Very pleasant venue. Good menu. Food good.
Helpful and friendly staff.
Enjoyed our first experience
WE HAD DINNER WITH TWO FRIENDS OF OURS, ON A FRIDAY EVENING IN APRIL.
THE AMBIANCE WAS VERY PLEASANT IN THE RESTAURANT, WITH A NICE VIEW OUT TO THE BACK GARDEN. IT WAS FAIRLY BUSY, BUT STILL QUIET ENOUGH TO CONVERSE EASILY WITH OUR FRIENDS. THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD AND WELL PACED. THE STAFF WERE VERY PLEASANT AND HELPFUL. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED OUR MEAL.
WE'LL DEFINITELY BE BACK AND WOULD HAPPILY RECOMMEND THE TALBOT TO ANYONE.
ONE OF OUR DESSERT ORDERS WAS FORGOTTEN INITIALLY, BUT THIS WAS VERY QUICKLY AND APOLOGETICALLY RECTIFIED. WE DIDN'T ASK FOR COMPENSATION OR A DISCOUNT, AS THE ISSUE WAS DEALT WITH SO QUICKLY AND WELL. HOWEVER, WE WERE NOT CHARGED FOR THE LATE DESSERT, OR OUR COFFEES. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE !
Both starter and main course ordered by my wife had to be sent back as chef left off the bacon crumbs from the scallop starter and the pine nuts from the linguini.
My "Cumberland " sausages were dried out supermarket pork sausages.
The Hogs Back Tea bitter was excellent.
Absolutely delicious butternut squash risotto! Followed by extremely scummy sticky toffee pudding. Great portion sizes and lovely garden view.
Lovely place for lunch or afternoon tea the glass conservatory is very airy the service and food is great and good value
We went last Saturday for the first time, having been told by friends that it was worth a visit. The ambience is very pleasant, the staff excellent - very friendly and solicitous - and the food is good. The menu is quite extensive and with a range of vegetarian options, as well as sharing boards. We started with the fish sharing board - great value for money - and then my husband had sea bass, which he said was absolutely delicious and I had fish and chips (the chips were soggy and only OKish). He finished with excellent ice cream, I settled for fresh mint tea. Since we'd also had a bottle of wine and a beer, we thought the bill - around £60, I think) was very reasonable and the whole evening good value for money, in a very pleasant setting. We'll certainly return.
The restaurant is lovely. We had a nice table in the corner facing the window which was the perfect table for our date. I was spoilt for choice when it came to choosing my meal. Everything sounded so delicious! I went for the risotto starter (which was so yummy) and scallops for main which were cooked perfectly. My boyfriend had the tomato soup for starter which came with bread and butter and he had the pesto pasta for mains with chicken breast. His pasta was really delicious and I would definitely be ordering that next time. We then shared a brownie, which was a good sized portion so perfect for sharing. The choice of wine was good too, and reasonably priced. We are already planning on going back!
Quiet night mid week but excellent service, great menu and very good wine. Will definitely return.
This historic Inn was an ideal point to get off the A3 or to combine a visit to Wisley RHS flagship garden.The welcome was relaxing and the garden dining room light quiet and sunny even on a gloomy day.The food was good and cooked to order.It was a very happy Mothering Day.
My wife and I had an enjoyable, quiet birthday Sunday lunch at a good table with a pleasant outlook on to the garden. The service was excellent and the food good.
The table we were offered was in the conservatory and far too hot. We were then changed to the restaurant and very happy. Excellent service. The service was excellent and friendly. The Sunday roast left a bit to be desired. Not very good choice of vegetables and the roast potatoes were hard and could have been cooked a few weeks ago. Extra gravy was served but so strong (tasted like gravy browning) and did spoil the remainder of our meal. However, coffee was served free of charge. I feel the weekday meals are far superior to Sundays and I am not sure whether your chef is actually working on that day. If he was I do not think he would have allowed the meals to have left the kitchen.
