangements with River Cottage for our evening dining there. The pub itself is on the main road running through Upper Lyme so is right on the bus stops to and from Lyme Regis and is situated next to a lovely beer garden and stream. The rooms are separate from the pub itself and there are certainly no untoward smells coming from the kitchens, so do not be put off by the slightly over dramatic review below advising they would be put off staying there. Lets not forget that this is a fully functioning pub and eatery and therefore you should expect the odd waft of food, surely?! The amount of time spent in the rooms themselves is minimal as you would be out and about for the majority of time and despite being at the back of a pub, were very quiet and well-insulated. It felt like our own private place to stay but with the luxury of not having to do the dishes after a full English breakfast!! Well done to you both for getting it so right. We had no complaints for £37.50 per person!! We would highly recommend anyone going to River Cottage to stay here.

Room Tip: Room 5 is a twin-bedded room, the rest have double beds.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeanneFraserCardiff
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talbotarms, Owner at Talbot Arms, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
Hi DollyDimpleCardiff!

Thankyou so much for your fab comments, it was a pleasure to have you all in the pub. Really pleased you chose the Talbot for part of your hen do!

All the best for your wedding day, please come and see us again soon with the girls..... or the new hubby!!

Thanks
Wendy and Steve x
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Tunbridge Wells
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98 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

We visted here whilst camping at Hook Farm just up the road. The pub is welcoming and the beer is good. The food choice is a bit limited however and on the night we were there the food was quite average. The cooking smell when we were sitting in the bar was a bit off putting especially as the evening went by so not sure that I would want to stay in one of the rooms. Sorry!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Spauly
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talbotarms, Manager at Talbot Arms, responded to this review, 2 August 2013
Dear Spauly,

Thankyou for taking the time to comment on our pub.

Regarding the food, over the years during July and August we have learnt by experience to plan our menu around what we are asked for by families and their young children staying in the local area. Although you may feel that our food choice is limited, we thought the range of steaks and freshly homemade dishes on our menu met the majority of our customers requests.

After giving some thought to your comment we have decided to start a specials board throughout the summer in addition to our menu. So thank you for bringing this to our attention.

We are a small village pub and the proximity of the kitchen to the bar might have been the reason for the smell of food being cooked during food service. We have been awarded the highest level, 5, by the food standards agency for cleanliness and extraction in the kitchen, so not sure what else we can do to avoid this happening.

However as our rooms are a completely separate entity, away from the pub in the garden area, we can assure you that if you were to stay with us this would not be a problem.

Hope this answers some of your comments and that you will visit again, if you do please make yourselves known to us, we will be happy to enjoy a drink with you!

Thanks
Holly

PP Steve and Wendy
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Chinnor
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

stayed here on a visit to river cottage, steve was very helpful in arranging a taxi on the friday night to go there, clean comfortable accommodation at a reasonal price. with a good selection of real ales.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jamescas
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Have just returned from a two night stay here for the bank holiday weekend and I can't recommend staying here enough. Steve and the staff were extremely welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. The rooms are exactly as they are shown in the pictures with comfy beds and quiet away from the road, great night's sleep. The food was delicious with a superb breakfast spread. This accommodation is a 25 minute walk from Lyme Regis, or a 3/4 minute drive. Or if you don't want to drive then the bus stop's right outside the hotel every hour and is the easiest way to get to Lyme. I would 100% recommend staying here for the cost, comfort and overall welcoming feeling, you feel like you've been there for a week after just 5 minutes.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank zoetravel31
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East Kent
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Good tasty home made food which arrives in enormous portions. So much so that some of our group could not clear their plates!! The service is very friendly and there are some very nice beers. The total cost for 10 of us was extremely pleasing too. Thanks for the memory and we will certainly call in again when back in the area when all the group came from scattered parts of the UK.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Richard B
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Chinnor
Level Contributor
169 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

I would agree with all previous comments! We stayed here as it was on the list of places to say nearby to River Cottage and was reasonably priced so hence we extended our say in the area to three nights here.The pub is within the lovely setting of Uplyme and it was great to sit in their 'Paddock' near the stream and to hear water flowing and the birds singing...a really tranquil setting! Steve and Wendy were absolutely fabulous hosts and went out of their way to be friendly plus helpful also.We ate an evening meal there one night and this was good pub grub. Since we always like to explore new places to eat, we got a taxi [£5/6 each way] into Lyme Regis one night to eat at The Harbour Inn and the meal there was very good.
It was always nice to come 'Home' each day to The Talbot Arms and to the comfort of our room there! Steve and Wendy...you have got your B&B just right!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank FionaChinnor
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Additional Information about Talbot Arms

Property: Talbot Arms
Address: Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis DT7 3TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Lyme Regis > Uplyme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Uplyme
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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Talbot Arms Uplyme, Lyme Regis

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