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

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pub lunch

Literally rolled out the car after a long drive into this place and had an impressive and hearty pub lunch! Tasty and inventive food presented with a touch of class. Food came out quickly and staff were attentive and unobtrusive. Good selection of beers and nice views of Stow square for the people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Richard H
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Literally rolled out the car after a long drive into this place and had an impressive and hearty pub lunch! Tasty and inventive food presented with a touch of class. Food came out quickly and staff were attentive and unobtrusive. Good selection of beers and nice views of Stow square for the people watchers. Visited during the day and would've... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Glad you enjoyed your visit, look forward to having you back for Dinner, Appreciate the feedback, Cheers, Kevin More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whilst visiting the area we were recommended this restaurant by a friend of the chef, obviously trying to drum up business for a failing venture. On arrival we noticed that the place was quite grubby, the fireplace had clearly not been cleaned for months, no candles lit toilets filthy, with no loo roll, and a depressing ambiance amongs the few... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Sadly if your feedback (even negative) were factual i would act on your words and heed the advice and feedback, sadly it is not, I am particulary upset you can sit and have dinner and in that time decide that we are a failing venture, you say that your mutual friend was drumming up business for this failing... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Went back to the Talbot again today. Stunning lunch. The menu is always changing and growing. They obviously have some serious chefs. The welcome as always was fantastic and we had a fabulous lunch. A huge pork chop for me and my fiancé had their take on fish and chips with the best tartare sauce ever it came in at... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Patch, Thank you for the great feedback and kind words, i will let the Chefs know, Look forward to welcoming you back again soon !! Thanks, Kevin More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have been to the Talbot twice now, and would recommend that you visit if you are in the lovely town of Stow on the Wold. The food was brilliant (Fish and chips service with lettuce and tomato sauce in a wrap...what's not to love!) and they have a good choice of ales. The chocolate dessert with almonds and pistachios... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Banbury Baggie, Thank you for the kind words and great feedback, we all look forward to welcoming you back soon !! Cheers ! Kevin More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went back this week as we knew the Talbot is a really good pub. Didn't know it had changed hands but very pleasantly surprised that the food that was good is now fantastic. Great combinations and wonderful flavours. Not huge but just right for us with amazing presentation and great attentive service from Sophie. Owners had a chat and made... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Bluebird !! Was great to see you come back that is the greatest compliment !! we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit, Sophie is delighted you thought so much of her !! thank you so much for the review and great feedback, cheers, Kevin More 

UK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Based on reviews we had read six of us went here in search of a good traditional lunch. We certainly found one here.....absolutely delicious, freshly cooked roasted beef and all the trimmings followed by scrummy desserts. Quite pricey but you only live once!!!

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Hi Jill,we are thrilled you enjoyed Lunch with us, point taken on the pricing but we feel in order to serve the best local ingredients including Adam Henson's Beef we need to price accordingly, starters and pud's are still around the 5 pounds mark, unless it is crab or similar, we hope you will return again, thank you for the... More 

Betchworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

From the outside, the Talbot looked like all the other pubs in the Cotswolds, however having browsed the menu we were instantly sold, unlike many of the other restaurants in the area, the menu was varied and very reasonably priced. We also met one of the chefs on our way in and he was extremely friendly. One of the two... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Kate, thank you so much for the great feedback, we are delighted with your review and look forward to seeing you again More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been going here for nearly twenty-five years and are on our third set of management. The most recent arrived last month. The Talbot has always been worth visiting. It has now gone up a notch. We had the best roast beef in any restaurant never mind a pub for a very long time. Excellent service. Really reasonably priced.... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Anthony, thank you for the humbling feedback and it was great to know you enjoyed your time with us, we all look forward to welcoming you back, More 

Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

For the first time in a while we booked Sunday lunch , but oh dear when a place changes hands it is not always for the better . Expensive and modern small portions , my guests were Italian and found the portions of gnocchi laughable as were the Sunday roast portions , one half a carrot two roast potatoes and... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Andy, we apologise for what appears to be a slip in our standards, no feedback was given to us on the day, and i believe when the table was cleared you did say everything was ok, if only you could have said at the time we would have pulled out all the stops to ensure you left happy, please... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Love this place! The staff are always so welcoming. The food is just fantastic. Definitely go for the goats cheese if it's on as is just so good! Really nice to have this in Stow offering something superb that's not pretentious or over priced and great! You must try it!

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

thanks for the great feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back, 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, Pub

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