Sue Hoskins, West Byfleet
Excellent evening with friends - good value for money ! Not a lot of choice on the Dessert Menu - would have liked to see something like a Creme Brûlée but a very enjoyable evening !
Great food, staff and setting which made for a great Sunday Lunch
Lovely place and location let down by poor service and cold food.!
A big party in the hotel was the excuse but no apology.. annoying paying top price for bottom quality.
Service slow, waiter didn’t know where our table was, no one knew about wine recommendations, chateaubriand tasted odd and béarnaise sauce came out cold, they took away and brought back another....which was also cold. Waited 20/25 mins to have plates cleared away
Very odd and uneasy meal with a very high price tag. Drinks very expensive and when we commented the barman said they’re hotel prices....very odd
We had a great time at The Talbot Inn!
Our room had a great sized bathroom and was very clean. The bed was fantastic - very comfy!
Dinner in the restaurant was delicious, and very reasonably priced.
The staff were so welcoming and were very attentive. They all made an effort to say hello to our dog too!
There are some lovely dog walking spots nearby, and the dog was allowed in the bar.
We would definitely recommend to friends!
Having previously been a professional chef for 20+ years for some of the finest restaurants in the south of england and one of the best international hotel companies, its fair to say I know good food when I eat it. This place is superb! One of the best places I have eaten in the last 12 months. The tastes are balanced and full without being too heavy or unnecessarily over the top. Presented perfectly with class and style without being pretentious and the portion sizes are perfect for all tastes.
It's the epitome of why I entered the catering trade and seeing food of this quality made me sorry I nolonger cook professionally.
Tom and his team were superb also. Attentive and friendly without being too heavy handed or over attentive.
If you want a superb meal out which is great value for what you receive I personally would struggle to recommend anywhere better within 30 miles
Characterful location, pleasant ambience and excellent food. Great place for a get together.
Nice food, great service. Had heard some poor reviews but very pleasantly surprised, really great place.
A very pleasant, untroubled venue with a relaxed atmosphere for a family birthday celebration.
We always have a good meal out the weekend before Christmas and I expected more than a normal hotel dinner as other restaurant's would have at least festive table décor the Saturday night before Christmas. Atmosphere was totally non existent whilst care was taken with food order, the food was cooked perfectly if a little cool on delivery, I don't expect to have to put my wine cooler on the floor I even had to pour the first glass myself.
Attention to detail is needed as your competition in the High street provide better for similar cost, which might be why you were close to empty
Starter and dessert for all in party very good
Main course, Turkey almost cold, but tasty.
Restaurant very attractive, but cold.
We enjoyed an excellent lunch with friends from Germany in comfort and in peaceful surroundings, undisturbed by noise from others thanks to the sound absorbing surfaces and small alcoves. The fish and chips with mushy peas was very popular with our anglophile German friend. The service was unintrusive but efficient and very pleasant. A wine we tasted that was not to our liking was exchanged without any query and replaced with a Viognier that we enjoyed. We very much appreciated being left alone to have a prolonged conversation. We arrived at 1 and left at 5!
easy booking prompt attention nice table overlooking garden but slightly cramped between two large tables good selection on menu drinks and food order taken without delay service good and efficient food cooked well and with plenty of vegetables good size portions
good pleasant atmosphere in dining room.
My wife and child's meal were good. However I chose the burger, it arrived on a wooden platter that spun when I placed my knife to cut the bun it was uncontrollable, pointless with no room to organise my meal. I had to stop eating my burger because of the poor quality of the meat. The shef should have been embarrassed by letting such cheap produce into the kitchen. Chewey beyond edible. Normally I would have sent it back with sharp comment on how a meal is to be presented and cooked , basically this presentation may look good on television but if you can't replicate the quality don't bother.
Maybe a trip to MacDonald s may educate them.
