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“The old talbot, a great place to eat”
Review of The Old Talbot

The Old Talbot
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
“The old talbot, a great place to eat”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

The food was amazing, my starter spicy prawns was cooked to perfection, I then proceeded to my main course, salmon with a side of chips and veg, again cooked to perfection, moist and flavoursome, the service was adequate, however, the service did lack in some areas, eg front of house staff could have looked more lively, overall the experience was great and I would recommend to any people looking for well priced tastey good, the banana toffee waffle was also a great addition for desert. To conclude definitely a positive experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Irenephillips
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Jeremy C, Owner at The Old Talbot, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Hi
Thank you for your review.
I am pleased that you enjoyed our food. All food is baked onsite including the bread and pastries.
I note your comments with regards to the staff looking more lively and I will look into this and mention it at the next staff meeting.
I look forward to welcoming again in the near future.
Regards
Jeremy Clifford
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English first
Stanmore, United Kingdom
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“Great Place to Eat”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I visited two Sundays ago with family. We were offered an excellent menu as well as the normal Sunday roasts. The food and atmosphere was most enjoyable and the service was exceptional. There was pleasant background music to add to the enjoyment of the meal and a great mouth watering Sundae Ice Cream menu to follow. Many thanks to the helpful staff and we look forward to another visit when we are next in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Herbert T
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Jeremy C, Owner at The Old Talbot, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for your review.
I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit and that you found the food and atmosphere to your liking.
I do hope that you visit us again. We change our menus every three months so there is always a variety on offer.
Regards
Jeremy Clifford
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“Fabulous Meal”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I visited The Old Talbot perviously and had a wonderful meal with a friend
so recommend an evening out with a bigger group on friends and once again we had a wonderful meal, the service was friendly and helpful will be recommending to more of my friends and family..and i will be returning again very soon

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Simone B
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Jeremy C, Owner at The Old Talbot, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thank you for your review
I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit.
We have just launched our new menus and hope you see you again soon.
The food is even better!
Regards
Jeremy Clifford
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Very disappointed”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We went for lunch at the Talbot today as both of us have been before and always had such good food. I'd heard that they had changed management and this isn't a good thing. The restaurant was dead yet we still waiting ages to get our meals. When the food come just to look at it was disappointing. My partner had salmon which he said actually tasted ok. Apart from that the rest was shocking. He basically got A new potato, the carrots and peas were dry and not edible and they also come with an added bit of blue roll. I had the Tasteless Seabass stuffed with the skin of a courgette, a circle of leek and no garlic. With lumpy hard mash with extra black bits in. We also had a side of cheesy garlic bread. Which was a slice of bread, with 'garlic' butter and melted cheese!!!! So all in all I will not be recommending the talbot to anyone in future

  • Visited May 2014
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Jeremy C, Owner at The Old Talbot, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thank you for your review.
I am sorry for the poor experience you had when visiting us.
We have just employed a top chef, George, and the food we are producing is second to none.
Should you wish to visit us again and try our new menu, please ask for me when booking a table for 2 and I will offer you a complimentary meal. As your previous visits have been so good in the past, maybe you could try us again.
Regards
Jeremy Clifford
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London, United Kingdom
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“Embarrassingly awful!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Met with friends and expected tasty simple 'pub grub' having phoned around trying to book a table somewhere with not much notice. The car park was empty as was the restaurant which should have been a good indication of what to expect with it being a Friday evening. We were aware that there had been a change of management but still expected a certain standard. We were brought a plate of 'complimentary crudites' which can only be described as 'industrial' - hunks of cucumber and dried out carrot and a bowl of not mayo but salad cream - yuk! My main was so bad I couldn't eat it - watery tasteless salmon and bland, waterlogged, unseasoned vegetables. The waitress immediately offered to take it off the bill which was fair but left me hungry. It was all embarrassingly awful as we had chosen the venue but luckily our friends managed to see the funny side of it. Based on the standard of the first course we cut our losses and didn't order desserts and left. We came to the conclusion that the food couldn't possible have been made by a chef and probably not even a cook. There is so much competition out there and reputation is everything so I would be surprised if they continue trading once word gets round. We certainly won't return or recommend it.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Foxy022014
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Jeremy C, Owner at The Old Talbot, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
I have spoken to my staff and they do not recall your visit or complaint. They do however remember a table where one of the party eating also worked at a pub in Stony Stratford
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