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The Talbot

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High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
+44 1444 455898
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:30 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This used to be one of my favourite places to have a cheeky afternoon pint! But what I saw today is unacceptable! I was enjoying one the American pale ale, this pint was so nice that I ordered another! But what followed was to my horror, another middle aged gentleman walked in and ordered a pint of Harvey's best, the... More 

Thank realalebu
Cuckfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Talbot serves a fantastic Sunday lunch for a reasonable price. I thoroughly recommend this place in Cuckfield.

1 Thank 550cruiser
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight with our Doggy and couldn't have had a better welcome. Probably the friendliest place we have ever been, especially with a dog in tow. Thanks to chef for amazing burgers but most of all for the friendly welcome, especially to our Spaniel Archie. We will return!

Thank Sue H
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Sue H, Thank you for you comments regarding your recent visit to the Talbot. We will certainly make sure we have a fish supper for Archie next time your are in town Best regards More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a visit here for lunch was brilliant. Second lunch time here and will definitely be back. Lovely roasts lots of well cooked vegetables and most helpfull staff ever. Well done to all involved.

Thank Kim H
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average experience only. I asked for a quiet table but was placed in a main thoroughfare. Food was passable but nothing exceptional. Noise of music from other bar. There are better gastro pubs to eat in

Thank Clive T
Dean H, Owner at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Clive T, Thank you for your recent comments and of course sorry you did not enjoy your recent visit to the Talbot. On the last Friday of the month we do have a Funk and Soul night in the bar area, i have asked the guys to keep the levels a little lower until the restaurant has closed and... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place this is. I spent a couple of hours there today having lunch and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The welcome was warm and inviting, immediately putting me at my ease. The starter, mackerel terrine, was a delightful mixture of flavours which were well balanced so no one overwhelmed the others. Also it was served in an interesting sardine... More 

Thank 1Roger
Marlow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Talbot for lunch. Cuckfield is a quirky place. The Carpark with its disc parking system is a bit odd. But when that's all organised and you walk down to the Talbot you get a pleasant surprise. I think it has a new owner who was very welcoming. The menu was not extensive but it covered all bases... More 

Thank Lowood
Dean H, Manager at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Lowood, Thank you for you kind comments from your recent visit, we do hope to see you again soon Best regards More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a lovely meal in the restaurant. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. We were all travelling from different areas and we had to change the time for the meal twice because of traffic problems but the staff were lovely just told us to relax and let them know when everyone had arrived. Food was plentiful and a... More 

Thank lizhowe1999
Brighton, England
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was our first visit to Cuckfield and we were staying nearby for a relaxing weekend. We found The Talbot in the centre of the village sufficiently pleasant to visit it for lunch on two successive days. Many pubs in South East England have undergone makoevers into gastropubs with a veneer of style. The Talbot appears to fall into this... More 

Thank JMW1950
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic roast, straight from the top draw. Would highly recommend for a treat!!

Thank Aderilo
Dean H, Manager at The Talbot, responded to this review

Dear Aderilo, thank you for your recent review of the Talbot. We have a new Sunday Lunch menu with some great additions, so we certainly hope to see you again soon Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
European, Grill, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 455898
Local village pub & resturant, recently refurbished with a new restaurant and function space, The Hayloft. Located in the heart of the beautiful boutique village, Cuckfield in West Sussex. Delicious selection of Lunch, Evening and Sunday menus food as well as light lunches and tea and cake.Perfect if staying at the local hotel Ockenden Manor, whether popping in for a pint of selected ales, a cocktail or a delicious dinner in the new restaurant.

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