Our meal was somewhat compromised by the very slow service. They could have done with 1 or 2 more staff. We ordered some breads to come before our starters and they took 45 mins to arrive. When they did come they were followed immediately by our starters.
The main course took another 45 mins after we'd finished our starters and it was luke warm - having obviously sat for a while.
The ribeye steak should have been medium rare but was medium to well done. It was not the best quality.
We struggled to get a waiter or waitress (there were only 2 of them) to attend to us resulting in us having to get our own condiments from other tables and to get the wine list from the maitre D' desk ourselves.
Everything else was ok and the staff were very pleasant but it wasn't that busy and the above really let the place down.
It was our first visit there and it had been highly recommended so we were sorely disappointed.
Great service, good food and lovely relaxed ambiance
Met here for the 3rd time with friends. Always nice. Staff always friendly. Food always good. Very accommodating with asking for changes to dishes (ie. no potatoes/salad instead, no chips/potatoes instead, no dressing on dish, floater coffee with no alcohol, gin with cucumber not lemon.
Was asked if meal was OK twice.
Would highly recommend
Small cozy pub/restaurant with interesting menu. The waiter was a bit amateurish and nervous. The owner bought in two massive dogs which spoilt our quiet business lunch and everyone else seemed to think they were marvellous. However the food was good.
We booked a table for four people at the very end of the lunchtime serving period. Accordingly, we weren’t expecting a lively ambiance as things wound down. Service was good, the food was excellent - not too massive amounts and very tasty. We found the set menu of two courses to be perfect for our needs and the bonus was a relatively inexpensive meal. The hotel is lovely, placed in a really pretty village.
Food was very good; ambience was predictably relaxing although wedding part in the bar did detract from that. Staff do try hard and do very well. Combination of good food and service keep bringing us back
Despite there being no mention of a Sunday lunch menu we tried the Talbot as it was a convenient meeting plcace. Menu was ok but the crayfish starter was tasteless and the steaks over cooked and dry, one was returned. Staff numbers were adequate but not well trained. Overall a disappointment, so sad. Will be trying elsewhere next time.
Disappointed. Waiters didn't know what they were doing. We ordered and 20 mins later were told that the main was not available... then two mins later that it was.
The side order of green veg turned up 2/3 of the way through the dinner - v mushy.
Wine lists were taken away too soon - menus needed a clean(!)
We will not be heading back again.
Service was pleasant, the food was Lovley, the ribye didnt have the ribeye in it and ordered medium rare but was more well done but all 3 courses were very nice
Overall the restaurant was very good - great ambiance, food was good quality but not thrilling and the restaurant has good surroundings in a pleasant setting. The young staff were very attentive and polite but seemed quite inexperienced and a little distracted. We ordered bread which just never came and an Aperol Spritz materialised as a apple juice and soda because they had never heard of Aperol. Perhaps we caught them on an off day but I think the reasonable price tag for lunch demanded something a little more slick.
The ambience in the restaurant particularly if it had been a good night weather wise.Food was excellent and good value.
However the service was slow to say the least!!
We shall certainly go again.
When we arrived there were absolutely no staff anywhere to be seen, it was like the Marie Celest! We walked round to the bar area where we finally found a waiter to show us to a table. The service was extremely good and attentive. We were there to celebrate a special birthday for my husband and initially it was all we could have wished for. A lovely corner table overlooking the beautiful garden. However at the end of our main course a crowd of very noisy diners were placed on a long table adjacent to us, they were very inconsiderate and continually shouted over one another. Whilst I appreciate The Talbot offers meals to all, if they know a large crowd are coming in they should sit couples in a far better area. The inside room was completely empty, we could have been seated in there.
We ate at the Talbot after a small registry office wedding, we found most of the staff very helpful and polite, the dinning room was clean and well organised, we would certainly recommend the Talbot to our friends
We had a great dinner with friends. Maitre d was a little brusque in his manner and the waitress forgot to bring wine and the sides but otherwise all good