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The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, England
01451 870934
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Sunday lunch but expensive

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!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jill D
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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 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After seeing the sign outside " best Sunday lunch in stow" I thought I'd give it a go. I was not disappointed the beef was amazing, it was all clearly fresh and very well presented. My waitress was welcoming and friendly and the drinks list had a good choice can't wait to return for dinner and try the gin menu... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Dave, thank you for the lovely feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

So far not impressed, maybe with time it will improve.... let's hope so, it's in such a fantastic position on the Square. Food is expensive and not a lot on the plate, also wine mega expensive! Sadly lacking in atmosphere now. I wish them well, and hope they can change things to improve the place..... they do have rather a... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Galloponthebeach Sorry to hear you are not happy with us, we are doing our best to create something good here, most if the wines we have kept at the same price as before plus added on some other decent wines, please do give us the chance to get you back and we hope impress you, Thanks for the feedback, More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Patch thank you for the great feedback, look forward to welcoming you back More 

London UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, We are dissapointed you did not quite understand the concept at Lunch, we are very much a good pub offering great food, beers and wine and would very much like to see you return and eat with us again, most of our lunchtime food is actually very healthy with little butter, salt or cream used, had you have... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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