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The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, England
01451 870934
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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
Most recent review
Always fantastic

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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English first
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
2 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
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Thank You guys, look forward to welcoming you back More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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thank you for the great feedback , look forward to your return More 

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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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Alex, overwhelmed by your feedback, the team and i look forward to having you back with us More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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