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The Talkhouse

Wheatley Rd | Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1EX, England
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Ranked #41 of 81 Oxford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank GOD Penny and Graham have swept in and rescued this gorgeous pub from a horrible decline. It's once again gleaming, cosy and friendly. Just went for dinner with my mother. I had steak tartar then fish and chips and my mum had smoked partridge and then a lovely seafood and chorizo chowder. All the food was fantastic under Grahams... 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have just stayed at this place for a birthday weekend! It was situated just perfectly for us, 10 minute drive from Bicester Village for a shopping trip, and also 10-15 minute drive to the beautiful city of Oxford!! The staff who work at this place are lovely so very friendly and polite and also the rooms are just beautiful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautifully run Pub/Hotel. Couldn't fault it for the price. Easy to book on Booking.com. Taxi into centre of Oxford (by local taxi driver Attik) was £14.50 for 25 min journey. Room very tastefully decorated with 'bedknobs & broomsticks' bed. Shower good. Overall impression - very clean, excellent food, friendly staff. Would stay here again.

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