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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
walking Thames path

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jo G
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 

auburn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

From reading other reviews this has changed hands and how sad it is. It has been allowed to run down and has so much potential. A couple of the staff smiled but the other staff were very unhappy and unhelpful. The food was appalling. I booked a room specifically asking for a room with a view and yep! got the... More 

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

I'm a little disappointed to read this review. Since we took over, we have grown the business by 20% - based on the quality of our food, the efficiency and friendliness of our staff and the quality of our rooms. Please could you email me with some more details of food and staff so I can look into it? More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After our initial visit back in July my wife and I were in the area and looking again for a late lunch. The obvious choice was The Tolbot Inn and it didn't disappoint at all. The new owners have listened to the customers and have changed and updated the menu to suit the season and customers needs. The menu Has... More 

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

We really love to read these reviews - especially when we see that they are from loyal and regular customers who appreciate what we do. Always a pleasure to see you Neil and look forward to next time More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not everywhere is open for meals on a Sunday evening but The Talbot Inn serves food then. We picked the pub due to the good reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Our waitress was lovely and apart from the toilets needing some TLC, overall it was very good. We had pie of the day (steak and mushroom) and lasagne.... More 

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

MAny thanks for your review. We have taken on board your comments and replaced the mattresses in room 3. I was pleased to see that you enjoyed all other aspects of the Talbot and hope to see you again. Tip - room 7 is a favourite ;-) More 

Henfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We booked this online some time ago and arrived for a two night stay on Friday 22nd August. We checked in and went to our room no.3 on the ground floor overlooking the car park. For a two night stay you might describe it as adequate. I can definitely say that my son had a far better room than ours... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I called in for a late lunch today at this great pub. a traditional pub with a great selection of local beers (Arkells Craft Lager is great) We are all a little sceptical about what you get for the price on the menu but I figured for just under a tenner I would try the New York... More 

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Benson, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Having used this pub over the years boating through Eynsham we looked forward to its usual good food and beer. How wrong we were..the pub has new management and the food was average. They did have a nice selection of beers on tap however, which helped. I do not know how long the present staff have had the pub but... 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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