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The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, England
01451 870934
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous experience

My fiancé and I ate here twice in the last week. The food was fabulous quality and the gentleman in charge helped us through our choices and advised on wine. The beer to start was swordfish which was a great smooth rich choice. We selected with help 5 dishes ranging from £3-£7 each for lunch and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I ate here twice in the last week. The food was fabulous quality and the gentleman in charge helped us through our choices and advised on wine. The beer to start was swordfish which was a great smooth rich choice. We selected with help 5 dishes ranging from £3-£7 each for lunch and a couple of glasses... More 

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London UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This pub has, very sadly, changed hands and the new owners though very gracious and pleasant appear to be in “tapas bar” mode. No proper pub lunches and no healthy options. Don’t think this will last long in Stow on the Wold!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Newly refurbished, we went on our first night for drinks and after talking to the new owner we went back for dinner the next day. Had a lovely table by the open fire, service from the staff was friendly and timely. Currently they are only serving small plates - while the chef establishes new dishes. We ordered two starters and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited the Talbot on a day trip to Stow and chanced upon this place on its revamped opening day. The menu consisted of a number of small dishes to be shared , as many or as few as you like,a bit like tapas but mainly English cuisine and in my opinion much nicer. Everything appeared to be fresh and... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Being a local and frequenter of The Talbot for a number of years I was eager to see what the new owners would do with the place, and they did have not disappointed. My girlfriend and I went and sampled their 'sharing plates' and they were absolutely fantastic and VERY reasonably priced. Our favourites were the lamb's neck fritters and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Dropped in for lunch and there was a lack of menu's available and staff seemed in short supply. Found out half way through meal that current landlord was leaving. This probably explained the lack of proper staffing and menu's available. However the food was very good. I had the faggots and mash. Because the landlord was moving there was no... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have eaten in The Talbot a few times and always been happy however , last weekend we booked a table for 7.30 the pub was not busy but our food was not served to us till 9.15 . When it finally arrived it was cold and my steak was full of grizzle . The reason we were given for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We dropped in for a drink during the day & after looking at the menu which offered a good selection in a reasonable price range we booked for our evening meal. We liked this place because of the warm welcome & helpfulness of the staff. So, at 8:00 pm we arrived & our table by the widow was reserved for... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food I order was burn in some parts, the bread still had ice in the middle. The toilets are upstairs, not easy for every one. My friend said there was a toilet in the Gent's that was overflowing. The hand drier wasn't working. When we went to pay, I refused to pay for my meal and then their card... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Plenty of places to eat in Stow, but this is one of the most friendly and reliable ones. Menu not particularly original by today's gastro pub standards, but everything is freshly prepared and well cooked. Cosy dining room/bar area with open fire on cold days. Just the spot for a pint and some good grub after visiting excellent local shops.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Phone Number: 01451 870934

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  • Cuisine: British

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