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Old Talbott Tavern

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107 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Box 365, Bardstown, KY 40004
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Old Talbott Tavern
Ranked #6 of 8 Bardstown B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pensacola, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's definitely on old style B&B, but that's what's expected. Very accommodating to our quick departure and served us some fresh biscuits and coffee before we left. Rooms were clean. Antique beds were comfortable considering they're antique in style. Was in town for Kentucky Bourbon Trail for work, and this is a great location for visiting Willett, Heaven Hill, or... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Bardstown and visited the Inn many times I made the choice to bring two of my friends to experience a night in the Inn with dinner. I was told there would be no charge for the most uncomfortable roll away ever,there was. The bathroom in the Generals Room is so small you can bearly get in and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I visited the tavern on aug. 9 2014 my husband and I didnt make reservations. I guess we should have because the red hair hostess told us we would have to wait because theres a reason people reserve their spots. there was 2 hostesses in the front one young lady greeted us with a smile and made us feel very... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My group and I stayed in two rooms: The General's Quarters and the Anton Heinrich Room. Both were farily clean and adequate. The real problem I had was with the mattresses. They were all long past needing to be replaced, especially the two in the General's Quarters where I stayed. Thin, lumpy, uncomfortable; if I hadn't been so exhausted from... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

In the heart of the Bourbon trail we thought this would be lovely. We got there and checked in to find a filthy room with no air conditioning. I mean this is a weekend and obviously they new people were coming and no one bothered to prepare the room. I immediately asked about another room and they were sold out?... More

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Belmont, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a cocktail, the wood bar is just beautiful, old and a lot of history. Friendly people both employees as well as patrons. Easy to tell there was a mix of locals as well as tourists. Huge bourbon list. Well worth the stop in. Went back the next day and did a tour upstairs if the bed and... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First of all, the Old Talbott is a historical building and definitely worth visiting. The place is full of history and the staff are friendly and helpful. You can ask questions and walk around the inn and enjoy the historical nature of the building. Do not stay for dinner or take a room. We stayed in the Lincoln suite and... More

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I were doing the bourbon trail and wanted to stay in Bardstown for 2 nights (had stayed in Versailles for 2 as well). The Talbott Inn needs some serious updating, while still maintaining its historical roots. Fortunately, we were there mid-week so weren't bothered by the bar music. Our room, the Washington Irving Suite, is worn and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Just got back from a trip to KY, which included a stop in Bardstown. We stayed one night in the Inn and had a decent experience. We stayed on a Saturday night in the Lincoln suite, and we're advised of the noise. The suite was what I had expected for something this age, although we went to bed before the... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This review is only applicable to the bar area, we did not stay here. My first impression of the place is it’s famous for being famous and is resting on its laurels. If you’re looking to relax with a bourbon in a place with some good atmosphere, this is not the place. I strongly suggest avoiding this place. Although our... More

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Jim K, Owner at Old Talbott Tavern, responded to this review

Let me first apologize for your disappointing visits. I appreciate such feedback and intend to use this as a training opportunity. We try to train our staff to interact with customers in a positive manner. Sometimes this goal may not be accomplished. We will attempt to re- train them and if they don't get it then we will ask them... More

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Additional Information about Old Talbott Tavern

Address: 107 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Box 365, Bardstown, KY 40004
Location: United States > Kentucky > Bardstown
Also Known As:
Old Talbott Tavern Hotel Bardstown

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