The Talbot Inn

3.9
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156 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.

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Sunday, 22 March, 2020

What 156 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had afternoon tea. They had arranged it to take account of vegetarian needs so it met our requirements on arrival. The staff were attentive and provided extra tea and that was offered in a variety of types as appreciated.

JH
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived and showed to a lovely table, staff very friendly and explained the menu, good choice of wines.. reasonable prices , we enjoyed the food served , lovely atmosphere to dine as a couple or with family..

CR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was ok. Service not amazing. Good not amazing (though my Brie and cranberry sandwich was nice). Not one of the best pubs / restaurants in the area, in my opinion.

S
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiting 40 minutes for starter.
Triple cooked chips clearly not triple cooked as they were still hard in the middle. Long wait to be asked if we would like desert then a long wait for it to arrive.
Staff were very polite though

DB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff. Spacious and quiet room. Good food and value for money. Would visit again.

P
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came across the Talbot by chance when looking for somewhere to stay in the area. Stayed the night and ate in the restaurant. It was a lovely place. The bar area was warm and inviting. The restaurant light and airy. The service great and the food delicious. Highly recommend it.

SL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Indifferent service, average food

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, lovely food and great service.

The Talbot Inn
Responded on 14 January 2020

Dear Pat1234, Thank you for your nice feedback. I have passed to Danielle and I am looking forward to welcome you again at The Talbot. Kind regards Francesco Bartolomei General Manager

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VH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food, and good service. Enjoyed the Sunday beef and staff went above and beyond to help.

A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious, unfortunately the place let’s itself down a little as both the men’s and women’s bathroom in the restaurant are a bit grim and need a clean. We have eaten here twice and found the same problem. Otherwise this place has a lot going for it.

SB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit and had traditional Sunday Lunch. Food was hot, well cooked and enoyable.Beef was strip loin so quite tasty. My friend had grilled hake with lentils and found this enjoyable.

Dining room looks out onto the garden via large window wall. Wonderful view on a nice day.

Staff helpful and attentive.

JM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yes the set lunch is pretty reasonable, the staff were friendly and the restaurant was comfortable and nicely decorated, etc. We will be back again!

M
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Avery pleasant enjoyable lunch, I know my friends found it enjoyable too.

JJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very quiet when we went for lunch on a Saturday, but food was delicious and staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Excellent ambience and good food with prompt service

LE
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have been here many time over the last couple of years for lunch. Today was the first poor meal. Tomato and feta salad used old tomatoes and had no flavour. The waitress could not speak English and he chips when they eventually came were cold. It wasn’t busy but service was poor. Shame as other courses were good and has always been good in the past. Hopefully a one off.

ME
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We had an amazing anniversary dinner here. The food was perfect, great selection of wines. Absolutely nothing to complain about at all. The sea bass was sublime.

RW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food and service. The lamb I had was tough, and the combination of yoghurt and lamb with spices did not really work.

CH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not the quality experience we were expecting. We were on a table with a very wet floor all around us when there were others available. Meat platter was mainly processed and sliced meet. Fish platter was very nice though

C
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I used to go here years ago and loved it, so booked a special night out to go last Friday and what a mistake, it was terrible. We booked a table for 9pm and when we arrived were told the kitchen was just about to close so had to rush though our order, the food arrived along with several flies constantly landing on us as we tried to eat a very overpriced meal in a room with no atmosphere what so ever... this place should be condemned as I'm sure is a health risk

GM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Burger and chicken rather dry Elton mess disappointing and not value for money

JL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and Talbot itself is a lovely venue, my only concern surrounds service. The service seemed a little disjointed, we had 3 different servers throughout our time there but each didn’t seem to know what the other was doing.

M
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our lunch very much, sadly, because it was a nice sunny day, we were visited by a wasp on many occasions during our meal, probably due to the position of the table we chose, but we did not get stung!

Y
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very good experience with a nice menu and very good food. The waiter was helpful and professional but with only him serving service was inevitably very slow as the dining room filled up soon after we arrived. I would recommend the restaurant to my friends but you need to put on extra staff or you will rapidly lose goodwill.

Rodger Perks

WY
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our lunch at the Talbot. We had telephoned to say we would be delayed for our booking by 20 minutes and the staff were very helpful about accommodating us, despite the restaurant being busy. The food was very good and we would definitely eat there again!

BJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall a really good experience, great service, great food and a wonderful setting.

JE
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

nice enough meal, but service was not brilliant to be honest, although the staff were all very nice and apologised for the wait, but obviously there were just not enough of them

RH
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff welcomed well, the service was attentive to dietary needs for our party, the food came reasonably promptly, the duck and the hake (the main dishes chosen by our party) were considered very good, and the wine was of good quality but not expensive by restaurant standards. The menu was not long, but still offered a good range (perhaps less so for the desserts - but the Eton mess and the chocolate brownies went down well).

JK
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience2

The bathroom was filthy and smelt of mildew. When we got to the room all the windows were open, we closed them before we went out. When we returned the smell was so bad, that we had to put a towel at the bottom of the door to keep out the smell. We could not shower the nest day because the smell was so strong.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor, poor, poor. No other way to describe our stay at the Talbot. Still waiting for a call from management to discuss our concerns as there wasn’t one member of the management team there that weekend.

GM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My lamb was perfect but rather spoilt by the cold sloppy addition !

HM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The offer was misleading. The advertised £14/£18 lunch was on offer as was a voucher for a free glass of wine with lunch. However I ordered the wine then was told that the wine was only on offer with the a la Carte menus which was considerably more expensive. I would recommend the Nelson Sharing Plate as a starter it was delicious. The main courses were nothing to write home about and not good value. I do like the Hotel and the village, so would visit again. But next time be more clear about the offers.

RG
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 88 year old mother for an overnight stay and requested a room close by and easily assessable as she is visually impaired. We where given rooms 103 and 104 which suited us perfectly!!
Mum was very pleased with her room as it was easy for her to feel where everything was to get her bearings. We had a beautiful meal in the restaurant and service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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RD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked on the day, saturday, for dinner at a respectable time which was a bonus. Having never been for a meal before decided on nibbles instead of starters. Be aware, the nibbles are large, comfortable for two sharing. Good selection of wine and the Chicken Milanese was excellent. All meals were well priced and service very good with knowledgeable staff. Looking forward to another visit.

NM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was ok. Service was ok. Atmosphere was non existent . But it may just be a lunchtime thing.

CD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time to the Talbot Inn - went with a friend for a light snack - we were very impressed with the service and quality of food. Will definitely go again.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was fabulous but the service was atrocious unfortunately. Everything was wrong- wrong wine brought over, kids meal forgotten, bread took too long to arrive. Lots of staff stood around folding napkins - constantly having to wave for attention. Dishonesty with kids meal being forgotten which was frustrating. As a result my daughter ate a whole breadbasket while waiting and none of her lunch! Shame as it’s a lovely setting and the food was great

DW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a successful evening at Talbot with good food,well cooked at reasonable prices and had a complimentary glass of wine each.The decor is tasteful and smart with a striking copper ceiling combining modern touch’s with the old pub and coaching house.It was quiet enough to talk easily but still convivial enough to have be social.I would recommend it

GP
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Wife’s birthday and her steak (£23) was like rubber. They were very apologetic and removed the cost and the cost of the replacement from the bill. It’s a great location and a nice set up but I won’t be back given the other quality options in the area.