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The Talbot Inn

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Bar, British
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High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
+44 845 459 2618
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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am very particularly where we go for a Sunday Roast as, as a family we all can cook a good one - so I pre booked this in the week and headed out with my mum and partner. The setting is lovely and the room /conservatory is bright airy and modern decor. We were the only other table -which... More 

Thank Lizzie L
Staines, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a deal on Travel Zoo for a dinner date with my wife. Very difficult to find the car park at the rear so had to park a good 5 minute walk away in the public car park. Upon entering the pub it looked very cosy and we had a drink in the bar prior to dinner. We had a... More 

Thank dav3com
Richmond Surrey England
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cosy pub and gardens. Went there for a wedding a couple of years back and great all round venue

Thank morrissey190
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been given a "Luxury Afternoon Tea" voucher as a Christmas gift and booked in for this afternoon at 3pm. Unfortunately, the stormy weather affected our original plans and we ended up at The Talbot Inn much earlier than expected. The very helpful receptionist assured us this wouldn't be a problem and we were accommodated straight away. What a pleasure... More 

Thank ArthurMK1
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend & I enjoyed a lovely lunch ... it was my first visit to the Talbot. Our table was in the conservatory part of the restaurant & the unseasonally warm weather meant we were able to enjoy the view of the garden whilst dining with the doors open. The decor is delightful ... I particularly liked the different coloured... More 

Thank Lexi61
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with a good friend today. Despite living quite close I had never eaten in the restaurant here before and I'm absolutely delighted to have discovered this place so close to home. We were extremely impressed with our experience from start to finish. Beautiful restaurant with great decor and atmosphere. The service was impeccable, so friendly, attentive and... More 

Thank Maddie130
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really not certain how to write this review, the restaurant was a bit of a puzzle to me. Overall ok but the service needs improving, I got the distinct impression that the waiters need a lot more training. They certainly seemed unsure of what to do at times, I won't go into details, but they seemed not to have any... More 

Thank TorchyPyrford
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had to find an alternative venue to host a training course, we used a small meeting room at the Talbot. We were well looked after throughout the day with a good lunch and plenty of refreshments.

Thank Jo B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I came with my family on a Wednesday evening. It was pretty quiet, but the food was extremely slow and the staff did not seem to look around to see if anyone needed help at all. It was very difficult to get their attention. They messed up the drinks orders several times and the drinks took a long time too.... More 

Thank pearl2106
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We went here for afternoon tea after a trip to wisley gardens a birthday celebration, it was the first time any of us had been to the resturant and we were all very pleased with our experience, the food and the service was excellent.

Thank Anne s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$50
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Woking  >  Ripley
  • Phone Number: +44 845 459 2618
A famed coaching inn with a restaurant in the leafy village of Ripley, just a short drive from nearby Woking, The Talbot is said to have been the place at which love blossomed between Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. It's not just this tale that gives The Talbot such a sense of romance, from the traditional old beamed pub area to the glamorous glass backed restaurant, The Talbot is an obviously special place. Spacious and modern, the restaurant is light and airy during the day, a cosier feel falling over the room after dark, while outside, a beautiful garden and champagne terrace are the ideal al fresco spots. With an AA Rosette to its name, The Talbot offers food of a very high standard, garnering a mention in the Michelin guide. Chef Gavin Chilcott creates not only pub style classics, a must in the 15th century bar, but stylish modern British dishes with a strong focus on locality and seasonality.

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