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The Talbot Inn - The Talbot Inn, Woking, Surrey

The Talbot Inn

3.9
3.9
350 Reviews
£25 and under
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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:15 Sandwich Menu Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:30–17:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01483 225188

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Richardson

  • Private party facilities

    We have various meeting rooms in the hotel catering from 10 up to 100 people. We can also separate the conservatory off from the main restaurant, this is able to cater up to 30 people for dining.

  • Area

    Ripley

  • Parking Details

    We have parking for up to 30 cars in the hotel car park. There is also plenty of on street parking in the local area.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 462 & 515 stop 100 yards away at the local post office

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Surrey

    Scenic View

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  1. RM

    RichardM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service , good food and very good value for money.
  2. JS

    JanetS

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Main menu choices were limited to 6 and no specials board. Chose main meal to told sold out, so not much else left to choose from. Waitress by very pleasant and felt like anything we asked was to much trouble. Went be going back.
  3. A

    Alimcook

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lovely setting - shame there are so many dead plants in pots. It has the potential to be amazing but looked like it needed a little bit of love. Our meal was good, but it is just decent pub food rather than a gourmet experience. But we did enjoy our meal and the staff were very lovely.
  4. RW

    RachelW

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food is very ordinary and not in line with the beautiful surroundings. There was no vegetarian Sunday lunch option, no cocktails, no interesting specials.It was disappointing and quite empty for a Sunday lunchtime. This is no doubt due to the plain food.
  5. CW

    ChristineW

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We would highly recommend the Talbot Ripley we all enjoyed the afternoon, everything was spot on, thank you
  6. SC

    SasiC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Not many people. The conservatory was hot even though it was overcast. The service was slow and the food came late and one dish was hot while the other was dry and cold. There was no garnish, you literally get what you ask for and condiments came in Heinz sachets - not what we expect to get at that price. It was noisy in the room even though there were not many tables occupied. Overall, disappointing.
  7. CH

    ChrisH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our Lunch. The food was great, service was prompt and polite. Will definitely visit again.
  8. EF

    ElaineF

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and exceptionally helpful staff and very enjoyable food.
  9. N

    Nope

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Poor evening menu choices, and what we did have unfortunately wasn’t very good. The outside has a nice looking area for seating / dining / drinks but the large and noisy / smelly extractor fan from the kitchen goes over the patio area which is a shame. Won’t be returning.
  10. TH

    TomH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really good food and great atmosphere. There was a slight mistake with the wine order, but it was sorted out quickly and with no fuss. Would definitely recommend and go again.
  11. M

    clareM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    All very nice but my friend got a meat burger and not a veggie burger- fortunately she is not vegetarian but no one apologised
  12. LC

    LyndaC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food good service good not many customers sadly.Think price for 3 scoops of ice cream very overpriced only real complaint .
  13. GT

    GeoffT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good choice, freshly cooked, attentive and friendly staff, lovely ambience,
  14. HR

    HilaryR

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been to The Talbot a few times but this was the first time I was disappointed with the limited menu. In the past more variety.
  15. JH

    JaneH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very nice ambience, old mixed with modern. We sat at a table overlooking the patio and garden for afternoon tea, which was pleasant. The young man who served us was very nice and attentive, however as it busied up, we had to wait a bit to ask for more tea. The sandwiches were very nice. The Victoria sandwich cake we both thought may have come from a certain ‘Mr’ brand!!! Also the scones had an odd flavour, maybe too much bicarbonate of soda. Overall we had a very pleasant experience but I felt for a similar price M&S afternoon tea would have been quality.
  16. h

    helens

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Sadly not very good - the squid starters were greasy and overpowered by coriander, the haddock fish batter was very greasy too and contained hardly any fish though chunky chips were fine. One of the other meals had been kept under a warming lamp and so the cod had dried out and broccoli served browned and crisped with soggy sweet potatoes - we should have known when we asked for the burgers to be served medium and one well done and we were told that wasn’t possible - given the high price very disappointing and can’t recommend
  17. S

    Smiley

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My wife and I had the midweek lunch set menu which was excellent value. It was lovely to enjoy the Talbot's garden in Spring sunshine, and the salt & pepper squid starter was sensational! We would definitely like to eat there again. Thanks to the team for a very pleasant lunch.
  18. L

    Lulu

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely lunch for Mothers Day. Super buffet for starters with pate, prawns, mackerel, salmon, cold meats, salad and a variety of breads; main course was three roasts but also fish and vegetarian options. Delicious choice of desserts and a free glass of Prosecco!!! Nice buzz around the restaurant and lots of room around tables so felt comfortable. Service was satisfactory but they could have been more attentive at times. Very enjoyable and would recommend.
  19. GB

    GusB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very good food lovely setting, staff were very pleasant a really good afternoon all round
  20. CM

    ChrisM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting and good choice of dishes. Food (I had pea and mint risotto, 3 others had beef and veg) well presented. Veg cooked just right (often difficult for restaurants to do) and tasty. Sweets filling. Waitress appeared at exactly the right times. Library decor with unusual photos entertained.
  21. AS

    AnnS

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly efficient staff Welcoming Great location and lovely food
  22. S

    Smithy

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Went for soup & bacon & sausage sandwich, soup was cold. I did not like the beef sausage and the bacon was over done so no I would not choose that again. It was such a shame because the place is lovely.
  23. AK

    AllanK

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service in a relaxed atmosphere what else can I say
  24. JB

