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The Talbot

High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
+44 1444 455898
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burgers” (9 reviews)
“hake” (3 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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European, Grill, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
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Reviewed today

Went to the Talbot as a change from the regular haunt in Cuckfield for Saturday lunch. A very nice pub, that was cosy and warm (figuratively and literally). I ordered a beef burger, my brother fish and chips and my significant other the smoked Haddock...More

Thank Andywhy10002000
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Talbot, much like many mid Sussex pubs, is great for meat-eaters on a Sunday, but if you are a veggie, you are probably going to be disappointed whilst everyone else tucks into their Sunday roast and you get... gnocchi. Should you wonder what you...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had another outstanding meal at The Talbot, we were a party of 14 celebrating a friends birthday, service was again very good with food up to its usual high standard. We are all looking forward to going back again soon. I highly recommend eating...More

Thank Becstar63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time in the Talbot and I have to say, a pleasant surprise. The service was good, the restaurant smart and the food excellent. I would recommend the Hake.

Thank johnehall2529
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your comments and do hope that your recent visit was the first of many. I will make sure i pass on your comments to the team Best regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went twice during a weekend away, first time was just for drinks and it has a nice atmosphere and good drinks and welcoming staff. On the Sunday we had a roast (lamb) and it wasn't great - the meat was lovely but the potatoes...More

Thank michelle260377
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your recent review and was sorry to hear that your Sunday lunch was not our usual standard. We do pride ourselves in serving one of the best Sunday Lunches in Sussex (probably) so was disappointed to read your comments. I would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ten of us had a superb lunch there...great quality , superb service .. don’t go there if you don’t feel like eating .. portions tend to be on the generous side ! Great place to sit outside and watch the London’s to Brighton vintage cars...More

Thank Freddy22
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Afternoon, Thank you for your recent review, always great to be able pass on such great comments to the team at The Talbot and certainly hope to see you again soon. Best regard

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Talbot for a few drinks in the evening very busy pub eating house opens at 11 during the week and 9 30 at weekends good atmosphere with helpful staff a lot of people eating in the restaurant and the bar area also...More

Thank Stephen308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our table for 1.15 on a Friday. The restaurant was ominously quiet with only one other table seated and one young waitress. Two other couples came later. The main course took over an hour to arrive, just as the restaurant closed at 3pm....More

Thank bessieSurrey
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bessieSurrey, Thank you for your recent review and I was sorry to hear your comments. I have spoken with the team and it does appear that on the day there was a error in communication between the kitchen and a new member of the...More

Reviewed October 7, 2017

Superb meal in friendly country pub. Reasonably priced and lots of tables. Friendly locals and good range of drinks to go with a nice menu.

Thank Gareth C
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I visit the Talbot often, it's a great pub, great events like the legendary comedy night. Food is excellent and good choice of beers and cocktails, plus the option of the bar or the restaurant highly recommended

Thank mikesmith2016
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September 12, 2017|
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Response from TheBearAndTheHare | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar area with tables where you can eat and there is also another area with tables away from the bar overlooking a courtyard which is quite nice. Children are able to eat in both areas I believe. Dogs welcome too... More
Emma B
August 4, 2017|
Response from Dean H | Property representative |
Hi Emma, We only have the front courtyard with no other outdoor areas Best regards Dean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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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