The Talbot Inn

3.9
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206 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
We believe that it is possible to provide outstanding quality food in stylish yet informal surroundings at sensible prices and we have a reputation for doing just that.

Our accomplished Head Chef and his team produce delicious, seasonal dishes with a big focus on locally sourced produce.

The Talbot Ripley"s menus feature imaginative modern British a la carte dishes, as well as traditional classics and seafood specialities. For those with a sweet tooth we have an array of mouth-watering puddings that are quite simply, to die for!

We have a choice of areas in which you can dine, from our cosy bar with its 15th Century beams and open log fires to our restaurant which features a stunning copper ceiling and glass wall overlooking the Summer terrace and garden.

WE TAKE AFTERNOON TEA RESERVATIONS ON THE PHONE AT 01483 225188 OR EMAIL AT info@thetalbotripley.com
What 206 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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LouiseE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. All mindful of covid and social distancing. Good value.
Had the fish and chips and was delicious and partner had burger which he said was great!
All in all a lovely evening

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AlanT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was denied my pint of bitter.
My fish was not the old standard but none the less a lovely location.

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good food and nice atmosphere in very pleasant village.

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MelanieC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not a huge choice on menu, but food was cooked freshly, very tasty, staff very attentive.

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vipFinediner
London
51 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good afternoon tea. Wished they had a bit more sandwiches rather than cakes though as it was becoming sickly sweet toward the last couple of cakes.

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Happydiner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch at the Talbot. Service was really friendly and efficient. Limited menu...would have liked some lighter options for lunch time. Would recommend

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SandyW
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue and a nice, safe table. Food was very good (although my burger could have been cooked a little less....skinny fries were great!)

Nice pub with excellent service.

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AndrewS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Affected by Covid restrictions but overall not very inspiring.

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Angela
Surrey
19 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with a friend, very covid-19 aware, felt safe, food and service good and had 25% off with a gourntcard which paid for a main course, even beytert

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JillD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quiet evening with lovely food and good service. Would come again

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a stunning venue. The restaurant is lovely, staff very friendly and helpful. The food was good and well priced.

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PaulT
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The menu was very limited - perhaps understandably- but the quality of the dishes we received was poor. We ordered french fries to go with a fish dish (sea bream, tiny) only to find the dish was already swamped with large, sautéed potatoes. The duck pate was tasteless.
Nice room and interesting surroundings, however.

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RuthH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Haven’t visited Talbot in a few years and won’t be hurrying back. Restaurant deserted on Saturday lunchtime and food very average for price.
Decent burger. Fish and chips okay. Very bland chicken Milanese with tiny boring salad and a small tub of store bought mayo. No effort from the chef whatsoever. Might as well have been at kfc.

Lovely waitress. Very limited menu with no interesting salad options. Other nearby pubs offering limited menus too but much more varied and a lot tastier and better value.
No wonder there were only two other occupied tables. Socks needing big pull up to survive in this climate.

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vipAnna
Surrey
38 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal with great service

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very friendly staff, very nice ambiance, But food very expensive and over priced, Chips looked like McDonald chips £15 for fish and chips, drinks expensive

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WimD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food in a beautiful historic setting, very friendly staff as well

PB
PB1928
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked afternoon tea to use two for one voucher. It was all very pleasant

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Margar
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would definitely recommend. Food Excellent, and very generous portions.

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JeffJ
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff, service a little slow at times but difficult under circumstances. Good social distancing and cleaning measures in place although staff not wearing masks. Food was delicious and lovely restaurant. Would definitely return.

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Paulmac999
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great” old “ hotel with excellent rooms ...lovely garden ...friendly team serving around the hotel bar restaurant etc

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Roisin
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not good.
Service was slow.
Toilets were dirty.

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PennyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant lunch. Social distance worked very well. Food and service all good. A pub that we do come back to for lunch.

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Fiona
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Very disappointing vegetarian meal. Fish dish was acceptable but not on a-par to a similar dish eaten elsewhere recently. Service was very good and place was clean and felt safe re virus.

