The Talbot Inn

3.9
236 reviews
£25 and under
British

Top tags:

Casual
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

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
What 236 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
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4.1
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3.9
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Talbot has excellent cooking along with high levels of service and friendliness, its own off street parking. So just about everything you might need. Definitely recommended.

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Calicat
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea at the Talbot Inn! We chose to go there following a visit to Wisley Gardens and it was our first visit to the Talbot. Lovely atmosphere and we received a warm welcome. Service was very prompt and the food was delicious. Looking forward to going back again in the not too distant future!

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JudeJ
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our meal was vey poor. My food was dry and lacked flavour. The service was dreadful.

The head waiter spent 15 mins in the garden chatting to two guys and his assistant cleared tables while we, as the final diners, were just left waiting.

So disappointing.

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historylover
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Talbot is beautiful and I can't wait (Covid restrictions permitting) for it to fill up again which adds so much to the ambience. A slightly bigger choice on the menu would be welcome as well, but I can certainly recommend coming to this very special place.

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OksanaH
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious Sunday roast! The services was fantastic!

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RichardT
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good service had an excellent stayzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Paul
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Surprisingly not busy for a Sunday lunchtime. The waiting staff appeared to be rather untrained - they didn't know what draught ales were available and when they found out, they had no idea about their character. We had the Sunday roast beef which was described as Striploin. Only having heard of this when in USA, we queried which cut it was. They came back and said it was from the back of the animal - not very enlightening! Not sure what cut it was as it was rather chewy, though perfectly cooked pink and the serving was enormous. Unfortunately, the gravy resembled dish water.
Rather disappointing as the restaurant and settling is well presented.

LH
LauraH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening meal, the food and service were great

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The menu hasn't changed in a long time, could really do with a refresh.

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vipMainiacs
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It pays to go when they are busy as service was fast and efficient

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Took first table, there was a bit of a draught, but it looked busy so didn’t ask to change. Afternoon tea was very nice and good selection.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the staff couldn't do enough for you. Good portion sizes. Everywhere was super clean and all precautions had been taken. Well done everyone.

MG
vipMattGaskin
London
31 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food pretty standard nothing to write home about.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We booked for 7.15, were seated early at 7.05, in front of an open door to the garden (which was hosting a wedding ... bride looked gorgeous in her orange wedding dress) there were other empty seats when we were seated.

20 mins later I shut the open door as people were walking in and out of the garden through the restaurant to the bar, rather than following the one way system in place knocking my chair, my partner had visited the bar to get another drink.

At 7.50pm we finally managed to get someone attention to place an order for drinks and food!!!

8.45pm are food arrived.

Small portions and wasn't sure my chicken was fully cooked... had lost the will to return by then as was past hungry.
Guest who had arrived after us had eaten 2 courses and left

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Miranda
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow and we felt a bit unwelcome

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!
Staff helpful and friendly!

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David
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Really good Sunday lunch. Very nicely cooked meat and veg, plenty of it, and good wine. Good quality as well as good value. Service prompt but staff new in the job and not sure of basics but only two weeks out of lockdown! Will go again.

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Coling
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a few days away. Nothing to much trouble food so much choice and very good service.

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Mark
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food. Good service. Convivial atmosphere and nice outlook onto garden.

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SueS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a pity we couldn't eat in the conservatory which is a much pleasanter room than the main dining room. Also, a better selection of draught beer would be nice.

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Fringe56
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised by the amount of space afforded to every table. The 3 corse Christmas Menu offered plenty of choice and was well presented. Wine was great value and the atmosphere was calm and festive

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Talbot.
The Staff are wonderful and it has such a homely feeling.
Food is always delicious :)

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ANGELAC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

As we were not one household we had to eat outside. There were no heaters and it was very cold. The food was good and the staff did their best. However as the question wasn't asked about being a household on booking, we had wrongly presumed they would be prepared for such eventualities. A mistake.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely Christmas pub lunch in a gorgeous setting. Service was good too.

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Olive
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All appeared very Covid-19 compliant.
Some good pub “usual suspects” plus interesting specials. All our food was nicely presented and flavoursome.

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The surroundings and appearance of The Talbot Inn were fantastic but the experience was completely let down by the service. The waitress who served us did not seem to have had any training in either table service or COVID safety. She abandoned us at the waiting area and then shouted for us to come over to our table, twice shouted across the restaurant to answer a colleague in a different area whilst standing right next to us and rather than coming to the table to check on our food or advise of last orders, she again shouted over to us both times whilst cleaning a table elsewhere. We noticed that she did the same to other diners. At times she wore a mask which barely covered her mouth and left her nose uncovered and at other times, she wore the mask below her chin which is completely unacceptable in these COVID times. I did not feel safe and was really glad that our food was delivered to us by a different waitress who wore her mask properly. I was amazed given the risks that the those working in hospitality are currently under, that more care and precaution were not taken by her. It was a really disappointing experience given that the meal for two with wine was nearly £100 which is very poor value in the circumstances and I would not return there.

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ElleB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food including sticky toffee pudding . Friendly and helpful staff . Luckily we were told about items already sold out so that our hopes were well managed

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eveC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Restaurant with lots of character. Friendly staff but service quite slow. Food was alright. Had Sunday roast.

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MrsV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wednesday lunchtime visit was very pleasant. Had a table in the Conservatory overlooking the lovely garden area. Tables were well spaced, hand sanitizer available on arrival and waiting staff were attentive but kept to a distance as much as possible. The food was excellent. We had a Chicken Milanese and a Sea bass both of which were cooked to perfection. Good value and will definitely lunch there again.

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Mindy
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the portions were generous. Have a good range of wines.

The restaurant was quieter than usual, but that is thanks to Covid-19.

Cleanliness was poor, in that the dining chairs were dirty and the menus were sticky.

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LouiseE
Surrey
5 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

AT
AlanT
Surrey
2 reviews
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.

BW
BrianW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good food and nice atmosphere in very pleasant village.

MC
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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vipSandyW
Surrey
11 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

JD
JillD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

The Talbot Inn is rated 3.9 stars by 236 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.