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The Talbot Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Towngate, Mapplewell, Barnsley S75 6AS, England
+44 1226 385629
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We eat here quite regularly, and the food is always the same very high quality. The prices are very reasonable. We always have bar meals, so I can't comment on the restaraunt, but if the food in the bar is anything to go by, the restaraunt should be impressive. There are not too many seats in the bar, so at... More 

Thank Petek999
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife out for a steak night & it was brilliant. The service, food & atmosphere was faultless so had a great time.

Thank richardbroxup
Barnsley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, I've just read a couple of quite negative reviews of the Talbot Inn so would like to detail my findings to add some balance. In my view the Talbot is first and foremost a pub; serving a good selection of beers and now including excellent ales from Acorn Brewery! A pub serving it's local community i.e. the good people... More 

2 Thank susangreen58
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A honest review, it's ok..... Not really child friendly....... Understaffed on the day we visited, the barman was really stretched, trying to serve the few customers that were in but also had to deal with deliveries, goods returns, bringing highchairs for us and overall the poor guy was chasing his tail. What a shame, our food was poor, tepid and... More 

Thank Carol C
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a three course meal here in the restaurant last month which was wonderful. The soup was amazing and beef Wellington highly recommended. The kids meals were really good too, fresh not processed rubbish. Just been back for Sunday lunch in the bar and it was absolutely gorgeous! Between us we had lamb; beef and turkey and they were all... More 

1 Thank Lindsay H
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Talbot is a bit special... It's quite local to me but this is a traditional pub that revels in its authenticity, its the kind of traditional pub you would travel miles to visit. Is the best meal I've ever had? no but it doesn't pretend to be. It is however some of the best pub grub you will find... More 

3 Thank roycb2016
TheTalbotMapplewell, Owner at The Talbot Inn, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review. We as a team agree that this is one of our favourite reviews as you just get what we are all about. Good value, fantastic local pub with fresh home cooked food. We don't pretend to be anything else. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback and the... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on steak night, had to pre order meals when booking but was well worth it, the best steak I've had & at 2 for £25 for fillet steaks good prices! The Estrella pint is good too 👍

1 Thank joeguest88
Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to come to Barnsley from Ascot to eat the finest fish and chips ever. The service was second to none, I was in a party of 22 so they had their work cut out keeping us all served with our meals and drinks which the staff did without any problems or mixed ups. The staff were very polite and... More 

4 Thank Lavinia B
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was dreadful , the chips and potatoes were hard and after complaint stuff gave the excuse of old potatoes are hard to find and that new potatoes are hard due to the starch , also gravy and pies were served with a skin on them , absolutely diabolical.

Thank Kai P
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought I'd try again, this time with my partner, my mother and her husband. I booked the upstairs restaurant this time, I must say that it looks brilliant up there. Service was brilliant again as it was last time and a good choice of handpull and cider for us. However again I'm disappointed with the food. The sunday offer was... More 

Thank Matthew B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $26
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Towngate, Mapplewell, Barnsley S75 6AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Barnsley  >  Mapplewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1226 385629
An 18th century pub and restaurant in the heart of Mapplewell, we serve the finest locally sourced produce and ales from Two Roses and Thornbridge Breweries.

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