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PolinaR
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was the only available venue at the short notice and they acomodated us, thank you! but:
Dirtiest bathrooms ive seen in ages - loos are dirty inside, floor and around the floor on the walls was very dirty
fans are missing, access panels not fixed - all looked forgotten

Food - nothing to be excited about all, I'd give it a 4

Staff was quick amnd pleasant to serve and exceptionally slow to check us out

It would take a bit of TLC for me to come back...

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CaroleA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue, very helpful staff and excellent food, would book again.

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BexWhits
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We arrived a little early for our booking and there was no one available to greet us. We were passed between a few staff members during our visit and the service varied significantly between them. The food was average but did not represent value for money given the price paid. The brownies were cold and solid, a slight warm through may have improved them. Given the current circumstances, and the standards The Talbot seem to project, the toilets were damp and unclean. Overall, this place has potential, it’s a lovely set up, but there is some work required before I would recommend it to anyone else.

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Dexamenus
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

A sadly disappointing experience, especially for the price.

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JanetH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Not for vegetarians. Menu on line offered goats cheese tart, but not avsilsble in pub. Had been switched to artichoke with poached egg. Then told that no eggs so after checking with chef waitress said we could have roasted artichoke, with feta. Only other vegetarian option was pasta in pesto (Not what we would serve as mains). Artichoke was do hard we queried wether it was roasted new potato. We both managed to eat 1/2 our meal, but suffered indegestion after. Poor choice of vegetarian meals and not worth the money.

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RichardE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Avoid at all costs.
Probably the worst fish and chips Ive ever had. Surley staff and overpriced. Plus they're not in Eat Out to Help Out scheme so you pay full pice Mon -Weds despite nothing to say theyre not in the scheme.
Youd be much better off up the road at the Jovial Sailor even though that is hardly a gastropub.

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jaystwo
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The venue is good, well decorated and comfortable, with easy parking. Staff were friendly. Food was nothing special, and I never got to taste the cheeseboard - the order for which was forgotten. Overall a pretty average experience for the price.

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StephenB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Able to sit outside on a warm but cloudy day. Very pleasant under the large umbrella. I ordered the Sunday roast,my friend the pasta dish with parmesan. Both were well cooked and served correctly. We followed up with summer pudding and myself an ice cream sortiment. Both enjoyable.

I rate this above average for a pub meal.

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MMPJ
Hertfordshire
29 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Talbot Inn for a light lunch after visiting RHS Wisley. We decided to just have a selection of starters as a tapas / meze-type meal and it was excellent. Good portions, socially distanced tables, careful attention from the staff and our table was in the conservatory-type part of the dining room which made it lovely and bright. The afternoon tea looked good too!

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Flowerpower
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was a relaxed feel to this place, lovely surroundings and a quiet atmosphere. The food was excellent and very well presented. The staff were very courteous and relaxed. The coffee was very good. I was surprised when I got the bill, I do think it was overpriced. I will book again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely table outside and was looked after wonderfully by all the staff :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wedding anniversay

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barnwoodpete
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first dinner out after lockdown and it was to celebrate 50 years since our wedding reception at The Talbot. Nice welcome with complimentary glass of prosecco. Starters were excellent with gluten-free bread for my wife. The size of tables outdoors is small so proper social distancing not possible but otherwise everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We got married at the Talbot inn two years ago on 28th July, so decided to come back and celebrate .
The Staff were amazing could not fault them, made us feel special.
The hotel room needs a deep clean as dusty and maybe a lick of paint, the breakfast was a complete let down, we were expecting a full English, the choice we had was small individual cheeses, fruit cocktail, ham, cereal and jams.
I don’t understand why they couldn’t do a cooked breakfast.
They weren’t busy only I think five rooms taken over night.

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vipAnna
Surrey
38 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and a very good service

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FionaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first meal out since lockdown. They were friendly, efficient and had clearly put lots of thought into how the restaurant could operate. It was a great evening and we enjoyed tasty, well prepared food.

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luvabargain
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Yer again they messed up our booking. Each year they do this so will not be back again

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The Talbot Inn is rated 3.9 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.