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The Talbot Inn

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Oxford Road | Eynsham, Witney, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: they also do B+B

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner with family.

Great evening, all what you would expect from an English pub. Food was good, staff very friendly, prices were reasonable. All in all a good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Peter A
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Aldinga Beach, Australia
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English first
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent food and service and I'd highly recommend the lasagne and salmon hollandaise with perfect chips.

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Oxford, England
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Numerous staff bouncing around behind bar and possibly on other side of bar... difficult to know exactly "who" to address "enquiry-to-eat" question. Sensed "nerves" in staff - like it was all their first week? It felt like an effort to establish a starting point with them, such as where we were going to sit, setting up a tab - which... More 

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your review, albeit not a good one. I'm sorry that you thought the staff were a little edgy - they're generally very good, as you can see in other reviews. We do get the odd glitch, as in any establishment. As to our menu, we find it extremely popular. Lots of choice of pub fayre - not... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We set off for my husband's birthday weekend to Oxford - not expecting the Ritz but a clean 'economy' room. We have stayed in many Youth Hostels around the UK and let me tell you these are like the Ritz in comparison to this dreadful place. We entered the bar area to collect our keys and were led through a... More 

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

I find reviews like this hard to stomach to be honest. I will happily accept a poor review if it's factual and fair. You booked an ECONOMY room, twin with shared facilities. A short while after checking in your partner came down to complain and stated that you had booked a double room with en suite facilities. Could there be... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Took my parents for Father's Day. Friendly greeting on arrival and our dog was greeted also. Ordered starters, which on arrival portions were generous we began to think how will we get through the main course. Pies and gammon arrived with very generous portion of chips and salad. Very tasty and well worth the money. Best part of the meal... More 

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Its always cracking to read a five star review. But this one is even sweeter for me as, your last review of The Talbot was less than favourable. Notably, the last time you visited was 8 weeks before I took over. We knew we had our work cut out returning the Talbot to where it should be. I'm delighted that... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We go here with my colleaguse as a work treat. The portions are massive and the staff friendly. Class pub food and good pies.

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Hi. Many thanks for your review. I'm a little concerned at just 3 stars as the text puts a way better view than just three stars. If there was anything that could have given us 4 or 5 stars from you, please could you email me at tony@chequersoxford.co.uk. Hope to see you at The Talbot again soon. More 

Aldinga Beach, Australia
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Great evening, all what you would expect from an English pub. Food was good, staff very friendly, prices were reasonable. All in all a good experience.

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It's always nice to see appreciation of our offer here. We will always keep The Talbot as a traditional, cosy, unfussy pub serving great value, hearty food. See you soon. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Only ten minuits from the Thames footpath, an ideal stop off. Very good rooms set away from the pub, with great showers and fee wifi. Plenty of pub food choices and good ale. Eynsham is just up the road with other choices, but the Talbot looked like the better deal.

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. We've an envious position close to the Thames which were very proud of. See you again soon. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Room was TINY with two grotty beds, nothing like advertised! Stained damp walls. Awful décor, just awful.

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning. Thank you for leaving this review, all be it not the best. We have a dilemma at The Talbot in that we have a really modern building, 5 years old with purpose built bedrooms (8) with all the creature comforts and mod cons. We also have 3 rooms in the original building which offer no frills, functional accommodation... More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Well placed for a stop on Thames Path walk. Standard pub food; well cooked and nice. Staff friendly and helpful.

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am a little lost as to the 3 star rating as the text would suggest warranting 4 or 5 stars. Please could you email me to let me know where we dropped 2 stars from you - it's important that we understand how we can improve. More 

United Kingdom
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Just had an excellent meal in the restaurant, the service was faultless, the food very tasty, large portions, served hot and tasty.

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foodiebic, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Wow - 5 stars. This really makes our day to read such a great review Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oxford Road | Eynsham, Witney, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Witney

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

they also do B+B

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