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The Talbot

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, England
01451 870934
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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Main course a bit of a let-down , ordered pork didn't taste good & food was cold . Both potatoes & veg hard. However dessert was amazing chocolate lava cake really good , next time i'll just order the dessert .

Thank procus
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little puzzled looking at the Talbot menu descriptions but all four of us found something appealing to order. When the food arrived we were amazed with the freshness and beautiful plating that we saw. The food was cooked perfectly and we had great sides. We all ordered something different and they were all delicious and beautiful to... More 

Thank holidayaholic_mike
Clayton, California
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only one of 2 groups in the place and yet the bartender acted like we were a bother. Never smiled, never said hello, never said thank you. We left quickly

Thank Jim W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to go to the oldest pub in England, but couldn't get in so we stumbled into Talbot. What a pleasant surprise! The waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was superb, the steak was perfectly cooked, the dessert sublime, and the wine choices excellent. I could not have asked for a more superior meal anywhere in England!

Thank Judith P
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in twice, ended up only having a drink, because when we were discussing trying the steak and my wife complimented me by saying we could always make sure it was good by cooking steak myself when we got home, the bar person overhearing what we said, instead of saying steak there was worth eating, told us where we could... More 

Thank sandjr
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited here today for lunch as a family of four plus the dog. The pub itself is lovely inside, and as soon as we walked in we were made the feel welcome. I ordered haddock and chips and I can honestly say this is one of the best meals I have had in a very long time. The staff were... More 

Thank Nat123123
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for dinner on Thursday 26 May - a very quiet night - and were welcomed with very friendly service and good food. I had the slow cooked pork belly and it was delicious.

Thank AGodfrey2016
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Ordered olives and bread for starter - did not arrive main course arrived and we were told the olives were over there! We said didn't matter but she brought them anyway. I have never had hot olives before. The main course was no better. Very little of nothing for a lot of money. My salad consisted of lettuce and mayonnaise... More 

Thank Anne I
TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Anne, There seems to have been a mix up with the olives as you only ordered them as your main course was being plated, We serve our olives warm it is quite common, We are however sorry you felt the need to write a negative review after paying and saying you enjoyed your meal and seemingly left happy ???... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Awful experience..starter tasted awful no idea what they thought they were cooking but it certainly wasn't nice ..... ordered roast beef dinner thinking got to be better than the starter oh how wrong we were .....food undercooked, and all pre packed food, ....even then not cooked ...raw potatoes raw parsnip, packet Yorkshire puddings served with spinach, and red cabbage at... More 

Thank Dee7771
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Great location and friendly service at this Pub! The food at The Talbot was absolutely amazing!! We frequented the Pub each night for a pint, and enjoyed the friendly conversation of the locals! Stow is a wonderful town and The Talbot is a great little Pub!

Thank Billy G
TalbotLandlord, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Billy, thanks so much for the great feedback, look forward to seeing you back in stow at The Talbot cheers Kevin More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?