    JackieB

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was quick courteous and efficient. Noise Level in the conservatory during the special tea session was so bad my daughter and I withdrew to the quieter area in the Bar. We will come again but book earlier to not clash with the tea parties.
  25. N

    Nicky

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very Friendly staff Room was comfortable and quiet - dated decor. Cleanish - dust and cobwebs in places. Food ok - nothing special Breakfast was disappointing- cooked was ok but continental was lacking variety… no muesli or granola or weetabix - yogurt out in the direct sun - pastries nothing special. Tables abit too close together given covid situation. No real ambiance- might be better in the summer when garden in use as that did look quite nice. Might have benefited from a little background music.
  26. CS

    ColinS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed a regular lunch in the restaurant yesterday with two old friends. As usual the food, ambience, service and value for money were excellent.
  27. C

    Cas78

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely late brunch/early Sunday lunch - really helpful staff as we had 3 babies with us! Lovely food and atmosphere. So pleased to have found it - will be back.
  28. w

    william

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    evening menu could be improved, starters a little dated
  29. SL

    SimonL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Tues 15th evening..faultless. Wed 16th..apparent issues in the kitchen meant an hour's wait for our one course meal. Service staff Sophie & Olivia were excellent..forever apologising etc etc, and very embarrassed. Sophie volunteered the food & wine as complimentary which was very kind. A shame, and we're sure a one-off, as the inn is lovely, the food excellent & all front of house staff truly courteous & helpful. We shall defo return!
  30. M

    Mark

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant in historic coaching inn. We had a great Valentine's dinner.
  31. l

    libbykay

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    The service was slow. Staff seemed to be unaware they were there to serve and needed prompting. The conservatory needs blinds to cut out the strong sun. We wont be back for a while but someone needs to be in charge of the dining guests. adding a service charge was a cheek!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont usually give poor reviews but was bitterly disappointed.
  32. HD

    HungryDad

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful sunlit room with views over the garden was a pleasure to eat in, and the food was delicious and well presented. The waiting staff were polite and friendly but some messages seemed to get lost between them and the kitchen: for example a dessert requested with vanilla ice cream came with caramel instead, drink without ice came with ice, only minor things but they shouldn't have happened. The biggest disappointment for us was the lack of clarity over Gluten Free options. We had specifically mentioned when we booked that we had someone in the party who was gluten intolerant, but there were no GF options labelled on the menu, and in particular nothing except ice cream on the desert menu was GF, and the staff made no effort to create anything. Our GF guest was very disappointed and seeing as she was the one buying the meal it was a shame they couldn't have tried harder. In summary, a nice place if you want to eat off the standard menu and we would go there again, but not if we have our GF friend with us, or anybody else who has special dietary requirements.
  33. S

    Samco

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our first time here and we were made to feel very welcome. The menu had changed to the one we saw online,nevertheless we were not disappointed. We though it would be much busier for a Friday lunchtime than it was.
  34. KG

    KarenG

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Took older parents who normally complain about venues being too noisy - but the noise level was just right! Lovely staff and very generous portion sizes for the Sunday roasts. We would definitely go back.
  35. JD

    JillD

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely sunny conservatory. Polite helpful staff. Good food. Was quiet when we went for Sunday lunch.
  36. TH

    TinaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very, very limited choice of food on menu. Sea bass, fish and chips, 1 burger, 1 chicken dish and vegetarian dish, unless you wanted expensive (in comparison) steak which we opted for, but really wasn't worth the money. Sea bass should have been served with new pots and veg but wasn't. Deserts and starters had more choice. The food was cooked well, and tasty, but overall lacked thought and finer details.
  37. AH

    AdaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The friends we were with had been to the Talbot before and they were disappointed by the menu which had ‘shrunk’ apparently. We all had the fish and chips and were pleased with the delicious platters that arrived. The food was freshly cooked, hot and well presented. We were sat in the bright conservatory which was busy which in itself was good to see on a Monday lunchtime. All in all a very pleasant lunchtime venue. We will be back.
  38. B

    Buzz

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Disappointed with our visit. Arrived at 1.45 for Sunday lunch to be told the beef was sold out and there was only chicken available. One of our party chose a burger which tasted as if the meat was off and was inedible so asked for the roast instead, to be told there were none available, not even the chicken. There was no apology or explanation from the manager for this poor experience although the bill was reduced in compensation. Overall very poor and won’t be returning.
  39. E

    Elle

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Sunday lunch was in a lovely location and polite staff & service. However soup ok, Sunday roast very disappointing, plates cold, Yorkshire puddings cold whole meal just warm. No veggie option. What’s a shame. Coffee good.
  40. JD

    JanetD

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Restaurant had been closed and we had to eat in the bar. Menu was only about half the number of dishes shown on online menu and very unbalanced - apart from ice cream all desserts very stodgy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Talbot Inn is rated 3.9 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Talbot Inn

Ripley House High Street Woking, Surrey GU23 6BB

Additional information

  • Area

    Ripley

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–14:15 Sandwich Menu Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 14:30–17:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have parking for up to 30 cars in the hotel car park. There is also plenty of on street parking in the local area.

  • Public Transit

    Bus 462 & 515 stop 100 yards away at the local post office

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Richardson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01483 225188

  • Private party facilities

    We have various meeting rooms in the hotel catering from 10 up to 100 people. We can also separate the conservatory off from the main restaurant, this is able to cater up to 30 people for dining.

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