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The Talbot Inn

High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
+44 845 459 2618
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
4 weeks ago
“Quite acceptable food, much potential not realised!”
13 Apr 2017
“Afternoon Tea”
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined in the Garden room, a beautiful glass-walled extension to the historic old building. It's always comforting when you look at a menu and could happily choose several of the dishes with equal enthusiasm. Food when it came (fish cake starter, calves liver mains) was...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner for four, food perfectly acceptable, good range of dishes all of which tasted fine. Starters were all good, mains .. Lamb cuts were not great which was a shame as just a little better cut would take the dish to the next level. Food...More

Thank GGDCV
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We did arrive clutching a TravelZoo voucher, so the value for money really isn't up for question. Service was superb, and I loved the decor and ambiance of this restaurant/hotel. The staff couldn't have been more attentive and accommodating. The volume of food wasn't a...More

Thank Carlals
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I was invited here for an afternoon tea with a friend. The service was fantastic, so can't complain there, the afternoon tea was OK, nothing to write home about. Maybe a few more sandwiches and one less cake would be great, I love chocolate brownies...More

Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ate dinner here with my partner, menu was a bar menu but was not the usual burger and chips/club sandwich type menu...don't know about the restaurant, we went back after dinner to meet family and friends for a birthday 'get together'....drinks a little expensive....nice decor,...More

Thank Italianchica1963
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was a lovely afternoon tea served by attentive staff in the conservatory. The sandwiches, cakes and scones were all freshly prepared and very tasty. There was much too much for us to eat at one go but they supplied a box so we could...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

2  Thank Lizzie L
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

1  Thank dav3com
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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

Thank morrissey190
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

Thank ArthurMK1
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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Average prices
US$18 - US$51
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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Description
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.