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The Talbot Country Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
Church Street, Ruyton-XI-Towns SY4 1LA, England
+44 1939 261716
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Church Street, Ruyton-XI-Towns SY4 1LA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to this pub for some time, since the last landlords were there, but the welcome was so friendly as soon as we walked through the door. As a young couple we tend to never feel welcome going out for food but here...More

Thank WalkerChick
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I visit The Talbot regularly and whether its just for a drink, a spontaneous bite to eat or a meal to celebrate a special occasion it never disappoints. Since Tracey & Sean took over almost a year ago they've worked really hard to make 'the...More

Thank WobblyWheeler
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub recently refurbished, good beer and a place you would want to spend the evening at, called for a pint during the week and on the strength of that booked a table for a meal later in the week Arrived, no welcome, not shown...More

2  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I visit the Talbot, locally known as the Dog, weekly. My husband and I walk a mile or so through the woods with our kelpie to have a pint, or two, of Green Monkey. The welcome is always friendly and our dog lies by the...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The building is quite old with oak beam ceilings and is cosy. Some of the tables had been previously arranged for the group l was with. The staff on the bar were very friendly and welcoming and we were shown our table after getting our...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in last month for a late lunch and a couple of drinks with my wife. Food was great as was the beer selection. Friendly staff and good craic with a couple of the locals who were enjoying a drink at the bar. The price...More

1  Thank steveob82
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the village for just one night and this seemed to be the only option for an evening meal. We booked by phone and were given a table in a quiet corner. Drinks orders were taken immediately and the food orders taken...More

Thank russellhadd
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had high hopes for this place, the signage was promising, the interior was lovely and the food sounded great. Sadly that's where our positive experience ended. I had the 'pan seared chicken breast' which had five elements all of which were pretty grim. The...More

Thank Torywiththyme
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I'm a big fan of the Talbot, and make no secret of it. Since taken over nine months ago it's gone from strength to strength and is an important and vital part of our village community. This week I experienced the carvery, now on offer...More

Thank Vinchenzo50
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is our local pub, we love it there, when our friends and fily visit we enjoy bringing them down for a drink and a meal, since Tracy and Sean took over the pub has improved leaps and bounds, everyone is so friendly, food great,...More

Thank Jayne C
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Mac N
14 January 2015|
Response from Ian1960-4 | Reviewed this property |
Have there!!! Well each to their own, I enjoyed the restaurant personally.... Also I'm not sure who you are asking this question to.... in general each individual reviewer wouldn't know as they only write their own... More
Mac N
14 January 2015|
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Response from missmillie30 | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes, simple and classic dishes done well are always worth consideration. Not that that's the case with every meal,on offer at The Talbot. I've recommended the venue to several people locally and further afield, all of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ruyton-XI-Towns SY4 1LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ruyton-XI-Towns
  • Phone Number: +44 1939 261716
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We are fortunate enough to sit right in the middle of some outstanding countryside with fantastic producers & suppliers on our doorstep, we do our best to source locally & make the most of all they have to offer . Don't miss out on everyone's highlight of the week on Friday from 5pm 'till gone, Joule's complimentary sausage rolls- sourced from our friends at Fordham Farm who look after our herd of Joule'so Happy pigs fed off the brewery's spent grain. Tuesday to Saturday homemade food served 2-9 Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday, 12-9 Friday & Saturday, Sunday 12-4 for Sunday roast waitress service in the main bar or carvery in the old brewery .Premises taken over by new tenants as of the 1st of December 2016, kitchen opened by them on 13/01/2017
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