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Reviewed 10 April 2011

We stayed on a weekday nite just this past week, (April 2011). We were the only other guests from one other room rented. The Inn was a surprise for its decore of the room and price paid. We have stayed at various Inns and Historic B&B's here in the US and in Ireland, etc... and this was one of the best " Bang for the buck" stays ever! The Inn was friendly and the past history is second to none in the midwest....we or (I) just wished we had a ghostly encounter to validate the other part of the Inn's mistique! If you are in Bardstown Ky area and want a place thats not the standard stuffy B&B this is the place! General Patton's room was just right.

Room Tip: Twin beds can become a King!
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

The Old Talbott Tavern is what you'd expect from a history-rich centuries-old tavern. Our room was spacious and clean, if simply furnished. Only downside was the very small (and VERY noisy) old bed. The Tavern is located in the heart of Bardstown - which is both a blessing and a curse because the street-side rooms are exposed to the noises of a busy county road and downtown traffic. Our hosts were very pleasant, courteous and attentive. Food in the restaurant was average - breakfasts were somewhat disappointing - but the Bourbon selection in the Pub was truly impressive and befitting a drinking establishment in this part of the country. All in all a great location to stay at if one is doing the Bourbon trail.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

We spent a get away weekend in Bardstown and were lucky enough to stumble into the Old Talbot Tavern. On a stormy night, it was the perfect one stop shop! We had an authentic meal, historic room and great time in the bar. It is loud till early in the morning, so we decided to join in!! When we were ready, we fell asleep no problem. There is a lovely porch for guests, stories of haunted rooms and a genuine staff. If you want gourmet as mentioned above, this is not the place. If you want authentic Kentucky hospitality, look no farther! The weekend breakfast was hot and delicious. The staff was very friendly, especially Sarah, who seemed to be a jack of all trades. This is a destination weekend, you can't judge it by city standards. Give me the bourbon trail any day!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2009

We were on a week long motorcycle trip from MI on our way back from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Deal's Gap. We wanted to spend 2 nights in Bardstown to get one full day on the distillery tours. The first night we were in time for a quick bite before the dining closed. The KY Burgoo was amazing! We didn't get time to eat much else. Service was fine with friendly staff. The bourbon bar was closed due to all the bartenders being ill on th Tues night (no music anyway).

We stayed in the Lincoln bedroom which was their highest end room. I would avoid staying near the front of the B&B again since it is like a busy highway-like road that runs right through town. Each morning we woke to the sounds of sirens going by as well as a lot of diesel trucks. The back bedrooms would be much better for this. The room was very large and had a rustic feel, but the overall condition of the room was average. Very small bathroom and a 'discount' attitude taken towards how it was put together. Our room door was only closed with the bolt lock, no latch. The music on Wed was not a problem in our bedroom, but could be if over the bourbon bar.

The people were very friendly hand willing to help with ice, glasses, and such for sitting out on the balcony with a cigar and bourbon to end the evening. The bourbon bar was a nice diversion with music on Wed night that filled up with locals late. 'Guy and a guitar' type entertainment was fun.

Location was easy walking distance to most Bardstown attractions, so we could leave the bike and check out the area. It would seem that the operators are more interested in running a drink and dine joint than a true B&B. Breakfast was not on par with most low rent hotel's cont. breakfast layouts. I was expecting (for the money) a hot breakfast. You were given 2 keys- one for your room and one for the front door as the place is empty after the cooking staff goes home!

We would check out other places if in Bardstown again, but would stay again since my other half LOVES rustic places with a ton of history. I wasn't a fan of the lack of parking for the bike and the need to find your spot before the bar crowd showed up. All in all it was a unique, but average experiance.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jtkirb
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

Were told that this was a very historic place to stay and that it is said to be haunted. Wished that we had seen or heard a ghost because that would have been the highlight of the stay. Tavern is very old dating from 1779 and they have kept the rooms historic with period furniture and few updates. Bathroom was definitely antique with chipped wash basin with no stopper and footed tub with shower that hit you right in the face. Tried to eat in the dining room but after waiting 20 minutes to place an order got up and left. Breakfast the next morning was from 9-10 a.m. with boxed cereal, orange juice, milk, coffee and packaged rolls. Were offered hot biscuits and butter. They were hot but not homemade. They were out of jelly but did have packages of honey. Just not what we were used to in even the worst motels. Tavern was right on courthouse square and room was right on street so there was noise all night. Bed made so much noise when you turned over that there wasn't anyway you could get any sleep. Very disappointed in Tavern but Bardstown is a very pretty little town.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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