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The Talbot

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Fish & Chips, Seafood, Grill, British, Pub
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High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
+44 1444 455898
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Local village pub & resturant, recently refurbished with a new restaurant...
Local village pub & resturant, recently refurbished with a new restaurant and function space, The Hayloft. Located in the heart of the beautiful boutique village, Cuckfield in West Sussex. Delicious selection of Lunch, Evening and Sunday menus food as well as light lunches and tea and cake.Perfect if staying at the local hotel Ockenden Manor, whether popping in for a pint of selected ales, a cocktail or a delicious dinner in the new restaurant.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely

The Portobello Mushroom Burger, with a cheeky, optional, helping of crispy bacon, just divine.. great staff too :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Liz F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Portobello Mushroom Burger, with a cheeky, optional, helping of crispy bacon, just divine.. great staff too :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Another excellent village restaurant, an absolute gem. It's mid-range in price but the quality of food is worth it. If you want somewhere with a nice ambience you won't be disappointed.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After a couple of weeks away on holiday, I returned to the Talbot for lunch on Sunday 16th August. As in the past, my father, brother and myself received a charming welcome from manager Sally. I was pleased to see a lot of variety on the menu - especially among the staters and desserts. I ordered pan-fried duck. This is... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The menu here has some intriguingly unusual items and even the set menu of the day for lunch was attractive in its originality. All three of us (the two ladies each had two starters) were very impressed by the presentation, taste and texture of every dish we tried. The place was empty but it is the middle of the holiday... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Dinner was very nice with a better than average pub menu - not sure where pub ends and gastropub begins but this is closer to gastropub than ordinary pub. Sea bream was very nice.

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Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Talbot has a good friendly atmosphere staff very helpful the food was excellent will be visiting again soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Having recently moved to the village I was recommended the Talbot as a good local pub and restaurant. I popped in for a lunch visit with a work colleague and we weren't disappointed. It was very quiet for a Friday lunch time but this allowed us to soak up the atmosphere. The lunch menu had a good variety on it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice pub for a drink. Good ales on tap and has a fresh modern feel. The staff are smart, friendly and welcoming. There is the upstairs "hayloft" that always seems to have a function on. A nice little courtyard area for summer evening outdoor seating. Well worth a visit.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Came here with a group on Wednesday night, it was a terrific night with great wines. Lovely manageress, good service and nice ambience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great service. Very friendly. Nice lunches. Well marinated meat, lovely salads. Latte Machiatto was disapointed. It was a cappuccino. A latte is really different. Cajun chicken burger was good. Same goes for the salad with beef. For Europeans (£95 for 4 persons) it's rather expensive. No deserts.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 455898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 31
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Grill, British, Pub

Description

Local village pub & resturant, recently refurbished with a new restaurant and function space, The Hayloft. Located in the heart of the beautiful boutique village, Cuckfield in West Sussex. Delicious selection of Lunch, Evening and Sunday menus food as well as light lunches and tea and cake.Perfect if staying at the local hotel Ockenden Manor, whether popping in for a pint of selected ales, a cocktail or a delicious dinner in the new restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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