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The Talkhouse

Wheatley Rd | Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1EX, England
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Ranked #49 of 84 Oxford B&B and Inns
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night,chilly,log fires unlit, lacking atmosphere,staff not especially welcoming or amiable . Food average at dinner, no offer of cereals,fruit,choices at breakfast, just what would you like to eat ? ! Disappointing experience.Bedroom clean,but huge draught around the door (curtain would have helped), no blind in the bathroom and it needed refreshing. Adequate as a one night stopover ,but... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend went for dinner, (it's somewhere I have been yrs before and had great food). We both chose a starter which was ok even if the fish cake was slightly burnt, we both had steak for mains, now this dish comes with chips. I asked if they were homemade and was told yes they were - no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a lovely looking pub and I have visited it a long time ago. Went for Sunday lunch recently as we heard it had changed hands. The food was nice but not amazing: my companions had the Sunday roast which was fine but not outstanding.I had steak pie and my son fish and chips. All good but nothing special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Reluctantly booked a table for a Friday family meal, knowing full well that last time (March '14) was less than mediocre. Looking at the menu online, I was spoilt for choice. 2 hours later, all I can say is: very contented diners, quick service, polite hosts, and most importantly, GREAT FOOD! Well done to the new managers 🍴🍷😀

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food, brilliant atmosphere,warm welcome, the Talkhouse is back! We've eaten there with friends twice since the new managers arrived, brilliant to have a village pub again with such great food and sevice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Talkhouse is a local pub, but I hadn't been there for many months because the previous management weren't very friendly and the food was awful. However, a friend told me that the place now had new management and asked if I fancied trying it for Sunday lunch. I agreed and we turned up there yesterday. What a difference a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

So pleased that this beautiful pub is back on form. Enjoyed lunch on Saturday with husband, baby and toddler. Service was excellent, from the barman rushing over to help me with the buggy at the door to the land lady's willingness to come up with something suitable for my toddler for eat. The adult meals were excellent; classic burger and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Maybe I don’t understand something about British city planning, but this place, for my husband and I, was quite obviously OUT OF THE CITY OF OXFORD. The owner’s argument was that he had Oxford’s post code. Whatever, Google and Wikipedia don’t agree with him, stating that it’s the village of Stanton St. John, which Booking.com didn’t take care to mention.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have just spent a lovely weekend at The Talkhouse - my boyfriend had booked it as a surprise and I can honestly say it was delightful. The staff were friendly and the food was out of this world.. great home cooked food. We stayed for two nights and the guest rooms were perfect for a short get away. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I think the Talkhouse is a real find in the Oxford catchment area. Very reasonably priced accommodation, good food reasonably priced, a comfortable bar with two big log fireplaces, and no parking problems in a large car park. The catches - there are set meal times and the kitchen closes at 9 in the evening. The accommodation is limited with... More 

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