My husband and I had planned a 4 day trip walking in the Malvern Hills over the Easter Weekend, having booked accommodation a few months ago, we were let down (a bizarre experience of turning up to check in and finding the place locked up, no-one around and no-one answering the phone - and this was after confirming the day before). Sitting in Malvern at 6pm trying to think where we would go now, we remembered an overnight stay at The Talbot 5 years before when we were walking the Worcestershire Way - we can't remember the other places we stayed, but we remembered The Talbot for it's homemade shortbread in the bedrooms and it's admirable ethos regarding local food.
It was therefore completely on the off chance that we checked to see if we could stay there for the weekend.
We were lucky that they could accommodate us and we stayed here for our 4 night long weekend. The place was exactly as we remembered it, the ethos has not changed and there are still home made shortbread in the bedrooms.
Our room was small, but had everything we needed. The Food is good, the menu changes daily depending on what's available locally. We found it reasonably priced, £100 per night B&B, plus main meals for around £10 in the evening. My husband particularly likes the beers brewed next door, 'This', 'That' and 't'other'. A good selection of wine from a reasonly priced menu. Staff are friendly and helpful.
If you're looking for a pristine Premier Inn type hotel, then the Talbot is not for you, it's quirky and is all the better for it.
Plenty of walking locally, and only a short drive from Malvern and Worcester. Our only regret was not booking The Talbot originally.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 15th Century Inn, serving great real ales brewed in its own brewery, and good food from local produce, with en-suite bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Talbot Hotel Knightwick
- The Talbot Hotel Knightwick, Worcestershire