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The Talbot Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Eynsham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Long Melford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Two day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Just stayed for two nights and were greeted by a very friendly young lady who couldn't do enough for us,good start! She showed my wife to one of the new rooms which was next to a screened factory site, which

I thought might be noisy but no problems,I had to stay and look after a very good cask beer!. Food was very generous and well made, but the staff were all superb. Very good transport links to Oxford and very regular.Thanks Talbot for a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Thank Caz35
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Enjoyed a very pleasant break at this old inn by the Thames, close to Oxford.
A charming and friendly "mine-host", comfortable rooms, the unhurried ambience of a village pub and good, hearty fare at reasonable prices.
The Talbot is on a fairly busy main road into Oxford with a bus stop only 50 yards down the road which is much the best way to visit the old university town avoiding parking problems.
This is a very friendly inn which all members of our party would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank Graham P
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Essex
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Booked based on Pub website and reviews on here. First impressions from outside a bit disappointing as looked much nicer on website. Check in was Ok, could have been a bit friendlier but room were very nice which was the main thing. Thought being right by a busy room it might be noisy but it was fine and I am a light sleeper. We had booked a table for the evening but when we had a quick look at the menu there wasn't much on there that looked exciting and limited for vegetarians. It was a shame as we had been spolit after having a lovely lunch at the Angel in Burford. Decided to have a quick walk to Enysham to see if there was anywhere nicer but Ensham was horrible. There was one pub (Queen's Head in the Good beer guide) and that was very friendly and nice but doesn't open until 6pm. The food at Talbot was average with over cooked veg on a meal on the specials board and soggy pastry in the Apple pie, but the service was good and friendlier than earlier. They had a live band on which to be honest weren't bad but couldn't be classed as great either. breakfast was pretty much the same, average. However, compared with the ridiculous prices of hotels & B&Bs in the surrounding areas, this was not a bad place to stay and I would consider staying again as the rooms were OK. We did a lovely couple of walks around Burford & Minster Lovell and called in at Whitney on the way home.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sue96
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed at the Talbot Inn for a couple of nights. Throughout the whole weekend the staff were incredibly friendly and any request we had they were happy to cater to. The room was very clean and spacious and the bed was very comfatable, we both had a good nights sleep. The food was exceptional and was good value for money. We would highly recommend the steak and ale pie. The bus stop is right outside the inn and commuting to the centre of Oxford is a doddle, approximate journey time is 20 mins. Overall we would highly recommend the Talbot inn.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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
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2 Thank Young_Couple_2013
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plymouth
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120 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

We were meeting friends in Oxford but left it late so couldn't find anywhere short notice in town, so we found this pub outside Oxford by chance really and so happy we did , great food , lovely big room , great ale , and really attentive staff , so whether your staying or passing well worth a stop

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 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
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1 Thank zarky
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Last weekend we wanted to enjoy a quiet weekend near Oxford and to join friends for a Birthday celebration. My wife found The Talbot Inn somehow online and booked through "Late rooms".

We arrived Friday evening and had a very warm welcome, were shown to our room (which was really pleasant). The reception reserved us a table in their little restaurant for dinner and made us feel very welcome.

The dinner was superb, great home cooking - and very large portions!

The breakfast was basic but traditional - and must have used local ingredients cos the sausages were lovely!

The beer was great - for those who like a pub to serve good ale!

No issues with noise and despite being very busy - parking wasn't an issue.

I should imagine in the summer the proximity to a small river with a platform to eat and drink away the evenings would make it a real joy!

If you are in the area - its well worth a visit!

Room Tip: All seemed good - tucked away from the road behind the main pub...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Simon B
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed here for a couple of days recently. Room, in the annexe, was super, nicely laid out, very clean and comfortable. A little traffic noise but nothing too bad. Staff very good and helpful. Only downside was the evening meals - very basic pub grub, enormous portions. Would have preferred half the amount of better presented food. Overall good.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neil S
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Property: The Talbot Inn
Address: Oxford Road, Eynsham OX29 4BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Eynsham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Eynsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Talbot Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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