The Talbot Inn
All appeared very Covid-19 compliant.
Some good pub “usual suspects” plus interesting specials. All our food was nicely presented and flavoursome.
The surroundings and appearance of The Talbot Inn were fantastic but the experience was completely let down by the service. The waitress who served us did not seem to have had any training in either table service or COVID safety. She abandoned us at the waiting area and then shouted for us to come over to our table, twice shouted across the restaurant to answer a colleague in a different area whilst standing right next to us and rather than coming to the table to check on our food or advise of last orders, she again shouted over to us both times whilst cleaning a table elsewhere. We noticed that she did the same to other diners. At times she wore a mask which barely covered her mouth and left her nose uncovered and at other times, she wore the mask below her chin which is completely unacceptable in these COVID times. I did not feel safe and was really glad that our food was delivered to us by a different waitress who wore her mask properly. I was amazed given the risks that the those working in hospitality are currently under, that more care and precaution were not taken by her. It was a really disappointing experience given that the meal for two with wine was nearly £100 which is very poor value in the circumstances and I would not return there.
Delicious food including sticky toffee pudding . Friendly and helpful staff . Luckily we were told about items already sold out so that our hopes were well managed
Restaurant with lots of character. Friendly staff but service quite slow. Food was alright. Had Sunday roast.
Wednesday lunchtime visit was very pleasant. Had a table in the Conservatory overlooking the lovely garden area. Tables were well spaced, hand sanitizer available on arrival and waiting staff were attentive but kept to a distance as much as possible. The food was excellent. We had a Chicken Milanese and a Sea bass both of which were cooked to perfection. Good value and will definitely lunch there again.
Food was delicious and the portions were generous. Have a good range of wines.
The restaurant was quieter than usual, but that is thanks to Covid-19.
Cleanliness was poor, in that the dining chairs were dirty and the menus were sticky.
Great food and service. All mindful of covid and social distancing. Good value.
Had the fish and chips and was delicious and partner had burger which he said was great!
All in all a lovely evening
I was denied my pint of bitter.
My fish was not the old standard but none the less a lovely location.
Very good food and nice atmosphere in very pleasant village.
Not a huge choice on menu, but food was cooked freshly, very tasty, staff very attentive.
Very good afternoon tea. Wished they had a bit more sandwiches rather than cakes though as it was becoming sickly sweet toward the last couple of cakes.
Lovely lunch at the Talbot. Service was really friendly and efficient. Limited menu...would have liked some lighter options for lunch time. Would recommend
Lovely venue and a nice, safe table. Food was very good (although my burger could have been cooked a little less....skinny fries were great!)
Nice pub with excellent service.
Affected by Covid restrictions but overall not very inspiring.
Lovely evening with a friend, very covid-19 aware, felt safe, food and service good and had 25% off with a gourntcard which paid for a main course, even beytert
Quiet evening with lovely food and good service. Would come again
This is a stunning venue. The restaurant is lovely, staff very friendly and helpful. The food was good and well priced.
The menu was very limited - perhaps understandably- but the quality of the dishes we received was poor. We ordered french fries to go with a fish dish (sea bream, tiny) only to find the dish was already swamped with large, sautéed potatoes. The duck pate was tasteless.
Nice room and interesting surroundings, however.
Haven’t visited Talbot in a few years and won’t be hurrying back. Restaurant deserted on Saturday lunchtime and food very average for price.
Decent burger. Fish and chips okay. Very bland chicken Milanese with tiny boring salad and a small tub of store bought mayo. No effort from the chef whatsoever. Might as well have been at kfc.
Lovely waitress. Very limited menu with no interesting salad options. Other nearby pubs offering limited menus too but much more varied and a lot tastier and better value.
No wonder there were only two other occupied tables. Socks needing big pull up to survive in this climate.
Lovely meal with great service
Very friendly staff, very nice ambiance, But food very expensive and over priced, Chips looked like McDonald chips £15 for fish and chips, drinks expensive
Great food in a beautiful historic setting, very friendly staff as well
Booked afternoon tea to use two for one voucher. It was all very pleasant
Would definitely recommend. Food Excellent, and very generous portions.
Friendly staff, service a little slow at times but difficult under circumstances. Good social distancing and cleaning measures in place although staff not wearing masks. Food was delicious and lovely restaurant. Would definitely return.
Great” old “ hotel with excellent rooms ...lovely garden ...friendly team serving around the hotel bar restaurant etc
Food was not good.
Service was slow.
Toilets were dirty.
Pleasant lunch. Social distance worked very well. Food and service all good. A pub that we do come back to for lunch.
Very disappointing vegetarian meal. Fish dish was acceptable but not on a-par to a similar dish eaten elsewhere recently. Service was very good and place was clean and felt safe re virus.
It was the only available venue at the short notice and they acomodated us, thank you! but:
Dirtiest bathrooms ive seen in ages - loos are dirty inside, floor and around the floor on the walls was very dirty
fans are missing, access panels not fixed - all looked forgotten
Food - nothing to be excited about all, I'd give it a 4
Staff was quick amnd pleasant to serve and exceptionally slow to check us out
It would take a bit of TLC for me to come back...
Lovely venue, very helpful staff and excellent food, would book again.
We arrived a little early for our booking and there was no one available to greet us. We were passed between a few staff members during our visit and the service varied significantly between them. The food was average but did not represent value for money given the price paid. The brownies were cold and solid, a slight warm through may have improved them. Given the current circumstances, and the standards The Talbot seem to project, the toilets were damp and unclean. Overall, this place has potential, it’s a lovely set up, but there is some work required before I would recommend it to anyone else.
A sadly disappointing experience, especially for the price.
Not for vegetarians. Menu on line offered goats cheese tart, but not avsilsble in pub. Had been switched to artichoke with poached egg. Then told that no eggs so after checking with chef waitress said we could have roasted artichoke, with feta. Only other vegetarian option was pasta in pesto (Not what we would serve as mains). Artichoke was do hard we queried wether it was roasted new potato. We both managed to eat 1/2 our meal, but suffered indegestion after. Poor choice of vegetarian meals and not worth the money.
Avoid at all costs.
Probably the worst fish and chips Ive ever had. Surley staff and overpriced. Plus they're not in Eat Out to Help Out scheme so you pay full pice Mon -Weds despite nothing to say theyre not in the scheme.
Youd be much better off up the road at the Jovial Sailor even though that is hardly a gastropub.
The venue is good, well decorated and comfortable, with easy parking. Staff were friendly. Food was nothing special, and I never got to taste the cheeseboard - the order for which was forgotten. Overall a pretty average experience for the price.
Able to sit outside on a warm but cloudy day. Very pleasant under the large umbrella. I ordered the Sunday roast,my friend the pasta dish with parmesan. Both were well cooked and served correctly. We followed up with summer pudding and myself an ice cream sortiment. Both enjoyable.
I rate this above average for a pub meal.
Went to the Talbot Inn for a light lunch after visiting RHS Wisley. We decided to just have a selection of starters as a tapas / meze-type meal and it was excellent. Good portions, socially distanced tables, careful attention from the staff and our table was in the conservatory-type part of the dining room which made it lovely and bright. The afternoon tea looked good too!
There was a relaxed feel to this place, lovely surroundings and a quiet atmosphere. The food was excellent and very well presented. The staff were very courteous and relaxed. The coffee was very good. I was surprised when I got the bill, I do think it was overpriced. I will book again for a special occasion.
Had a lovely table outside and was looked after wonderfully by all the staff :)
OpenTable ダイナー212名によるThe Talbot Innの評価は3.9☆です。