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The Talbot

€€ - €€€European, ,
High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
+44 1444 455898
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Grill, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we only stopped for a quick drink but this place was lovely. everyone's food looked wonderful and it was a popular local choice. they also do events and comedy nights etc. all lovely.

Thank Karen7
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Talbot is a very pleasant venue. The dining room has a lovely ambience, the food is excellent and nicely presented. The staff are attentive and friendly. A most enjoyable visit.

Thank bobstmarys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch for three. The menu is short which usually signals everything cooked fresh. The welcome was friendly and the service good. Our food was well cooked and nicely presented............the chunky chips were excellent, crisp on the outside, fluffy inside. The restaurant is a bit stark,...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The team here do an excellent job. We love coming for dinner during the week when there are fewer people (but there should be more). The menu changes quite often with some inventive dishes added.

Thank willosussex2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

In and out again: didn't bother ordering. Three quarters empty, but our booking and on time arrival did not allow us to express a preference for a table. Never again! (Poor waitress asked the manager twice)

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We attended a 60th celebration at the Talbot in the upstairs barn room. It was very tastefully decorated and perfect for a small private gathering ( when I say small I mean 50 ish not 5) . The buffet style" afternoon tea " was really...More

Thank JanC377
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had been to the Talbot before when in the area playing golf so we knew that we were in for an excellent meal. We were not disappointed! The food was fantastic and the staff very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We will return!...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We visited friends recently and went to the Talbot for the 2nd time and the whole experience was fantastic!atmosphere amazing and the food was wonderful. Will be back!

Thank houlash
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Love this place - staff friendly food great be it a light snack or a more substantial meal. I had the nachos with pulled pork but the Sunday roasts looked amazing.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a great pub in the centre of Cuckfield serving simple food and a good choice of wines. It has a lively atmosphere, friendly service and visitors are made to feel welcome.

Thank MadameY2016
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12 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from TheBearAndTheHare | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar area with tables where you can eat and there is also another area with tables away from the bar overlooking a courtyard which is quite nice. Children are able to eat in both areas I believe. Dogs welcome too... More
Emma B
4 August 2017|
Response from Dean H | Property representative |
Hi Emma, We only have the front courtyard with no other outdoor areas Best regards Dean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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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