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The Talbot Inn

High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
+44 845 459 2618
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (6 reviews)
“brownie” (4 reviews)
“garden room” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This lovely old building let down by stroppy aggressive bar staff. Tattooed chap was like auditioning for some kind of gangster movie - note to him: menace isn't what Surrey diners are looking for.

Thank andypne4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food. We enjoyed dinner, bed and breakfast. Young staff very helpful, as was the manager, Tom.

Thank mmullerworth1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to the Talbot for one night as we were visiting Thorpe park the next day. The man who greeted us was very friendly and checking in was easy. The room was very modern with a large shower room. The hotel had lots of different...More

Thank LozzaJ18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here this week for a quick drink whilst staying in the area. Lovely beer garden and courtyard area to enjoy drinks in the sun. Unfortunately the young man who served me was very rude. I’m not sure if he was new or just wasn’t...More

Thank IanPLancashire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night with evening meal and breakfast.Lovely & peaceful. Stayed in the newer part of the hotel which was more modern than the main part.Although I prefer baths, the room did have a nice shower. It was very hot,in the room,even with the...More

Thank tgnarsi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch at the Talbot: very interesting menu, good portions, lovely old atmosphere and definitely service with a smile from Jason who at that time was both barman and waiter. The bar and the dining room were comfortable, polished...More

Thank Sonyaporter P
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Had we reviewed after the first night we would havebeen choosingbetween 4 and 5, closer to 5. The second night between 3 and 4. The roomand service were good for what we paid, as was thebreakfast. Our first evening meal was very good and we...More

Thank Barrie J
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I was given a night in a hotel as a birthday present & I chose this hotel because the room looked oldy world. The hotel has an old part & new part. The old part is lovely looking with wood beams etc. The new part...More

Thank Rachel7777
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We had the Lady Hamilton Afternoon Tea, cost £24.99 each via Red Letter Days. 6 Finger Sandwiches, two Scones with Jam and Cream,two Fairy cakes And selection of cut cake. 2 Glasses of House Champagne. Tea and Latte. We had our tea overlooking the gardens...More

Thank scuabdiver
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The talbot itself has a feel of history to it which is lovely, the bar is very cosy and the bar staff are friendly. The restaurant however is lacking and doesn't meet up to the standards you would expect. One of us found a sharp...More

Thank Aaron H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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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