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Old Talbott Tavern
Ranked #5 of 10 Bardstown B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 October 2008

The room was okay. Loud with the band. The dining was awful.. They definitely believe in cheese on their entrees. Won't go there again to eat or to stay...Good history, but please! Don't charge the prices you charge just so you can pay for all the cheese you serve. The steak was also 1/3 fat. and the waitress took too long to visit the table to serve our food.

Very poor.

Stayed: September 2008
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Nashville, Tenn
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Reviewed 19 October 2004

I've just returned from a 3 day stay
in Bardstown. A beautiful City.
Enjoyed the carriage ride and tales fm the driver, Civil War
museaum and old villiage. A short drive to KY railroad shops and Model RR center.I did not get into Ole Ky Home,had to leave something for next
trip.
The Old Talbot Tavern"Great food
Wonderfull service. Try to get
Billie or Heather, they made the
meal a pleasure with their good spirits and great personalitys.
Heather took us on a tour of the upstairs rooms and related very
interesting storys about the Resident Goasts and her personal
encounters with them. I will go
again and look forward to my next meal there.Great cobbler and rolls.

  • Stayed: October 2004
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Reviewed 15 October 2004

Stayed here on the last night of our honeymoon in late Sept. Neat place, Bardstown has a lot of stuff to do--distilleries, museums, scenery, etc. The downstairs bar was loud, so we joined them. Breakfast was chintzsy.

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Winchester, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 September 2004

We visited the Talbott Tavern a couple years ago for a nice Dinner and was so pleased we decided to bring another couple to show them how nice it was. This time I was very dissatisfied. The hostess was not very freindly, the prices were high for the amount and quality of food we recieved. We were at the Bourban Festival Sep 2004 with six couples and we did not recommend it to them. Although this is a nice historical place to visit and learn about, I do not recommend dinning here.

  • Stayed: September 2004
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Reviewed 13 July 2004

The rooms are a step above a chain (very comfortable bed), but the service was rather abrupt -- not exactly down right rude, but certainly not welcoming either. We gave our name at the front desk and were immediately asked to sign a noise waiver and pay our room rate before we could say another word or were given a key. Slam bam, pay the ma'am! Not knowing the area, we had dinner here as well -- the food is quite good -- but again, the service was rushed and half hearted. We literally couldn't find anyone around the next morning (9:30 am) to ask about breakfast so we dropped our key on the desk and ended up eating at the coffee shop in town (I think it's called the Java Joint)-- great place with a neat back room and very friendly people-- the best part of our stay in Bardstown! All in all, the Old Talbott Tavern could be worse, but it could also be much much better- especially in the 'hospitality' department We felt like we were an inconvenience, not a guest. Also, beware if there is a band -- it can be very loud.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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mackville, ky
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Reviewed 6 March 2004

Everything about the place was great. A lot of interesting things to see, read, hear and experience at this astablishment. It was very exciting hearing from our waitress about the history of the Old Talbat Tavern and the people who stayed there in the past. We were even able to tour the rooms and other parts of the astablishment. A special thanks to our hostess/waitress for making our visit there so welcoming....we will be back again and again. thank you, A.M.B.

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Louisville, Ky.
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Reviewed 26 July 2003

Had dinner there on Saturday evening 7/26/03. Was most pleased by the food and the atmosphere. The prices were reasonably for the quality of the food. The place has been beautifully restored after the disastrous fire several years ago. You feel a part of history eating in the old dining room. Would definitely recommend the place.

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Additional Information about Old Talbott Tavern

Address: 107 W Stephen Foster Ave, Box 365, Bardstown, KY 40004-1415
Region: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bardstown
Price Range: £110 - £127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old Talbott Tavern 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Inn and restaurant. Stay where the likes of The James Gang, Abraham Lincoln, and General George S. Patton have visited. You will find a vast amount of history in this building. Enjoy the world's oldest bourbon bar and eat great southern cooking in our restaurant. Full breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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