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

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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
Very typical Cotswold location. Better than average Sunday lunch

We visited for a quick walk around the town, not really planning a lunch. We decided to choose a place and ended up at the Talbot. The menu on a Sunday is fixed price for 2 or 3 courses and very reasonable. Locally sourced produce and a choice you'd not usually expect for a British Sunday lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very friendly and cosy pub/restaurant with good service. Slightly let down by overcomplicated food. We had the fish and chips and the roast monkfish. The first was ok, with very nice chips but the caper mayonnaise, while interesting, was a bit too strong for the dish. By contrast, the monkfish was slightly overcooked and rather bland (the only 'tasty' element... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited for a quick walk around the town, not really planning a lunch. We decided to choose a place and ended up at the Talbot. The menu on a Sunday is fixed price for 2 or 3 courses and very reasonable. Locally sourced produce and a choice you'd not usually expect for a British Sunday lunch. Worth visiting for... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

And I wasn't disappointed, the steak was the best I have had for years, cooked to perfection with lovely mushrooms in a sauce and French fries to die for. The lovely young waitress was absolutely charming serving every dish with a smile and very efficient.Sitting by the lovely big windows looking out on the square felt positively wonderful.Thank-you chief for... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Susie, Thank you so much for the lovely words and great feedback, We look forward to seeing you back with us, Best, Kevin More 

Cotswolds
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a truly wonderful local 'pub' in the main square with amazing food, always striving for locally used produce and fine food at affordable prices. The spicy chicken wings are always superb - and ask to have them even spicier if you need! - the Duck Hash - simple and brilliant - THEN the strawberry and eton mess (which... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Sas, Thank you so much for the lovely encouraging words and great feedback, this is what keeps us striving to improve, Look forward to welcoming you back, Best, Kevin, ps great photo of the boys !! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Been going to Stow for over 40 years and have enjoyed many fun evenings at the Talbot, a newer addition on the square. Lots of daily specials and the Sunday dinner is the best in town.

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Chas, Thank you for the lovely feedback, We look forward to welcoming you back soon Best, Kevin More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We called in here for steak night after staying in this area. We both chose fillets my hubby from the specials of the day and mine from the all day menu as it had duck fat chips. We both enjoyed our food. The beers were very nice and staff and locals were all very friendly. I would recomend it to... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Nola, We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us, Thank You for the great feedback and we look froward to welcoming you back, Best, Kevin More 

Chelmsford essex
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Initially we were happy to see a menu that didn't offer a1001 dishes, and the choice of the roasts, with a fish and vegetarian option sounded promising. I ordered the beef and gazpacho as a starter. The gazpacho was tasteless and supported by a somewhat dry half slice of bread, I appreciate bakeries often don't open on Sundays though. The... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Please do return (as my guest) and experience the real standard of Sunday Lunch here at The Talbot as we seen to have let you down, Our Best, Kevin More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We decided to visit the The Talbot based on the claim of "The Best Roast Lunch" in the Stow on the Wold. Unfortunately this claim can only be valid if they're the only establishment serving lunch on a Sunday. My main issue with the lunch is that at least 40%, of the one slice of beef that was served, consisted... More 

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Hi Gregg, many thanks for taking the time to go online and leave us feedback, we do take it all seriously, the chefs are well aware of any feedback we get as both the landlords are in the kitchen at different times of the week, i wish you could have said something to your waitress at the time as she... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped off for a quick lunch. We both ordered sandwiches. Both absolutely fantasticly fresh and a cut above most pub lunches I've experienced.

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Nick, we have only recently started to do sandwiches after some of our guests requested them, but as with all our food philosophy they must be fresh and the best we can produce, look forward to your return, best, kevin More 

Grandvaux, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very cosy and typical pub, with very welcoming flames in the fireplace. Good beers, as usual in such places.

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TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear cl_loertscher, Thank you for the kind words although it says you visited in October before we re-opened the pub so this would explain the fire as we have not lit the fire throughout July, we do hope you will return and see us, best, Kevin 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, Pub

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